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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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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), 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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