Our Mission

Catholic Charities of Chenango County is part of a seven county network of Catholic Charities in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. Our mission:

Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, N.Y. is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice.

We strive to empower those served to transform their lives in the spirit of God’s love and compassion.

Guided by this mission and through the work of dedicated staff we serve the neediest and most vulnerable in our county. Our programs seek to advocate for individuals affected by issues of poverty, abuse, and mental health needs. We seek to promote justice for the underserved and to effect change in our society to give a voice to those that have gone unheard.

Board and Staff

At Catholic Charities of Chenango, we are driven to provide the best services possible to our clients through all our programs. We understand that the fundamental way services reach the individuals and families in our community are through talented and caring program employees. Therefore, we strive to hire knowledgeable, skilled and highly trained staff members and place a high emphasis on staff development.

Our Board of Directors provides the agency with oversight and guidance, and helps assure that our programs stay true to our mission and goals. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. Individuals serving on our Board are community members from all types of backgrounds and professions.

We are proud to have the following community members currently serving on our Board:

Catholic Charities of Chenango County 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Steve Natoli, President
Brad Hall, Vice President
Joyce Steward, Secretary
Jackie Brunschmid,Treasurer
Sharon Wilson, Member at Large

Jared Bartle
Jackie Brunschmid
Marge Brunton
Jill Eddy
Susan Franco
Brad Hall
Dave Kirsch
Kathy Knudsen
Bonnie Norton
Tyler Oliver
Gray Stevens, Past President
Mike Paino, Past President
Kathy Revoir
Susan Rogers, Past President
Hillary Wilcox
Gloria Jenny


Our main office is located in beautiful Norwich NY, a short drive from the city center where many local businesses and partnering service agencies are located. Click the map below for driving directions from your location.
Our main office houses several of our services and can also provide you with additional information about our programs off-site.

Main Office:

3 0'Hara Drive
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone 607.334.8244
Fax 607.336.5779
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Frequent Questions

We have complied answers to many of the most common questions individuals have about our agency and services. If you don’t see an answer to a specific question you have, please do not hesitate to contact us at 607-334-8244..

  • Do your services take place only in Norwich??

    Our main office location in Norwich is home to many of our core services, and those seeking our assistance will find a private, client-centered atmosphere there. Several of our other program locations are in Norwich, such as our Child Advocacy Center and Roots and Wings. Many of our programs do offer outreach services in the form of home visits, off-site meetings, educational programs, and school-based services. Please contact our office for more information.

  • What kinds of volunteer activites can I get involved with at your agency??

    Many of our programs depend on volunteers to provide services on a continuous basis. Some programs, like the Roots and Wings program, need volunteers to assist at our self-help center. We also have events every year that we look for volunteers to assist with for set up, entertainment, and promotion. For more information on volunteering, please call us at 607-334-8244 or visit our What You Can Do section.

  • How can I donate to the agency and how are donations used??

    Our agency depends on the generous support of community members to bring services to those in need and to fulfill our mission. Donations are used to support program services in combination with other state and local funds to maintain long-term programming. Those seeking to donate can specify the program or programs they wish to support financially, or can donate funds to the agency to be used where they are most needed. We also hold several fundraising events every year to help connect donors with our agency. For more information on how to donate, please contact our agency at 607-334-8244 and ask to speak to a financial department representative.

  • What is your organization's privacy policy?

    Client privacy and confidentiality are a priority of our agency. We do not release or disclose client information without written consent. Any information shared with a client’s permission is done so only to the extent that it is necessary to provide quality assistance and services. Our confidentiality policies cover all program services and staff, including volunteers. Any complaints regarding violation of our privacy policies are taken very seriously and are acted on immediately. For more information on how we promote client privacy, please contact our agency at 607-334-8244 and ask to speak to a compliance representative. You can also visit our Privacy Policy page.

  • Do I have to be Catholic in order to receive assistance from your agency?

    Our agency provides services to any individuals that need them and meet individual program requirements. We do not discriminate or refuse services to anyone on the basis of religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Additionally, our agency does not discriminate on any basis that is prohibited by State and Federal law. Anyone wishing to express concerns or submit a complaint regarding discrimination is encouraged to contact our compliance staff at 607-334-8244 or in writing addressed to “Compliance Officer” at 3 O’Hara Drive, Norwich NY 13815.

  • How much do services cost?

    We have a large selection of programs that are funded by a variety of sources. Many of our program services are provided free of charge. Some programs, like our residential services and our Medicaid Service Coordination program, have specific billing requirements. We provide several types of counseling services, and depending on an individual’s need these may be provided free of charge (such as for victims of crimes), billed to an individual’s insurance company, or on a sliding-scale basis. For more information about our services and associated costs, please contact our agency at 607-334-8244 to speak to a program representative.

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