CCCS and CFC merge

CCCS and CFC merge to form Catholic Charities Family and Community Services

Marlene Bessette to retire as CEO for next phase of community service

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Contact Information:

  • Contact:

    Maureen McGuire

  • Address:

    1099 Jay Street, Building J, Rochester, NY 14611

  • Phone:

    (585) 339-9800

  • Email:

Rochester, NY… The Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester (CCDR) announces the merger of Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) and Catholic Family Center (CFC). The combined agency will be called Catholic Charities Family and Community Services, providing clients with easier access to a wider range of services and enabling staff to offer more comprehensive care and treatment options in a more efficient delivery model. Serving together, the staff will continue over 100 years of service to the most vulnerable individuals and families living in the city of Rochester, as well as throughout all 12 counties of the Diocese.

Please view our full press release for more detailed information.

About Catholic Charities Family and Community Services: Catholic Charities Family and Community Services provides housing, employment, and coordination of care to help people of all ages and all walks of life live independently with dignity, while facing the challenges of addiction, aging, mental illness, HIV, poverty, developmental disability, and immigration.

About Catholic Charities Community Services: Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) began in 1980 with a group home for 12 persons with developmental disabilities in Lyons, NY. CCCS now serves the 12 counties of the Greater Rochester area with 13 certified residential sites. Today, thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, and those with serious health challenges receive an array of services including housing subsidies, care coordination, employment and community-based behavioral health support.

About Catholic Family Center: Catholic Family Center (CFC) is Greater Rochester’s largest provider of comprehensive family services. Each year we assist tens of thousands of our neighbors, relatives and friends as they work to remain or become healthy, productive, participating members of our community. We serve all people—regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, age, ability or gender. Our programs work together to address the many issues of human need across all stages of life.