Catharine Street Community Center (CSCC) was established in 1922 and incorporated April 1942, in Poughkeepsie, New York. With its commitment to the preservation and enrichment of families and children, CSCC attributes much of its beginnings to the significant contribution and support received from the Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Women’s Club and the YWCA of Dutchess County.

From its beginning nearly 100 years ago, CSCC gained a reputation for its caring and concern for children and families. Continuing today, the Center assists individuals, children and families with the tools necessary to cope with challenging economic and social needs.

CSCC excels as a community asset due to the strong leadership of its Board of Directors and the daily management of Executive Director Shirley A. Adams (hyperlink to new bio), along with a highly qualified, professional and diverse staff .

CSCC has formal partnerships and collaborations with more than 70 local schools, health and human services organizations, making it possible to facilitate access to critical services for the at-risk and needy residents of Dutchess County.