Community Assistance

Individuals in need of assistance can be helped by the Community Assistance program.

Services Include:

  • Food vouchers

  • Provide goods: Household items, personal hygiene items

  • Utility assistance on a limited basis

  • Referrals to other providers when Catholic Charities is unable to assist

  • Linkages to Social Services Department

  • Services available in Utica, Rome and Oneida

  • Provides assistance during Christmas, by being one of the Operation Sunshine and Stuff the Bus recipients

  • Funding sources: United Way, Hope Appeal, Operation Sunshine, & Donations

For more information contact Connie Marcus at (315) 724-2158 Ext. 7012


St. Pauly Textile is committed to diverting more clothing items away from landfills and sending them to people in need.  In 2021, approximately 51,392 pieces of clothing were donated to our local shed, enough to clothe an estimated 9,467 people.  This clothing is being used right now by people in more than 44 different countries (including the US). Based on this volume of clothing, contributions of over $2,000 went directly to Catholic Charities and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  The donation bin is located in the parking lot of Notre Dame Elementary School on the corner of Genesee St. and Barton Ave. in Utica.