Established in 1987, Cortland-Chenango Rural Services started as a rural ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. In 2013, we incorporated and received non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) corporation. Located in Cincinnatus, NY, it serves people in the rural areas of Cortland and Chenango counties.
Rural Services believes in the dignity of all persons and seeks to foster those conditions which promote the opportunity for full human development. The staff works in a partnership with the community through its volunteers and an executive board which represents all facets of the community's life. Together they assess the local needs and offer assistance to all persons as an extension of God's love.
Rural Services provides information, referral, emergency services, advocacy, networking and community action. It coordinates the human service outreach for the community, networking with area churches and other service providers.
Our service area covers the towns of South Otselic, Lincklaen, Pharsalia, Pitcher, German, McDonough, Taylor, Cincinnatus, Willet, Solon and Freetown.
Sign up for Christmas Assistance
beginning November 20th
until December 5th
for delivery December 18th and 21st.
Christmas Wreaths will be available for purchase starting November 28
You are cordially invited to come visit Rural Services in December on Tuesdays (1st and 8th),
on Thursdays (3rd and 10th) and Saturdays (5th and 12th) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We will be open to your suggestions on how we can go forward into the future as we strive to serve the needs of our rural communities.
2704 Lower Cincinnatus Rd.
P.O. Box 57
Cincinnatus, NY 13040-0057
Phone: (607) 863-3828
Fax: (206) 350-2251
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Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 5PM
Friday & Saturday: 9AM - 12Noon
Staff: Sister Kathleen Heffron, Executive Director
Joanne Brown, Executive Assistant
Norma Rathbone, Manager for Nearly New Store