NEWS

Agency Soup event raises awareness of local resources

October 17, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Holly Moyseenko (right) and Kodi Haney from Safe Homes of Orange County discussed their organization’s services at the Agency Soup event, hosted by Mount Saint Mary College on Friday, October 12.

Holly Moyseenko (right) and Kodi Haney from Safe Homes of Orange County discussed their organization’s services at the Agency Soup event, hosted by Mount Saint Mary College on Friday, October 12.

 

Students, faculty, staff, and community members heard from nearly 30 local agencies and organizations in the City of Newburgh through Agency Soup, held on Friday, October 12 at Mount Saint Mary College.

The event was co-sponsored by the Mount Saint Mary College Center for Community Engagement and Team Newburgh.

Agency Soup is an annual networking event designed to help partners of this coalition learn about the services that each organization offers. This allows them to make appropriate referrals to their clients for a wide variety of community services, including healthcare, domestic violence, drug court and addiction treatment, mental health, youth services, and more.

Robin Rosenberg, a career counselor with the college’s Career Center, spearheaded the event. She is a member of the college’s Center for Community Engagement and the Mount representative on the Team Newburgh coalition. 

“The Mount has been a long-standing partner of the Team Newburgh community coalition,” noted Rosenberg. “Bringing this event to our campus allows us to identify possible opportunities for collaboration that can enhance the City of Newburgh.”

Some of the agencies that discussed their work included:

  • The Orange County Department of Health
  • The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
  • Cornerstone Family Healthcare
  • Safe Homes of Orange County
  • The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
  • Orange County Department of Social Services
  • The National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
  • Access: Supports for Living
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
  • St. Luke’s Hospital