December 8, 2021

Women’s Business Council Announces 2022 and 2023 Adopted Nonprofits

The Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Capital Region Chamber announced its Adopted Nonprofit for 2022 (Veterans & Community Housing Coalition) and 2023 (Alzheimer’s Association of Northeaster New York). The nonprofits were chosen from a pool of 20 worthy organizations.

The Veterans & Community Housing Coalition operates the only Veterans Administration-funded transitional supportive housing program for homeless female veterans in New York State. In addition, homeless female, disabled veterans receive assistance with their housing and case management needs in other coalition programs. Recognizing a gap in services for homeless veteran moms and their children, the Coalition has initiated a grassroots effort to develop a housing project with support services for this targeted population.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeaster New York works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. It provides care and support services, including free educational programs to provide knowledge and practical tips for understanding and caring for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease; 24 support groups throughout the region; care consultations or personalized sessions for families with staff to help them better understand the disease process and develop an action plan for the future; and a 24/7 helpline for families to receive information, education and support.

Throughout 2022 and 2023, the WBC will raise money for each year’s respective Adopted Nonprofits at its monthly programs and its signature events, along with WBC Holiday Fundraiser in December. The Adopted Nonprofits and the WBC will collaborate during the year on other opportunities to generate donations.

WBC’s program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local non-profit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for WBC members. Adopted Nonprofits have included:

2002: The Regional Food Bank

2003: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

2004: Clearview Center

2005: The Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC)

2006: Unity House of Troy, Inc.

2007: Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region

2008: Colonie Senior Service Centers Inc.

2009: Dress for Success

2010: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

2011: Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless

2012: Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!)

2013: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

2014: The Bus Stop Club

2015: St. Paul’s Center

2016: Capital Roots

2017: Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center

2018: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region

2019: Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York

2020: Food Pantries for the Capital District

2021: Food Pantries for the Capital District