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Annual Report - Rockland Family Shelter

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Rockland
Family
Shelter
2011 ANNUAL REPORT
Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault Services
Strategies to End
Gender-Based Violence
Crime Victims Services
This annual report is dedicated in loving memory of
our dear colleague, mentor and friend
Lynn Sheinkin
who passed away on August 2, 2012
Imagine a county where everyone works to end domestic violence
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb
We all know someone, young or old, gay or straight, black or
white, Latino or Haitian who has experienced abuse and misuse
of privilege and power. RFS services are life-changing and can be
lifesaving, are multilingual and culturally sensitive for individuals
and families, both heterosexual and LGBTQ.
The art work, featured in this Annual Report, represents some of the winners of past RFS
Art Poster Contests. The contest was created by Tracy Brosnan, Esq. of Mandel,
Katz & Brosnan LLP (MKB) as a means to engage students in raising awareness
of violence against women and girls. Each year, the law firm donates the prize
monies for the competition and RFS advocates speak with students in their
schools about violence, abuse and bullying as part of the education process of
this competition. We thank Tracy for her continued support of this project, which
touches many young lives at a critical time in their personal development.
Our services and programs are based on the belief that everyone
deserves to feel safe in their homes and relationships, and to
experience a sense of self-worth that comes from being treated
with kindness and respect by individuals and community systems.
In the following pages, you will see highlights of RFS 2011
programs and services that demonstrate the need for and
effectiveness of our work, which is made possible in part through
the generous donations from friends like you! Thank you.
Photos by George Pejoves; Illustrations by Shuchi Jani, �04 winner (cover); Megan Carlée, �06 winner (p. 3);
Rachel Aguilar, �11 hon. mention (p.10); Julia Seraro, �11 winner (p.14); Howard Kyong, �09 winner (p.16)
Rockland Family Shelter
Changing Our Name
“The only constant is change,” wrote the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Had he
been living in the 21st century, he might well have been describing nonprofit
organizations, where managing change is a key leadership challenge 365 days a
year. Sometimes we manage change proactively, as when adding a new program or
service, or planning an event. All too often, though, we are forced to manage
change reactively, responding to and coping with external events that profoundly
impact the organization and its programs.
This Annual Report is our opportunity to convey the changes of the past
year, and those to come, to our friends and supporters. And during
this, our 34th year of service to the people of Rockland County, we
are excited to announce a major proactive change that will
guide us as we move into our next three decades and
beyond. As of October 1, 2012, we will no longer be
known as Rockland Family Shelter, Inc. As of
that date, RFS will become the Center for
Safety and Change, Inc. – a name we
believe better reflects not only who
we are and what we do now, but
what we hope to become as we
move into the future.
This decision was arrived at neither
quickly nor easily, and is certainly one not
taken lightly. Rather, it is the result of a
long and thoughtful process begun
almost five years ago with discussions
Carolyn Fish
Executive Director
Michael Mandel
President, Board of Directors
among Board members, staff, and survivors about whether we, as an organization,
had simply outgrown our name. Since its inception in 1979, RFS has continued to
evolve, mature and expand in ways that we never imagined when we first opened a
small shelter for battered women so many years ago. And the more we discussed the
issue, the more “Rockland Family Shelter” seemed inadequate to convey the complex
array of programs and services that RFS offers.
Our new name – Center for Safety and Change – reflects the best thinking of our
Board of Directors, staff, Resource Council and clients, as well as the collective input
from all of you who responded to the survey we distributed last year. The Center will
be a hub around which any number of programs, services, events and activities can
revolve, each distinct yet all contributing to the organization’s central mission:
providing safety for our clients, promoting safety in our community, and changing how
people think and how they interact with one another.
Though unrelated, our name change comes at a time when external events are
impacting not only RFS, but all New York nonprofits. Fiscal crises in both the state and
county government have already significantly reduced our public funding and we
expect that trend to continue in the foreseeable future.
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“I decided it is better to scream …
silence is the real crime against humanity.”
—Nadezhda Mandelstam
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Despite this, so far, Rockland Family Shelter has
managed to keep all of our programs and services
staffed and functioning and able to meet the everexpanding demand for services that difficult economic
times always seem to engender. By cutting costs,
expanding our fundraising efforts, and creating new
collaborative relationships, our management team has
succeeded in keeping our doors open and our programs
running despite economic pressures unlike any we have
seen before.
County District Attorney’s Office has been serving
victims of all violent crimes in Rockland County since
2006. Our newest collaboration brings RFS together
again with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office
and with many other agencies to serve victims with
special needs at the “Spirit of Rockland” Special
Victims Center on the grounds of Good Samaritan
Hospital in Suffern.
During 2011, RFS also continued to collaborate with
local businesses to develop innovative community
RFS has always been a collaborative organization that
outreach and education programs for Rockland’s teens
has sought to work together with other public and private
and young adults. With renewed sponsorship from
Orange and Rockland Utilities, for example,
agencies to achieve common and/or synergistic goals.
presentations by former NFL lineman
Joe Ehrmann, founder of Coach for
America, at Tappan Zee and North
Rockland High Schools addressed
issues of poverty, racism, domestic
violence, rape, bullying and child
abuse with both students and
coaches, conveying that by working
together we can transform families,
organizations
and communities into
—Henri Bergson
safer places for all of us. In May, the
law firm of Mandel, Katz and
In 2011, RFS and Rockland County Child Protective
Brosnan, LLP sponsored our annual Art Poster Contest,
Services (CPS) celebrated their 10th year of
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, for the eighth
collaborating on Safe Moms/Safe Kids, a program to
consecutive year, as well as funded our Mary Weingard
help domestic violence and sexual assault victims who
Domestic Violence Law Project. Other programming from
are being served by the CPS system. Our very first
the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project (TDVPP)
collaborative initiative, the STOP F.E.A.R. Coalition,
and SAEDA (Student Activists Ending Dating Abuse)
has been working with VCS, Inc. and other nonprofits,
brought the RFS message to all eight Rockland County
public school districts during the year, as well as to
government agencies, and private businesses to effect a
coordinated, county-wide response to domestic violence
students at Rockland Community College, Dominican
since 1986, while our Comprehensive Crime Victims
College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Nyack College, as
Assistance Program collaboration with the Rockland
well as several regional institutions.
“To exist is to change, to change
is to mature. To mature is to go
on creating oneself endlessly.”
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As we continued to pursue new and creative ways to
overcome reductions in institutional funding, we have
been continually amazed at the imaginative and
innovative ways friends and supporters have found to
assist the Rockland Family Shelter. In the past year,
these efforts have ranged from a Yoga for Peace event at
Vision Sports Club in Pearl River; to a square dance at
the West Nyack Firehouse, sponsored by the Rockland
Rockytop Square Dance Club in collaboration with the
Resource Council; to the donation of a portion of the
gate receipts from a Rockland Boulders baseball game
against the Brockton Rox. Along with traditional events
like our annual Fashion and Linen Sales and the annual
Rockland Road Runners 5K Run/Walk (which
celebrates its 25th year in 2012!), these community
initiatives helped tremendously, not only in raising funds
for RFS, but in spreading the word about intimate
partner and sexual violence and the RFS programs
and services available to survivors. The imagination,
creativity, and hard work contributed by so many each
year to help support RFS and its programs hearten us
with renewed hope and anticipation for the future.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we would like
to extend our most sincere thanks to the many individuals
who contributed their time, talents, and energy to so many
events and activities during 2011, including addressing our
name change and helping us bring it to what we believe is
an exemplary conclusion. We would especially like to thank
all of you who responded to our survey and shared your
perceptions and ideas. We look forward to continuing to
work with all of you as we bring the Center for Safety and
Change to the high level of excellence, respect, and
acceptance that RFS has enjoyed for so many years,
keeping in mind the profound words of renowned U.S.
statesman Adlai Stevenson: “Change is inevitable…
Change for the better is a full-time job.”
On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husband or boyfriend in the United States.
Catalano, Shannan. 2007. Intimate Partner Violence in the United States. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault Services
“Injustice anywhere is a threat
to justice everywhere.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Shelter and Housing
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Support Services
The only facility of its kind in Rockland County, the Emergency Residential Shelter provides
battered women and their children a safe place to live, while they begin the process of recovery
from the trauma they experienced as victims of domestic violence, and plan for their safety and
stability of their future.
The range of services provided by RFS therapists, counselors and advocates include: individual
and group counseling; coordination of children services; social, employment and educational
advocacy; safety planning; court assistance; assistance with New York State Office of Victims
Services crime victims applications; and assistance with transitional and permanent housing.
In addition, our Transitional Housing Support Services program helps individuals and families
leaving the RFS Emergency Residential Shelter or an abusive home find temporary transitional
housing and ultimately permanent, affordable housing in the community.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Provided shelter to 50 women fleeing abusive
partners and their 50 children, for a total of almost
5,000 bed nights.
• Developed, discussed and reviewed safety plans
with all women and children residing in the shelter.
• Expanded activities for children in residence with
celebrations of holidays and local trips and outings.
Dilcia Suazo, Director of Residential Services
Mary Clay, House Manager
Yoselin Garcia, Clinical Supervisor of Client Services
Margie Hayes, House Manager
Claudette Morris, House Manager
Jennifer Reynoso, Bilingual Housing/Shelter Advocate
Marie Simmons, House Manager
Maria Ceci, Supervisor of Client Services
Kavita Kunte, Advocate/Coordinator
Melissa Almenas, Shelter Social Worker
Milagros Morote, Part-time House Manager
Marlene Rodriguez, Coordinator of Children Services
• Provided 351 accompaniments for residents.
• Provided 4,400 advocacies with court, school,
recreation, department of social services, medical
offices and other agencies on behalf of residents.
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Somewhere in America, a woman is battered every 15 seconds.
UN Study on the Status of Women, Year 2000
“RFS didn’t just help us with
emergency shelter and two
years of transitional housing.
You also helped me regain a
lost sense of confidence and
to do things that helped
make me feel whole and in
control again. You’ve helped
me learn that my son and I
deserve to feel safe, happy,
and free, and to live a life
free from violence. Thank
you so much.”
—RFS client
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Children’s Services
Safe Moms/Safe Kids and Children’s Programming
RFS Children’s Services provide residential and non-residential services for
children whose mothers are survivors of intimate partner violence. Services include:
individual, family and group counseling; education advocacy with schools; support
and empowerment groups for mothers; and activity groups for children.
Safe Moms/Safe Kids collaborates with Rockland County Child Protective Services
(RCCPS) to provide assistance to children whose mothers are victims of domestic
violence. RFS staff also assists RCCPS by providing domestic violence advocacy,
translation and court assistance for both the child and the parent.
Judy McDermott, Director of Children’s Services
Marlene Rodriguez, Coordinator of Children’s Services at the Residential Shelter
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Assisted 150 children under the age of 18 and their families, providing
therapy, advocacy and legal assistance.
• Provided services such as counseling, home visits and developing safety
plans for 69 families involved with Child Protective Services through the
Safe Moms/Safe Kids collaboration.
“Talking about the abuse helped me to think about
what not to do when I am a dad. I will be the
opposite of my father.”
• Continued to foster cross-trainings with Rockland County Child Protective
Services, providing each with enhanced insight and understanding of the
issues pertaining to domestic violence and child abuse.
• Provided accompaniment to probation and court for orders of protection,
custody and support for mothers of children who receive RFS services.
• Collaborated with VCS to co-facilitate a mothers support group in
Spanish on a regular basis, which was attended by a total of 593 women.
—RFS client, age 14
“Thank you for helping my children understand that
the violence was not their fault and that there are
good people to talk to about their worries.”
—RFS client, mother
15.5 million children in the United States live in families in which intimate partner violence occurred at least once in the past year,
and seven million children live in families in which severe intimate partner violence occurred.
Whitfield, CL, Anda RF, Dube SR, Felittle VJ. 2003. Violent Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Adults: Assessment in a Large Health Maintenance Organization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
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Domestic Violence Non-Residential Services
Center for Advocacy and Support Services (CASS)
The Center for Advocacy and Support Services (CASS) provides non-residential
support services for survivors of domestic violence, their children and their family
members. Non-residential services include a 24-hour hotline; safety planning; counseling;
advocacy; accompaniments; court assistance; legal services; children’s services;
multi-lingual/multi-cultural services; support and empowerment groups; and assistance
completing the New York State Office of Victims Services claim applications.
Vivian England, Deputy Executive Director of Human Resources and CASS
Lyn Davidson, Senior Coordinator of Domestic Violence Courts
Lynn Goldblatt, Coordinator of Services to the Jewish/Orthodox Community/Advocate
Barbara Harrington, Senior Advocate
Helga Lamarche, Bilingual Integrated Domestic Violence Court Advocate
Belkis Soriano, Integrated Domestic Violence Court Advocate
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Responded to over 1,300 hotline calls.
• Developed over 1,400 safety plans for victims of intimate
partner violence and abuse.
• Worked with and served nearly 600 new clients.
• Provided accompaniments for over 1,800 survivors of
domestic violence.
• Assisted over 100 survivors of intimate partner violence
to secure orders of protection.
“I have received an excellent service from RFS. In my
38 years of life, I feel I have finally been heard for the
first time. Now I feel happy and content. I am looking
into the future with optimism.”
—RFS client
• Lyn Davidson was invited to speak about domestic
violence, abuse and the Coordinators expertise in the
college classes of Senior Assistant District Attorney
Jennifer Parietti and Judge David Fried.
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Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend
at some point in her life. Adverse Health Conditions and Health Risk Behaviors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. February 2008. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Satellite Offices
Spring Valley and Haverstraw
Rockland Family Shelter maintains three non-residential satellite offices, two in
Spring Valley and one in Haverstraw, to facilitate access to services for domestic
violence survivors and their families. Each of the Satellite Offices offer the full range
of RFS services that our main office in New City provides, as well as conducting
special outreach events and activities primarily for the African-American, Haitian
and Latina communities.
Nicole Bryant, Director of Satellite Offices
Anne Lherisson, Coordinator of Services to the Haitian Community/Advocate
Annquette Mackey, Coordinator of Services to the African American Community/Advocate
Jomaira Perez, Co-coordinator of Services to the Latina Community/Advocate
Peppy Saint Juste, Bilingual French Creole Advocate
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Worked with 255 domestic violence survivors.
• Initiated a group for teens living in Spring Valley called Spring Valley
Leaders of Tomorrow (SVLOT), with the purpose to arm participants
with skills to help them make healthy decisions in all areas of their
lives. SVLOT was attended by a core group of 10 students per month.
• Facilitated the first Domestic Violence Court Training in Spring Valley
to ensure consistency throughout all Rockland County Domestic
Violence Courts with VCS and Dr. Chris O’Sullivan.
“I am so thankful for what you did. Now my
children and I have a safe place to come home
to and I don’t have to live in fear anymore”
—RFS Satellite Office client
• Special appreciation to Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Director of
Housing & Community Development for Spring Valley, Rita Grayson,
for their continued support and collaboration in providing services to
victims of intimate partner violence.
Sexual violence is a pervasive global health and human rights problem. The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates
that at least one of every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. In most cases, the abuser
is a member of her own family. García-Moreno et al. 2005. WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women. World Health Organization.
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Special Victims Services
Sexual Trauma Service and Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE)
Sexual Trauma Services assists survivors of sexual violence, their family and friends. Services
include the RFS 24-hour Crisis Hotline; counseling; therapy; accompaniment to the police, the
District Attorney’s office, the hospital and court; as well as victim advocacy.
Our Sexual Trauma Service and Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program provides
timely, compassionate, patient-centered care to children and adult survivors of sexual assault at both
Nyack and Good Samaritan Hospitals. SAFE examiners are nurses who have been certified to
perform these examinations, which include identification of injuries and forensic evidence collection.
The SAFE program also provides training to police, nursing school students, school nurses and
other organizations.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Performed 63 Sexual Assault Forensic Exams,
an increase of nearly 19% over 2010.
• Served 326 survivors of sexual assault and
provided nearly 300 accompaniments.
• Developed a special program to raise awareness
about sexual assault for college students in
partnership with St. Thomas Aquinas College
called STAC Owns the Night, which is now part
of the annual college calendar.
• Provided nearly 4,000 direct services, including
crisis intervention, supportive counseling and
therapy to survivors of sexual assault.
• Advocated almost 1,400 times for clients.
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Kiera Pollock, Director of Special Victims Services
Wendy Cruz, Senior Coordinator, Special Victims
Nathalie Desert, Bi-lingual French Creole Sexual Trauma Advocate & Prevention Educator
Jenny Guzman, Co-coordinator of Services to the Latina Community & Sexual Trauma Advocate
Tara Healy, Senior Coordinator, SAFE Program
Claudia Olave-Guillermo, Therapist Consultant
Alexandra Rodriguez, Special Victims Advocate
Lauren Steinfeld, Child & Family Advocate/Therapist
“From the beginning my advocate showed me genuine concern and
determination to help us and guide us … With her help and RFS, I was
able to get through my situation and help my child also get through this
so we can both move on and continue with our lives.”
—J.E., mother of a child sexual assault survivor
One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime
(14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape). National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey. 1998
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Legal Assistance
The Mary Weingard Domestic Violence Law Project (DVLP)
The Mary Weingard Domestic Violence Law Project assists victims of intimate partner
violence in navigating the often daunting legal system. Two full-time attorneys and a
paralegal provide free legal consultation to RFS clients working with an advocate and legal
representation in civil cases to income-eligible victims of domestic violence.
The DVLP also consults with and provides training and technical assistance to attorneys
representing women abused by their intimate partners and liaises with government and
social service agencies regarding domestic violence policy and issues.
Julie Gamache, Director of Legal Program
Nicole Harris, Staff Attorney
Arlene Gordon, Paralegal
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Provided 161 free legal consultations to survivors of domestic
violence, who are clients of RFS.
• Represented a total of 69 domestic violence survivors in various
courts and venues in Rockland County.
• Presented training for the RFS Sexual Trauma Program on
legal issues affecting domestic violence survivors.
• Litigated 60 custody and visitation cases in Family Court on
behalf of domestic violence survivors.
• Successfully assisted a number of immigrant women with
processing green card applications under the Violence Against
Women Act (VAWA).
“When I left my home with my baby I had nothing.
My husband had been threatening me for a long time
… the attorney at the shelter made all the difference
in the world. I am safe now and living on my own with
full custody of my son.”
—DVLP client
• Represented 47 women to obtain temporary orders of protection.
Approximately 20% of the 1.5 million people who experience intimate partner violence annually obtain civil protection orders.
Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000).
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Strategies to End
Gender-Based Violence
“Clinging to the past is the problem.
Embracing change is the solution.”
– Gloria Steinem
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RFS Education Programs
TDVPP and SAEDA
The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program (TDVPP) is a community education program that offers a series
of workshops to every high school in Rockland County on the dynamics of dating abuse, understanding of sexual
violence and characteristics of healthy relationships. The goal of this program is to give young adults crucial
information that will increase their capacity to be safe and take an active community role in ending dating abuse.
SAEDA (Student Activists Ending Dating Abuse) is a DELTA funded program for high-school students who
apply to attend a four day, 28-hour training on dating abuse, sexual trauma, prevention, sexism, racism, homophobia
and other forms of oppression and the cultural norms that support them. SAEDA students are trained to provide
nonjudgmental help to peers who may disclose domestic or sexual violence in their lives and link them with resources,
such as RFS, for assistance and support. In the training, they address social justice issues, bullying and learn skills to
be leaders, activists and allies. Following the training, many students participate in SAEDA’s weekly and monthly
meetings and become trainers or facilitators themselves.
LYNN SHEINKIN, RFS Deputy Executive Director of Programs and Services;
Rockland Coordinator of STOP F.E.A.R. Coalition and the DELTA Project
Nancy Donoghue, Administrative Assistant
Nathalie Desert, Director of Education
Alma Ryes-Evans, Director of Education
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• TDVPP conducted trainings and workshops
for almost 1,800 high school students in eight
high schools this year, on topics ranging from
sexual violence prevention to dating abuse
prevention and bullying.
“In such a short time, my outlook on how I thought of myself and society
changed drastically and the only way for anyone else to realize how
significant the change is, is to experience the emotions firsthand.”
• Expanded SAEDA summer and winter
trainings to include 48 new students
representing almost every high school in
Rockland County.
“SAEDA changed my perspective on life and hopefully can start to
change the views of others.”
—SAEDA students
Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group – at a rate almost triple
the national average. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99 (Oct. 2001, rev. 11/28/01)
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Coalitions and Projects
STOP F.E.A.R. , DELTA Project and Engaging Men Program
The STOP F.E.A.R. (Family Abuse, Endangering Women and Children, Abuse of All Kinds,
Rape and Sexual Assault) Coalition was formed in 1986, as RFS Executive Director, Carolyn
Fish and VCS Executive Director Phyllis Frank saw the need for a coordinated community
response to domestic violence. Together with legislator Harriett Cornell, then District Attorney
Michael Bongiorno and Sheriff Tom Goldrick, this county-wide effort to respond to domestic
violence was formed. Today, the STOP F.E.A.R Coalition, co-chaired by Carolyn Fish and
Harriett Cornell, develops and implements programs that focus on prevention. As part of the
STOP F.E.A.R. Coalition, RFS annually hosts the “How Safe is Our Community”
conference, the purpose of which is to provide ongoing training on domestic violence
prevention to key community leaders, including elected representatives, judicial personnel,
clergy, police, mental health professionals, and others.
The DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement Through Leadership and
Alliances) Project is a national initiative of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent
domestic violence. Due to the work of the STOP F.E.A.R. Coalition, the CDC selected
Rockland Family Shelter as one of the agencies to implement the DELTA Project in New York
State in 2003. Coordinated by Lynn Sheinkin, Vice President of the STOP F.E.A.R. Coalition,
the DELTA Project seeks to involve community leaders and organizations to promote and
create strategies that support gender equity, respectful and non-oppressive environments
throughout the community.
As part of the DELTA Project, the Workplace Committee, a collaboration of local businesses,
plans and implements community conferences, seminars and workshops about domestic
violence in the workplace focusing on prevention.
The Engaging Men Program, also part of the DELTA Project, seeks to involve men and boys
as allies in reaching out to communities to create and participate in actions and teach other
men and boys a model of manhood based on positive and equitable principles.
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In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds that women
experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.
Adverse Health Conditions and Health Risk Behaviors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. February 2008. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Offered trainings for coaches, teachers and parents led
by former NFL player and author of InSideOut Coaching,
Joe Ehrmann. These trainings focused on developing
skills necessary to advance positive models of manhood,
womanhood and respect in order to help transform
families, organizations and communities into safe, more
respectful environments for youth, women and men.
• Through the DELTA Project, RFS and national trainer,
author and ex-NFL player, Joe Ehrmann, provided
training to Orange and Rockland Utilities management
and employees about gender role stereotypes,
successful team work and life values, and inspiring a
safer work environment.
• The 14th Annual STOP F.E.A.R. Criminal Justice
Conference featured speaker and survivor Donna
Palomba, founder of Jane Doe No More, Inc., a national
organization dedicated to creating awareness and
breaking stigmas associated with sexual assault crimes.
• Together with RFS staff members Jenny Guzman and
Jomaira Perez, the Engaging Men Program hosted a
conference for male community leaders from the Latino,
African American and Haitian communities on What It
Means to Be an Honorable Man and Men and Women
Working Together as Allies to End Gender-Based
Violence.
Business leaders agree that domestic violence is a problem that affects their workplaces: 57% of senior corporate executives believe
domestic violence is a major problem in society. One-third of them think this problem has a negative impact on their bottom lines, and
40% said they were personally aware of employees and other individuals affected by domestic violence. 66% believe their company’s
financial performance would benefit from addressing the issue of domestic violence among their employees.
Addressing Domestic Violence: A Corporate Response. 1994. Roper Starch Worldwide. New York, NY.
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Crime Victims Services
“Now I say that with cruelty and
oppression it is everybody’s
business to interfere when they
see it.”
–Anna Sewell
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Crime Victims Services
Comprehensive Crime Victims Assistant Program
The Comprehensive Crime Victims Assistance Program is available
to victims of all violent crimes, their family and friends. Violent crimes
include: assault, kidnapping, murder, burglary, robbery, vandalism,
carjacking, cyber-bullying, and hate/bias crimes.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS
• Advocates provided services to 94 victims of crimes and their families.
• Accompanied 22 victims to services and provided over 300 advocacies.
• Continued to collaborate with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure victims
receive appropriate services through the Special Victims Center.
• Partnered with the District Attorney’s Office and Good Samaritan Hospital
during National Crime Victims Rights Week to present a special viewing of
Telling Amy’s Story at Good Samaritan Hospital.
In 2011, the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office opened the
“Spirit of Rockland” Special Victims Center (SVC) on the grounds
of Good Samaritan Hospital. The SVC is a collaborative partnership
among RFS, the Rockland District Attorney’s Office, the Rockland
Department of Social Services, the Rockland Department of Health,
the Rockland Police Chiefs Association and Good Samaritan Hospital.
The goal of SVC is to provide services and resources to victims in one
secure location through these partnerships. Additionally, an RFS
Advocate is located at the District Attorney’s Office in New City,
providing services to victims of violent crimes in a timely manner.
Kiera Pollock, Director of Special Victims Services
Wendy Cruz, Senior Coordinator, Special Victims
Alexandra Rodriguez, Special Victims Advocate
• Special appreciation to District Attorney Thomas Zugibe and his colleagues
for their efforts in assisting with providing excellent crime victims services.
“You are such a wonderful asset to RFS and even more, to me. You have helped me to gather
strength when I’ve had none, the ability to look at myself and gain confidence in myself, to
project what I have inside, and finally realize my own self-worth. I don’t know what I would've
done, or where I would be right now, without you and all the others at RFS.”
—RFS client
More than one in three (35%) of adults are estimated to fall victim to violent crime.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Youth Violence Research Bulletin, 2/02
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“A woman who lives in the
shadow of daily violence,
is not truly free.”
–Kofi Annan
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Policies and Funding
Our Strength in Numbers – Action to end gender-based violence
Part of the work of RFS includes working with local, regional and national committees and
coalitions to end domestic and gender-based violence. This means providing the public, law
enforcement and policy makers with information, insights, language and skills that lead to a
better understanding of the issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Impact through Outreach: RFS staff gave 272 presentations and held 63 events, which
reached over 1,100 people, providing education, information and creating awareness about
gender-based violence
Definitions that changed: In October, Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), an F.B.I. subcommittee,
made recommendations to create a new federal definition of rape, moving the agency a step
closer to updating the way it counts sex crimes for the first time since 1927. The UCR is the
national report card on serious crimes. What gets reported through the URC is how we
collectively view crimes in this county. The old definition of forcible rape is: The carnal knowledge
of a female, forcibly and against her will. The new definition will be rape is: The penetration, no
matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration
by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. The new definition is
more expansive in terms of the offense and does not exclude male victims. With this change, we
believe we may get a more accurate number of reported incidents of sexual violence.
“I felt safe when I received support and
legal assistance. I feel that RFS is
definitely needed for women who go
through violent relationships, who
need to find a way out for their
children and themselves. It is also a
way for women to become self reliant
and stronger from within, regaining the
independence that they once had.”
—RFS Satellite Office client
Bills Signed into Law: Below are some of the bills that were signed into law in 2011 as a result
of education programs, provided by agencies such as RFS, now allowing for better prosecution
of violent perpetrators against women:
• Domestic Violence Firearm Protection establishes which offenses and why types of
relationships meet the federal definition of “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” in
federal firearms law, allowing NYS to report matching convictions, as determined by the
court, to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Individuals in the
NICS database are barred from purchasing guns, including rifles and shotguns.
• Sexual Abuse, First Degree amends penal law 130.65 to provide that a person is guilty of
sexual abuse in the first degree when he or she is twenty-one years old or older and
subjects another person who is less than thirteen years old to sexual contact. This offense
is a class D violent felony.
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Our Fundraising Events
In 2011, our fundraising events allowed us to raise much needed funds while bringing
awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault to our community, in part through
honoring various individuals and corporations who have helped us in this effort.
A special thank you goes to the 2011 Chairpersons of each event. Their dedication and
commitment to creating a violence-free society has helped make a difference in the lives of
the nearly 300 clients RFS served each month.
Laura Segall & Elisabeth Voigt, Fundraising Co-Chairs
Cindy McMurtrie, Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
Cynthia Diamond, Diane Sussman & Roberta Zahl, Designer Fashion Sale
Janet Brooks & Skye Spiegel, Fashion Sale Preview
Billie Cronin, Kara Katz & Larry Wolf, Women’s Distance Festival 5K
Ronnie Drachman, John J. Manna, Jr. & Marian Rhein, Harvest Auction
Caryn and Mark Burke, Cynthia Diamond, Roz Fields & Diane Sussman, Linen Sale
Bijal Jani & Richard Rein, Simona & Jerome A. Chazen Business Award Luncheon
Billie Cronin & Cynthia Diamond, Barnes & Noble Gift Wrap
Jill Kaliff, “Better Things to Come” Cookbook
“One hand cannot clap on its own but it needs the
—Maasai tribal saying
other hand to make a clap.”
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Rockland Family Shelter Staff
Front row, L-R: Venesia Defrank, Candy Pittari,
Barbara Harrington, Judy McDermott, Dilcia Suazo,
Julie Gamache
2nd row, L-R: Belkis Soriano, Lauren Steinfeld,
Carolyn Fish, Elizabeth Santiago, Lynn Sheinkin,
Wendy Cruz, Mala Palchaudhuri
3rd row, L-R: Jenny Guzman, Helga Lamarche,
Anne Lherisson, Marie Emhardt, Johanna Franjul,
Lynn Goldblatt
4th row, L-R: Jennifer Bernstein, Jennifer Reynoso,
Margie Hayes, Annquette Mackey, Jomaira Perez,
Vivian England, Maria Ceci, Arlene Gordon
Left side, top to bottom: Jan Deegan, Nathalie
Desert, Kiera Pollock, Nicole Bryant
Right side, top to bottom: Lyn Davidson, Betsy
Proper, Asia Yavorskyy, Marie Simmons
Not Pictured: Melissa Almenas, Lea Carnevali,
Mary Clay, Josh Corday, Laure Cunningham,
Nancy Donoghue, Yoselin Garcia, Nicole Harris,
Tara Healy, Kavita Kunte, Michael Micinowski,
Milagros Morote, Claudette Morris, Claudia
Olave-Guillermo, Alexandra Rodriguez, Marlene
Rodriguez, Alma Ryes-Evans, Peppy Saint Juste,
Jerry Schulman
A Special Thank You to our Board of Directors
Front row, L-R: Richard D. Rein Treasurer, Kimberly Campbell
Vice President, Michael Mandel President, Carolyn Fish,
Executive Director
2nd row, L-R: S. Lisa Hayes, Cynthia Diamond, Laura Segall,
Cynthia McMurtrie, Patsy Lisak, Anne Shapiro
3rd row, L-R: Janet Brooks, Deborah Yablonsky, Jill Kaliff, Marian
Rhein, Elisabeth Voigt, Diane Sussman;
Not pictured: Billie Cronin Secretary, Steven Abel, Ronnie
Drachman, Roselyn Fields, Bijal Jani, Marilyn Kaskel, John J.
Manna, Jr., Angela Mattei, JoEllen Putter
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Our Volunteers
RFS could not provide these extensive services without the
assistance of our over 400 volunteers! Volunteers help in our
New City and Spring Valley offices, provide child care,
transport clients, shop for Shelter groceries, organize and
staff numerous fundraising events and activities and serve at
the Tappan Zee Thrift Shop. They set up tables at community
events to raise public awareness and spend time collecting
goods and services for our clients and our agency.
Volunteers contributed nearly 13,100 hours during 2011.
Candy Pittari, Director of Public Relations and Volunteer
Resources
“While they were saying
among themselves it cannot
be done, it was done.”
—Helen Keller
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Steve Abel
Dr. Madhu Ahluwalia
Gina Aiken
Trudy Album
Melissa Almenas
Randy Almonte
Rachel Alterescu
Audrey Altman
Jacqueline Andrasko
Doris Anson
Myrna Arin
Vicky Atzl
Delia Azcona
Arielle Bareket
Beverly Becker
Daria Becker
Holly Bee
Danielle Bell
Ellen Berger
Shari Berk
Ruth Berlin
Anita Bernstein
Jennifer Bernstein
Ruby Black
Cathy Boerke
Alyse Borkan
Candice Boyle
Lorraine Bracco
Kelly Branco
Debbie Bray
Shauna Bray
Britanny Breitfeller
Melissa Breitfeller
Thomas Brizzolara
Julie Brock
Janet Brooks
Nicole Brosnan
Tracy Brosnan
Faige Bruck
Natasha Camille
Kim Campbell
Lea Carnevali
William Castillo
Bonnie Caul
Lynn Cederberg
Nicole Cederberg
Hannah Cespon
Mary Alice Chaifetz
Lisa G. Chiaramonte
Linda Chisholm
Clarkstown North
High School, Interact
Club Members
Shirley Cohen
Evelyn P. Cohen
Claudia Cohen
Connie Coker
Peggy Conte
Blossom Cook
Janis and Bill Coppa
Danny Costello
Gail Cowit
Billie Cronin
Christy Curran
Monique Dais
Joe Dais
Candice Daversa
Erin Davidowicz
Judy Davis
Ingrid DeCicco
Jan Deegan
Venesia Defrank
Mickey DeKoven
Kathleen Delargy
Lauren DeVault
Elizabeth Diamond
Cynthia Diamond
Louisa DiPlan
Mary Dixon
Rosy Dixon
Kathy Donnellan
Nancy Donoghue
Maureen Donoghue
Maura Donoghue
Melissa Donohue
Delores Doyle
Ronnie Drachman
Nancy Drennen
Rebecca Drugo
Olivia Duffany
Elaina D’Urso
Christian Evans
Howard Feigelman
Marilyn Fiedler
Roselyn Fields
Isabelle Fischer
Madison Fisher
Beth Fishner
Mary-Lou Fitzgerald
Maureen Fitzpatrick
Mike Fleischmann
Tracie Florida
Carol Fox
Ellie France
Jessica Franjul
Johanna Franjul
Jennifer Franjul
Pattie Gaeta
Julie Gamache
Harriet Gardner
Alice Gay
Martha Geller
Elaine Getz
Arline Giller
Brianna Goldstein
Linda Gomez
Celia Greenberg
Nancy Hausner
William Henning
Sylvia Wong Hersher
Donte Hewlett
Diana Hoffman
Natasha Hrynenko
Esther Hyman
Enilda Indyke
Betty Isaacson
Jenna Isker
Alison Italiano
Bijal M. Jani
Manju Jariwala
Bev Jones
Shana Joseph
Jill Kaliff
Evelyn Kaplan
Marilyn Kaskel
Lilo Kassel
Kara Katz
Michele Katz
Janet Kaufman
Terri Kayden
Lisa Kelly
Marie Killeen
Chaewon (Rachel) Kim
Audrey Kirschenbaum
Sally Kolinsky
Lynn Kolodny
Karyn Kornreich
Estelle Kranzberg
Marion Kriegel
Therese Laible-Derkacz
Eileen Landau
Arlene Lander
Cheryl Langus
Donna Leavy
Casey Leibesberger
Phyllis Levin
Hermine Levine
Nicki Levine
Irene Lindenberg
Sherry Linker
Helen Lipovsky
Deborah Lipp
Arthur Lipp-Bonewitz
Patsy Lisak
Naydette Lopez
Arlette Loraine
Tracy Louis
Stephanie Low
Pam Lupfer
Debbie Lurie
Amy Maggin
Ben Mandel
Glenn Mandel
Michael Mandel
Sandy Mandel
Norma Mandel
John J. Manna Jr.
Florence Manoff
Angela Mattei
Alvin Matthews
Nicole Matthews
Mary McCarthy
Beth McDowell
Mary McFarland
Dawn McGillicuddy
Chris McGroddy
Denise McMillon
Cynthia McMurtrie
Kathy McNerney
Jessica McNerney
Jana McQueen
Connie Mednick
Kara Mega
Roberta Mendelson
Vita Mendlowitz
Marsha Milich
Shoshana Miller
Alexis Mitchell
Madalasa Mobili
Kristie Morris
Danielle Murphy
Lisa Musorrafiti
Colin Nagle
Felicia Napier
Winnie Neal
Anita Nessin
Margaret O’Donnell
Skye O’Jea
Marsha Ornstein
Keana Outlar
Mala Palchaudhuri
Donna Parfumi
Ellen Paterson
Phoebe Peister
Roberta Perell
Mirna Perez
Erika Perez
Holly Perlowitz
Joyce Perlowitz
Candy Pittari
Sandy Platzman
Marian Pollard
Betsy Proper
Carrie Pullen
JoEllenPutter
Donna Rabinowitz
Natrisha RamjibthOwens
Luci Rawding
Jennie Redling
Nancy Reif
Barbara Rein
Richard Rein
Fran Reinstein
Marian Rhein
Brenda Richter
Jo Ripa
Jean Rittendale
Carole Rochlin
Marilyn Rosen
Meri Rosenbaum
Michele Ruina
Barbara Russ-Smith
Susan Rutkowski
Beverly Salm
Lily Samett
Linda San MiguelGomez
Stephen Sanchez
Elizabeth Santiago
Alex Santiago
Raquel Santiago
Roberto Santiago
Alex Santiago, Jr.
Bob Savino
Susan Scalettar
Joan Schafer
Jessica Schaper
Millie Schecter
Toby & Morton Schiff
Valerie Schmidt
Jerry Schulman
Laura Segall
Sheila Servetar
Violet W. Seung
Fatima Mariam Shabir
Anne Shapiro
Alexandra Sicher
Nikki Siegelbaum
Isabel Simon
Beatrice Slamowitz
Sharon Slotnick
Anne Marie Smith
Neila Smith-Dorfman
Carol Smolar
Felicia Somma
Myrna Soslowitz
Ilsa Spatz
Dana Spears
Usha Srishaila
Karen Stark
Chava Steiner
Risa Stern
Ruby Stone
Rachel Stone
Rikke Stone
Reynaldo Suazo
Teofilo Suazo
Stephanie
Sundheimer
Diane Sussman
Bob Sussman
Maggie Sutherland
Kathy Sutherland
Holly Talisman
Genie Thilo
Michelle Timothee
Marlene Tolentino
Effie Traitses
Isabelle Urena
Jack Vandervliet
Luz Vazquez
Rody T. Veras
Elisabeth Voigt
Richard Voigt
Britta Voss
Pebo Voss
Nadine Wagner
Mary Anne Walker
Ashley Ward
Gabriella Weinberger
Marion Weiner
Heather Werner
Helene Winson
Larry Wolf
Carolyn Wolf
Katharine Wyland
Deborah Yablonsky
Asia Yavorskyy
Roberta Zahl
Jean Zambriano
Michele Zeppetella
S P E C I A L T H A N K YO U TO :
• Our Year-End Appeal Chair, actor Michael Shannon
and gift matching partner Edward C. Coury.
• Our rape crisis and direct service hotline counselor
volunteers, whose dedication and enthusiasm provide
tremendous support throughout the year.
• The members of our Resource Council, a group of domestic violence and sexual assault
survivors who meet monthly to advise RFS and actively participate in the movement to end
gender-based violence. Members review RFS policies, educate legislators, raise
awareness and funds for RFS in our community.
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Thank You Donors
Every year Rockland Family Shelter relies on our
individual, corporate, foundation and government partners
for their commitment and enthusiasm for our mission, our
work, our staff and the women and children we serve.
As RFS continued to work with an ever growing client
base, we have relied more heavily on individuals,
corporations, foundations, volunteers and public funds.
“It is not enough to be
compassionate; one
must act.”
—The 14th Dalai Lama
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Senator
David Carlucci
Legislator
Harriet Cornell
C O R P O R AT E
A&T Certified Home Care, LLC
AB Plumbing & Heating
Abbey Ice Company, Inc.
Action Plumbing & Heating, Inc
Active International
All Brite Cleaning Company
Allstate Giving Campaign
Avon Products, Inc.
Bassett Flowers
Beckerle Lumber Supply Co. Inc.
Bill of Health Services, Inc.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Bob’s Art & Framing
Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC
Butler Street Realty, Inc.
Campbell Fire Protection, Inc.
Citywide ATM, LLC
Commonwealth Cares Fund, Inc.
Cornell & Cornell LLP
Down To Earth
Dress Barn
Dusty Rose, Inc.
Electrolock, Inc.
EZ Electric
Feldstein & Stewart, LLP
Fellows, Hymowitz, Epstein P.C.
Mayor
Noramie Jasmin
Assemblywoman
Ellen Jaffee
Fesco’s Fence Co.
Fuzziwhigs Beauty Parlor
H&S Sales and Consultants, Inc.
Haverstraw Transit, Inc.
HBO
Hiep Sanitation
Huron Towers, LLC
Innovative Plastics Corp.
Insurance Services Office
J. Fox Interiors
Jackson Lewis, LLP
K&M Newspaper Services
Kass & Jaffe
Katz Leeber CPA's, PC
KeyBank
Koblin's Pharmacy, Inc.
M&T Bank
Mack-Cali Realty
Major Energy Services
Mandel, Katz & Brosnan LLP
Maria Luisa Boutique
McCormack & Phillips
MidOcean Partners
Montalbano, Condon & Frank, PC
Network & Security Technologies
Newtek Business Partners
Supervisor
County Executive
Christopher St. Lawrence Scott Vanderhoef
Nyack Dry Cleaning & Custom Tailoring
Oak Beverages, Inc.
On Site Confidential Shredding
Orange & Rockland Utilities
Payserve Corporation
Pfizer
Plastic-Craft Products Corp.
Polylogics Consulting, Inc.
Posa Posa
Proforma Corp Systems
Provident Bank
Rand Commercial Services
Rockland Boulders
Rockland Instant Copy
Salon S.
Santi Express, Inc.
Sterling Classic Builders, Inc.
TD Bank
The Byne Group, Inc.
Thomas B. Corsitto Agency
Torsoe Brothers Construction Corp.
U.S. Monitor
Verizon Wireless
Wright Bros. of Nyack Real Estate
Assemblyman
Kenneth Zebrowski
F O U N D AT I O N S
COMMUNITY
American Red Cross-Rockland
Atonement Lutheran Church
Bridge Club Women Who Care
St. John The Divine
Clarkstown Sunrise Rotary Club
Congers-Valley Cottage Volunteer Ambulance Corp
Congregation Sons of Israel
First Presbyterian Church
Germonds Presbyterian Church
Girl Scout Troop #6
Grace Baptist Church
Grace’s Thrift Shop
Haverstraw Seniors
Nanuet Hebrew Center
National Council of Jewish Women
New City Jewish Center
New City Park Club
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church
NYSBOC Rockland County Chapter
Orangetown Jewish Center
Palisades Presbyterian Church
Pearl River United Methodist Church
Pfizer United Way Campaign
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Ramapo Lodge #485
Rockland Coalition for Democracy and Freedom
Rockland Community College Senior Center
Rockland Road Runners Association
Rotary Club of New City
Rotary Club of North Rockland
Rotary Club of Nyack
Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarey Israel
Spring Valley Branch N.A.A.C.P.
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Tappan Zee Thrift Shop
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Beth Torah
Trinity Episcopal Church
United Church of Spring Valley
United Methodist Women of Garnerville
United Methodist Women of New City
United Methodist Women of Suffern
United Way of Bergen County
United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut
United Way of Greater Nashua, Inc.
United Way of Morris County
United Way of New York City
United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Rockland County
Volunteer Fire Association of Tappan
Women's Club of Suffern
Avon Products Foundation
BJ’s Charitable Foundation
The Chazen Foundation
Glickenhaus Foundation
The Burton & Sarina Gwirtzman Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Kurz Family Foundation, LTD.
The Ostberg Foundation
The David Kimmel Foundation
The Hope For Youth Foundation Inc.
Mary Kay Foundation
The Jeffrey David Walerstein Foundation
Wilbur G. Malcolm Foundation
G OV E R N M E N T
FEDERAL
Centers for Disease Control
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Family Violence Prevention Act
Office of Violence Against Women
US Recovery Act Fund
NEW YORK STATE
Office of Victims Services
Office of Children and Family Services
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Department of Health
Unified Court System
ROCKLAND COUNTY
Department of Probation
Department of Social Services
District Attorney’s Office
The County of Rockland
The Office of Community Development
Youth Bureau
STATE COALITIONS
Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV)
Division of Criminal Justice Services Coalition
Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)
TOWNS & VILLAGES
Ramapo
Spring Valley
S P E C I A L T H A N K YO U TO
Commissioner Sue Sherwood, District Attorney Thomas Zuigbe and Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin
for their continued efforts in supporting RFS programs and services.
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Individual / In-Kind Donors
Every year Rockland Family Shelter relies on our individual,
corporate, foundation and governmental partners for their
commitment and enthusiasm for our mission, our work, our
staff and the women and children we serve.
As RFS continued to work with an ever growing client base, we
have relied more heavily on individuals, corporations,
foundations, volunteers and public funds.
Individual Donors
Steven Abel &
Paula Davis
Herbert & Lila Abraham
Judy Abrams
Mary & Paul Adler
Dr. Madhu B. Ahluwalia &
Thomas O'Connell
Trudy Album
Joy Alcaro
Hon. Victor Alfieri, Jr.
Ingrid Allison
Alyse & Andrew Alper
Mary Alston
Rayla & Bill Anderson
Helia Fabia P. Andrade
Norma Andrews
Ann Angarola
Virginia Hall-Apicella
& Guy Apicella
Michele Armenante
Nelly Bly & Michael
Arougheti
Karen & Mike Asch
Nadie Atisme
Mary Ann Avazian
Charles Baken
Shelly J. Baker
Joan Balfour
Fran & Mark Barabell
Maureen Barbey
Eileen & Ameram Barkai
Amy Barnett & Dan Kaplan
Virginia & Robert Barrett
Lois Barth
Lori Barth
Susan Beckwith
Joan Beers
Lucille & Richard Behrens
Marigene & Mark Behrens
Ellen & Irwin Belitsky
Deborah Bell
Anita & Jonathan Bell
Esther Beltrandi
Elsie Benoit
Angela Benton
Sonia Berah
Teresa Berasi
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Anya Berg
Marjorie & Egon Berg
Ellen Berger
Rochelle & Mike Berger
Donna Bergstol
Dr. Robert Berk
Esther Berkowitz
Beth Berlin
Rachel Berlin
Ruth Berlin
Beth & Steven Berman
Phyllis & Albert Bernstein
Richard Bernstein
Drs. Joan &
Daniel Berson
Lori & Fred Bethon
Dr. Peter Birkett
Eliyahu Birnbaum
Irene Black
Valerie Blackwell
Eileen & Robert Blair
Barbara Blakemore
Charles Blank
Sue Ann & Mitchell Blas
Stella & Irving
Blasenheim
Marianne & Dr. Harry
Bloomfeld
Judy Blumenfeld
Suzzette Boafo
Debra E. Boening
Harold Boening, Jr.
Cathy S. Boerke
Susan & Jerry Bortstein
Ana Arango Bossard
Lorraine Bracco
Elizabeth Bracken
Elizabeth Bradley
Susan and Eric Brand
Brumsic Brandon
Enid Breakstone
Victoria Breshin
Jenny Broderick
J. P. Brodie
Janet Brooks
Alma Brown
Jeremy Brown
Joyce Clarke Brown
Larry Bucciarelli
Sheila Buchanan
Irene & Mary Burinescu
Isabel Burk
Janice Van Buskirk
John Butler
Eraina Butts
Lisa Caccamise
Edith Caesar
Donald Cairns
Patricia Caldwell
Mimi Calhoun &
Dr. Howard Goldstein
Mary & Charles Callan
Julie Camargo
Carole Camberlein
Fran R. Camhy
Kimberly Campbell
Miriam Candaroma
Rosemarie Cappello
Elizabeth Carl
Patti & Robert Carlucci
Brigitte Pasternak &
Philip Carmichael
Shannon Casey
Evita Castor
Maria & Anthony Ceci
Alma Cespon
Maryalice & Leonard
Chaifetz
Elizabeth Chapman &
William Munn
Alex & Bill Chase
Debra & Robert Cherofsky
Barbara Chertok
Linda & Alan Chisholm
Diane Churchill
Gail & Louis Cianciulli
Ivis Cicchini
Anna L. Cicio
Phyllis & Dr. Mel Citrin
Susanne & Richard Clark
Dr. Arlene Clinkscale
Claire Coates
Evelyn Cohen
Connie Coker &
Dr. Erik Larsen
Eileen Collins
Cynthia C. Conine
Deneise Connell
Jean Marie Connolly &
Mark Iannucci
Peggy Conte
Hon. Harriet Cornell
Joanne Cote
Alice & Lou Coulombe
Edward C. Coury
Sandra Crandall
Kara Cressman
Billie Cronin
Pat & Jim Cropsey
Barbara & Charles Cross
Holly Cuff
Sharon Cuff
Laure Cunningham
Louise & Eugene Cuomo
Christey M Curran
Maura Curran
Dennis Dale
Suzane Dale
Mary Davey
Jan & Niles Davies
Kathleen Davies
Lynne DeForest
Ingrid & Paul DeCicco
Jan Deegan
Jeffrey Degen
Sandy & David Deitch
Tara & Joe Delgado
Teresa DelGiudice
Nancy Deluca
Janet Demb
James Deminno, CPA, PC
Richard Bernstein
Drs. Joan & Daniel Berson
Lori & Fred Bethon
Dr. Peter Birkett
Eliyahu Birnbaum
Irene Black
Valerie Blackwell
Eileen & Robert Blair
Barbara Blakemore
Charles Blank
Sue Ann & Mitchell Blas
Stella & Irving Blasenheim
Marianne &
Dr. Harry Bloomfeld
Judy Blumenfeld
Suzzette Boafo
Debra E. Boening
Harold Boening, Jr.
Cathy S. Boerke
Susan & Jerry Bortstein
Ana Arango Bossard
Lorraine Bracco
Elizabeth Bracken
Elizabeth Bradley
Susan and Eric Brand
S A F E T Y
Brumsic Brandon
Enid Breakstone
Victoria Breshin
Jenny Broderick
J. P. Brodie
Janet Brooks
Alma Brown
Jeremy Brown
Joyce Clarke Brown
Larry Bucciarelli
Sheila Buchanan
Irene & Mary Burinescu
Isabel Burk
Janice Van Buskirk
John Butler
Eraina Butts
Lisa Caccamise
Edith Caesar
Donald Cairns
Patricia Caldwell
Mimi Calhoun &
Dr. Howard Goldstein
Mary & Charles Callan
Julie Camargo
Carole Camberlein
Fran R. Camhy
Kimberly Campbell
Miriam Candaroma
Rosemarie Cappello
Elizabeth Carl
Patti & Robert Carlucci
Brigitte Pasternak &
Philip Carmichael
Shannon Casey
Evita Castor
Maria & Anthony Ceci
Alma Cespon
Maryalice & Leonard
Chaifetz
Elizabeth Chapman &
William Munn
Alex & Bill Chase
Debra & Robert
Cherofsky
Barbara Chertok
Linda & Alan Chisholm
Diane Churchill
Gail & Louis Cianciulli
Ivis Cicchini
Anna L. Cicio
Phyllis & Dr. Mel Citrin
Susanne & Richard Clark
Dr. Arlene Clinkscale
Claire Coates
Evelyn Cohen
Connie Coker &
Dr. Erik Larsen
Eileen Collins
Cynthia C. Conine
Deneise Connell
Jean Marie Connolly &
Mark Iannucci
Peggy Conte
Honorable Harriet Cornell
Joanne Cote
Alice & Lou Coulombe
Edward C. Coury
Sandra Crandall
Kara Cressman
Billie Cronin
Pat & Jim Cropsey
Barbara & Charles Cross
Holly Cuff
Sharon Cuff
Laure Cunningham
A N D
Louise & Eugene Cuomo
Christey M Curran
Maura Curran
Dennis Dale
Suzane Dale
Mary Davey
Jan & Niles Davies
Kathleen Davies
Lynne DeForest
Ingrid & Paul DeCicco
Jan Deegan
Jeffrey Degen
Sandy & David Deitch
Tara & Joe Delgado
Teresa DelGiudice
Nancy Deluca
Janet Demb
James Deminno, CPA, PC
Judy & Bob D'Errico
Nathalie Desert
Lana Deutsch
Rochelle Dewell
Elizabeth Di Stefano
Cynthia Diamond
Shari & Seth Diamond
Donald P. Dietrich
Judy & John DiLiddo
Mary Lou & Robert Dillon
Fredy & Ellen Dimeco
Alexandreena Dixon
Michelle Domond
Anna Domosi
Maura Donoghue
Nancy Donoghue
Lori Dorfman
Richard Dow
Ronnie Drachman
Nancy & Robert Drennen
Wilhelmina & James
Drumm
Elaine Drummond
Geralyn Drummond
Teri Duke
Idette Earl &
Hon. Toney Earl
Kathie Eastin
DeAnn Ebener
Roberta Ebert
Hon. Harry Edelstein
Elizabeth Haas-Edersheim
& Steven Edersheim
Phyllis Eisenberg
Judy Eiss
Kandi Elahi
Monira El-Baz
Ann & M. Jeffrey Ellis
Ellen Ellis
Kimberly Englert
Tricia Enquist
Dr. Janis Enzenbacher
Thamar Esperance
Randolph R. Estwick
George Ewald
Linda & Jonathan Ewig
Adriane Fabio
Rosemarie Fajardo
Frank & Anne Fallon
Toni Fallon
Susan Farnum
Salvatore Fazzi
Helene & Howard
Feigelman
Burt Feinberg
Lisa & Marc Feller
Maryanne Ferrara
C H A N G E
Angela Ferrezza
Miriam & Allen Fetterman
Beverly Feuer
Roz Fields
Dr. Marvin A. Fier
Helen Fischer
Carolyn Fish & Irv Fink
Raselle & Dr. Edward
Fisher
Barbara & Bruce Flanz
Bonnie Fletcher
Sandra Fogelman
Michele Foley
Theresa Foresta
Marsha & Gary Forman
Catherine Fournier
Lorrie Fox
Elinor France
Marguerite Franck
Susan Frank-Blakeley
Susan Frazier
Karen Freedman &
Roger Weisberg
Sandy Friedbaum
Jennifer Fromm
Lynda & Kenneth Gach
Maria Gajda
Pat Gallwey
Julie Gamache
Adele Garber
Lenora Fay Garfinkel
Lynn Gartenberg
Katherine Gartmann
Alice Gay
Mimi Gelb
Ilene Gerber
Arnold Gerson
Joanne P. Giordano
Marcia & Marty Glasser
Judith Glickman
Bethann Goff
Robert Goldberg
Laurie Goldin
Joan & Steven Goldman
Roberta Goldstein
Lewis Goodfriend
Janet Goodman
Joanne Goodman &
Bob Thomases
Monica Gordon
Drs. Susan &
Edmund Gordon
Dorothy Goren
Linda M Gorgorian
Nancy Gorman
Sheralyn Gottlieb
Carol Gould
Karen L. Gould
Adris Graham-Swift
Shari & Vince Gram
Lori Grande
Janet & Ernest Graves
Celia Greenberg
Marcia & Elliot Greenberg
M. Alberta Greene
Gunnel Greenfield
Brenda Grier
Rachel Grob
Ilse Grunwald
Junie Guignard
Dan Gwizdak
Patricia Halo
Debra A. Halsch
Ronna & Donald
Hammond
Anita Handel
Betty Handelman
Kristin Hanley
Marie Hanley
Jennifer & Andrew Harnett
Vivian & John Harnett
Dolores & Jerry Harris
Nicole Harris
Rita Harvey & Neil Berg
Dr. Barbara Hayes
Leslie Price Hayes &
Dr. Dennis Hayes
Lisa Hayes
Sheri Hecht
Gina Reda-Hegarty &
Raymond Hegarty
Cathy Heider
Marcia Heisler
Jill & Bruce Heller
Maria Chamberlin &
Gerard Hellman
Marion & Arthur Hellthaler
Christine Henderson &
David Hazan
Genevieve & David
Hendin
Betty & Albert Hettinger
Allan Heussinger
Ronald Hicks
Meryl & Roger Hirsch
Sharon & Stephen Hittman
Elizabeth Hobson
Elinor Hock
Dolores Hodesblatt
Barbara & Jonathan
Hodosh
Alison Hoffman
Mimi & Lee Hoffman
Christine Hofmann
Hon. Nancy Low Hogan
Pat Hohlfeld
Rose Holland
Sondra S. Holt
Jeff Horowitz
Nancy A. Houghton &
Howard H. Brown
Dr. Harriet Hudson
Rosa Hudson
Ann Gilbert Hugel
John Hughes &
Kevin Carter
Nancy Hulbrock
Lauren R. Hundley
Hon. Frances Hunter
Harriet Hyams
Esther Hyman
Louis Iannaccone
Debra B. & Yehudah Inger
Nina & Steve Iser
Anna Ivara
Diana & Sheldon
Jacobson
Kathy Jaffe, LMSW
Honorable Ellen Jaffee
Roberta Jahn-Sissoko
Gloria M. Janata
Bijal Jani, Esq.
Joelle Jean
Venante Jeannoel
Claudette Jimerson
Marvin Joachim
Kathleen Johnson
Dr. Leslie Johnson
Miriam & Kenneth
Johnson
Sue-Ellen & Ronald
Johnson
Veronica Johnson
Lois Joseph
Jill & David Kaliff
Katherine & Mitchell
Kaplan
Laurie & Walter Karopczyc
Julie Kassel
Lilo Kassel
Eleanor & Edward Katz
Dr. Michele & Barry Katz
Marilyn Kaufman
Gerry Kaufman
Joan Kaufman
Hannah Kay
Terri & Mitchell Kayden
Regina Kelly
Rochelle Kepes &
Marla Silverstein
Eileen M. Kepes
Cheryl & Andrew Kimler
Iva & Jeffrey Kimmelman
Elayna & David Kirschtel
William Klayer
Patricia Klees
Susan Klein
Deborah & Thom Kleiner
Barbara Kleinman
Svetlana Kolesnik
Helen Komar
Elayne Koppelman
Karyn Kornreich
Gail & Alan Koss
Anthony Koza
Donald Kramer
Iris & Aaron Kramer
Joyce Marie Kraus
Jennifer & Matthew
Kravatz
Nenette Kress
Theresa & George Krug
Deborah & Mort Kunstler
Deborah LaGreca
Rebecca & Peter Lang
Linda & Rodney Langdon
Yua Lapointe
Lynne & Dr. Allen Laub
Beth & John Lauder
Robin & Robert Laufer
Profs. Marilyn &
Irving Lavin
Judith & Patrick Lawler
Patricia & Richard Lazar
Micki Leader
Sande & Gary Lefkowitz
Ellen & Steve Lehrman
Jane & Richard Lemkin
Paula Lennard
Maxime Leonescu
Evelyn Leong &
Mark Hussey
Pamela & Jack Lerner
Amanda Lettire
Ellen & Merritt Levine
Nicki Levine
Janet & Kenneth Levitt
Rhonda & Bruce Levy
Michelle Lewis
Lana & Dr. Roy Lieberman
Dr. Rita Lieberman
Irene Lindenberg
Deborah Lipp
Denise & Adam Lipson
Jill & Ira Lipson
Gail Lipton
Patsy Lisak
Tina Lombardoni
Rhoda & Martin Lonow
Sheryl Santi Luks &
Ted Luks
Debbie & Brian Lurie
Maureen C. Lynch
Geraldine Mackinnon
Alyssa Madden
Janet Madrigal
Marcia Malkoff
Louise Malusis
Carol A. Mandel
Norma Mandel, Ph.D.
Monica & Joshua Mandel
Sandy & Michael Mandel
John J. Manna, Jr.
Marie Manning
John F. X. Mannion
Florence & Jeffrey Manoff
Diana Marino
Mary & Michael Mark
Jessica & Victor Marquez
Sherry Masters
Angela Mattei &
Jeffrey Keahon
Mary Jane McAvoy
Catherine McCabe
Lenora McCabe
C. Susan McCandless
Marilyn & Jim McCarron
Michele McCarthy
Mary & John McCarville
Peggy & Ron McCormack
Judy & Frank McDermott
Margaret McIlmurray
Yvette McLarty
Cindy McMurtrie
Nancy & Dennis
McTiernan
Connie Mednick
Stephanie & Howard
Meiner
Lois Mergentime
Erin Merriweather
Shari Meyer
Jean Mian
Karen & Al Michalowski
Margot Mifflin
Ellen Mihovics
Adrienne Milich
Marsha Milich
Feiga Milshtein
Fazily Mohamed
June & Alan Molof
Marlene Mondestin
Denise Monteforte
Jessica Montello
Mattie Moore
Maxine & Dr. Leonard
Morgenbesser
Elizabeth Morris
Patricia & Douglas Morris
Virgina & Kenneth Morris
Susan Moss
Norma Moutal
Carolyn Mugar
Cori & Brian Mullen
George Mulligan
Ade Mullinax
Marla Muni
Peg & Jim Murphy
Elizabeth & Ronald
Murroni
Marcia Nacht
Adrienne Nadel
Rabio & Paul Nagin
Felicia Napier
Valerie Nathanson
Victor M. Nau
Alexia A Nazarian
Honorable William &
Bennie Nelson
Joan Neumann
Elizabeth Nichols
Harriet H. Nicol
Karen Nilan
Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi
Latoya Noel
Beth E. Norman
Mary C. Novotny
Gail Ochenkoski
Lynnette Oestreicher
Joan O’Keeffe
Voncile Oliver
Ann O’Malley
Detective Sergeant
Timothy O’Neill
Michele Ornstein
Marlene & Gene Ostertag
Nancy & John O’Sullivan
Jane & Frank Osuna
Marlene & Dr. Ira
Oustatcher
Donna C. Pafumi
Ralph Paige
Ronda Papp
Vickey Paratore
Patricia Parker
Maryann Pascuzzi
Donna & Robert Patch
Judith Peacock
Adrienne & Richard
Peckler
Jaime K. Peckler
Dr. Phoebe Peister
Sally Pellegrini
Roberta Perell
Rita Perlin, Ph.D.
Kathy Perrotte
Carole Perry & JD Zeik
Margaret M. Perry
Bach Tuyet Pham
Liz Piccolo
Debra A. Piesco
Tammy Pinson
Franca Piperni, D.C.
Candy Pittari
Alison & David Place
Sandra Platzman
Cecily Gottling &
Daniel Politi
Kiera Pollock
Helen & Joseph Pont
Selma Porter
Christine M. Porto
Tanya Powell
Karen Pozzani
Janet Prata
Christina Pratt
Frances Pratt
Joan Prince
Patrice & A. Jon Prusmack
Nancy A. Pupino
JoEllen & Marvin Putter
Dr. Sharon Quayle
Larisa Quinn
Donna Rabinowitz
Ellen Raffman
Susan Oelkers Ramos
Ellen Ramsay
Linie Chang Rand &
Joseph Rand
Patricia Ranney
Betty Rapaport
Erika Raser
Sydney Ratnow &
Steven Ratnow, Ph.D.
Bonnie Ray
Barbara & Anthony Reale
Carmen Redalieu
Jennie Redling
Debbie Reich-Goldberg &
Josh Goldberg
Richard & Barbara Rein
Ellen & Howard Reiss
Lisa & Todd Retallack
Marian & Michael Rhein
Ellen Rich
Linda Richmond
Daniel Rifkin
Honorable Karen Riley
Neil B. Rindlaub
Stephanie & Jonathan
Ripps
Mark Ritchie
Jean Rittendale
Jo Robbins
Marysue Robbins
Leslie & Juan Rocha
Ligija Rociunas
Arlene R. Rodgers
Alexandra Rodriguez
Honorable Alma Roman
Amy Romano
Zina & Deneir Rosa
Gail Rosen, LCSW &
Michael Rosen
Jennifer & Stuart Rosen
Marilyn Rosen
Paulette & Dan Rosenstein
Sara & Richard
Rosenstock
Mary Rosenwasser
Kim Adele Rosner
Rachel Rotbard
Anita Rothbaum
Melissa Roy
Michael Roy
Judy Ruben-Jacobs &
Mark Jacobs
Ronnie Rugys
Michelle Ruina
Carol Russell
Eleuthera H. Russell
Melanie Russell
Hildee & Paul Ryan
Judith Ryan, MSW
Susan Ryan
Lisa Saaedra
Abdus Sabur
Mitali Sachdev
Josephine Salas &
Jonathan Fox
Marvha Samedi
Lynne & Dr. Jeffrey
Sandhaus
Helene & Stephen
Santangelo
Marie Sanz
Sinikka & Robert Sarro
Lori Sash-Gail
Lenore & Fred
Sauberman
Dr. Maureen Saunders
Susan Scalettar
Millie Schecter
Elaine Schloss
Amalia Schneider
Linda Schultz
Victoria Schwaid
Tammy & Mike Schwartz
Laura & Jay
Schwartzapfel
Edward Schwetz
Laura & Peter Segall
Deborah Seidman
Roslyn Seiler
Claire Seward
Helene Shames
Patricia C. Shanley
Anne & Eric Shapiro
Lynn Sheinkin, MSW, CSW
Renee Sheiowitz
Karen & Eric Shepard
Clare Sheridan
Rhoda S Sherman
Tanya & George
Sherman
Commissioner Sue
Sherwood
Julie Shine
Rosetta Shorte
Mary Shustack
Paula & Oscar Siberio
Kathleen Sibi
Helen & Dr. Elliot Siegal
Abby Siegel
Judith Siegelbaum
Noreen Siegelbaum
Helen Siegler
Carol Silberfarb
Joan Silberman
Elaine Silverberg
Marla Silverstein
Isabel & Myron Simon
Paula Simon
Elaine & Samuel Simon
Skye
Beatrice Slamowitz
David Slater
Judy & Marty Small
Barbara Smith
Homer Smith
Neila Smith-Dorfman &
David Dorfman
Debbie & Paul Smoller
Richard Smyth
Laura Sommers
Marilyn Southren
Maria Souto
Ilsa Spatz
Valerie Stanley
Karen L. Stark
Deborah Stedge
Eva & Ed Steen
Hon. David & Karen Stein
Robin & Benjamin
Steinman
Risa Stern
Sue & John Stern
Yifat Stern
Dana Stilley
Elena Stoicheva-Egan
Patricia Stone
Rikke Stone
Shari & Michael Stopler
Jacqueline Stormes
Susan E. Strange-Nunes
Deborah J. Stroud
Gail Stryker
Ferne T. Sturm
Patricia Stush
Diane & Robert Sussman
Ruth Szpicek
Patricia Tapen
Jaime & David Tashjian
Leontine & Morton Temsky
Inger & Dr. John Terzakis
Susan & Jay Theise
Colette Tiktin
Michelle Timothee
Izabela Tokarski
Marline Tolentino
Sharon & Bernard Toomin
Peggy Tracy
Carolyn Trigger
Ann Trudell
Susan Trugman
William Trust
Robin Tucker
Sara & Bruce Tucker
Ellen & Dr. Alan Tuckman
Elizabeth N. Tulin
Joyce Turnipseed
Honorable Scott B. Ugell
Annmarie & Bob Uhl
Mary Urbach
Isabel Valenzuela
Hon. C. Scott Vanderhoef
C. Vanghan
Christine E. Viguie
Ann Vitale
Elisabeth & Richard Voigt
Nadine Wagner
Ruth Wagner
Samantha Wagner
Carol Wall
Ann Walsh
Gregory E. Walthall
Gail Wanger
Phyllis & Ivan Ward
Ellen & Mark Warner
Marlene R. Warren
Regina & Hon. William
Warren
Jerry Warshaw
Dr. Melissa & Nat
Wasserstein
Danielle & Dr. Matthew
Watson
Bernice Webb
Nancy Weber
Fern Weil
Ruth C. Wein
Rhonda Weinberger
Dora & Abe Weiner
Eileen & David Weinstock
Laura & Michael
Weintraub
Susie & Bob Weisberg
Robyn Weiss
Debbie & Joe Werner
Elizabeth Werner
Enid Wetshaus
Joan Whitman
Kelli Whritenour
Jane Willgren
Barbara Williams
Cindy Williams
Carol Willinger
Michael Wolf
Dr. Cliff L. & Wylene
Branton Wood
Dr. Diana & Louis Worby
Carl Wortendyke
Martin & Elizabeth
Wortendyke
Virginia & Anthony
Woznick
Deborah & Morris
Yablonsky
Vivian Yaker
Audree & Arthur Yorkes
Jordan D. Yuelys
Barbara & Mark Zacheis
Adam S. Zahl
Lynne Zaklin &
Richard Gelb
Roberta Zampolin
Lori Zawel
Assemblyman Kenneth
Zebrowski
Lee & Dominick Zernone
Michael Zivotovsky
Joan Zuzolo
Wendy Zweig
Joyce Clarke Brown
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Isabel Burk
by boe, Ltd.
Cable Beverages, Inc.
Cambio America
Carole Hochman
Design Group
Carousel Cakes
Casa Mia Manor House
CBS Home Entertainment
Central Park West
Elansio Cesaire
Edward Charkey
Charlotte Tarantola
Jaslin Chopra
Christ’s Ambassadors
of Charity Inc.
Cockpit USA
Cole Haan
Beverly Bozarth Colgan
Columbia Sportswear
Community Crochet Group
of New City Library
Confetti Party Decorating
In Kind
Didi Conn & David Shire
5150 Martial Arts
Connected Apparel
525 - America Home
Cookie Girl Bake Shop
A&P – Valley Cottage
Carol Corker
AARP Crochet Group
Costco
Abercorn Place
Cottage Lane School
ABG Accessories
CSEA Local 918
Abigail Rose & Lily Too
Cub Scout Troop 46 –
Lorette Adams
Den 16
ADH Health Products, Inc. Curio Apparel
Mary & Paul Adler
Emmanuel Taft, CVS
Adrianna Papell
NYC
Collection
Daisy Troop #40028
Aimee Z Et Cie
DP Dog Training
Alfred Dunner, Inc.
Daniel M. Friedman &
Alice & Olivia
Associates, Inc.
Amy Brill Sweaters
David’s Bagels
Antrim Playhouse
Dawson-Forte Cashmere
Appaman, Inc.
Kathleen Delargy
Arleen Bowman Boutique Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Tom Artin Photography
Depeche Mode
Atonement Lutheran
Devo, Inc.
Church
DHS Technologies LLC
B&G International
Suzanne Diaz
Backpacks for School
Disney Theatrical Group
Baggo Imports
Divatex Home Fashions
Julie Bargmann,
Kathi Dolan
D.I.R.T. Studio
Donna Degnan Company
Bath Body & Candles
Dress Barn
Bee Darlin’ - Be Smart
Jack Dub
Bee-Alive, Inc.
Dusty Rose, Inc.
John Beerman
East Ramapo Teachers
Katrina Beglin
Association
Rena Berger
Echo Design Group
Dorothy Bergmann
EllEss Design, Inc.
Ernie Bergmann
Egg by Susan Lazar
Amy Berks
Lena Eisenberg
Birchwood Center
Elmwood Playhouse
BKg & Company
Joel Epstein
New York, Inc.
Eva’s Catering
BlankNYC
Eyespy Baby
Blu Fig
Eyevolution Optique
Boardwalk Empire
Emmanouil Zervakis,
Productions
EZ Electric
Cathy S. Boerke
Honor & Richard Fagan
Georgette Bogdanowich Jeff Fields
Deanne Bongiorno
Financial Network
Julie Bouchet
Steve Fish
Lorraine Bracco
Flax Designs
Flavia A Bronico
Fleet Street Ltd.
Flower Shoppe New City
Fredy Dimeco Associates
Suzanna Frosch &
Blake Tovin
Janet Garcia-Levitas
Garden Club of Nyack
Wendy Gates
Tina Moss Geiger
Claire Germanakos
Tara Gildea
Tara Gilroy
Luz Giraldo
Girl Scout Daisy Troop #
40724
Girl Scout Troop #40667
Girl Scout Troop #40168
Girl Scout Troop #40183
Girl Scout Troop #40264
Girl Scout Troop #40608
Girl Scout Troop #40734
Girl Scout Troop #40753
Girl Scout Troop #40754
Girl Scouts Heart of
Hudson
Go Lightly Apparel
Deborah Goodman
Grace Church
Siobhan Grace
Grandview
Great Plains, French
Connection, LLC
Betty Greenberg
Sharon Greenblath
Michele Grisanti
Betty Handelman
Hanky Panky
Jennifer & Andrew
Harnett
Eileen Harris
Suzanne Hasz
Haverstraw Seniors
S. Lisa Hayes &
Janet Prata
Margie Hayes
Marilyn Hazan
Hearthstone Alzheimer
Care
Heritage Quilters of the
Hudson Palisades
Hilton Pearl River
George Hodosh
Associates
Ellen B. Holtzman, Esq.
Mary McGinty
Hudson House of Nyack
In Private
Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.
Iriniri Design of Nyack
Iron Mountain
J. Gallery
Manju Jariwala
JCC Rockland, Inc.
Jessica McClintock
Joanne Powell
Jowanio Senior Program
Jr. League of Westchester
-on-Hudson, Inc.
Kakiat Elementary School
Jill & David Kaliff
Judy & Steve Katten
Mercedes Kent
Komar
KPMG LLP
Ellen Kurz &
Thomas Cosgrove
La Regale LLC
La Terraza
Ladies Ancient Order of
Hibernians, Division 2
Lafayette 148 New York
Lafayette Theatre
Michael Lang
Rebecca Lang
Lanterna Tuscan Bistro
Joe LaRose
Laura & Steve Lasky
Late Night with
David Letterman
Laurel Plains Elementary
School
Lauro Chiropractic Office
Law & Order:
SVU Productions
Law Office of
Maurice Giro, LLC
L’Azur Med Spa
Donna Lembo
Library Association of
Rockland County –
Youth Services
Linea S. USA
Link Elem. School
Liquorland
GenaLisa Lingerie
Liz Claiborne
Stacy Logan
Love Notes
Love Quotes
Lucky Magazine
Lynn Ritchie Fashions
Ms. Janet Madrigal
Magaschoni Showroom
Maggy London
International
Ben Mandel
Sandy & Michael Mandel
John J. Manna, Jr.
Manny’s Barbershop
Marabella Designs
Marcello’s Ristorante
Maria Whittingham,
Maria Luisa Boutique
Adele Marino
Carmela & Rocco A.
Marino
Sherry Masters
Katherine Matheson
Matta New York
Mary McCarthy
Rose Meritz
Saundra Messinger
Modell’s Sporting Goods
Helen & Donaold
Mondschan
Moschino
Motif 56, Inc.
Nicole & Thoman Mullin
Munno’s Italian Import
Deli
Murphy & Weaver
Murray's Chicken
Nanette Lepore
Nanuet Hebrew Center
Napoli’s Pizza
National Council of
Jewish Women
Ted Neuhoff
New City Florist
New City Library
New Hempstead
Presbyterian Church
New York Country Club
Linda & Joel Newman
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
Police Chief Kevin Nulty
Nyack Homeless Project
Oak Beverages, Inc.
Robert O’Connor
OHM Studio, Inc.
Carol Olori
Ooh! La La! Couture
Orangetown Jewish
Center
Orpheus Chamber
Orchestra
Deirdre O’Toole
Palmieri Wines & Spirits
Laura Panek
Barbara Paone
Steven Paraggio
John Parnell
Sandi Partridge
Party City – Nanuet
Maryann Pascuzzi
Pasta Cucina
Yvonne Pastolove
Jill Patruznick
Peace of Cloth
Pearl River Florist
Pearl River Mart
George Pejoves
Photography
Peking Handicraft, Inc.
Pinky & Vintage
Don Showrooms
Posa Posa
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church
Project Linus National
Headquarters
Public Clothing Company
Shari Pulido
JoEllen & Marvin Putter
Q’Doba Mexican Grill
Amber Ramirez
Randa Accessories
Red Hats of the
Hudson Valley
Restaurant X
Karen Reynolds
Marian & Michael Rhein
Riviera Fashion
Sunglasses &
Accessories
Rockland Bakery, Inc.
Rockland Center for
the Arts
Rockland County YMCA
Rockland Driving School
Rockland Rocky Tops
Rona’s
Rosenblum
Jane Roth, MSW
Sylvia Roth
Susan Rutkowski
Kathy Ryan
Sabra Originals
Safdie International
Silvia Samuels
Sanctuary Home
Furnishings
Sara Mique Clothing
2011 REVENUE
Francine & Michael
Satran
Amy Savoury
Lily Sayag
Sbarro’s
Scarlett Fashion
Schneiders Salzburg Inc.
Seven Windows
Showroom
Rajendra & Daksha Shah
Anne & Eric Shapiro
Barbara Shikitar
Shoshanna Showroom
Shubert Theater
Organization, Inc
Ilane Simon
Sisterhood of Congregation
Shaarey Israel
Small Steps
Homer Smith, Jr.
SML Sport Ltd.
Carol Smolar
Aileen Spool
St. Paul’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church
Star Ride Kids
Starbucks New City
Nancy Steher
Risa Stern
Steve Madden Handbags
Patricia Stone
Stony Point
Conference Center
Stony Point Florist
Stop & Shop
Supermarket - Nanuet
Stop Staring! Designs
Storage Post Suffern
Hope & Peter Streisman
Suburban Propane
Miriam & Lawrence
Suchoff
Suffern High School
Suffern Jr. Woman’s Club
Talbots
Tama Tanowitz
Temple Beth El - WRJ
Temple Beth Sholom
Joyce and Vincent Tese
The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart
The Flower Shoppe
Emily Theisen
The Cheesecake Factory
The Little Bake Shop
The Museum of
Modern Art
The Things I Love
Rhonda & Harry Thorne
June Tierney
Totes-Isotoner
Trinity Episcopal Church
Troop #40908
Troop #40692 Cadettes
6th Grade
Michael Tropiano
Cyndee Trussler
Tusk Ltd.
Matilda Tyson
Union Restaurant &
Bar Latino
Van Tassel Cleaners
Jessica Vaughan
Adi Velery
Verizon Wireless
Victoria’s Secret
Elisabeth & Richard Voigt
Waldorf Derm & Laser
Barry Warnor
Warwick Reformed
Church
Susan Watson &
Norton Wright
Nivia Wattley
Weichert Realtors
Carole Weiss
West Nyack Elem. School
Wine Enthusiast
Companies
Woodglen Elem. School
Deborah & Morris
Yablonsky
Organized Oasis
Lynne Zaklin &
Richard Gelb
Carol Zane
Lisbeth & Jason Zeides
Heidi Zembriski-Erickson
2011 EXPENSES
$2,276,078
$98,500
$666,614
Government
Corporate & Foundations
Donations, Fundraising & misc.
$2,562,844 Program
$582,831 General & Administration
$80,093 Fundraising
$3,041,192
TOTAL
$3,225,768 TOTAL
79% of every dollar is used for provision of client services.
Volunteers contributed the equivalent of $265,275 through 13,100 hours of assistance.
75%
Government
22%
Fundraising &
Donations
78%
Programs
3%
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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Strategies to End Gender-Based Violence
Crime Victims Services
Our Name is Changing, as of October 2012,
but Our Mission Remains the Same
We are a non-profit, grassroots organization serving survivors of domestic violence
and sexual assault. Our mission is to offer services and support that promote safety
for women and children while challenging and changing the social systems that
tolerate and perpetuate violence and oppression against women and others who
are oppressed.
In a society where gender-based violence is a historically rooted and pervasive
reality, we are committed to offering services that are relevant and respectful to the
diverse communities we serve. It is the vision of the Center for Safety and Change,
Inc. to help create a society in which all individuals can live with dignity and equality,
free from fear, violence and oppression.
“Without leaps
of imagination,
or dreaming, we
lose the
excitement of
possibilities.
Dreaming, after
all, is a form of
planning.”
–Gloria Steinem
“RFS will become the Center for Safety and Change, Inc. – a name we
believe better reflects not only who we are and what we do, but what
we hope to become as we move into the future.”
—Carolyn Fish and Michael Mandel
9 J o h n s o n s L a n e , N e w C i t y, N Y 1 0 9 5 6 • 8 4 5 - 6 3 4 - 3 3 9 1 • H o t l i n e : 8 4 5 - 6 3 4 - 3 3 4 4
Visit us and Please donate at
www.rocklandfamilyshelter.org • www.centerforsafetyandchange.org (after 10/1/12)
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