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Fall Caregiver Class Series at San Carlos Adult Day Services
Friday, September 21, 2012

Starting Wednesday, September 26, San Carlos Adult Day Services will offer classes for caregivers of those suffering from dementia. Dementia Caregiving can be very stressful.  Learn how mindfulness, or the ability to be present in the moment, can help you de-stress while creating the most favorable condition for your care interactions.  During this two-hour overview you will learn the basics of mindfulness practice, as well as a new, deeper understanding of the dementia experience.
Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Easing the Stress of Dementia with Mindfulness
Wednesday, September 26
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061
Monday, October 1
Sequoia Health and Wellness Center, 749 Brewster, Redwood City, CA 94063
Wednesday, November 14
San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
Classes are not for professional caregivers.  To register please call 650.592.9325. These three workshops are FREE for family members who are caring for a spouse, parent or sibling with memory loss and confusion, especially when challenging behaviors begin to surface.
The next class in the series begins October 4. This four-week class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.  In this four-week class you'll learn more about your relative's ability to understand and communicate, learn new skills to handle troubling behavior and feel more confident and positive about your caregiving role.  This class is offered by the Family Caregiver Alliance.
It Takes Two - A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behaviors
Thursdays October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012 (4 weeks)
Catholic Charities CYO San Carlos Adult Day Services, 787 Walnut Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
The speaker will be Christina Irving, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance.
Donations accepted.  Limited respite may be available at San Carlos Adult Day Services.  Please ask for more information.  Group size is limited and preregistration is required.  Please call to register today!
To register call Christina at 800.445.8106.

St. Joseph's Family Center Celebrates 15 Years!
Friday, April 13, 2012

Catholic Charities CYO is pleased to celebrate 15 Years of Service at our St. Joseph's Family Center!

Join us Saturday April 21, from 4 - 7 PM at 899 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, for a barbecue lunch. RSVP to Clint at 415.550.4478 ext. 255! 

This program is made possible by the generous support of our donors! Click here to  donate.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October is domestic violence awareness month dedicated to help further awareness, education, prevention, and assisting victims in becoming survivors. There are some events happening this month that we would like to share:

Presented by the Ministers of Light, in conjunction with Catholic Charities CYO and WOMAN, Inc. as co-sponsors, we invite you to the third annual domestic violence awareness mass at St. Mary's Cathedral on Saturday, October 15th at 5:30pm, St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco. Bishop William Justice will be the principal celebrant.

Catholic Charities CYO is joining Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Homeless Prenatal Program, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and POCOVI to present the sixth annual domestic violence awareness event: ¡Si Se Puede: Un año más erradicando la violencia en el hogar! Yes We Can! Another year together ending violence in our homes! The event will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, on Saturday, October 29th, 2011, from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a free event. Childcare will be provided. If you have any clients, family, friends, staff or volunteers that you feel would benefit from attending this event, please invite them to come.

For more information or questions/concerns, please feel free to contact Christopher Martinez at or (415) 972-1311.

Catholic Charities CYO To Host "Una Via": A Fundraiser to Benefit Refugee and Immigrant Services
Monday, July 18, 2011

San Francisco, CA – It was announced today by Catholic Charities CYO that the inaugural fundraising event Una Via will be held on August 22, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Proceeds from the event will fund free or low-cost quality legal immigration services through Catholic Charities CYO. 

Hosted by Honorary Chair and Catholic Charities CYO Board Member Rita Semel, Una Via will celebrate Latino culture in the Bay Area with a cocktail party and an exhibit of Jose Luis Aguirre’s photography at the Cliff House (1090 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco). The exhibit, titled “Faces of Latino Immigrants”, shares accomplishments of many local Latino immigrants, their stories, and their visions for the future. Guests will also hear from key note speaker, District Attorney George Gascón, who will share his own immigrant journey.

Read the full press release about Una Via by clicking here.

Catholic Charities CYO to host dedication of the Maureen & Craig Sullivan Youth Services at 10th & Mission
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It was announced today by Catholic Charities CYO that its official dedication of The Maureen & Craig Sullivan Youth Services at 10th & Mission will be held on Friday, June 24 at 3 PM.  The ceremony will be held at the program site, located at 1390 Mission Street, followed by a reception hosted by Catholic Charities CYO. 

 “Maureen and Craig Sullivan’s ongoing commitment to youth and families in San Francisco is inspiring to us all,” remarks Catholic Charities CYO’s executive director Jeff Bialik. “We are truly blessed for their support and pleased to be able to honor that commitment in such a distinctive way.”

Read the full press release about the Maureen & Craig Sullivan 10th & Mission Services dedication ceremony by clicking here.

Catholic Charities CYO's Red House Celebrates 26 Years of Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Catholic Charities CYO will host its Red House event season from June 6 through June 17, 2011. Red House events will benefit Catholic Charities CYO’s supportive housing and health programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, which collectively provide direct services to over 1,500 people annually. 

Led by Catholic Charities CYO board members and event co-chairs Nanette Lee Miller, Nicholas Andrade and Mark Okashima, and the Red House committee, the series of events will consist of private cocktail receptions, local merchant support and social media initiatives.

Supporters in the Bay Area are invited to host their own RedHouse@YourHouse and Stay@Home parties to fundraise and build community awareness. A calendar of events, sponsorship opportunities and suggestions for parties will be listed at the Red House blog,, or at the Catholic Charities CYO Web site,

Read the full press release about Red House 2011 by clicking here.

Catholic Charities CYO's new video
Friday, May 06, 2011

Strengthening families, building community and reducing poverty.

Catholic Charities CYO's new agency video examines how with your support we are responding to the needs of the most vulnerable populations in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

San Francisco Interfaith Council Adds a Moral Voice to Budget Debates
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

As part of our advocacy on behalf of those in our community who lack the resources to meet their basic needs, the San Francisco Interfaith Council and the executive directors of the 12 faith based social services agencies - including Catholic Charities CYO - have banded together to bring a moral voice to the budget cutting debates in Washington, Sacramento and San Francisco.

Today, Catholic Charities CYO Board Member Rita Semel was featured in a perspective on KQED radio and an op-ed piece by Shari Roeseler was published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Both Rita and Shari are representing all agencies of the San Francisco Interfaith Council in this campaign.

Please share these articles through your own networks to help spread the word that it is important to consider the most vulnerable in our communities when making difficult budget decisions.

Click here to hear the perspective by Rita Semel that aired this morning on KQED.

Click here to see the article by Shari Roeseler in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Catholic Charities CYO Chosen to Host National Military Family Association's Popular Operation Purple Summer Camp
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Catholic Charities CYO is pleased to announce that the National Military Family Association has selected CYO Camp to host their Operation Purple summer camp in 2011.  The Association developed this free summer camp program to support military children, ages 7 through 17, dealing with the stress of war.

Catholic Charities CYO joins 39 camps representing 25 states and one in Japan. Each camp is “purple” and open to children of active duty, National Guard or Reserve service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service and NOAA.
“Our mission is to empower these military children – our youngest heroes – to develop and maintain healthy and connected relationships, in spite of the current military environment. Kids attending Operation Purple camp will have the opportunity to learn the skills to cope with the stress of a deployment and make friends with other kids who are also missing their mom or dad,” said Mary Scott, the Association’s Chairman of the Board. “The National Military Family Association is excited to work with CYO Camp on this very worthwhile program.”

Read the full press release about CYO Camp and Operation Purple by clicking here.

CYO Camp Selected as a 2011 Operation Purple Summer Camp
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Catholic Charities CYO is pleased to announce that its CYO Camp in Occidental, CA, has been selected by The National Military Family Association as a 2011 Operation Purple Summer Camp.

Operation Purple supports military children, ages 7-17, dealing with the stress of war. Each camp is open to children of active duty, National Guard or Reserve service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service of NOAA. 

For information about Operation Purple and the application process, please visit the National Military Family Association Web site.

Formal press release to follow.  

Canal Family Support Program Hosts Cooking Demonstration Event
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Canal Family Support Program and Kids Cooking for Life will be presenting their first community event on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The special event, held at Pickleweed Park Community Center (50 Canal Street, San Rafael), will feature a student cooking demonstration as well as a prize and award demonstration.

Come out and show your support for this fun, hands-on cooking and nutrition program that teaches kids how to make healthy meals and snacks.

For more information, please contact Carlos Garcia at 415.454.8596 or

Canal Family Support Seeks Winter Clothing Donations for Snow Day Trip
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Canal Family Support will be hosting its first Canal Snow-Day Trip this February at Donner Tahoe Ski Resort. The trip will take about 20-25 kids, ages 9 - 12, to a ski-area for some outdoor fun. For many of these kids, it will be the first time they see snow and get to experience the joys of winter.  Catholic Charities CYO needs your help collecting snow gear donations for the children who will be attending the field trip.

We are looking for new or gently-used snow pants and jackets (sizes Youth L, Youth XL, Adult S, Adult M), snow shoes and boots (for ages 8 to 12), and youth hats, scarves and gloves.

Donations may be dropped of at Canal Family Support Kids Club Office (Pickleweed Park Community, 50 Canal Street, San Rafael) 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM through February 18. Contact Lauren Muszynski or Carlos Garcia at 415-454-8596 for more information.

California bishops offer cautious support for Brown’s proposed budget
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Click here to view the Catholic San Francisco article about the potential impact of Governor Brown's proposed budget on the neediest Californians.

This story will appear in the Friday, January 14, 2011 print edition of Catholic San Francisco.

Senior finds prayers answered with support from Catholic Charities CYO
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Click here to view the Catholic San Francisco article about Catholic Charities CYO's new Edith Witt Senior Community in San Francisco.

This story will appear in the Friday, December 17, 2010 print edition of Catholic San Francisco.

Dr. David Ross, Clinical Director for San Mateo and San Francisco Counseling Services, speaks about mental wellness during the Holiday Season
Monday, December 13, 2010

On December 12, Dr. David Ross, Clinical Director of San Mateo and San Francisco Counseling Services, was interviewed on the Archbishop's Radio Hour.

During the conversation, Dr. Ross touched on many of the issues that affect people's mental well-being during the holidays. This interview originally aired on KSFB 1260 AM.

Click here to download an MP3 of the entire program. The segment with Dr. Ross begins approximately 12 minutes into the broadcast.

Help keep all of our neighbors warm this winter
Monday, December 06, 2010

Catholic Charities CYO is pleased to be working with the San Francisco Interfaith Council on a winter blanket drive. CYO Transportation - a program of Catholic Charities CYO - will be helping to distribute blankets throughout the community.

Volunteers interested in helping to distribute blankets on December 8th should arrive at Bill Graham at 8 AM to sign in as a Project Homeless Connect volunteer inside the building. Then, volunteers should come out side to the Catholic Charities CYO vehicle (parked on the Larkin street side of Grove) in front of the veterinary services vehicle. Volunteers will help to unload blankets and hand them out to individuals in line from 8:30 AM – 3 PM. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and may wear sign of their faith. The blanket distribution will be an interfaith project. Contact info for volunteers: Megan Rohrer, cell: 415-827-2587,

Or, if you'd like to donate, drop blankets off at 1751 Sacramento St in San Francisco.

Dr. Ellen Hammerle, Rita da Cascia's Program Director, speaks about World AIDS Day
Friday, December 03, 2010

On December 1, 2010 - World AIDS Day - Dr. Ellen Hammerle, the Program Director of our Rita da Cascia program, spoke on Catholic Charities of New York's JustLove weekly program on the Catholic Channel on Sirius XM. Dr. Hammerle was interviewed about those courageously facing HIV/AIDS, specifically how the disease impacts women and children.

Click here to listen to the entire broadcast to hear Dr. Hammerle discuss the epidemic and to learn more about the needs of those struggling with HIV/AIDS in our own communities.

Catholic Charities CYO works toward better futures for Canal District families
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Click here to view the Catholic San Francisco article about Catholic Charities CYO's work with youth in San Rafael's Canal District.

This story will appear in the Friday, December 3, 2010 print edition of Catholic San Francisco.

Catholic Charities CYO's San Carlos Adult Day Services Celebrates 35 Years of Aging Support in San Mateo County
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

San Carlos Adult Day Services has provided 35 years of aging support to San Mateo County. In acknowledgment of this tradition of caring, San Carlos Adult Day Services will be hosting a reception and an art exhibit showcasing program participants' work on Tuesday, October 19, 5 PM to 7 PM at the program site located at 787 Walnut Street in San Carlos.

San Carlos Adult Day Services is a licensed Adult Day Program that provides a safe, therapeutic and friendly environment for older adults in San Mateo County. Among the many daily activities offered to seniors, creative arts activities are a participant favorite. The reception's highlighted art exhibit will be standing from October 15-22 and visitors are welcome between 2:30-4:30 weekdays or by appointment.

Caregiver Workshops at San Carlos Adult Day Services
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Workshops will be held on the third Thursdays in October, November and December, 3:00-5:00pm

These three workshops are FREE for family members who are caring for a spouse, parent or sibling with memory loss and confusion, especially when challenging behaviors begin to surface.  Family Caregivers are welcome to enroll in one, two and/or all three workshops in this series.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Canal Health and Safety Day - Saturday October 9, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Join Catholic Charities CYO's Canal Family Support at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus from 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, October 9 for Canal Health and Safety Say 2010.

Canal Health and Safety Day will feature free flu vaccine shots, free medical and dental screenings and consultations, community health resources, entertainment, food booths, giveaways and much more.

Canal Family Support will provide a Kid's Zone where kids can play in small groups, create arts and crafts projects and enjoy games like four square and hopscotch. Students from Dominican University's Occupational Therapy program will be on hand to teach the importance of physical activity in a healthy, balanced life and show parents how to incorporate healthy behaviors into daily life.

Canal Health and Safety Day is open to the public as part of Binational Health Week events throughout Marin County.

To download a bilingual flyer, click here.

OMI Senior Center has moved!
Friday, July 16, 2010

As of July 6, 2010, the OMI Senior Center moved from 1948 Ocean Avenue to 65 Beverly Street. This multi-purpose community center brings seniors and disabled adults together for a hot nutritious lunch, senior brown bag and social programs such as Always Active Exercise Program, Hi-CAP Services, periodic health screenings, arts and crafts, singing, exercising, dancing, educational seminars and day trips. In addition, this site also houses Senior Case Management and Home Care Programs. For more information on Catholic Charities CYO’s San Francisco Aging Services, please contact Patty Clement-Cihak at Contact information for the new center is as follows:

OMI Senior Center Site Address:
65 Beverly Street, San Francisco, CA 94132

Catholic Charities CYO mourns CYO Service to Youth Award Recipient Walter H. Shorenstein, 1915-2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Walter H. Shorenstein, Courtney Clendinen, Director of CYO Athletics, Celine Curran

A world business leader and life long San Francisco sports advocate, Walter Shorenstein passed away on June 24, 2010.

Shorenstein had an active interest in local, national, and international issues and organizations. In the early 1970’s, as Commissioner of the Department of Recreation & Parks under Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, he founded the Friends of Recreation & Parks (now the San Francisco Parks Trust).  In the early 1990’s, Shorenstein co-chaired and was the largest contributor to CYO’s Campaign for Children and Youth, ensuring that CYO facilities would be there for future generations.  In 1994 he received CYO’s prestigious Service to Youth Award, joining past recipients Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Eddie and Candy DeBartolo, Joe and Jennifer Montana, and Madlyn Day - a close friend and political mentor who first introduced him to CYO’s work with children and youth. So many young athletes over the last three decades have benefitted from and continue to enjoy the fruits of Mr. Shorenstein’s labors.

The staff and clients of Catholic Charities CYO extend our condolences and prayers to the Shorenstein Family.

Catholic Charities CYO plans new child development center for South of Market neighborhood in partnership with Mercy Housing
Friday, June 04, 2010

It was announced today that Catholic Charities CYO plans to open a new child development center in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood adjacent to and connected with its 10th & Mission Support Services and Youth and Family Programming at Mercy Housing’s 10th & Mission Family Housing Development. The new center, which is expected to open in 2011, will provide full day service for infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children as a complement to the after school programs the agency currently runs at 10th & Mission.

Click here to read the entire press release.

Canal Family Support Program Partners with Enriching Lives Through Music
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Canal Family Support Program supports children from the Canal neighborhood by offering a safe and structured place for after school and summer activities. In addition to tutoring and homework help, Canal Family Support provides offers an array of enrichment activities including arts and crafts, music, dance and other educational classes.
Ten children in the after-school and Saturday Music program were given the opportunity recently to participate in a Bread and Roses performance at the Aldersly Senior Center through our partnership with Enriching Lives Through Music (ELM).  On Friday April 9, the youth performed several songs for the seniors – an event appreciated by all.
Canal Family Support’s students in the ELM program also participated in a “Crossing Bridges” performance presented together with the Mission District Young Musicians Program (MDYMP) on May 15. Over 100 people attended this free performance, filling up the Pickleweed Park multi-purpose room.  The concert featured music from Mexico, Spain and Cuba. The concert was preceded by a joint family potluck between the two groups from San Francisco's Mission District and San Rafael's Canal District.  

Don’t miss the next Canal Family Support Program music event! We will be co-sponsoring a Cuban Dance Concert event with San Rafael Community Services, Marin Arts and ELM on June 19, 8 – 10 PM at Pickleweed Park. The event will be highlighted with music from Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion at the Pickleweed Park Community Center & Library. All members of the community are welcome to attend cost-free – donations are welcome in support of Enriching Lives through Music and Canal Family Support Program. For more information please visit ELM’s events website.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

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NBC's Brian Williams Advocates for Catholic Charities
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Catholic Charities CYO thrives on support and advocacy from our neighbors. Working together is vital to the agency’s mission of supporting, stabilizing and strengthening families in our community. By following the Gospel values of charity and justice, we are able to support the people we serve to live with dignity.
On May 16, 2010, Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News supported the work of Catholic Charities organizations in his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame:

 “Wherever I’ve come across people suffering and dying, I’ve also found Catholic Charities right there standing alongside them, ministering and soothing, helping and healing, without regard for self. Every one of them a shining towering example of sacrifice and selflessness. Let’s make that what people think of when they think of the Catholic Church in America.

Click here to view a video of Brian Williams' remarks on YouTube. 

To learn more about the work Catholic Charities CYO does in support of our most vulnerable neighbors in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, please visit our program and services page.

Spring 2010 issue of Changing Lives now available online
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The latest issue of Changing Lives, Catholic Charities CYO's quarterly publication, is now available online.

Click here to view the PDF of the Spring 2010 issue of Changing Lives.

May 9 - Loaves & Fishes Sunday Second Collection
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

At Mass on Sunday, May 9, the second collection benefits Catholic Charities CYO's programs and services. Click here for more information about how your donation to our annual second collection supports, strengthens and stabilizes Bay Area families.

Catholic Charities CYO is the social services arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but is not funded by the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal. Once each year, we ask you, our parishioners, for your support.

13th Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner Raises Over $1 Million
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It was announced today that Catholic Charities CYO’s 13th Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner at the St. Regis Hotel raised over $1 million. The dinner recognized the extraordinary philanthropy of leadership donors of $2,500 or more per year in support of CCCYO’s services to more than 35,000 clients annually in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

 “Their selfless giving inspires others to do the same and this is the ripple effect of charity,” remarked CCCYO board member, Maureen Sullivan who, along with her husband Craig Sullivan, co-chaired the dinner.

The dinner event was highlighted with the presentation of the 2010 Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith In Action to Immaculée Ilibagiza, survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Read the full press release about the Loaves & Fishes Dinner by clicking here.

Caregiver Workshops
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

San Carlos Adult Day Services
787 Walnut Street, San Carlos, CA 94970
April 12, 19 and 26, 4:00-5:30pm

These three workshops are FREE for family members who are caring for a spouse, parent or sibling with memory loss and confusion, especially when challenging behaviors begin to surface.  Family Caregivers are welcome to enroll in one, two and/or all three workshops in this series. 

Session I - April 12 "I don't understand you." (Mis)communication strains the relationship between givers and receivers of care.  We will review techniques for effective communication and learn to use breathing to reduce stress.

Session II - April 19 Is it daily care or is it the daily battle?  We will learn ways to make tasks such as bathing and dressing easier for both care givers and receivers, and how to use simple physical activities to reduce stress.

Session III - April 26 Are you doing a lot "flying by the seat of your pants" as a caregiver?  We will identify and trouble shoot behaviors caregivers find most challenging and use meditation as a stress reduction technique.

Funded by a generous grant from the Sequoia Healthcare District.

To obtain more information, or to enroll please contact Michael Vargas, MSW by phone 650.592.9325 or email

New Issue of Changing Lives Online
Friday, February 19, 2010

The latest issue of Changing Lives, Catholic Charities CYO's quarterly publication, is now available online.

Click here to view the PDF of the Winter 2010 issue of Changing Lives.

Lenten Soup & Substance
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Experience the Good Works of Catholic Charities CYO

Catholic Charities CYO invites you and your friends, as well as parish groups, to join us for a series of 6 unique open houses during the Lenten Season. We offer you the opportunity to see some of the actual work of CCCYO as we serve the poor and vulnerable in the Archdiocese. Sign up for one or all of these intimate gatherings, outlined below. Each includes a simple meal and tour, as well as reflection with program staff, and, when appropriate, with clients of these programs and services. See schedule below.

There is no charge to attend the series but an RSVP is requested for planning purposes. RSVP to Jane Ferguson, CCCYO Parish Partnerships Director, 415.972.1227, or

Monday, February 22, 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

(simple lunch included)
Homelessness Prevention Programs, Assisted Housing & Health Programs,
Refugee & Immigrant Services
Catholic Charities CYO, 180 Howard Street, First Floor, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

(light refreshments served)
Canal Family Support Program
Pickleweed Park Community Center, 50 Canal Street, San Rafael

Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

(simple lunch included)
San Mateo Counseling Services
36 37th Avenue, San Mateo

Thursday, March 18, 8:30 - 10:00 AM

(continental breakfast served)
OMI Senior Center
1948 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 23, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

(light refreshments served)
10th and Mission Family Residential and Youth Services
1390 Mission Street, San Francisco

Thursday, April 1, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

(light lunch included)
Derek Silva Community
20 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Click here for more information and directions to our programs.

CCCYO Executive Director's New Year's Letter Now Available Online
Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Each year, Catholic Charities CYO's Executive Director shares a New Year's Letter with our community. This year's letter focuses on the importance of supporting, strengthening and stabilizing families. Through this letter, Jeff Bialik shares with you the facts about poverty and the work of CCCYO, as well as the connection between the people we serve and the inspirational stories portrayed through this year's Academy Award Nominated films Precious and The Blind Side.

To read the entire Executive Director's New Year's Letter, please click here.

Catholic Charities CYO Encourages Your Support in Response to the Haiti Earthquake
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Catholic Charities CYO was founded in 1907 to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake. We extend our greatest heartfelt prayers and concerns to all of the families and children so tragically impacted by the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti.

Together with Catholic Charities USA, we are encouraging your support of Catholic Relief Services, the Church’s agency for international response, or to other agencies who are immediately responding to this tragedy.

Continue the tradition of relief support to those in Haiti by visiting Catholic Relief Services at

Catholic Charities CYO To Provide Child Care at Treasure Island Site
Friday, January 08, 2010

Catholic Charities CYO began providing child development services at Treasure Island on January 4, 2010. CCCYO transfered the six month license from the site’s previous child development center provider, San Francisco Head Start.

Director of Programs and Services, Tere Brown, was approached in November 2009 by the child development center at Treasure Island in an effort to continue the current programming. The program was previously run by Kidango and, most recently, by Head Start. Together with our Board of Directors and Executive Director, Jeff Bialik, Brown was able to develop a plan to continue child development services to the Treasure Island community.

For 10 years, we have been providing assistance to families at Treasure Island through its Treasure Island Supportive Housing (TISH) program. During this time, the program has grown from providing permanent supportive housing for 60 families to 200 families. In conjunction with is housing services, TISH offers families extensive case management including substance abuse counseling, employment training, family workshops and a community food pantry. Currently the child development program at Treasure Island serves 26 infants and toddlers, many of whom are from families supported by TISH.

Click here to view the full press release.

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