The Pawling Resource Center offers a helping hand to neighbors, and provides a caring place to turn to in difficult times.


The center was founded on the Judeo-Christian values of compassion, mercy and love. It started with a uniquely wonderful spirit of cooperation as a special community effort by the local Christian churches in 1976.

The congregations took the mission of the center to heart. The clergy and members of the Central Baptist Church, Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Pawling United Methodist Church, and St. John’s Roman Catholic Church still play a major part in funding and supporting the Pawling Resource Center. Volunteers and supporters from the entire community actively engage with the center, including strong support from the Jewish community. Many folks of all walks of life, points of view and life philosophies support the center, religious or not. All share the principles of caring and compassion. We also get help from organizations like the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region,  the Dutchess County Office for the Aging and others.

The official mission of the Pawling Resource Center is:

“To enhance the lives of area residents by giving assistance to individuals in need and to local nonprofit organizations by providing information, referrals, and tangible services.”

Simply said, we are just Neighbors Helping Neighbors.