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Seward Delivers Funding To OFO To Combat Domestic Violence

Seward Delivers Funding 

To Fight Domestic Violence

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, announces funding for Opportunities for Otsego’s domestic-violence prevention program at OFO’s West Broadway headquarters Monday afternoon.   With him, from left, are OFO Crisis Intervention Director Will Rivera, Catholic Charities Executive Director Lynn Glueckert, Delaware Opportunities Executive Director Shelly Bartow and OFO CEO Dan Maskin. OFO and Catholic Charities of Otsego and Schoharie counties will receive $15,000 each, and $7,000 each goes to Delaware Opportunities and Liberty Resources (Chenango County). “These community programs provide vital services for those in dire need,” said Seward, “We are fortunate to have so many local organizations providing help to vulnerable individuals, and I am pleased to assist them in their efforts to make our communities safer. These agencies are lifelines and, in many cases, are all that stand between a domestic violence victim and further harm.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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One In Six Countians Poor, Catholic Charities Exec Says

One In Six Countians Poor,

Catholic Charities Exec Says

One in six of our neighbors live in poverty, Lynn Glueckert, executive director, Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties, tells a Citizen Voices' public forum this morning at the Carriage House, Southside Oneonta. Otsego Now President Sandy Mathes then spoke, outlining plans to raise prosperity in the county. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
One in six of our neighbors live in poverty, Lynn Glueckert, executive director, Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties, tells a Citizen Voices’ public forum this morning at the Carriage House, Southside Oneonta. Otsego Now President Sandy Mathes then spoke, outlining the former IDA’s plans to raise prosperity in the county. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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2 Catholic Charities Offices Put Under Oneonta’s Administration

2 Catholic Charities Offices Put

Under Oneonta’s Administration

Lynn Glueckert
Lynn Glueckert

ONEONTA – Offices in Oneonta, Delhi and Cobleskill have combined into a single agency called Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie counties, based in Oneonta.

The change took place July 1, but was announced by the diocese today. Lynn Glueckert, the Oneonta director, has been named executive director of the three-county effort.

She said the merger will make the smaller Delaware and Schoharie operations stronger by allowing Oneonta to handle their administrative duties.

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This Summer, 75 Sandwiches Made Daily For Hungry Kids

This Summer, 75 Sandwiches Made Daily For Hungry Kids

By LIBBY CUDMORE

It doesn’t matter if you’re from Oneonta or elsewhere, if your family is rich or poor, if you’re seven or 17 – if a kid is hungry, Catholic Charities and the First United Presbyterian Church will have lunch ready.

“We realized there was no summer feeding program in Oneonta,” said Nadine Stenson, one of the program’s coordinators at the “Red Door” church. “There’s been a huge need for food for kids.”

It’s a program that Catholic Charities has been trying to get in place for several years, said Christy Houck, program director. “Child hunger goes up in the summer – the schools provide one, sometimes two meals and a snack during the school year, but in the summer, that’s more food the families have to buy. And unfortunately, some kids just go without.”

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored through a USDA grant and administered by the state Education Department, reimbursing sponsors for meals served. Catholic Charities had the grant application but no way to cost-effectively staff the program; the church had volunteers in search of new community missions, but no plans in place.

“Everyone wants to feed kids,” said Houck.

The two collaborated, and from now through the end of August, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., kids up to age 18 can go to the large pavilion in Neahwa park and get a sandwich on whole wheat bread, a piece of fruit, a vegetable and milk.

In the Riverside School district, where the program is located, 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. “If we can help these families by eliminating the need to buy one meal a day, it can help them stretch their budgets a little further,” said Houck.

The city gave them free use of the pavilion, and they coordinated times with the YMCA’s park program, which ends at noon, so that children could come down and eat after spending the morning playing in the park. Flyers announcing were distributed at the schools, the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club.

“We don’t take names,” said Stenson. “You can come from any county, any state. Any child can just come by.”

On the program’s first day, Monday, July 7, Red Door Church volunteers made 75 chicken salad sandwiches, with baby carrots and an apple. And despite the rain, 24 kids, including several teens on break from summer jobs, stopped by the pavilion for lunch. “We’re hoping for more,” said Houck. “We know the need is out there.”

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