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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), http://theroc.co  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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ROC Ripples — 1.9.19

As a couple, supporting the ROC is one of the more selfish things that we do. Walking up the steps to the ROC, we always have smiles on our faces … It feels good to know we are changing someone’s life. As we pass from the lobby to the meeting room, we observe the teamwork, […]

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ROC Ripples — 12.4.18

“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?” — George Eliot During this holiday season we are warmed by the love of family and friends and the feeling of gratitude for all we have. At the ROC it is the perfect time to reflect on the extraordinary generosity […]

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Rural Outreach Center earns grant for Babies ROC pilot program

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization based in East Aurora that helps the rural poor transition to self-sufficiency through a variety of programs, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. The Health Foundation is an independent private foundation that advocates for continuous improvement in […]

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Rural Outreach Center in East Aurora is a Code Blue site

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora has been designated as a Code Blue site for southern Erie County. From December 2018 through March 2019, the facility will be open to individuals without safe shelter any time the temperature, including wind chill, falls below 32 degrees. The ROC’s Code Blue […]

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ROC seeks full-time staff social worker

Organization Name: Rural Outreach Center (ROC) Organization Description: Social/Community Outreach Organization Web site: http://theroc.co   Job Title: Staff Social Worker  Hours: Full-time, including 2 to 3 evenings a week Salary (or salary range): Based on level of experience Location: East Aurora/southern Erie County, Cattaraugus County  Preferred Education: LMSW with focus on clinical work Benefits: Health stipend Job […]

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ROC Ripples – 11.7.18

Accountability. It’s part of the ROC’s DNA. Helping our Participants hold themselves accountable. Holding ourselves accountable. In my work at Independent Health as Director of Membership Operations, accountability is essential. The ROC’s model of accountability is one of the big reasons I agreed to become a board member and devote my time to them. The […]

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