Campaign to build The Scott R. Bieler Foundation Rural Outreach Center

The Need

There has been a 300% increase in the number of counseling and care coordination sessions offered in the past 24 months. The current space – a small, repurposed FEMA trailer – is not enough space to meet this dramatic increase in the need for services. In fact, it limits the ability of staff, partners, and the community to address the complex issue of rural poverty.   COVID 19 has made it impossible to safely provide support to our rural families.  The situation is critical.

The Solution

Your support will help build The Scott R. Bieler Foundation Rural Outreach Center bringing together the many services and programs offered by the Rural Outreach Center. This building will include offices, counseling rooms, large, open, dividable areas, for children’s programming including play therapy, larger community gathering spaces, and small group sessions. A plaza for outdoor gatherings, a meditation/chapel access to the building for worship, conferences, and other community events. ROC Central will be a community asset, designed to be a place of hope and healing for families living in rural poverty.

The Reaching Out Campaign goal is to raise $4,200,000 and we are almost there. We need your help to meet this goal, build ROC Central, and put an end to rural poverty. Your gift to the Reaching Out Campaign will help lift children out of poverty and give them a chance at a normal childhood and a productive fulfilling life.


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Circle of Care

Gifts of $50,000 or more


Scott R. Bieler Foundation, Inc.

KeyBank Foundation

The M&T Charitable Foundation

Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation

Pathways Christian Fellowship

Children’s Guild Foundation

Robert M. Chur Foundation

National Fuel Gas Foundation

John R. Oishei Foundation

Erie County


Moog Inc.

National Fuel Gas Company


Estate of Donna Brott

Keith & Lucie Albee

Paul Babbitt & Judith Van Nostrand

James & Karen Dusel

Christye Peterson & Peter Grogan

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