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Community Matters September 2014

Saratoga Adult & Senior Center Contact: Lois Celeste Title: Executive Director Phone: (518)584-1621 Email: lois@saratogaseniorcenter.org Since 1955, the mission of the Saratoga Adult & Senior Center has been to empower seniors to achieve and maintain personal independence and individual well-being by providing program structure and support services necessary for healthy recreation, companionship, social involvement, and…

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Community Matters August 2014

Jake’s Help From Heaven 161 Circular St. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (518) 306-5665 Heather Straughter heather@jakeshelpfromheaven.org www.jakeshelpfromheaven.com Jake’s Help From Heaven is a Saratoga Springs based non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple medical challenges and disabilities. Countless challenges occur in raising medically fragile, special needs children. The organization’s goal is to assist children and…

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Community Matters June 2014

Northeast Career Planning www.northeastcareer.org Contact: Janet Simmons Phone: (518) 465-5201 Email: jsimmons@northeastcareer.org For the past 60 years, Northeast Career Planning has been helping individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment achieve their goals towards self-sufficiency and personal success. NCP’s programs include employment opportunities, vocational evaluation, assistance for individuals with mental health concerns, a work…

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Community Matters May 2014

Circles of Mercy We hope you’ll help us support an outstanding community organization, Circles of Mercy, which has a 16-year tradition of providing services to the local Rensselaer community.  Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Circles of Mercy’s outreach center provides free tax preparation, computer training, social services, mentoring, resume and job seeking services, holiday…

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Community Matters March 2014

American Heart Association Mae Osman, MBA Director, Heart Walk Founders Affiliate    American Heart Association American Stroke Association 440 New Karner, Albany, NY 12205 Phone: 518-869-4043 Fax:518-869-8180 mae.osman@heart.org   Did you know that walking can help lower your blood pressure, improve your mood, help you lose weight and expand your life? Studies show that for…

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Community Matters February 2014

Literacy New York Greater Capital Region Contact: Sylvia L. Jimison, MPA Executive Director Email: sjimison@literacynycap.org Phone:(518) 452-3381 Ext. 223 Literacy New York Greater Capital Region (LNYGCR) changes lives and builds community by strengthening literacy skills. Through student-centered education, LNYGCR helps adults with basic needs in reading, writing or speaking the English language achieve their goals…

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Community Matters January 2014

YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Contact: Malissa Pilette-McClenon (518) 274-7100 malissap@ywca-gcr.org The YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  Since 1883, the YWCA has been meeting the needs of women in Troy and throughout the Capital Region.…

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Community Matters November 2013

The Food Pantries for the Capital District phone: (518) 458-1167 contact: Laurynn@thefoodpantries.org www.thefoodpantries.org Your help is needed to feed the hungry in our community Did you know that there are 90,410 hungry babies, children, seniors, veterans and struggling families in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties? Food insecurity is a growing and widespread epidemic right here…

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Community Matters September 2013

Anne’s Quest Foundation www.annesquest.org Established by the family of Anne S. Rosenthal, who lost a courageous battle with colon cancer in the fall of 2007, Anne’s Quest Foundation carries on her fighting spirit as it works to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. The foundation also assists with ensuring the quality of life and…

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Community Matters July 2013

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office: (518)273-0038 www.troymusichall.org The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall isn’t a bank at all! Built in 1875 under the direction of George B. Post (architect of the New York Stock Exchange), the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is known internationally for its extraordinary acoustics and architectural beauty. The Music…

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