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Catholic Charities of Cortland County (CCOCC) is a non-profit human service agency providing services in Cortland County since the 1970s. Services are targeted to those affected by mental health and substance use disorders, people living in poverty, and at-risk youth.


Care coordination, residential and housing services, peer supports services and emergency assistance are available. The agency was incorporated in 1925 as part of the larger seven county Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Syracuse, which includes Cortland, Broome, Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, Chenango, and Oswego Counties.


Our Mission

Catholic Charities of Cortland County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice.  We strive to empower those served to transform their lives in an environment of respect and  compassion.

Board of Directors

Jackie Leaf, President

Allison Veintimilla, Vice President

Alex Mikowski, Treasurer

Margo Upson, Secretary

Cathy Bischoff

Jen Fischer

Dave Guerrera

Kelly Hirsch

Janice Meyer

Molly Reagan

Peter Whitson

Executive Team

Tim Lockwood, Executive Director

Tim joined the Agency in 2015 with over two decades of experience in human services and non-profit management.  He was appointed Executive Director in 2021.

Ron Irish, Director of Finance

Ron joined the Agency in 2017 with many years of accounting and financial management in the private sector and the non-profit world.

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