Hudson Gateway REALTOR Foundation Presents $2,500 Donation to Center for Safety & Change

Mary Prenon | July 2019

From left, Elizabeth Santiago, CEO, Center for Safety & Change; Jeanne Shields and Amanda Martinez, HG Realtor Foundation, and Tracie McLee, Chief Development Office, Center for Safety & Change

NEW CITY—The Hudson Gateway REALTOR Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Center for Safety & Change in New City.

The Center for Safety & Change provides services to domestic violence victims and their families both in person at one of their office locations and by telephone. Domestic violence victims with special circumstances may receive services at other safe locations of their choice. In addition, the center maintains a presence at all six domestic violence courts in Rockland County.

Each of the center’s offices provide the full range of non-residential services and support to domestic violence victims including: information and referral; advocacy and accompaniment; individual and group counseling; community education and outreach; children’s services; legal services; translation services; transportation services; court assistance; underserved population services (ethnic, religious, LGBTQ and assistance with New York State Office of Victim Services applications.

“This donation is a perfect example of our commitment to community collaboration with the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation,” said Elizabeth Santiago, CEO of Center for Safety & Change. This will allow us to strengthen our programs and services that support victims of gender-based violence and all crimes in Rockland County.”

The Center for Safety & Change is one of the many local Hudson Valley charities benefitting from the REALTOR Foundation, which raises funds by holding “Pub Nights” throughout the Hudson Valley, a Holiday Party and a major fundraising event. This year, the Foundation presented its “Runway for Hope” fashion show.

Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities we work in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest Realtor Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country. It owns and operates the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, which is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications