We are here for you

We understand that we are living in unprecedented times. Now, in addition to physical distancing, we must practice social connectedness. To protect the safety of our staff and participants we are all working remotely -- but trust us that we are still doing everything we can to accompany rural families in challenging times as they do the work that feeds the country. Please see below for program updates, contacts, resources, and action steps.

Do you want to support our work, and the families who form RMM? Your donations are more critical now than ever. Thank you.
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Program Updates. Last updated Feb 1, 2021

All programs (youth groups, classes, Justice Celebrations) are meeting virtually and the Rural Worker Education Centers are physically closed until the situation is deemed safe.

Regional Lead Contacts

Western NY/Lyons: Shawn Tallant. E-mail or call (208) 258-5521
Hudson River Catskills/Poughkeepsie & Liberty: Deirdre Cornell. E-mail or call (845) 505-6966
Long Island/Riverhead: Angel Reyes. E-mail or call (516) 519-9904

Masks for Farmworkers Campaign

Farmworkers need masks to safely do their work. Too many do not have access to masks and other basic protections in their workplace. We have been collecting and distributing masks. Thank you to all who have donated so far! Contact one of our regional coordinators to arrange a mask donation.
View a short video on how to make a mask


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  • April 2 NY Times Article on Agriculture as Essential Work
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Comprehensive List of Guides from NYS Health
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    Aid and Local Support

  • RMM's Hudson Valley Resources (English and Spanish)
  • Resources for Undocumented People
  • Conozca sus derechos: Cuidado de salud y derechos laborales
  • Asistencia gratuita para trabajadores del servicio
  • Pagina de CASA Riverhead
  • New York State Mental Health Hotline: 1-844-863-9314


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  • Bulletin on COVID-19 and Public Charge, USCIS
  • Statement from ICE about enforcement