About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Disabilities Services, a not-for-profit agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, was established in 1984. We provide services and supports to children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities residing within eleven counties including Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Columbia and Greene.

We strive to provide individuals who have developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries with opportunities and supports to learn the skills and develop the confidence needed to live their lives as independently as possible within the community of their choice. We pledge to maintain the highest level of excellence and sensitivity in all that we do to provide dignified, caring, and professional services that assist the people we support to maximize their potential in every area of life, regardless of their age or the nature of their disabilities.

Our values-based approach incorporates, at its core, communication, dignity, empowerment, excellence, independence, integrity, leadership, responsiveness, and safety. These values are woven into all that we do and are, without question, the key to our overall success.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors President: Mr. Gary O'Brien, D.Min
Vice-President: Mr. John Rajter
Treasurer: Mr. Joe Viscuso
Secretary: Ms. Karen Chapman

Additional Board Members

  • Mr. Paul Collins, Esq.
  • Ms. Christine Barton
  • Ms. Cynthia Calautti
  • Ms. Mary Marro-Giroux
  • Mr. Matt Lindemann
  • Mr. Michael O'Brien
  • Mr. Jason Parrish

Quality Assurance

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Ethics Help Line

If you want to report any situation that you think represents a concern within the agency, please call our toll free Corporate Compliance Ethics Help Line at 1-866-662-1875 or on the web at: Ethics Help Line

HIPAA Privacy Policies

We are committed to protecting the privacy of information we gather about you while providing health-related services. Take a minute to review our HIPAA Privacy Practices.

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