Resolution J2224-2013

Congratulating the Women in Need Center upon the occasion of celebrating its 20th Anniversary on June 13, 2013

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 6, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating the Women in Need Center upon the
occasion of celebrating its 20th Anniversary on June 13, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of  the  community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  the Women in Need Center upon the occasion of celebrating its 20th
Anniversary; this auspicious occasion will be  celebrated  on  Thursday,
June 13, 2013, at the Center's 20th Anniversary Gala; and
  WHEREAS, Established in 1993, the Women in Need Center (formerly Rain-
bow  Center, Inc. of New York) is a community-based non-profit organiza-
tion that advocates for women's rights,  providing  shelter  and  social
services for Asian women in crisis; and
  WHEREAS,  The Women in Need Center provides shelter, counseling, legal
and medical referral, job counseling and  training,  and  various  other
services  for  women  and  their  children  facing  homelessness, mental
illness, substance abuse, and/or domestic violence; and
  WHEREAS, The main program of the Women in  Need  Center  features  its
excellent  shelter  operations; the Center is the only organization that
provides shelter services to both  domestic  violence  survivors  and/or
homeless  women  who  are  provided  with  daily  living necessities and
resources as well as professional services in a safe and protected envi-
ronment; and
  WHEREAS, Under the outstanding leadership of its  Executive  Director,
Eun  Kyung  Kim,  the  Women  in  Need Center also participates in human
rights advocacy, public education campaigns, translation and interpreta-
tion, individual counseling and training, transitional  support,  volun-
teer management, meal provision, medical and therapeutic counseling, and
assistance in accessing public benefits; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Women in  Need
Center; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our  atten-
tion,  it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  the  Women in Need Center upon the occasion of celebrating
its 20th Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Women in Need Center.

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