Monthly Archives: February 2019

Western New York community needs to address the ‘invisible poor’

Larry Bierl tragically froze to death in Amherst recently. It could just have easily happened in rural Western New York. Coverage of Larry’s death, and the related issue of how those experiencing homelessness were dealing with the extreme cold, included repeated media announcements of Code Blue sites, focused solely on urban conditions and opportunities.  This […]

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ROC to host workshops on social services and housing rights

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, will host two upcoming workshops titled Navigating the Department of Social Services and Know Your Housing Rights. The workshops will take place at the ROC, located at 730 Olean Road, East […]

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Rural Outreach Center seeks Director of Programs

Organization Name: Rural Outreach Center (ROC),  Organization Description:Social/Community Outreach   Job Title: Director of Programs Hours: Part-time (.75 FTE), some evening hours and flexibility in hours Salary:Based on level of experience Location: East Aurora/southern Western New York Primary Responsibility: Develop and deliver programming to ROC Participants, consistent with mission. Qualifications: College degree, with experience […]

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ROC Ripples — 2.6.19

This success story is all because of you! Carl had been doing quite well.  He had a small, profitable home remodeling business.  He was happily married with a child and owned his own home.  But then his wife left him and he couldn’t cope with his grief. Carl suddenly became a single parent. His young son, Caleb, […]

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