YANA, which stands for “You Are Never Alone,” is a community resource center devastated by Sandy which reemerged as a relief hub before a gut renovation was completed with an eye towards green technology and sustainability.

story of YANA

Our mission is to help job-seekers develop their employability, to bring employment opportunities to the community with an emphasis on sustainable technologies, and to engage Rockaway in resident-led community improvement initiatives that are sustainable in all aspects of life.

Our programs include:

  • Career Skill Workshops
  • Educational Workshops
  • Arts Programs
  • Community Resources
  • Social Services

Help needed

We are seeking funds so that we can keep our doors open and continue to work to improve the lives of residents of the Rockaways by providing social services as well as our sustainable career training programs. Please consider donating - any little bit helps!
We welcome skilled volunteers to help with office admin, legal advice, bookkeeping, and to help with our career skill and educational workshops.


YANA partners with other organizations to provide services. We also provide meeting and event space to community based organizations. Amongst our many partners are:
  • Queens Economic Development Corporation
  • New York City Coalition Against Hunger


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