June 7, 2021

The YWCA of Northeaster NY and CDPHP’s Relationship Continues to Grow

The Chamber, along with local elected officials and Chamber Ambassadors, took part in a ribbon cutting on June 7th to commemorate the donation of two vehicles from CDPHP to the YWCA of Northeaster NY.

The partnership between two of the Capital Region’s leading non-profits continues to grow. YWCA NorthEastern NY has been a CDPHP Community Connect site since April 2019. As a Community Connect site, residents have been able to receive access to free health screenings and flu shots, one-on-one support with health care needs, help in enrolling in free and low-cost health insurance, assistance with scheduling doctor and dentist appointments, and much more.

Now, CDPHP has answered the call to help YWCA NENY with crucial transportation needs through the purchase of a van and truck. Both vehicles will be used by shelter, housing and maintenance staff for numerous needs. They will safely transport domestic violence victims and their belongings to/from the shelter and transitional housing. They will take residents to appointments, on errands, and to therapeutic field trips. They will move building supplies and equipment needed to maintain our on-site buildings, which are aging, and our apartments and domestic violence shelter in the community. They will be used to pick up food for our clients from the food bank and large donations from community members, businesses and organizations.

Kim Siciliano, YWCA NorthEastern NY CEO said: “These two new vehicles, a truck and versatile minivan, will help solve persistent needs of our agency and of our clients in housing and the shelter. We will be able to transport building supplies, equipment and food, complete donation pick-up and delivery, get clients to necessary appointments, and more. We look forward to getting out on the road and doing the mission work we love in these beautiful new vehicles. We are very grateful to CDPHP for making it happen!”

“We’re pleased to support YWCA NorthEastern NY’s efforts with the purchase of two new vehicles that will ensure ready access to food, furniture, and more for their shelter and early learning centers,” said John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO of CDPHP. “These new resources will go a long way in assisting an organization that does so much to eliminate racism, empower women, and make the Capital Region a better place to live.”

All ribbon cuttings are sponsored by Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company.