Build communities that care for all people by strengthening and enriching the quality of life for individuals, families and children; working to reduce poverty; and advocating for social justice, which helps fulfill Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester’s commitment to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people.
Principles and Beliefs
The convictions, principles and beliefs of Catholic Charities Steuben are grounded in Scripture. The philosophy of Catholic Charities Steuben is based on the following beliefs, which are the foundation for the mission statement.
- The Life and Dignity of the Human Person
- The Call to Family, Community, and Participation
- The Rights and Responsibilities of all People
- The Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
- The Necessity for Solidarity
- The Care for God’s Creation
Our Core Values
Catholic Charities is grounded in the social teachings of our faith.
Each day workers live these values by respecting others and accepting all persons for their unique gifts, circumstances and needs; believing in the inherent worth and sacredness of each person.
We build integrity by seeking to affect wholeness in all our relationships – individually and organizationally and by keeping our word, and being faithful to those we serve.
As a social service provider, we offer our services in a compassionate and comforting manner.
The warmth of our hospitality welcomes all, especially those most vulnerable and in need, to an environment of dignity, safety and a sense of being “at home”.
In our work we strive for excellence, consistently aiming to achieve highest quality outcomes while striving for innovation, collaboration and continuous quality improvement.
Finally, as good stewards we utilize our human, material, and financial resources in a responsible and accountable manner.
We are called to respond to our neighbors in need. We answer this call by providing charitable services, focusing on the poor and the vulnerable of all faiths, and honoring the dignity of every human person from conception to natural death.