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The following is a list of our partners and their 2018 Allocations;




Abraham House:  Abraham House Rome will offer guests a secure loving home without charge while providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to the terminally ill. This program will fit into our mission as it will provide funding necessary for us to establish a 6-bed Abraham House facility in order to serve the terminally ill in Rome.  Opening in spring of 2019.  www.theabrahamhouse.org     $10,000




Ava Dorfman Senior Community Center Adult Day Care Program: is a NYS Department of Health approved social adult day care program.  This service provides seniors with physical and cognitive challenges with a safe and stimulating atmosphere with the outcome of maintaining independence and overall positive wellbeing of some of our most fragile citizens.  

Ava Dorfman Wellness and Fitness Program:  provides a variety of exercise classes, health information and cardiovascular exercise equipment to promote health and wellness tailored for seniors. We provide a wellness orientation and health screening to ensure activities are appropriate for the individual.

Ava Dorfman Senior Community Center: provides the first line of defense against loneliness and isolation for elderly and retired citizens both of which are pervasive conditions faced by older Americans.  Research through the National Council on Aging has shown that senior center participants have higher level of health, social interaction and life satisfaction.  http://avadorfmanseniorcenter.com       $20,000



Catholic Charities:  Child and Family Development Program casework is offered to parenting youth and young adults in the area.  Through this program, young parents are counseled and taught to cope with their increased responsibilities of parenting as well as their own personal growth and development.


The Community Assistance Program:  addresses short-term basic needs by providing food (from an on-site pantry), personal hygiene items, diapers, and occasional transportation costs.  The client-choice pantry allows a household member to select food from 3 basic food groups to equal 3 meals per person for 3 days.  Households are also given extra food items and donated bread and baked goods as available.  Clients in need of longer term assistance are referred by staff to other agencies or appropriate service providers. https://www.catholiccharitiesom.org/

Parenting Case Management:  Casework is offered to parenting youth and young adults in the area. Through this service, young parents are given the resources throughout the community to cope with their increased responsibilities of parenting as well as their own personal growth and development. Training includes topics such as nutrition, Child Protective issues and school problems. Pre-natal care is a major focus; this is done by providing information on the importance of accessing appropriate pre-natal health care and taking care of one’s self during pregnancy (nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, smoking cessation, and alcohol consumption). Free diapers, formula and other personal items may be given out if there is an assessment of need on an emergency basis. Individual counseling is also made available if there is the need.      $22,000


The Individuals, Couples, and Family Counselling Program: provides best practices, research-based professional counselling services provided by Master’s level counselors or Master’s level graduate students to primarily low income couples and families at little or no cost. 

Community Violence Reduction Program:  addresses the community need for healthy lifestyles through the reduction of youth and domestic violence, and other forms of aggression and abuse.  http://www.whenthereshelpthereshope.com

Give it a Whirl Recovery Program:  Give It A Whirl - Rome strives to engage and educate the participants on the four pillars of recovery as defined by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Home, Health, Purpose, and Community. Weekly one-hour programs will be offered for a period of eight weeks to groups of approximately 10 participants. A new activity will be introduced to the group each week that will focus on one of the four pillars; during the eight-week series, each participant will explore two aspects of each of the pillars. Participants will be encouraged to connect their personal experiences and goals to the pillars, engage with other participants to forge mutual goals and friendships, and develop new life-long habits that will strengthen their ability to maintain their sobriety and wellness.       $28,000



Cluster 13: The funding will be used to continue our education through hands on guidance through the variety of areas that we interact with our community. This could be through the work on homes, preparing and harvest of the gardens, helping someone fill out important forms, or in the process of purchasing clothing. We will offer classes to enhance education of basic needs of the community (Ex: how to fix a clogged drain, financial education, basic meal prep, clothing care and what plants work to easily provide food for families, basic first aid, etc.). www.cluster13ministriesinc.org      $10,000

Camden Area Food Pantry:  The United Way funding will allow us to purchase non-food personal hygiene products, such as shampoo, detergent, baby and adult diapers, feminine sanitary supplies and some cleaning items on a regular basis. These items have not previously been covered by other grant sources and are infrequently donated. $10,000


http://www.projectfibonacci.com/assets/images/Header.png Fibonacci Foundation:  The ultimate goal is to promote the next generation of young scholars and productive citizens through immersive learning in the sciences, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.  It will provide scholarships to the S.T.E.A.M Conference for students from Rome and Western Oneida County who would otherwise be unable to afford attending.  http://www.projectfibonacci.org     $7,500




This is the logo of the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, representing service to both our urban and rural clients.

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York:  Emergency Legal Safety Net program ensures that clients obtain basic necessities of life in a crisis, such as helping individuals who have no food, are on the brink of homelessness, or are at risk from bodily harm or even death from domestic violence.  http://www.lasmny.org/offices/Utica.shtm     $10,000





Oneida County Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter also known as “The Journey Home” is the area’s first age appropriate shelter for runaway and homeless youth in Oneida County, New York State. The residence will provide temporary shelter for up to 21 days for youth under 18 years of age. The goal of the program will be to assist runaway and homeless youth in crisis, reunite them with their families, whenever possible, strengthen family relations and help transition them to safe and stable living arrangements. Upon entry into the Journey Home youth will receive a change of clothes, a shower, along with hygiene products, fresh linens and towels, food and if needed a taxi will be provided to get them to the shelter.  The program operates out of the former St. Mary’s Rectory located at 210 West Liberty Street Rome, NY 13440.   http://www.mvcaa.com     $10,000


 Provides air medical services to critically injured and ill patients, transporting them to specialty care with minimal delay.  They operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year, based at Griffiss International Airport.  The UW of Rome funding will help replace the current outdated IV pumps which will allows us to provide the most highly skilled life-saving services.   www.mercyflightcentral.org     $2,5000


Salvation Army Youth Enrichment Services:  Provides social development activities available to persons of all ages, with a primary emphasis upon youth between the ages of 6 to 17 which is at high risk.  This program is seeking funding for development asset and character building programs needed in the area of Rome with high rates of poverty, teen pregnancy and crime.     


Crisis Intervention/Food Pantry: Short-term assistant and counseling is provided to clients to assist with monthly and seasonal, material and non-material assistance to households who have exhausted other resources or have the absence of other resources. Assistance includes basic needs, household items, hygiene, transportation, baby, prescriptions, temporary housing (motel), disaster, seasonal, and information/referrals. Those seeking assistance receive an initial intake interview and assessment and are provided short-term counseling to identify causes of emergency and need for service requested. Key information such as family information, demographics, and income/expenses are collected. Individual’s needs are identified and material/non-material assistance is then offered to alleviate and/or resolve the immediate need. The individual is also made aware of other services/programs in the community that are available and provide for other needs (not provided by our program). Individuals who are
in need of long-term/specialized services are referred to or contacted as needed.  http://www.salvationarmyusa.org     $20,000



YMCA: Before and After School Program is committed to developing and operating the highest quality child care program.  We seek to provide child care that supports and strengthens families and nurtures the healthy successful growth and development of each child involved. 

YMCA: Camp Crooked Arrow is the Rome Family YMCA’s summer day camp program.  Children ages 4-17 participate, and reside in the Rome and surrounding geographic area.  The camp session dates are June 25, 2018-August 24, 2018.  http://www.ymcatrivalley.org       $10,000