Omega has offered grants to 25 nonprofit organizations to participate in planning retreat at the institute's 195-acre campus in Rhinebeck. At a time when nonprofits providing safety net services to vulnerable populations are forced to do more with less, the grant from Omega provides a rare opportunity and resources so organizations can take the time to plan, network, build capacity, and develop paths for future collaboration.
“These are extremely challenging times for nonprofits and the people they serve, as service demands and needs are high and resources are down,” said Carla Goldstein, Chief External Affairs Officer at Omega and Director of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC). "Omega's Service Week offers a unique opportunity for grantees to meet organizational challenges through reflection, teamwork, planning, and networking."
Grantees will attend two-day, two-night organizational retreats that include free room and board, a private meeting space, use of all the facilities at Omega, and a consultation with Omega’s partner, the New York Council of Nonprofits, at an on-site Nonprofit Wellness Clinic.
“Omega’s Service Week, which now includes the Women Serving Women Summit, has had a unique, profound and deeply positive influence on the nonprofits that have participated over the years," said Doug Sauer, chief executive officer of the New York Council of Nonprofits. “This year’s focus on nonprofits that are providing and protecting safety net services in the Hudson Valley, along with the bringing together of organizations that support young women and girls in particular, reflects the potential of Service Week to contribute to systemic change.”
The 2nd Annual Women Serving Women Summit will take place May 28-30. Grantees for this event are:
- Alternative Network for Employee Wellness (ANEW-NY);
- Black Women’s Blueprint;
- Children’s Media Project;
- Cornell Cooperative Extension—Ulster County;
- Girls for Gender Equity (GGE);
- Holistic Moms Network, Dutchess County Chapter;
- Human Rights Project for Girls;
- Lower Eastside Girls Club;
- Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG);
- The TMI Project;
- 2020: Project Women; and,
- YWCA of Ulster County
The 7th Annual Service Week, bringing together social service organizations based in the Hudson Valley, will be held May 30-June 1. Grantees for this event are:
- The Children's Home of Kingston
- The Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CADVSA)
- Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County (CAPE)
- Dutchess County Community Action Partnership
- Hudson River Healthcare (HRHCare)
- Mental Health America of Dutchess County (MHADC)
- Newburgh Community Action Committee, Inc. (NCAC)
- Nubian Directions II, Inc.
- Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP)
- Safe Homes of Orange County (SHOC)
- Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY)