With the strong belief in the dignity and value of every human life, the mission and purpose of the St. Paul’s Center is to provide a warm, nurturing, home-like environment where each mother will have the opportunity to become equipped and empowered to make a successful transition to independent living and to a better life for herself and her children.
Community Center came to be in 1968 as East Side Neighborhood Recreation
Center, Inc., a 501c(3) not for profit corporation, under the leadership of
dedicated gentlemen from the community who saw the need for recreational
programs for Troy’s East Side youth. Our mission is to provide life essential services to
children, individuals and families, primarily residents of Rensselaer County,
in a nurturing, compassionate, and non-preferential manner, while promoting
self-sufficiency and service to one’s community.
Youth Education Program
NABA’s mission is to provide services and support to help blind and visually impaired people achieve independence and growth. In 1908, a group of ten blind men and women assembled in an effort to overcome their difficulties adjusting to their vision loss. Together they formed what would become the Albany Association of the Blind, predecessor of today’s organization, NABA. For more than 100 years, NABA has been a vital community resource, providing assistance for women, men and children experiencing blindness and vision loss. In 2010, the oldest person we served was 102 years old and the youngest was 18 months.
Bumble Bear Club
of Crandall Public Library is to provide resources, services and programs
necessary to meet the informational, educational, cultural and entertainment
needs of the public to enhance individual and community life. Crandall Public
Library intends to provide the community with free access to the world of
ideas, information in varied formats and the creative experience in an open and
Sunday Circle Program
Region Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children
with special needs as well as to individuals struggling with isolation and
other crises in the Capital Region. Their programs involve them in a full range
of unique social and educational experiences. They envision a world in which people who have special
needs and their families experience acceptance, inclusion and friendship as contributing
members of society. The Friendship Circle aims to create an environment for
teens that will nurture a sense of connection to and responsibility for the
greater community through innovative and stimulating programs. They see this as
essential for developing and producing the leaders of tomorrow.
Artifacts for Traveling Museum
The Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum offers unique educational and cultural opportunities to residents of New York’s Capital Region. They are an all traveling museum without walls that travels to communities within a 50 mile radius of their administrative office.
Bridging the Digital Divide
Hamilton Hill Arts Center is a non-profit cultural arts center. Their mission
is to promote the knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of the arts and
culture of African and African-Americans thereby enriching our community and
the Capital Region. The Hamilton Hill Arts Center (HHAC) blends African and
African-American arts and culture with educational and character-building
activities, making the center a unique resource in the Capital Region. Founded
in 1968 as a drop-in arts center for at-risk youth, their programs offerings
have expanded to meet the growing needs of our community. They bring beauty,
culture, and hope to an inner-city neighborhood and the entire region.
Baby Safe Sleep Project
It is their mission to be a refuge where those dealing with pregnancy issues can find unconditional love, acceptance and truthful counsel, reflecting God's great love and respect for each individual. All of their services are completely free and confidential.
Adolescent Mental Health “Snoozelin” Sensory RoomEllis Hospital was founded in 1885. Today they are the sole provider of acute care in Schenectady County. Ellis now operates 3 locations (Ellis, McClellan and Bellevue Hospitals.) Schenectady county has 2,100 uninsured children under the age of 19 and 11,500 uninsured adults ages 19-64.
Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Unlike any other charity, Starlight offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings that enable us to provide ongoing support for children and families — from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment. Whether it’s helping to pass long hours in a hospital, learning more about a disease or just having the chance to make special memories together as a family, Starlight’s programs help children and families cope with the challenges they face daily.
Special Needs Clinics and Summer Camps
The Fast Break Fund is a non-profit organization designed to support underprivileged, high risk children in our community. We believe that with exposure and participation in sports, young men and women are provided with opportunities to build self-esteem and character and gain valuable life skills such as responsibility, physical fitness, dedication and teamwork. The Fast Break Fund makes youth sports a possibility for all youth.
Family Hope Bags
The mission of the Nick's Fight to be Healed Foundation is to support pediatric blood cancer patients as well as serve the young adult blood cancer community. We strive to improve quality of life by promoting well- being, reducing stress within the entire family, and providing resources to help children with blood cancer lead fun and fulfilling lives. This Foundation reflects Nick’s values and personality. By helping other patients with blood cancer his spirit lives on.
Crafts Arts Recreation and Evening Reporting Center
Since 1921 they have been serving the children and families of the South End of Albany and Arbor Hill. They have a dual focus of being a social service agency that deals with the neediest members of the community through their therapeutic programs and community center which is open to the public for health and wellness and cultural arts programming.
Playground Rebuild Project
The purpose of the Corinth Playground Committee is to provide the school and community with a play environment that is safe and accessible for all children and their families. The playground will encourage imagination, creativity, physical fitness, integration, and a sense of community.