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The Albany Free School
Founded in 1969, The Free School in Albany, New York is the longest running
inner-city independent alternative school in the United States. We offer a
unique alternative to traditional models of education by giving children
complete freedom over their learning.
Students at the school, many whom have slipped through the cracks of today's
increasingly regimented school system, flourish in a nurturing environment
that allows them the freedom to chart their own course of learning while
fostering their emotional growth.
Albany Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research’s mission is to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. Locally, The 10th Annual Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research benefits The Lustgarten Foundation. We raise funds for this nonprofit because, as a result of Cablevision underwriting all of The Lustgarten Foundation’s administrative costs, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research. We invite you to not only walk with us on 9/8/13, but also support us on June 1, 2013 as you complete your registration for the Community Walk.
Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc.
The Addictions Care Center of Albany has provided over 45 years of comprehensive substance abuse treatment, housing, recovery and prevention services to the Capital Region. We believe that addiction is both treatable and preventable.
The Alight Center, Inc.
Alight provides women that find themselves unexpectantly pregnant with options, answers and support. We house a medical office in our Hudson location to refer women for ultrasounds. We also offer classes and programs to help women understand their pregnancy and child care. We also provide women and children with material needs for baby items, diapers, wipes and layettes. Anything that we can not offer, we refer out to the many community agencies in the area. Alight has satellite offices on Main St. in Catskill and Fisk St. in Red Hook. We have served Greene and Columbia Counties since 1991 and offer a caring place for women to come for help and support.
Angel Names Association
The Angel Names Association is a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), charitable organization dedicated to assisting families of stillborn children through programs designed to provide financial assistance for end-of-life expenses and counseling services, and funding for stillbirth research.
Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York
The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York is a not-for-profit organization that serves people living with Autism in the Greater Capital District and their families. Our mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families so they can be fully participating, included members of their communities. We do this through advocacy, public awareness, education and compassionate support.
Bethany Hospitality Center
Every single day of the year, Bethany Hospitality Center provides food, day shelter and support to anyone who comes through its doors. Bethany's programs help families and individuals seeking help, without question and without limit. The center helps with immediate needs and makes every effort to help improve troubled life situations. No matter how bare bones the budget, Bethany is always there for those who need us. Visit our website for more information, www.BethanyHospitalityCenter.org
Bethesda House of Schenectady, Inc.
Bethesda House is an interfaith ministry to the homeless, disabled and economically disadvantaged citizens of Schenectady County, building a just, hospitable and inclusive community one person at a time by affirming the dignity and addressing the needs of each guest entering this House of Mercy.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Our mission is to help vulnerable children reach their potential through one-to-one mentoring relationships supported by professional staff. Our vision is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better students and schools, and stronger communities for all.
Brain Injury Association of NYS
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injury and their families, and promotes prevention. Established in 1982 by individuals with brain injury and family members, BIANYS is the New York State affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. Together we are the Voice of Brain Injury.
Capital City Rescue Mission
Capital City Rescue Mission is dedicated to proclaiming the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ to the homeless and needy of the capital region, providing for the whole person-body, mind and spirit - that they will return to society maturing in Christ as productive citizens.
Capital District Youth For Christ
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center
The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center is the only hospital of its kind in the region devoted exclusively to caring for infants, children and adolescents. It consists of 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. The Children's Hospital is staffed by 110 physicians trained in 34 subspecialties and more than 300 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists.
Children at the Well, a program of Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area Inc
The mission of the Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area is to promote understanding, respect, and friendship among the diverse people and faith communities of the Capital Region of New York - and beyond - through the sharing of stories: scriptural stories, folktales, and stories taken from life experience.
Circles of Mercy, Inc.
Circles of Mercy an outreach center sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, providing free tax preparation, computer training, social services, mentoring, resume, job seeking services, holiday programs and Catherine's Closet for clothing and household goods.
Classic Theater Guild Inc.
The Classic Theater Guild’s mission statement is the advancement of education in the theater arts through, among other things, the production of contemporary and classical plays. The Guild also works to strengthen theatre arts, support emerging playwrights, encourage education in the Arts, present a diverse array of topics, and encourage persons to enter acting by promoting the benefits of dramatic entertainment to educational institutions and to the general public.
ClearView Center Inc.
ClearView Center is a not-for-profit community mental health agency dedicated to putting consumers' needs first. In our service to adults and families living with mental illness, our efforts are driven by the individual's specific needs as each person works toward improving quality of life and increasing independence. ClearView Center's treatment approach is multi-faceted.
Colonie Senior Service Centers
Senior Services including transportation and senior dining.
Colonie Youth Center
The Colonie Youth Center (CYC) is dedicated to enhancing the living experience for all people in the greater Capital Region. The CYC provides a wide range of programs and services; from recreational, athletic and fitness activities; to summer day camps and before school and after school child care programs; to individual, group, child and family counseling services. All proceeds will benefit the CYC's family scholarship fund helping financially struggling working families to meet their child care expenses and to provide families who could not otherwise afford care with free and reduced rate counseling services.
Concerned for the Hungry, Inc.
Coordinate no-cost food service events throughout Schenectady County for those in need. Support local food pantries, the regional food bank of northeastern new york, as well as the roots and wisdom program.
Dangwa Initiative is a faith-based humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower and restore dignity to AIDS orphan girls and women in resource-limited settings who have been made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Through education and awareness, we seek to debunk the myth: sex with a virgin cures AIDS. Our ultimate goal is to build the capacity of rural communities to be able to take care of their own and break the dependency syndrome in Africa.
We use astronomy to promote science education and to instill a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of science!
Empire Servicedog Program, Inc.
We breed, train and place Service Dogs with individuals with disabilities. We are an all-volunteer program. Our dogs are placed with puppy raisers who train them in the community and keep them in their homes until they are placed with their disabled partner. The program pays all medical and training costs of raising the dogs. Puppy raisers are responsible for cost of feeding and transportation. ESP currently has dogs available for placement.
Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York
The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York serves 22 counties, covering the Capital Region, North Country and the Upper Hudson Valley. It is estimated that 45,000 people are affected by epilepsy in northeastern New York. The programs and services the foundation provides include information and referral, service coordination/case management, advocacy, education (both professional and in schools grades K-12), counseling, and support groups. Our mission is to lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
Equinox is a nonprofit community organization in the Capital Region serving: Adults and families living with mental illness; Adults and adolescents with chemical dependency; Victims of domestic violence; Teens and homeless youth. We are dedicated to helping those we serve move forward on their paths to recovery, healing and independence
Family and Child Service of Schenectady
Family & Child Service of Schenectady, Inc., is a private, non-sectarian, not-for profit organization. The agency provides supportive services that respect diverse needs, backgrounds and populations. It provides services to consumers with developmental disabilities; the frail elderly and to the disabled. We also provide services to those that have acquired a traumatic brain injury and we provide counseling services to individuals and families going though life challenges.
The Fresh Air Fund
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program.
Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We do this through research-based comprehensive afterschool program that teaches girls messages of "I can" rather than "I can't." We believe that confident girls will become successful women.
Grand Street Community Arts
The mission of the Grand Street Community Arts Center is to create unity and connection, through the arts, in a neighborhood with diverse socio-economic and ethnic people living together. The arts center focuses on youth and on creating a supportive community around them. The center presents a broad spectrum of arts programs and performances, that challenge the social divisions and traditions that prevent people, especially the young, from enjoying and participating in the rich tapestry of artistic expression. By restoring historic St. Anthony's church, the art center creates and nurtures a link with unique living history of the local community.
Greenbush Child Caring, Inc.
Greenbush Child Caring, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit agency located in Rensselaer County, New York, whose mission is to provide school-age children with developmentally appropriate child care, along with recreational and enrichment activities in a positive environment.
Harriet Tubman Democratic High School
Our mission is to provide basic academic education to students, grades nine through twelve, in a self-directed learning community built upon principles of respect and personal responsibility. The school offers a variety of educational opportunities to students in an effort to appreciate and accommodate the various ways each individual is best able to learn. We teach youth appreciation for peoples of diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as understanding of the democratic principle of equality, with an aim towards carrying this community consciousness beyond their participation in our school.
We are committed to maintaining a diverse learning community. We serve mostly low-income families, and no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Holding Our Own, Inc.
Holding Our Own, Inc., the women’s foundation of New York State’s Capital Region, was established in 1982 to create and advance feminist social and economic change. As a multiracial, multicultural foundation led by women of color, HOO occupies a unique position among New York’s Capital Region’s philanthropic, advocacy, and social justice organizations. We form a bridge linking many directions: connecting the various communities of color, the philanthropic community and social change work; between heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, and predominantly white led and predominantly people of color led organizations.
HOO’s current priorities are: creating a nexus of feminist activists and activism in the Capital region; cultivating feminist leadership across the spectrum of social justice efforts in the region; and fostering the development of non-monetary resources and infrastructure for feminist social justice work.
Home Furnishings Program, Inc.
The Schenectady Home Furnishings Program provides household furnishings in excellent usable condition to people and families in need residing in Schenectady County. At no charge to the donor or the recipient, we pick up and deliver donated furniture. The Home Furnishings Program provides basic home furnishings to individuals and families in transition resulting from fire, rehabilitation, domestic violence, joblessness, hospital or nursing home discharge, abandonment, homelessness, mental illness.
Homeless and Travelers Aid Society
HATAS is a point of entry human services agency that helps the poor, the homeless, and others in need lead independent, self-sufficient, and safe lives in the community. We are a resource for collaborative change.
Hope for Women
"A safety net to catch, a step on solid ground, a shelter in the storms of life." Hope for Women will restore hope to the women struggling in our communities by placing them in a Christ-centered living environment to establish their foundation in Christ Jesus while enhancing their ethical, professional and practical skills.
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. Founded in 1968 by Marjorie Guthrie, wife of folk legend Woody Guthrie who lost his battle with HD, the Society works tirelessly to provide the family services, education, advocacy and research to provide help for today, hope for tomorrow to the more than 30,000 people diagnosed with HD and the 200,000 at-risk in the United States. Notably, HDSA founded the HDSA Coalition for the Cure, a collaboration of 16 international researchers, as part of the HD Drug Research Pipeline, and supports research which develops potential therapies to treat and eventually cure HD; and HDSA also supports 21 Centers of Excellence at major medical facilities throughout the U.S., where people with HD and their families receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social services, in addition to physical and occupational therapy and genetic testing and counseling. The Society is comprised of 46 local chapters and affiliates across the country with its headquarters in New York City. Additionally, HDSA hosts more than 160 support groups for people with HD, their families, caregivers and people at-risk, and is the premiere resource on Huntington’s Disease for medical professionals and the general public. To learn more about Huntington’s disease and to get involved in HDSA, please visit www.hdsa.org or call 1-800-345-HDSA.
International Center of the Capital Region
The ICCR helps the Capital Region engage with the world and promote international understanding. We do this by serving as citizen diplomats by hosting international visitors and delegations, and promoting professionals and cultural exchanges; fostering education, awareness and advocacy about cultural diversity and global issues; promoting the assets of the New York's Capital Region to the global community; offering shared services for international groups in the Capital Region.
Joseph’s House & Shelter, Inc
Provider of emergency and permanent, affordable and supportive housing for the poor and mentally ill.
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential tutoring to over 250 adults, out-of-school teens and English Language Learners (ELL) in reading, writing, and conversational English. LVORC is an accredited affiliate whose volunteers and students have received awards at ProLiteracy Worldwide's National Conferences including Student of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Trainer of the Year. Since 1968, this organization has recruited, trained and supported volunteers to empower adults and their families in Rensselaer County, New York by assisting them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives. Current programs offered by LVORC besides our one-to-one and small group tutoring for Basic Literacy and English Language Learners include: 1-"Everybody WINS!"-volunteers from local businesses read one-to-one with children during their lunch to stimulate an interest in reading and learning; 2-"Read With Me"-volunteers read with children in at Troy Housing Authority complexes during their after-school program; 3-English Language Civics classes-to improve ELLs ability to speak English and prepare them for Citizenship; 4-Financial Literacy classes- for residents at the YWCA and other individuals; 5-Math tutoring; 6-GED prep; 7-Workplace Literacy classes- at work sites for ELL and 8-Telephone Conversation Partners-volunteers telephone an ELL and talk with them each week to help expand vocabulary and give them practice speaking/hearing English over the telephone. For 12 years, LVORC partnered with Averill Park School District to provide a very successful Even Start family literacy program to 40 most in need and impoverished area families each year.
Lung Cancer Alliance NY
The only national non-profit dedicated exclusively to providing patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer.
Mission Accomplished Transition Services
Mission Accomplished Transition Services, an organization sponsored by the Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP), is committed to coaching and training adolescents, ages 13-24, to develop the personal and professional skills necessary to transition into interdependent (mutually beneficial) living and the global economy and workforce. As a positive youth development organization we engage adolescents strengths by challenging them to employ their professional skills by co-facilitating our hybrid interpersonal and professional development workshops. These workshops engage them in dialogue and interactive activities to ensure they develop the skills necessary to transition into adulthood. In addition, through our transition coaching service, we assist adolescents with developing individualized transition plans that encompass short and long term goals that influence their vision of a productive future.
We recognize that adolescence is one of the most formative times of an individual's life, therefore we support all adolescents from all social, economic and cultural backgrounds, including individuals with physical disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
Music Mobile, Inc.
Music Mobile's mission is to promote cooperation, empowerment, tolerance, civic responsibility, community pride, and self-esteem by developing and presenting innovative music and creative arts programs, and creating and disseminating educational resource materials. Serving diverse people of all ages but with a particular focus on the education, development, and socialization of children, Music Mobile enriches the quality of life for individuals and communities and is a catalyst for cultural understanding and social transformation.
Northeast Career Planning
Through a diverse range of programs, Northeast Career Planning and The Norton Center provide the services needed to help people realize their employment and self-sufficiency goals. Our array of programs include job placement, vocational evaluation, specialized services for those with mental illness, high school transition programs and many others. Whether you are a person with a barrier to employment, an employer, a family member, or a community organization, we encourage you to explore our website to learn more.
Northeast Parent & Child Society
Northeast Parent & Child Society provides a full array of residential, special education, family foster care, children’s mental health and family preservation programs. In addition, Northeast provides career services to young adults through its Pathways 2 Success (P2S) division. Over the past 123 years, we have helped more than 100,000 children and families build better futures. Our dedicated staff is over 600 people strong, annually serving 7,000 people from our 35 county service area in New York State. For more information, please visit www.neparentchild.org.
Old Songs, Inc.
Old Songs, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping traditional music and dance alive through the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances and educational programs.
The Oley Foundation
The Oley Foundation enriches the lives of those requiring home intravenous and tube feeding through education, outreach, and networking. Programs are directed by the staff and guidance is provided by a board of dedicated professionals and patients.
Our Own Productions, Inc.
Our Own Productions is a 501(c)3 community theatre company founded in 2006 and was established to provide a community-based, dramatic performing arts organization for the purpose of presenting quality family entertainment and creating opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in all aspects of theatre arts. We also strive to give back to the community whenever possible. We presented a production of The Shadow Box with partial proceeds going to Community Hospice and we used both Saturday matinee performances of Jonathan Larson's RENT as a fundraiser for The Damien Center. We will continue to assist other organizations in the Capital District whenever possible.
Park Playhouse II
Park Playhouse II is a summer youth-theatre intensive designed to give young artists the tools they need to succeed in collegiate and professional theatre. In addition to rehearsing a full-scale musical production and performing it on our Park stage, students gain valuable experience through workshops drawn from all areas of the theatre profession. Our students have gone on to successful careers in the theatre and many other fields, often citing their experience with Park Playhouse II as a catalyst for that future success.
Parsons Child and Family Center
Founded in 1829, Parsons Child and Family Center is the largest multi-service agency in the Capital Region of New York State. The Parsons service area encompasses 30 counties and 40 school districts. Parsons provides counseling services, parenting education, child abuse/neglect prevention and treatment, family strengthening programs, early childhood family support, special education, youth development programs, and mental health services. Annually, Parsons touches the lives of 9000 families and children, with the ultimate goal of keeping families together.
Platelet Disorder Support Association - PDSA
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through education, advocacy, and research.
The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center
The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center is a new not-for-profit educational organization based in inner city Albany, NY. The purpose of the Radix Center is to promote ecological literacy and environmental stewardship through educational programs based around demonstrations of sustainable technologies.
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
The Food Bank works to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste by accepting large donations of food from the food industry and distributing it to 1,030 charitable agencies in 23 counties.
The Salvation Army - Albany County
The Salvation Army's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. In addition to worship service we provide an after-school program for children and teens, a computer lab, food pantries in Albany and Cohoes, a mobile canteen serving dinner in Albany, a soup kitchen in Cohoes and other monthly and seasonal activities.
S.T.E.P – Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program
Established in 1986, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP) is a charitable, not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, registered in NY State, that is dedicated to helping special needs individuals achieve a maximum degree of freedom, independence and mobility through tested and innovative methods of equine assisted therapy and medical rehabilitation. STEP’s therapists, instructors, and dedicated core of volunteers collaborate to provide equine assisted therapies and activities. These activities include Hippotherapy, our exclusive "STEP-up" program, therapeutic riding, driving, competition. STEP Professionals in a variety of disciplines, including licensed Physical Therapists, provide individualized treatment planning for each special needs rider. We also utilized volunteers, horse professionals and specially selected horses to achieve the goals of each rider. Our Season runs from March 1 through December 1.
Seton Health Foundation, Inc.
The Seton Health Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1981 to encourage and promote charitable giving and to raise, manage, and disburse funds to support Seton Health / St. Maryâ€™s Hospital and its healing ministry. All gifts to Seton Health are received through the Foundation. The spirit of caring and the spirit of giving are the cornerstones of Seton Health!
Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics is an international year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 51,000 athletes in New York train and compete in 22 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There are thousands of athletes from the Capital District who participate in training clubs and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with other athletes, their families and the community. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics.
South End Improvement Corporation
The South End Improvement Corporation administers housing rehabilitation grants primarily in the South End of Albany to help those most in need, i.e. the elderly, disabled and low income homeowners. As a result of our work, homeowners are able to stay in their homes, save money through energy improvements, and add value to their properties.
St. Catherine's For Children
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. St. Catherine's offers residential services for children ages five to 13, therapeutic foster care programs, community-based services designed to heal and preserve family life, a family homeless shelter, and an elementary school for students with special educational and therapeutic needs that cannot be met in a traditional school setting.
It is To Life!’s mission educate our community about breast cancer detection, treatments and related health matters; and provide support services to breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends. Founded in 1998, To Life! is a non-profit organization providing free-of-charge breast cancer education and support services in a 10-county region, including and surrounding Albany County. Our outreach extends to women and families facing breast cancer, and to any person who is concerned about this disease.
Transitional Services Association Inc.
Located near downtown Saratoga Springs, Transitional Services Association Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization. Through a number of residential, supportive, and case management programs, we aim to provide restorative care and assistance to individuals dealing with mental illness and chemical dependency.
Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc.
Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc. is a not for profit organization designed to enable senior citizens and people with disabilities to access the services they need to continue to live affordably, comfortably and independently in their homes for as long as they desire or is practical. Our goals are to create a safe living environment, maintain the value of the home, and provide a thoroughly screened workforce of people who live in the community to achieve these goals. Umbrella provides low cost home repairs, housekeeping, transportation, and other home-related work. 24-hour emergency home assistance is also available. Umbrella offers information and referral to services Umbrella cannot directly provide. Umbrella recruits a workforce of local skilled retirees, creating opportunities for active seniors to stay involved in their communities and to supplement their income on a part-time basis, while helping to meet the needs of the frail elderly and disabled members of our community. Umbrella's "seniors helping seniors" approach is not only cost-effective but has proven to be tremendously rewarding for all involved.
U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants, Albany
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) Albany Field Office has been helping refugees begin new lives in the Capital Region since 2005. Refugees arrive having fled war and persecution, and must quickly adjust to a wholly new way of life. We help refugees become self-sufficient, contributing members of our community who can again dream of a hopeful future for themselves and their children.
Vanderheyden Hall, Inc.
Vanderheyden Hall, Inc. is at non-profit human service agency provides a safe haven and place to learn and grow for youth, adults and families who have experienced emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges.
Visiting Nurse Service of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties
The Visiting Nurse Service of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties is committed to meeting the needs of individuals and families in our service area by providing professional nursing, medical social work services, rehabilitation services, and paraprofessional services regardless of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, diagnosis, disability or source of payment, when patients meet the program criteria.
The Woman's Club of Albany Inc.
Founded in 1910, the Woman’s Club of Albany (WCA) is one of the oldest not-for-profit community organizations in the Capital District. The Woman’s Club of Albany provides a center where Capital District women can engage in activities supporting the well-being and cultural enrichment of women and children in the region. Our club serves as a base from which women can lead and participate in community projects while enjoying camaraderie with fellow members. Preservation of our historic clubhouse unites us as we honor our history and embrace the future. The WCA carries out this mission by: (1) Fundraising and engaging in community service, (2) Raising awareness of issues critical to women and children, (3) Empowering women of the Capital Region to become community leaders, (4) Fostering the growth and leadership of a future generation of women, and (5) Raising funds and engaging in activities to preserve the historic clubhouse.
The Women's Fund of the Capital Region
From 2007-2010, the Women’s Fund awarded a total of $168,500 in grants to 19 programs which worked every day to help remove obstacles that stand in the way of success for women and girls. These programs helped women and girls find the inner resources to overcome barriers of abuse, neglect, poverty and fear. In partnership with Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College the Women’s Fund has provided $85,000 for scholarships and emergency financial assistance. Funding was used for education and training, leading to better jobs and increased economic security. To date, 22 women have been selected to receive scholarship support to further their educational goals. For more information, please visit www.womensfundcr.org.
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region
Provides safe, supportive, affordable housing to homeless women and women with children. Provides job readiness training, GED preparation, food pantry and weekly community meal.
YWCA NorthEastern NY
YWCA NorthEastern is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.