The Respect Life Committee is involved in promoting the dignity of the life of every person. The committee provides resources to the parish on life issues concerning the unborn, the elderly, and the disadvantaged. They actively evangelize at the parish level and conduct and coordinate events which make our Parish a people of Life! All parishioners, of every age level, are encouraged to join. This group meets the last Wednesday of the month.

Local Agencies to assist people in need and/or crisis:

Community Action of Orleans & Genesee – 589-5605

  • CATS – Community Action Transportation System:  589-7700
  • CCR&R – Child Care Resource & Referral:  589-5088
  • Community Action Angels – network of volunteer assistance:  589-5605
  • Disability Employment Initiative – community resources for disabled individuals: 589-409-9723
  • Emergency Services/Family Development – food pantry, clothing, advocacy, referrals:  589-5605
  • Eastern Orleans Community Center, 75 Public Square, Holley – community meals, emergency food pantry, clothing services:  638-6395
  • Head Start – educational & comprehensive services for children up to age 5 & their families:  589-5683
  • HEAP – home heating assistance & energy savings education: 343-7798
  • Main Street Store, Albion – educational opportunities, tutoring, job readiness workshops:  589-1430
  • RESTORE – correcting housing conditions for low-income elderly homeowners:  589-5605
  • Weatherization – energy audits & assistance to reduce utility costs for low-income residents:  589-5605

Geneseee-Orleans Ministry of Concern – 589-9210; 121 North Main St., Albion, NY

  • Emergency shelter, utilities, prescriptions, basic furniture & appliances, personal care items, mentors for children, referrals

Catholic Charities – 589-7477; 243 S. Main St, Albion, NY

  • Counseling for individuals, couples, & families
  • Urgent need emergency services – food, medications, limited personal care products
  • Mediation services via trained mediators
  • Cooperative parenting groups – conflict resolution for custody/visitation issues
  • Domestic violence classes for men – including court mandated referrals
  • Co-parenting & Common Sense Parenting training
  • Friendly phones program – phone call checks on older, homebound adults regarding their well-being

Pathstone Domestic Violence – hotline: 866-314-7233.  Business hours M-F 8a.m, – 4 p.m.

  • Temporary emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse

Hospice of Orleans – 589-0809; 14080 Rt. 31 West, Albion, NY

  • Counseling support for patients & their families, coordination with patient’s physician, 24-hr on-call service, personal care by home health aides, medical equipment & supplies, respite care, bereavement counseling, spiritual support & therapy services

CareNet Center of Greater Orleans – 589-7505; 111 West Ave, Albion, NY

  • Pregnancy tests,
  • peer counseling by trained staff/volunteers,
  • WAIT training for love & relationships,
  • parenting workshops for infancy through adolescence,
  • post abortion help,
  • free on-site referrals for ultrasounds (w/MD confirmation of pregnancy),
  • STI testing

Orleans County Office of the Aging – 589-3191;  County Administration Bldg, 14016 Rt. 31 W, Albion, NY  

  • Home Services:
    • Meals on Wheels for small suggested contributions:  589-5424
    • Case Management – free professional advice on how to meet home care needs:  589-3191
    • Home Care Aides – income-based cost for personal care & housekeeping aides:  589-3191
    • LIFELINE system:  589-3191
    • Outreach visits – free home visits to homebound & frail elderly:  589-3191
    • Home modification assessments – home evaluation & suggestions to make home safe: 589-3191
  • Support Services:
    • Caregiver assistance training, counseling, respite services, transitioning:  589-3192
    • Caregiver support group:  589-0809
    • OTS (Orleans Transit Service) – free passes for seniors:  589-0707
    • Medical Transportation out of county to anyone over 60 – suggested contribution per round trip:  589-3191
    • Legal Services – reduced rates for those over 60:  589-3191
    • Nutrifare – hot noon meals at 4 sites throughout the county. Suggested contributions; call for reservation:  589-7817
    • Minor Home Repairs – available link to volunteers to do small projects in home:  589-3191
    • Ombudsman – advocates for residents of nursing homes & adult care facilities:  589-3191
    • Miscellaneous help with understanding healthcare insurance, Medicaid/Food Stamps, telephone/cable discount programs, property tax exemptions/STAR program, HEAP program, supplemental security income:  589-3191;
    • section 8 housing: 589-3200
Where you'll find Jesus Christ on the Eastern end of Orleans County.