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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2 comments on “YANA

  1. hi my name is boris i live and work in nj my day off is tuesday over the last few months i have often come up to brooklyn to help out with some occupy sandy efforts i just found you guys on the website and was wondering if you were still looking for volunteers i will try to reach you with my regular email as well

  2. We’re also a number of volunteers and also cracking open a fresh program inside our neighborhood. Your web site provided us helpful facts to work in. You’ve performed any challenging activity and also our own entire online community can be thankful for you.

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