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  • Welcome Back Liberty Families

    Hello Liberty Families!!!

    Welcome Back!! It certainly is a different beginning to our new school year and we know, as parents ourselves, that you are facing many challenges.

    The Family Resource Center is here to help!! Please reach out with any questions or need for resources: 845-353-7247  sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    Rather than further overwhelm you with additional reading materials, I recommend you contact me directly and I will do whatever I can to help you!

    For now, I've attached the Free and Reduced Lunch Form which you will want to complete and submit to the district.

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Resources and Links to Important Benefits

    Hello Liberty!!

    I wanted to share several important resources and information. Please contact me with any questions:  sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    1. If your child receives free and reduced lunch, you may be eligible for EBT benefits:

    EBT Benefits for recipients of free and reduced lunch

    https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp#header

    2. Attached please find the following documents:

    United Way Resource Guide June 2020

    Food Banks and Feeding Programs in Rockland County June 2020

    TBRA Flyer regarding rent assistance

    2020 Online Camp Resources

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • A Moment of Reflection

    These are indeed difficult days across our country.  As the Family Resource Coordinator, I felt it was important to remind you that I am here for all families and that my office is a safe space. I am always available to help you with any resources, connections or support that you may need.  I hope that we can all take a moment to reflect on what is happening around us and think about how we can collectively be a positive source of light and kindness. Our communities and our neighbors are hurting in many ways. Please let me know if I can help.

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Hello Liberty Families & Welcome to Week 6!

    I hope this finds you in good health and staying Nyack Strong!! We know this is not always easy!

    Please know, The Family Resource Centers are here for YOU!  sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    COVID 19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES: 

    United Way COVID 19 Resource List:  United Way COVID 19 Resource Guide April 2020.pdfOpens in a new browser tab 

    Legal Remedies/Remedios Legales – COVID 19:  Legal Remedies Covid-19.pdfOpens in a new browser tab     Remedios Legales - Covid 19.pdfOpens in a new browser tab 

    For the latest COVID 19 information go tohttps://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/Opens in a new browser tab

    Filing for Unemploymenthttps://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/unemployment-filing-instructions.pdfOpens in a new browser tab

    Relief for Workers/What You Need to Know About the CARES ACT:  CARES ACT info April 13 2020.pdfOpens in a new browser tab 

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Important Resources for Families

    Hi Everyone! I hope this finds you all healthy and well. These are indeed difficult times. We need to remind ourselves that we are all just doing our best. Be kind to yourself first and foremost!! I am sharing several resources that you may find helpful. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. You can reach me at sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org or 845-353-7247.  I am also including a link for a Family Resource Video we created for our school communities. Download before viewing: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0okjDTLU4wdzJSeXGwXXfjgDg

    Most importantly, I want to make sure everyone has enough food!! With so many job losses, we know the situation is becoming more difficult for so many. There are many resources to help you. Please see the attached lists. Contact: wwwrocklandhunger.org for more info. If your children receive free and reduced lunch, they can pick up bagged breakfasts and lunch every day Mon-Fri at the Nyack Center from 9:30-1:00, as well as, groceries on Thursdays. You can get the same lunches from Waldron Terrace from 10-11:00 am Mon-Fri.

    Eastern Rockland

    Address / Phone

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thur

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    Grace's Kitchen

    Grace Episcopal Church

    130 1st Ave
    Nyack

    (845) 358-1297

         

    7-8:30 am

    Bagged Breakfast ONLY

         

    Iglesia La Mision

    11 Division Ave
    Nyack

    (845) 358-1481

     

    10am-Noon

    CALL FIRST

     

     

    10am-Noon

    CALL FIRST

     

     

    Living Christ Church

    Sunday Supper

    151 So. Broadway

    Nyack

    (845) 358-3125

                TAKE OUT ONLY every Sunday 5-6pm

    Macedonia Baptist Church 

    SUSPENDED

    405 Piermont Ave
    Piermont

    (845) 359-4690

             

    SUSPENDED

     

    SUSPENDED

     

    Nyack F.O.O.D Food Closet (Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen)

    Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church

    67 So. Broadway
    Nyack

    (845) 358-6825 – Pantry

    (845) 286-2706 – Soup Kitchen

     

    10:30am -

    12:30pm

     

    1st & 2nd Tues 

    Outside 

             

    Pilgrim Baptist Church Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen

    SUSPENDED

    80 N. Franklin St., Nyack

    (845) 300-8710 – Pantry

    (845) 358-3978 – Soup Kitchen

         

     

    SUSPENDED

     

     

       

    Soup Angels @ First Reformed Church of Nyack

    Burd St. Entrance

    18 S. Broadway
    Nyack

    (845) 358-5518

    5:30-

    6:30pm

    Bagged Meals ONLY

     

    5:30-

    6:30pm

    Bagged Meals ONLY

     

     

     

     

       

    St Ann's Food Cupboard

     

    St. Ann's School

    33 Jefferson St.
    Nyack

    (845) 268-4464/4465

     

             

    8:30am-10:30am

    Prepacked

    grocery bags

     

    St. John Deliverance Food Pantry

     

    35 Piermont Ave.
    Nyack

    (845) 358-3446

           

    9am-Noon

    (4th Fri of the month)

    9am-Noon

    (4th Sat.)

     

    Southern Rockland

    Address / Phone

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thur

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    St. Aedan's SVDP Parish Food Pantry

    3 Reld Dr.,

    Pearl River

    (845) 548-7734

    (By Appointment Only)

                 

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Food Cupboard

    84 Ehrhardt Rd Pearl River

    (845) 735-8888

    EMERGENCY FOOD ONLY - PLEASE CALL FIRST

         

     

         
     

    Central

    Rockland

    Address / Phone

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thur

    Fri

    Sat

    Sun

    Meals on Wheels

    Eligible Clients Only

    121 W. Nyack Rd. Nanuet

     845.624.MEAL (6325)

    9am - 5pm 

    Home delivery only

     

    9am - 5pm 

    Home delivery only

     9am - 5pm 

    Home delivery only

    9am - 5pm 

    Home delivery only

    9am - 5pm 

    Home delivery only

       

    People to People

    121 W. Nyack Rd. Nanuet

    (845) 623-4900

     

    9:30am –Noon,

    1-4pm

    Curbside

    Delivery

     

    9:30am –Noon,

    1-4pm

    Curbside

    Delivery

    9:30am –Noon,

    1-4pm

    Curbside

    Delivery

    9:30am –Noon,

    1-4pm

    Curbside

    Delivery

    9:30am –Noon,

    1-4pm

    Curbside

    Delivery

       

     Rhoda Bloom Food Pantry

    (Rockland Jewish Family Service)

     

     450 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack

    (845) 354-2121, X141

    Emergency Kosher Food ONLY

    CALL FIRST

     

    Emergency Kosher Food ONLY

    CALL FIRST

     

     

    Emergency Kosher Food ONLY

    CALL FIRST

     

     Emergency Kosher Food ONLY

    CALL FIRST

    Emergency Kosher Food ONLY

    CALL FIRST

     

     

    Suspended

    St Paul's Food Cupboard

    St. Paul's School

    365 Kings Hwy.

    Valley Cottage

    (845) 268-4464

             

    8:45 - 10:15am
    (1st & 3rd Sat of the month)

    Curbside Pickup

     

     

    TOUCH

    Together Our Unity Can Heal

    Eligible Clients Only

     209 Rte. 9W

    Congers, NY

    (845) 268-8023

    9am - 5pm

    CALL FIRST

    9am - 5pm 

    CALL FIRST

     9am - 5pm

    CALL FIRST

    9am - 5pm 

    CALL FIRST

     9am - 5pm

    CALL FIRST

     

     
     

    Western Rockland

    Address / Phone

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thur

    Fri

    Sat & Sun

    Christ Episcopal Church of Ramapo Soup Kitchen

    65 Washington Ave.

    Suffern, NY

    (845) 287-9131

    Djames899@aol.com

     

    9:30-Noon

    Outside Pickup

     

    9:30-Noon

    Outside Pickup

     

    9:30-Noon

    Outside Pickup

     

     

    9:30-Noon

    Outside Pickup

     

     

    9:30-Noon

    Outside Pickup

     

     

    9:30-Noon

    Outside Pickup

     

     

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church - St. Vincent de Paul Pantry

     

    129 Lafayette Ave., Suffern

    (845) 357-0035

       

     

    TBD

         

    Sloatsburg Food Pantry

    PICKUP (3/24) at Sloatsburg Municipal Building

    96 Orange Tpke

     

    Emergency Pickup Only at pantry

    93 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY

    (914) 393-3160

     

     

    1pm-6pm
    (2nd & 4th Tues)

    Outiside Drive By

    Pickup

     

           
     
     
    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Thinking of all of you during these difficult days!!

    I wanted to reach out to let you all know that our Family Resource Team cares very much about all our students, families and staff! These can be very trying times of fear and uncertainty. However, we can chose how we react and be a part of the calming forces around us. We can support one another and remain positive in our thoughts and actions. There are some wonderful websites out there to help you with creative ideas and parenting support. Being at home unexpectedly with your children, while trying to work, or having to leave your home and secure childcare, is not easy.

    Remind yourself that you are doing your best!!! Whatever that looks like today!

    Here are some of my favorite websites, check out their corresponding facebook pages and don't forget our very own NY Liberty PTA page where our parents are posting great ideas.

    http://www.inhomelcsw.com/

    917-597-9270 Call Kristin if you are interested in telehealth counseling services.

    http://www.elliotcounseling.com/

    http://edutopia.org/

    http://childmind.org/

    Be well and take a breath. It will be O.K.

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Spring is Coming!

    Good morning Liberty Families!

    There is much going on at Liberty and in our school community as well! 

    But first...Here are some helpful websites for parenting support!! childmind.orgcopingskillsforkids.com; AhaParenting.com

    Summer Camps:  Contact me for information, options and scholarships sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org 845-353-7247

    If you child is interested in playing baseball or softball this spring, there are still openings. Pls contact: Darryl or Idelyn Caneiro 917-747-8767 idelyn.caneiro@gmail.com

    5th Grade parents, we are looking for baby pictures for the yearbook! Pls contact Amy Anthony: amybanthony@yahoo.com  917-375-2153

    If your child needs a physical, please make an appt ASAP & provide our nurse with the completed medical form. Contact: Kathleen Fredericks RN kfredericks@nyackschools.org

    Please check the Liberty PTA FB page for continuous updates to their event and fun family activities. Pocketbook BINGO is Thursday March 19th!!!!

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Good Morning & Happy New Year!!!

    Welcome Back Liberty Families!!  Wishing  you much love, health, happiness and prosperity in this new decade!!!  
    I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who so generously donated to our Holiday Giving Project!!  We were able to donate gifts and ShopRite cards to over 60 families this year! Many families in our neighborhoods struggle with housing and food insecurity on a  daily basis so anytime we can help bring a smile to a student and ease a family's burden, we are making a difference. It is humbling indeed to witness the caring and concern so many have for our families and community!  

    The Family Resource is here for ALL families.  If you need any support, have any questions or concerns or simply need someone to listen, please call us 845-353-7247 sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    Warmest regards,

    Silvia

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • December Holiday Giving Project

    Hello Liberty Families!!

    We are currently collecting ShopRite gift cards to support our families in need this season. As we know, this time of year can be extremely challenging for many of our families who suffer with both food and housing insecurity. Our district Family Resource Centers coordinate a Holiday Giving Project to support our most vulnerable families. We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our families helping families!!
    If you are able, please consider donating a ShopRite gift card in any denomination.

    We will be collecting ShopRite gift cards through next Thursday, December 19th

    Wishing you all the merriest of holidays and all the very best for a health, happy and prosperous new year and new decade!

    Warmest regards,

    Silvia Falcomer-Henry

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • November Happenings

    Good Afternoon Liberty Families!

    Please join us this Thursday, November 21, 2019  for Meet, Greet & Eat being held at the Nyack Library Community Room from 6:00-8:00 pm

    We will be providing dinner and childcare. Come learn how to help your children succeed in school, hear about community resources and programs and what you need to know about the transition to Middle School. Bring any and all questions. We are here to help!

    Raffle prizes and give-a-ways too!!

    The Nyack Family Resource Centers want to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 

    During this time of giving thanks and celebrating with your loved ones, we want to let you know about local ways that families who are looking for a little extra support can find the help they need.  Please share the following information with friends in your community.

    • An invitation to a Free Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner, sponsored by Soup Angels, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4-7pm, First Reformed Church, Nyack
    • Families are also invited to Grace Church, 130 First Avenue, for a FREE Thanksgiving Day Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 28, 7am – 8am (Breakfast is available EVERY Thursday)
    • List of local food pantries

    As always, if you have any specific needs or concerns, please contact your Family Resource Center (FRC) Coordinator today!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Silvia Falcomer-Henry

    845-353-7247

    sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    Liberty Family Resource Center
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Contact Us

Silvia Falcomer-Henry, Coordinator - Speaks Spanish and French
Phone: (845) 353-7247

Hours: Mon-Thurs:  9am - 2pm   Fri: 9am-1pm 

e-mail: sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

Welcome to the Liberty Family Resource Center

Please feel free to call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions, concerns or would like community resource information.

Parental involvement in school has been shown to be an important factor in academic success. The Liberty Elementary School offers many programs and services for children and families. We invite you to stop in anytime.

 -   Parenting workshops

-   Free books

-   Family Fun evening programs

-   Drop in support

-   Connections to school and community resources

-   Kindergarten readiness programs

-  Bi-lingual preschool story hour at Nyack Library

-  5th Grade Girls Circle / Boys' Group

All Family Resource Center Programs and Services are free to Nyack School District families.

Donation Station

This project is aimed at matching specific needs anonymously.

The way it works is this: when the Family Resource Center hears about a child or family needing anything, it will send out an email to all parents who have volunteered to be on this list. Whoever has the needed item, will hit “reply all” and let everyone know that they’ve got it covered and bring in the item to the Center.

Please feel free to contact the Center if you either need donations or if you would like to be on the list. Please email me at sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

Silvia Falcomer-Henry – Coordinator  - Telephone  (845) 353-7247 / 7042
email: - sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

Estación de Donación
El objeto de este proyecto es para ayudar las familias con necesidades específicas - de una forma anónima.

La forma en que funciona es así: cuando el centro de recursos de la familia oye acerca de un niño o una familia que necesitan de algo, se envía un mensaje de correo electrónico a todos los padres que han ofrecido estar en la lista. Quien tiene el elemento necesario, golpea "responder a todos" y así todos saben que estar solucionado.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con el centro si usted necesita donaciones o  si le gustaría estar en la lista por favor, enviarme un correo electrónico a sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

 Silvia Falcomer-Henry - Coordinadora Telefono - (845) 353-7247 / 7042

Muchas gracias.
Silvia Falcomer-Henry

Coordinador del Centro de Recurso Familial

How FRC Helps Families

Providing resources, referrals and information.

Through Donation Station for needed items.

Translation services on a daily basis supporting families, during parent meetings and parent-teacher conferences for social histories and at CSE meetings.

After school and camp information.

Providing scholarships for a wide variety of programs.

Parenting classes and workshops.

Daily support for students through lunch time drop ins.

Maintaining a free book cart.

Programs to support socio-emotional development including Girls and Boys Circles.

How Families Can Help Families