Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties was recently awarded $2,000 from the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier as well as $5,000 from the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation (Rochester).

The grant from The Fund for Women will support single, homeless mothers establishing a new residence. Homeless women with children carry a tremendous burden providing not just for themselves, but for their children as well. This funding will assist up to 20 mothers in setting up a new apartment. Funding will support essential items and supplies not available through Catholic Charities or other human service providers. Examples of needs might include diapers, a mattress, or a child’s coat.

The grant received from the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation will support our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Schuyler and Yates Counties. RSVP hopes to maintain current volunteers, sites, and programs while increasing the presence of paid staff in Yates County to encourage program expansion.

Catholic Charities is thankful for the support of our community, Foundations and individual donors who help us meet our goals and accomplish our mission every day. It’s amazing what we can do together.

About The Fund for Women: The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier, Inc. help girls and women achieve economic self-sufficiency and realize life goals through grants in the areas of education, health, wellness, career and life skills. Funding is dedicated to helping improve the lives of girls and women residing in the Southern Tier counties of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates in New York State. For more information, visit www.ffwst.org.

About Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation: The mission of the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation is to improve the well-being of residents in Yates and Monroe counties. A central concern is disadvantaged children and families and the neighborhoods in which they live. The Foundation believes that we can best serve those in need by granting time-limited support to nonprofit organizations with programs or projects that provide access to health care, attend to the needs of young children, assist senior citizens, or help families develop economic security. For more information, visit www.dmjf.org.