Catholic Charities Community Services recently increased its presence in Penn Yan when it expanded its regional office in the Yates County village and hired another employee to work there.
The agency also plans to hire two more employees, who also will work in the Penn Yan office, according to Tracy Kroft, director of advancement for Catholic Charities Community Services.
This expansion was funded by both a deferred loan from the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center and a Community Development Block Grant derived from funding received from the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corp. The deferred loan, in the amount of approximately $60,000, will be forgiven if Catholic Charities Community Services fills all three of the newly created positions before March 31, 2021, Kroft said.
The first of the new hires wielded the scissors during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly expanded regional office Nov. 14. The addition of all three new positions will help the agency fulfill its mission of enhancing and strengthening the independence, inclusion and individuality of people with disabilities and those who are living with significant health challenges, Kroft said.
“The need for expanded services in Yates County continues to grow,” she said. “Additional staff will enable us to further support the behavioral health of our clients, grow our employment services for people with disabilities and provide other types of support to our developmentally disabled clients, including community habitation.”Tags: Catholic Charities