Center for Safety & Change centerforsafetyandchange.org
For more than 40 years, Center for Safety & Change has worked tirelessly with victims, survivors and their family members, offering life-saving and life-changing programs and services to thousands in Rockland and beyond. On October 5, 1979, we opened the doors to our Emergency Shelter and waited for the rotary phone to ring. The first day, we filled 11 beds and on the second day we filled the remaining four. Since then, the phones have not stopped ringing. Today, our shelter remains a safe haven for thousands of children and families. From Rockland Family Shelter to Center for Safety & Change, our agency has grown into our name, as the only victim-centered non-profit organization in Rockland, offering free and confidential life-changing programs and services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes.
Phyllis B. Frank Pride Center of Rockland County rocklandpridecenter.org
The Pride Center is a 501(c)(3) LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community center with a justice focused mission.
The Pride Center works to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people through:
- Free and low-cost community events;
- Monthly support groups;
- LGBTQ+ Youth Program to empower and support young people;
- Senior Drop-In space;
- Partner with Montefiore Nyack Hospital to provide LGBTQ+ healthcare at the Jacobs Family Pride Wellness Center;
- Survival services to ensure everyone’s basic needs are met;
- Referrals, individual advocacy, and navigation around medical care, mental health, housing, legal, and social services;
- Advocacy to address discrimination, close service gaps, and make change.
We envision and manifest an abundant world where LGBTQ+ people of all ages are safe, pursuing their dreams and goals, and held by a strong, vibrant community.
The Pride Center is the only organization in Rockland County whose sole mission is improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. We serve people from throughout the Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey.
The Nyack Center nyackcenter.org
Founded in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens, the Nyack Center is housed in a renovated historic church in the heart of Nyack, NY. The mission of the Nyack Center is to create connections across social, cultural and economic boundaries, and to improve the lives of all in Nyack and the larger community of Rockland County. We are dedicated to antiracist action and committed to work to dismantle all forms of oppression. We learn and grow through our differences as we seek a more compassionate society together. Our center reaches over 2,000 people each year, by providing programs, facilities, and opportunities for service. We offer programs that nurture children, teens and families, and provide space for others with similar goals.
People to People peopletopeopleinc.org
For nearly 35 years, People to People has been assisting our community’s most vulnerable residents as they struggle to put food on their tables.
As Rockland County’s primary hunger relief organization, People to People provides monthly food packages to more than 4,500 low-income Rockland residents from every corner of Rockland County who often lack access to adequate nutritious food. The People to People food pantry provides more than 1.5 million meals a year to low-income Rockland households. People to People also provides community organizations including Nyack Center, Haverstraw Center and the Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center with weekend food packages for children participating in after-school programs at these sites through its Good to Go program. Good to Go provides nearly 30,000 meals a year to children from low-income families. In addition to its feeding programs, People to People provides school supplies and holiday gifts to children in low-income households through its Back To School With Dignity and Project Joy programs. At People to People, we believe that as a community we are ALL in this TOGETHER.