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Rockland County Pride Center

The Heart and Home of the LGBTQ+ Community, Celebrating Unity and Inspiring Social Change

Nyack, NY   |  www.rocklandpridecenter.org

Mission

THE ROCKLAND COUNTY PRIDE CENTER is a 501(c)(3) LGBTQ+ community center with an anti-racist, social justice mission. The Pride Center works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people through community events, referrals and advocacy, survival services, and professional training. We dream of a future of abundance for our people: for Transgender and Non-Binary people, for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer people, for Black and other People of Color. We envision and manifest a world where LGBTQ+ people are safe, pursuing their dreams and goals, and held by a strong, vibrant community.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Brooke Malloy

Main address

PO Box 505

Nyack, NY 10960 USA

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Formerly known as

Gay Pride Rockland

EIN

81-1198691

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In contemporary society, the LGBTQ+ community continues to navigate a landscape marked by both progress and challenges. Amidst strides towards equality, the need for the Rockland County Pride Center remains paramount to serve as a vital hubs for fostering unity, providing support, and advocating for the rights and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals. Pride is crucial in fostering unity among individuals who may feel isolated or marginalized. It provides safe spaces where members can connect with others who share similar experiences, identities, and struggles. Through support groups, social events, and educational programs, the community cultivates a sense of belonging and solidarity. This unity strengthens individuals' sense of self-worth and resilience and empowers them to confront societal challenges and discrimination collectively. Furthermore, one of Pride's most significant functions is providing essential support to individuals in need and connect them to resources and supports.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Support Groups

The Pride Center hosts several support groups:
- Bi+/Pan/Queer Collective
- Transgender and Non-Binary Support Group
- Men's Support Group
- Woman to Woman Support Group
- Talking about Gender
- Parents of Trans Youth

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

The Pride Center organizes and finances a number of community events that reduce isolation, encourage positive self-image, and build resilience, such as Drag Queen Story Hour to provide an affirming space for families of young children, the Trans Joy Film series which highlights the resilience and beauty of the Transgender and Non-Binary community, and Pride Sunday.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

We provide training to professionals in the medical, mental health, education, and social services fields to change the culture of organizations and service providers to be safer and more affirming for LGBTQ+ people.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Non-Profit Organization 2018

Rockland Business Association

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Rate of student attendance during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Community Events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Pride Center is a 501(c)(3) LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community center with a justice-focused mission. The Pride Center works to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people through free and low-cost community events, monthly support groups, LGBTQ+ Youth programs to empower and support young people,
senior drop-in space, partnership with Montefiore Nyack Hospital to provide LGBTQ+ healthcare at the Jacobs Family Pride Wellness Center, survival services to ensure everyone's basic needs are met, referrals, individual advocacy, and navigation around medical care, mental health, housing, legal, and social services, and advocacy to address discrimination, close service gaps, and make change.

We envision and manifest an abundant world where LGBTQ+ people of all ages are safe, pursuing their dreams and goals, and held by a strong, vibrant community.

The Pride Center is the only organization in Rockland County whose sole mission is improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. We serve people from throughout the Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey.

The Pride Center works to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people through free and low-cost community events, monthly support groups, LGBTQ+ Youth programs to empower and support young people,
senior drop-in space, partnership with Montefiore Nyack Hospital to provide LGBTQ+ healthcare at the Jacobs Family Pride Wellness Center, survival services to ensure everyone's basic needs are met, referrals, individual advocacy, and navigation around medical care, mental health, housing, legal, and social services, and advocacy to address discrimination, close service gaps, and make change.

The Pride Centers Youth Program and Family Support Services provide a web of community care and healing that centers the needs of our most vulnerable community members. YMiddle and high school youth eet twice weekly for a free, supervised afterschool program. This in-person healing and empowerment space provides dinner, mental health resources, tutoring, socializing opportunities, and holistic support in both English and Spanish. Consistent engagement in this program increases high school graduation rates, reduces hospitalizations for mental health emergencies, and decreases risk-taking behaviors.

The Pride Centers youth team also provides one-on-one support for families of LGBTQ+ young people in English and Spanish. From advocacy at school to space to process a young person's journey, the Pride Center is there to meet families where they are.

Montefiore Nyack Hospital provides a community-based, whole-health clinic for the LGBTQ+ community.

Located at the Hub Shopping Center in Central Nyack, The Jacobs Family Pride Wellness Center is a community-based specialty clinic in collaboration with the Phyllis B. Frank Rockland Pride Center and The Oval Center at Montefiore.

Healthcare for patients ages 16+
Expert providers, many of whom are part of the LGBTQ+ community
Care that is conveniently located, confidential, and affirming
General wellness such as routine and preventative care
Vaccinations such as flu shots, HPV, hepatitis A and B, and more (not currently providing COVID vaccinations)
HIV prevention such as PrEP and PEP
Gynecological services and birth control for women, trans men, and more
Gender-affirming care, including hormones using an informed consent model (under 18 requires parent consent).
Sexual health testing and treatment, including HIV testing

Since its inception, RCPC has focused on holistic community care that addresses disparities and builds durable power and holistic health, well-being, and empowerment to change peoples lives. Care in this context encompasses access to medical care, access to mental health care, survival services to ensure people's basic needs for food and shelter are met, and empowerment services for conditions of LGBTQI+ people's lives. Care in this context encompasses access to affirming medical and mental health care, survival services related to key social determinants of health to ensure people's basic needs are met, empowerment services for LGBTQI+ youth, and services to reduce the social isolation of LGBTQI+ older adults. All programs are provided with a strong cultural competency lens. To provide these services well, the RCPC engages in advocacy and systems change work to close service gaps, combat discrimination, and make long-term changes in the Hudson Valley. RCPC has the capacity and lived experiences to meet all the grant requirements.

RCPC is the only organization in Rockland County whose sole mission is improving the lives of LGBTQI+ people. The organization is staffed entirely by LGBTQI+ people, including three transgender people (two of whom hold director-level positions), four BIPOC (one of whom holds director-level positions), two older adults, and four Spanish/English speakers.

Furthermore, RCPC staff will work directly with schools and local colleges to write and implement policies protecting the rights of LGBTQI+ students, participate on the boards of community initiatives to ensure that LGBTQI+ people's needs are considered, participate in local and statewide coalitions to address LGBTQI+ issues and provide advocacy and support to individuals impacted by bias and discrimination.

Pride's progress is marked by the thousands of individuals and families that it has served in Rockland County, New York and surrounding counties. Specific to its Youth Programs, Pride has been successful at reducing barriers to educational success by working with schools to stabilize individual students who are in crisis, provide homework and attendance accountability, develop a students post-graduation plans, and provide navigation and advocacy for students and their families. The Pride Center also engages in the long-term work of improving school culture to reduce bullying in the future through professional development for educators, curriculum for LGBTQ+ student clubs, and policy development for school districts. We reach approximately 600 education professionals per year with strategies for reducing bullying and improving school culture for LGBTQ+ youth of color.

Pride serves as a powerful advocate for the rights and equality of LGBTQ+ individuals. Through grassroots activism, lobbying efforts, and public education campaigns, Pride challenges discriminatory policies and practices, promotes inclusive legislation, and raises awareness about LGBTQ+ issues. They amplify the voices of marginalized community members, advocate for policy changes at local, national, and international levels, and hold institutions accountable for ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all.

In addition to fostering unity, providing support, and advocating for rights, Pride plays a vital role in building community resilience. In the face of adversity and setbacks, Pride mobilizes resources, rally support, and empowers individuals to stand up against injustice and discrimination. By fostering a sense of collective empowerment and resilience, Pride helps LGBTQ+ individuals weather the challenges they may encounter and strive for a more inclusive and equitable society.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rockland County Pride Center

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hon. Sherri Eisenpress

Andrea Composto, Esq.

Mark Jacobs

Phyllis B. Frank

Jennifer Hatch

Hon. Sherri Eisenpress

Simona Chazen, LCSW

Joseph Coe, MPA

Eric Dea

Janine Getler, Esq.

Lena Anne Krug

Paul Wnorowski

Dr. Mary Jean Marsico

Hon. David Fried

Rabbi Paula Mack-Drill

Daniel Kaplan

Benny Vasquez

Ashley Kersting

Esq.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/1/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.