We are excited to be open for business to host our beloved guests! As of Tuesday, July 7, Rockland County entered Phase Four of re-opening.
This phase allows for groups of up to 25 people to gather. Groups are invited to stay any number of days throughout a seven day week. Sojourners are invited to stay from Monday thru Friday. Known for our radical hospitality, we are adding newly devised safety and cleaning measures for groups of this size. We invite you to be in touch with our Guest Services Manager, Cynthia Lemoine - Germana, 845-786-5674 ext. 122 to discuss how we can support your group's particular needs.
Our re-opening is bittersweet because it comes with some sad news. Saturday, June 20, was a painful day as we made significant cuts to our staffing. We are deeply grateful for the way this was managed by the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA). The PMA kept our staff employed when we were forced to close in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also provided financial support to our staff who were laid off.
The future is hard to predict, but our commitment to be a catalyst for change is unwavering. We will continue to use our campus to support the work of building a multifaith, diverse, nonviolent movement for justice, peace, full-inclusion and earth care. We are grateful to all who have been working to confront systemic racism for many years. We are also grateful to those who are awakening and choosing to rise up to insist that another way is possible in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many more like Tina Davis in our local community, who have not made the national news. As the pandemic eases, creating "safe space" for respite and to gather to strengthen one another for this important work has taken on a far more profound meaning.
Our resolve is greater than ever to make Stony Point Center the home for our partners to do this work together. We invite you to reach out to our staff to support you in whatever way that we can. Please read about our updated safety measures!
We will continue to be responsive to the changing recommendations put out by New York state government and the Center for Disease Control. Please check back often for updates.