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Refugee Resettlement Program

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

Refugees are ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances.  In their homeland, they were teachers, students, doctors, and farmers.  They were activists who spoke out against oppressive governments.  They were children caught in the crossfire of war.  Here, they are our neighbors and friends.

Some refugees spend years in refugee camps.  Before being allowed to enter the United State, all refugees must be screened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as nine federal agencies.  They come here as legal immigrants who are authorized to work, attend school, and pursue a path to citizenship.

At Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga, we see resettlement as the first step towards renewed self-sufficiency for many refugees.  Towards that end, we work with service agencies and volunteers to provide our refugee clients with affordable housing, furnishings and clothes.  We help adults register for English classes, and enroll children in school.  We provide job training and entrepreneurial support.  We introduce refugees to “every day” aspects of their community – everything from local bus routes, to banking, to grocery shopping.

Catholic Charities is proud to play a part in helping refugees share in the American Dream.  We wish to thank all of our community partners that help make Ithaca such a welcoming place and do so much to provide support to refugees as they make their way in their new home.  We are also grateful to be an affiliate of US Conference of Catholic Bishops in order to provide refugee resettlement services in the Ithaca area.

Refugee Resettlement core services include:

  • Airport reception
  • Assistance securing safe, decent and affordable housing
  • Basic needs support
  • Community and cultural orientation
  • Assistance obtaining social security cards
  • Job development services
  • Assistance accessing medical services
  • School enrollment (K-12 placement, Adult Learning)

Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga is an affiliate of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and was approved by the Department of State to be a resettlement site in 2016.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"). The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date"). If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.

Please visit https://case.stretto.com/rochesterdiocese or call (855) 347-3773 for more information on how to file your proof of claim.

IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM, YOU MAY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION AND TO SHARE IN ANY DISTRIBUTIONS MADE TO CREDITORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBTOR'S CHAPTER 11 CASE.

Contact Tompkins Office

324 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 272-5062

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed, Open for appointments
Tuesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Thursday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Friday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Saturday: Closed

Contact Tioga Office

139 Roki Blvd, Nichols, NY 13812

(607) 414-1023

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed to the public, Open for emergencies and appointments
Tuesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Wednesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Thursday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Friday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Saturday: Closed

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