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Last Updated: 06/23/2022 11:42 am
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Affordable Housing Organization

Winner: RUPCO Inc.

2nd Place: Habitat For Humanity of Dutchess County

3rd Place: Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Animal Welfare Organization

Winner: Catskill Animal Sanctuary

316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties
(845) 336-8447
https://casanctuary.org/
https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary/
Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 150-acre refuge for 11 species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. For over 20 years, thousands have come to this place of profound peace. It is our privilege to help each and every rescued animal understand what love feels like.

2nd Place: Ulster County SPCA

3rd Place: Town of Saugerties Animal Shelter

Environmental Organization

Winner: Scenic Hudson

2nd Place: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.

3rd Place: Riverkeeper

Food Justice Organization

Winner: People's Place

2nd Place: Kingston YMCA Farm Project

3rd Place: Poughkeepsie Farm Project

LGBTQ Organization

Winner: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center

2nd Place: Newburgh LGBTQ center

Public Health Organization

Winner: Family of Woodstock

2nd Place: The Arc Mid Hudson

471 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-4300
https://www.arcmh.org/
The Arc Mid-Hudson is a private not-for-profit agency in Ulster, Greene and Putnam Counties who believed that their children with disabilities should have the same opportunities as their peers. Our mission is: “To empower people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to achieve and experience the highest quality of life.”

3rd Place: Center for Spectrum Services

70 Kukuk Lane, Kingston NY 12401
(845) 336-2616
www.centerforspectrumservices.org
https://www.facebook.com/centerforspectrumservices
Center for Spectrum Services is a nonprofit school designed especially for children with autism. It is a model special education program, recognized for its leadership in educating students with autism. Its two schools in Kingston and Ellenville, serve children and families from 32 school districts throughout the Hudson Valley.

Racial Justice Organization

Winner: Rise Up Kingston

2nd Place: Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley

3rd Place: Citizen Action of New York

Social Justice Organization

Winner: Rise Up Kingston

2nd Place: Grace Smith House

3rd Place: Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Youth Advocacy Organization

Winner: AWARENESSinc.org Peer to Peer Adolescent Advocacy

PO Box 363, West Hurley NY 12491
(845) 417-1484
http://www.awarenessinc.org/
Since 2006, AWARENESS, INC. has been a wellness promoting nonprofit organization for youth. It presently offers educational programs, activities and community service for ages 6 to 25. AWARENESS also provides advocacy, information and referrals for addiction and recovery resources, and a NYS OASAS Approved Early Intervention Alcohol Awareness curriculum.

2nd Place: Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County

3rd Place: Family of Woodstock, Inc.

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