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ROC Ripples — 6.4.19

Most of the time when we think about single parents, we think about mothers and their children. The ROC has many of those. But we also have some single dads who are heroes to their children and to the staff at the ROC.  Take Sam, for instance. He’s raising five girls all on his own and holding […]

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ROC Ripples — 5.7.19

Mork: On Earth, a mother does all sorts of other nice things for her children for her entire life. Oh, it’s a warm and wonderful thing.Orson: How much does she get paid?Mork: Nothing.Orson: Is it because her work is considered of no real value?Mork: No, because it’s considered priceless.                        — Mork and Mindy, “A Mommy for Morky” […]

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Rural Outreach Center to offer Living with Diabetes sessions

Those who live with diabetes know it is a challenging condition that must be monitored closely. This includes bloodwork, medications, making daily choices about 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 more about […]

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Rural Outreach Center seeks full-time social worker/case manager

Organization Name: Rural Outreach Center (ROC) Organization Description: Social/Community Outreach Organization Website: www.theroc.co Job Title: Social Worker/Case Manager Hours: 40 hours per week with some evenings  Salary: Based on level of experience Location: East Aurora/southern Erie County, Cattaraugus County  Type: Full-time Preferred Education: BSW with some experience. MSW with interest in case management. Benefits: Health […]

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ROC Ripples — 4.3.19

“Things had to change. Nothing I had done in the past helped me to change. I’d been doing the same stuff for 10 years. I was literally homeless and had no other choice, so I called ROC’s Code Blue program. I stayed at the ROC every day and the staff kept talking to me, even though some […]

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Sarah Smith joins Rural Outreach Center as Director of Programs

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, has named Sarah H. Smith, PhD, director of programs. A native of rural Western New York, Dr. Smith approaches her work through the lens of an applied […]

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ROC Ripples — 3.5.19

Have you ever wondered what your commitment to the ROC supports? Well, wonder no longer!  Within a two-hour period one morning last week:  A dad, Ray, and son, Tom, came in because their wife/mom had left and stolen everything. She had taken all their money, birth certificates, photographs … everything.  Tom, a little preschooler, asked Sue at the front desk, “Can […]

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ROC seeks volunteers for Social Work Assistance Team

Have some free time? Help someone change their life and achieve their goals by joining the Rural Outreach Centers’s Social Work Assistance Team (SWAT)! An informational meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the ROC, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. The Rural Outreach Center is a nonprofit organization offering […]

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