The Rural Outreach Center, Inc

Building Development and Clinical Capacity for Rural Erie County

“Grant funds will allow Rural Outreach Center (ROC) to hire a Development Director and two social workers. The Development Director will help build a foundation for ROC’s ongoing financial sustainability, while the social workers will help to address the rapidly growing need for clinical services in rural Erie County.”

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: East Aurora, NY
AMOUNT: $240,650 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: theroc.com


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued