Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Strategies to End Gender-Based Violence
Crime Victims Services


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About Us


The programs and services offered by Center for Safety & Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter) constitute a comprehensive approach to addressing domestic, sexual and dating violence that other communities frequently look to as a model. A leader in the fight to end violence, Center for Safety & Change has received national, state and local recognition for our work and innovative programs.

  • Certificate of Appreciation, United Way, 2013
  • Partnership Award, The Mental Health Association of Rockland County, 2013
  • Rockland Economic Development Corporation Economic Development "Service Provider of the Year" 2012
  • Largest Campaign Increase Award, United Way, 2011-2012
  • Third Place, Top Fundraising Team Award, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, 2012
  • Moving Women Forward for 25 Years Award, Rockland Road Runners Club, 2012
  • Camp Venture Sorority of Women to Carolyn Fish, Executive Director, 2012
  • RBWN Community Services Woman of the Year to Carolyn Fish, Executive Director, 2009
  • 30th Anniversary Leadership Recognition from the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2008
  • Power of Hope Award – MOM, Makers of Memories, 2008
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Eta Chi Lambda Chapter, 2008
  • Special Achievement Award by New York State Crime Victims Board, 2007
  • Pinnacle Award by the Rockland Business Association, 2004
  • Award from Women’s Alliance for Kinship and Equality, 2003
  • Agency of the Year – El Clarin newspaper, 2002
  • Women of Leadership and Vision, Nyack Center Honors, 2001
  • Certificate of Recognition by NAAACP (Spring Valley Branch), year
  • Honored by Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, 1999
  • Certified of Recognition – Spring Valley Branch – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1999
  • Community Based Vocational Training Programs for BOCES Students – Rockland BOCES, 1992
  • Humanitarian Award – Town of Ramapo, 1991
  • Distinguished Service - County of Rockland, 1989
  • William B. Eimicke, Director of Housing for New York State, presents “Distinguished Housing Award”, 1986
  • The County of Rockland “Distinguished Service Award”, 1985 and 1989
  • Rockland County Youth Bureau “Father F. Peter Malet Service to Youth Award,” 1985
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Community Service presented by Governor Mario Cuomo, 1985