Foundation For Community Health: Marshall Miles Interviews Rosa Gomez, the Program Coordinator/Case Manager of Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities
  • “Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County strives to build a more just and caring Dutchess County by providing comprehensive high quality human services to our neighbors of all religions, particularly the poor and vulnerable.”
  • “Catholic Charities Community Services collaborates with generous volunteers, parishes and both Catholic and non-Catholic partners, to serve struggling families, the hungry, those in danger of losing their homes, immigrants, youth, those with disabilities and others in need.”

The Kinship Circles of Support Groups provides a space for immigrant women to build connections to the community and to learn how to navigate life in the United States. The mission is for that space to be a place of growth, development of friendships, and support from community members. The groups of women meet regularly either through Zoom or in-person to talk and learn about new programs, resources and participate in many different activities at the Kinship meeting sites.
The groups invite presenters from local community agencies to provide information in the areas related to: •Personal and family health •Achieving your life goals •Navigating local school systems •Improving wellness and nutrition •Increasing access to local health resources

•Learning Leadership Skills. Groups meet in Millerton, Dover Plains, Millbrook and are continuing to expand within the Northeast Dutchess County corridor in New York. Programs are currently delivered in Spanish.
This program is coordinated by Rosa Gomez, a A respected colleague, community
advocate and Case Manager for the Hispanic community in Dutchess County, through Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County. Members of the program are also involved in coordinating some projects and selecting the topics based on needs within the group. This program is funded by the Foundation of Community Health.
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Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County (CCCSDC) helps solve the problems of local individuals in need: the neglected child, the homeless family, the newly arrived immigrant or refugee, the hungry senior, or the newly unemployed for non-Catholics and Catholics alike. CCCSDC is a resource for needy families and individuals in Dutchess County, offering a wide array of free and professionally administered direct services to county residents at our main office in downtown Poughkeepsie and throughout the county


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