COVID-19/Coronavirus Statement and Closures

March 10, 2020
By Admin
**IMPORTANT UPDATE – PLEASE READ**

Given the ongoing health crisis of COVID-19/Coronavirus, the Rockland County Pride Center has to make a hard decision.
 
We are balancing the needs of our community (social and emotional support, connection, and resources like food) with the realities of preventing the transmission of COVID-19/Coronavirus that is a threat to our elders, people with chronic conditions, and people with compromised immune systems.
 
Effective immediately, the Pride Center is suspending all support groups, events, and drop-in hours.
 
Please be assured, we are not leaving you. We need each other now and always.
 
The skills to respond to a health crisis are a part of our history and present. LGBTQ+ people came together during the outbreak of HIV/AIDS, educating one another, caring for one another, and providing for each other’s needs. We continue to come together in this way to meet each other’s needs when larger systems fail us.
 
We will use digital forms of communication to make sure we all stay connected and will reach out to the most isolated and vulnerable members of our community.
 
How you can reach the Pride Center:

  • Call us at 845-353-6300 and leave a message with the live answering service, and we will call you back as quickly as possible.
  • Email us at pride@rocklandpridecenter.org, and your message will be forwarded to the right person.
  • Message us on Facebook or Instagram, which we will be checking regularly.

The Pride Center is here to ensure that the people in our community have access to food and other necessities, social connection, mental health support, and safety planning. Pride Center staff and volunteers are mobilizing to fill the gaps as other organizations suspend services, as people are quarantined, and as in-person services are reduced.
 
If you would like to help make sure we can meet this new demand, email us about volunteering.

Click here for more information on what LGBTQ+ People Need to Know about Coronavirus from the National LGBT Cancer Network.
 
We are not leaving you, and you are not alone.
 

With Pride & Resilience,

Brooke Malloy signature 
Brooke Malloy
Executive Director

behavioral health response team. phone 845-517-0400, rockland county mental health hotlinetrevor project: saving young lgbtq lives, phone 866-488-7386, LGBTQ+ suicide hotline

Meals on Wheels, phone 845-624-6325, meals on wheels will deliver meals to people impacted by Coronavirus. Call for more information.Center for safety and change, phone 845-634-3344, if you or a loved one are the victim of domestic violence, abuse, human trafficking, or another crime and live in Rockland County contact us for help

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