Hope for the Homeless

Hope(n): a promise for the future

"Hope for the Homeless - A Celebration of Catholic Charities Housing" - a reception to benefit Catholic Charities Housing Office was held on Monday November 3, 2008 at Franklin Terrace.

Partners in Hope Award - The Bette Companies

This year Matt, Kevin, Chris, Peter, and Mark Bette, as well as their sister Ann Marie Parker of the Bette Family of Companies were honored for their outstanding support of Catholic Charities Housing programs.

The Bette family has provided record sponsorship of CCHO’s Hope for the Homeless year after year. Their support has further extended to heart-warming gifts during the holidays such as warm blankets and sheets to formerly homeless men and women in CCHO-managed Single Room Occupancy (SRO) residences.

We are elated to acknowledge and celebrate the
commitment and generous support of the Bette family!

Bette's - 2008 Hope for the Homeless Award Winners

Marquis Lawrence, a tenant in one of CCHO's Single Room Occupancy buildings received Special Recognition.

Marquis with single minded dedication has charted a course which recently has resulted in his earning his driver's license, getting a car, finding employment and just recently getting his own apartment. Congratulations to Marquis.

Fr. George Brennan with Marquis holding up the
welcome mat to Marquis' new apartment

The CCHO passenger van being filled with blankets from
generous donors at the Hope for the Homeless event.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

The BETTE Companies
- Coldwell Banker & Home Funding Finders

M&T Bank
- DePaul Housing Management

- Rifenburg Companies
- Swartwout Construction Inc.

- Construction Consulting Services
- DEMCO New York Corporation
- D.J. Rossetti Inc.
- M.M. Hayes Company, Inc.
- Sneeringer Monahan Provost & Redgrave Title Agency
- Bonded Concrete
- Cranesville Block Co., Inc.
- WeatherGuard Roofing Co.
- Modern Press


Fun was had by all !

38 beds 174 Units 23 Low-Income Units

For Women:
Mercy House- 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
31 Walter St., Albany
Ph: (518) 434-3531
Fax: (518)426-1276

For Men:
St. Charles Lwanga Center - 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
115 Grand St., Albany
Ph: (518) 465-4973
Fax: (518)449-3348

Read more about our shelters

DePaul Residence
- 50 units
Site Manager: Shyron Sanford
504 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Ph: (518) 482-3248
Fax: (518) 482-0826

St Peter's Residence & Annex
- 51 units
Site Manager: Michael Finocchi
2335 Fifth Ave
Troy, NY 12345
Ph: (518) 273-3291
Fax: (518) 273-3169

Waldorf Residence
46 units
Site Manager: Don Arnold
29 Maiden Lane
Albany, NY 12207
Ph: (518) 465-2612
Fax: (518) 465-2614

27 units
Housing Program Manager: JoAnne Bragonier
52 Maple Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Ph: (607) 436-9250
Fax: (607) 432-7329

Read more about the SROs

(518) 459-0183

Lexington Avenue,
9 apartments
from 1-4 bedrooms in size.

Third Avenue
8 apartments from 1-3 bedrooms in size

Clinton Avenue
2 apartments both 2 bedrooms in size

Broad Street
2 apartments - 1 studio and one 2 bedroom

N. Allen Street
2 Apartments - both 3 bedrooms in size

Read more about the family apartments

Deborah Damm O'Brien, Executive Director
Thomas Coates, Director of Operations


41 North Main Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
. p. 518.459.0183
. f. 518.459.0202
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