Last Updated:

 03/22/13 10:05:45 AM





St. Catherine's Center for Children provides a comprehensive range of

 human services designed to offer hope, foster growth and

improve the lives of the children and families we serve.

Philosophy Statement

St. Catherine's Center for Children is a publicly funded not-for-profit agency affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

The values that guide our work at St. Catherine's stem from the Judeo-Christian tradition. These include:

  • An abiding respect for all life.

  • A commitment to enhance the quality of life.

  • An appreciation of the individuality of each person and an acceptance that each will approach life's challenges in an unique way.

  • A belief that God is present to us in the events, circumstances and experiences in our lives.

  • A belief that individuals have the potential to be self-determining and motivated to grow.

  • A realization that we are mutually interdependent and that as we relate with others we assume the role of teacher and learner.

From the philosophy, the following major statements are derived:

  • The most valuable asset St. Catherine's has are those resourceful persons who join together to meet the needs of the agency's clients. In respecting each other, we extend our shared visions, understandings, and experiences, talents, and gifts.

  • There is an abiding respect for all life which leads to an acceptance of all persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability.

  • St. Catherine's is family centered. All family members are equally valued and every effort is made to provide services to the family and to its individual members.

  • Program services are directed toward both the prevention of personal and family dysfunction and to the provision of treatment and remedial services when needed.