Partnership Center to get new roof with funding from Jacobson

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The Family Partnership Center of Family Services.

POUGHKEEPSIE – On Friday, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced $250,000 in state funding to replace the aging roof on the Family Partnership Building in the City of Poughkeepsie. Jacobson made the announcement at the Partnership with Family Services CEO Brian Doyle and representatives from organizations housed in the Partnership, including Planned Parenthood, SNUG, and Dutchess County Community College.

Jacobson said, “The Family Partnership Building is literally the umbrella for a host of important Dutchess County organizations, which together serve more than 70,000 individuals every year. That is why it’s critically important that its physical structure be maintained.”

Jacobson noted that his predecessor, the late Assemblyman Frank Skartados had originally secured the funding.  When Skartados passed away, the grant money sat idle until Jacobson took office and directed the funding to Family Services, Inc.  “Once I took office, I immediately took action to ensure that Family Services would be able to do the necessary work to keep its building functioning, safe, and comfortable for its tenants and everyone who walks through these doors.

Assemblyman Jacobson on left presents check to Brian Doyle.

Family Services CEO Brian Doyle accepted the funding, saying, “The Family Partnership Center is a catalyst for community impact, empowering children and families from all backgrounds and serving as a center for education, recreation, arts, and civic participation. Family Services is grateful to Assemblyman Jacobson for his cornerstone support of our new roof. We thank the Assemblyman and our partners in government for standing with us to ensure this critical community center is viable for generations to come.”

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison were also in attendance. Rolison thanked Jacobson, saying “Between this funding and another $125,000 grant to make sidewalk repairs, this Assemblymember has recently delivered $375,000 for the City of Poughkeepsie, demonstrating that we can do great things when we work in partnership.”