We help transform lives...
The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center transforms the lives of families, individuals and children who are struggling to break the cycle of poverty. We do this by providing food, clothing, education and employment opportunities, hope and compassion for those in crisis.
The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center is a not-for-profit organization serving Wyandanch and surrounding communities. Our dedicated staff, volunteers and donors believe that we must follow God’s call to meet the needs of others – one individual at a time. It is our challenge and commitment to live out the words of Bishop Gerald Ryan for whom our center is named:
“Concern for our brothers and sisters is at the heart of the Christian community.” -- Bishop Gerald Ryan
Bishop Ryan’s first assignment as a priest was to the tiny parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on Straight Path. To this day, Gerald Ryan Outreach remains a core ministry of this parish while its mission of service to poor people draws interfaith support from other religious denominations.