ELMIRA, NY – Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties was recently awarded $44,500 from the following foundations: Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning and the Finger Lakes ($17,000), The J.M. McDonald Foundation ($3,000), The Hardinge Anderson Evans Foundation ($3,500), The Anderson Foundation ($15,000) and The Hilliard Foundation ($6,000).

These grants have provided the necessary funds to implement security improvements at four Catholic Charities’ locations. These improvements will create a safe and secure environment for Catholic Charities’ employees and the public.

Hoffman Street Apartment Complex, Second Place East Homeless Shelter, Catholic Charities’ Main Office and the Samaritan Center Emergency Services Center serve over 5,700 people each year. Last year, 56 children and 276 adults came through the Homeless Shelter. New monitors, cameras and security features at each location will ensure the safety of children and adults seeking services as well as the safety of the employees.

Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler’s mission is about helping the most vulnerable members of our community and directly impacting their safety and well-being. Catholic Charities works to create change in the lives of individuals, families and the community.

Catholic Charities is thankful for the support of the community, Foundations and individual donors who help them accomplish the mission of impacting the community every day. If you are interested in donating, please visit cs-cc.org, email Katie, or call 607-734-9784, ext. 2133 for ways you can help. It’s amazing what we can do together.