Imagine having less than $7 a day to spend on food, living in a house that only heated to 60 degrees, not having reliable transportation or not owning appropriate winter clothing. For more than 200,000 Western New Yorkers, this is their daily routine. And for the second consecutive winter, a local nonprofit organization is preparing […]
ROC Executive Director Frank Cerny recently joined other community nonprofit leaders at the Bank of America Buffalo Community Partner Breakfast. We’re proud to have been awarded a grant from Bank of America. Through their support, we’re expanding economic opportunities and solutions for those most in need.
Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center in East Aurora, will be among several speakers taking part in a Poverty Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Room 403 of Hayes Hall on the UB South Campus. The event will be presented by the Erie County Poverty Committee. The purpose […]
The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) in East Aurora, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting, empowering and elevating the impoverished rural population in southern Erie County and surrounding areas, received a SOPHi Award for Community Impact on Oct. 13 from the Population Health Collaborative. The awards ceremony was held at Buffalo RiverWorks. The Spotlight on Population […]
The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting rural poverty, will host its fourth annual “ROCtober” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora. The event will feature food by Elm Street Bakery, wine provided by Reed’s Wines and Liquors, beer, music […]
Those who live with diabetes know it is a challenging condition and must be monitored closely. This includes blood work, medications, making daily choices about the foods that are eaten, exercise routine, fluid intake and planning ahead to maintain good health. The public is invited to come and join other individuals who want to learn […]
The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, is looking for a part-time case manager/social worker to join its team. The ROC’s model of care is designed to help individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency. The person hired in this role will be responsible for the intake of new participants, […]
The Kiwanis Club of East Aurora has completed construction of a multi-purpose classroom addition at the Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean in East Aurora. The new facility will enable the ROC to provide programs — including healthy living, financial literacy, self-care and other classes — to help people living in […]
Each year, the Rural Outreach Center provides school supplies to local students through its Back Pack Program … and this year was no exception. Have a great school year!
East Aurora’s Rural Outreach Center, a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, is introducing a unique nutrition program that is bringing families back to the dinner table. “Nutrition ROCs is a brand new program that, originally, was going to be offered only to […]