Thank you for joining us in support to our clients
Thank you for joining us in support to our clients
Facing the issues most plaguing our community... together
Marlene Bessette
Dear Friends,
It is nearly impossible to turn on the news without hearing a report about the horrific opioid epidemic that is plaguing our country. In this issue, we provide a spotlight on CFC’s Addiction Treatment programs, which are on the frontlines of this battle, serving over 2,700 people last year.  

You have heard this from me before, we could not do this without you - loyal donors, volunteers, partner agencies and staff. Today, I am so pleased to share a special story of a 40-year volunteer and staff member, who we celebrate on behalf of all of you who have brought your talents to CFC over the years. We highlight some examples of the results of your gifts, including the stories of our 2018 refugee youth scholarship winners, and how we are able to design services to meet the changing needs of our clients as they face some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives.

In gratitude for your continued support and prayers,
Marlene Bessette
CFC News
Addiction Treatment - Outpatient Options
CFC's Restart Addiction Treatment programs are on the frontlines of the battle against opioid addiction, serving over 2,700 people last year. CFC Vice-President Cathy Saresky and Program Director JoAnne Castrechino discuss some important options.
Spectrum Local News

2017 Annual Report Released
Our Centennial Year
CFC has released our 2017 Annual Report, which will give you an inside view on our day to day work here at Catholic Family Center, and provide details of our performance and outcomes for the year.
Statement on Family Separation

Read our Press Statement regarding CFC's support of our Immigrants and Refugees.
Thank you for your support, and for your advocacy.

CFC announces scholarship winners

Thanks to your support, two very worthy young adults were awarded a scholarship to continue their education. Both of these young adults came to the U.S. as unaccompanied refugee minors and we are so proud of their work and achievements and grateful to the foster families who offered them refuge and love.

Honoring 40 years of service
Annemarie House - a 40-year staff and volunteer, shares the most important lessons learned after 40 years of service to a human services agency.
On the frontlines of the opioid crisis 
Almost all of us know someone who has been affected in some way by the horrible disease of addiction. Please join us again in our efforts to combat the scourge of addiction by considering a gift to CFC. You truly do have the power to bring people hope.

CFC is a registered non-profit human services agency. All gifts to CFC are used solely in support of this agency and our mission to serve the individuals and families who need us. Thank you.

Did you know that CFC now has a blog!
Did you know? CFC now has a blog!
Blog stories give an inside perspective on how our services are delivered, and their impact. Recent stories include: 

Save the Date!

Empty Bowls will be held once again on Thursday, October 18th, 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Kodak Theater on the Ridge. Enjoy the camaraderie of soup and bowl makers, a ukulele band and a one-of-a-kind silent auction as we all strive to end hunger in our community.



Catholic Family Center
87 North Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-7220
(585) 234-0408
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