Hope for the Homeless 2011

Hope(n): a promise for the future

"Hope for the Homeless" - a reception to benefit Catholic Charities Housing Office was held on Monday November 7th, 2011 at the Brown Derby.

Partners in Hope

On November 7th Catholic Charities Housing Office’s supporters and staff celebrated our annual Hope for the Homeless at the Brown Derby in downtown Albany. This year we honored Albany’s County Executive Mike Breslin as our Partner of HOPE, recognizing his commitment to the needs of all people in the community he serves. Mike understands the catastrophic effect of homelessness on individuals and famlies, and he understands how important it is to make an economically sustainable means possible for all members of our community to make their way–including those with limited incomes due to disabilities and the working poor. He is a true Partner in HOPE to those we serve and supporter of our mission!

Catholic Charities CEO Vincent W. Colonno, Albany County Executive Mike Breslin & Bishop Howard Hubbard

Vincent W. Colonno, Congressman Paul Tonko, CCHO Executive Director Deborah Damm O'Brien & Honoree Mike Breslin.

Albany County Executive Mike Breslin, Executive Director Deborah Damm O'Brien and Director of Operations Tom Coates



Fun was had by all !


Thanks to Brown Derby for a truly wonderful evening!

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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