IDP Classes have been postponed at this time

In response to the public health emergency for the COVID-19 virus, Governor Cuomo has directed all non-essential businesses statewide must close. This includes IDP course providers.

Also, in response to the public health emergency all state- and county-run DMV field offices are closed until further notice.  While offices are closed, expiration dates for driver licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations including temporary 45-day registrations will be extended. DMV will not be enrolling clients in IDP courses until further notice.

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Our Virtual Calendar for Community Connection

We want our community to stay connected!  We have created 3 interactive virtual groups to help with a place for sharing, gaining skills, engaging positivity, asking questions. We want you to be connected to our community as well as our CFLR team.  These Facebook groups are open to anyone!  Please join the discussions and the live events!

CFLR Family Recovery Wellness Collective  For Family Wellness and Recovery.  Click the link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/3910803405604230/

Family Support and Wellness Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm (zoom link https://zoom.us/j/507054277 )

CFLR Recovery Advocates Peer Collaborative For persons wanting to become peer recovery advocates or who are in the professional role already.  This group is about building and practicing skills in recovery coaching/advocacy. Click the link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/818875835258127/

Peer Collaborative Skills and Practice Class Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm  (zoom link https://zoom.us/j/485358171 )

CFLR H.O.P.E. and Wellness Recovery Community  For anyone in our Recovery Community no matter how you define Recovery and for HOPE virtual events.  Click the link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/666695424117024/

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2020 Professional Training Calendar

2020 Professional Training Calendar

We have postponed the following upcoming training’s:

March 16th Professional Growth and Development Skill Building: It’s Reciprocal

March 17th and 18th Ethical Consideration for Recovery Coaches

March 30th and 31st Peer Professional Supervision

April 8th Workplace Wellness Expo

April 24th Post Partum Depression / Miscarriage Grief



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January Employee of the Month

January Employee of the Month

January’s Employee of the Month – Brandi Lyons – Compeer Specialist for CFLR is in charge of running our Compeer Program. You will always find her smiling and making sure that every person she comes into contact with feels heard and cared about. She takes the time to plan out FUN Events for all our volunteers and mentors for the program. If you are looking to mentor or would like to know more about our Compeer program please contact Brandi at 315-733-1709.


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Rome Community Foundation President David Grow presents the Richard H. McMahon Governance Award to Kelly Walters

Rome Community Foundation President David Grow presents the Richard H. McMahon Governance Award to Kelly Walters

 Hundreds gather to celebrate Rome Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary 


The Rome Community Foundation hosted its Community Celebration on Wednesday night at the Capitol Arts Complex, to mark the foundation’s 20th anniversary.

More than 220 attended the event, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. A reception catered by Chimo’s Catering and Copper City Brewing was held between 5:30 and 6:30 featuring wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. Entertainment was provided by the Andrea Falvo Trio.

The program kicked off with a video by Rick Lewis of the Capitol, featuring vignettes by several area non-profit leaders telling how the Rome Community Foundation has assisted them. Among the agencies featured included Rome Memorial Hospital, Jervis Public Library, the Rome Art and Community Center, the Capitol Arts Complex and the YMCA of the Tri-Valley.

The video was followed by remarks by Rome Community Foundation President David Grow.

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Foundation’s Richard H. McMahon Governance Award. Thirty-two Rome area non-profits submitted nominations for board members or trustees who made a significant impact to the organization’s success.

Kelly Walters, of the Center for Family Life and Recovery, was the winner of the McMahon Award, and the center received a $5,000 grant from the Foundation. A second McMahon Governance was given to Ed Davis of the Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department. The Fire Department received a check for $1,000 as part of the award.

Special McMahon Governance Awards were awarded to Fred Normand (posthumously) and Rev. Phillip Hearn for their exceptional service to the Rome Community Theatre and Copper City Connection respectively and for serving on the Board of Directors of the Rome Community Foundation. Kristen Stanton, daughter of Fred Normand, accepted the award. Both organizations received checks for $500.

Each of the remaining 28 organizations that submitted nominations will receive $200.

Rick Weltz of WKAL was the emcee for the event. The evening ended with the awarding of door prizes that were donated by Rome Preowned Auto, Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino, Berkshire Bank, Byrne Dairy, Engelbert’s Jewelers and Rome Country Club.

The Rome Community Foundation was established in 1999 to address the capital needs of community non-profits in the Greater Rome area. The Foundation has in excess of $6 million under professional management and the interest from those investments is used to issue grants on a quarterly basis at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In addition to Grow, the Foundation’s officers include: David Engelbert and Lynn Rosen, vice presidents; Robert Ritz, treasurer; and Julie Grow Denton, secretary. Victor Fariello is organization’s executive director.

Donations to the Rome Community Foundation are tax-deductible and can be sent to PO Box 609, Rome, NY 13442-0609. For information on how to donate or to apply for grants, visit www.romecommunityfoundation.org.

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