Catholic Charities Disabilities Services is a not-for-profit organization. We continually strive to go the extra mile to help people with developmental disabilities, develop new and innovative programs, and to make a difference. We try to do all we can, but we can always use some help. Please consider making a donation to support, expand, and develop the people we serve. Please also consider remembering us in your estate planning.   

Upon making an online donation, a receipt will be emailed to you.

To make a donation by phone, please contact Sarah Flora at (518) 724-1867. You can also email her for more information at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to help, there are a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Holiday Giving Program

    About Our Annual Holiday Giving Program: Several years ago we created a Holiday Giving Program, which enables us to help as many people as possible have a happier holiday season. Among the many individuals we serve, there are a number of parents who are financially unable to make this holiday season special for their children. Last year, thanks to the generosity of so many in the community, we were able to help over 100 families!

    How to Participate
    1. Contact Catholic Charities Disabilities Services and ask to adopt an individual or family from the CCDS Holiday Giving Tree. We also happily accept gift cards and monetary donations to use for purchasing gifts.

    2. Receive a family or an individual’s holiday wish list and purchase gifts

    3. Return the gifts to Catholic Charities Disabilities Services. Drop them off at our main offices, located at 1 Park Place, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12205 or we will gladly come to you to pick up the gifts.
    Gifts appreciated by 12.8.17.

    4. We’ll deliver the gifts, and together we will be bringing hope and joy to those in need.

    If you, or your company, would like to be a part of our Holiday Giving Program, please get in touch with our Holiday Giving Program coordinators at: 

    • Marissa VanDenburgh (518)783-1111, extension 1354 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Kathleen Pivacek (518)783-1111, extension 1351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Families in Need Fund

    The Families In Need fund is used throughout the year to assist people who may be in need of emergency assistance. All the money raised goes entirely toward this fund.
  • Support Development

    Your donation can support the development of person-centered day services.
  • Additional Clinical Services

    You can purchase additional clinical services particularly for individuals/families living with Prader Willi Syndrome.
  • Contributions

    Family members and friends alike can make contributions to a specific residence to help support a special activity or provide something special for an individual's personal use.