Dumbledore’s Army of New Paltz is SUNY New Paltz’s chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. We are dedicated to decreasing “world suck,” while upholding the values the Harry Potter series teaches. We work on campaigns, both with and without the HPA, in an effort to fight real-world Dark Arts.

This year we're focusing on helping to raise awareness and fund raise for literacy and related issues

The mission of Grace Smith House, Inc. is to enable individuals and families to live free from domestic violence through:

  • Providing shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education Raising the consciousness of the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence
  • Initiating and taking positions on public policies in order to provide options which empower victims of domestic violence

Grace Smith House is a private not-for-profit domestic violence agency, which provides both residential and non-residential services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

In the late 1970's, when the idea for the Grace Smith House shelter was born, no one envisioned that our organization would serve over 2,500 families in flight from their personal domestic violence horror each year. Today, Grace Smith House has grown from one crisis shelter at its inception in 1981, to two shelters, one second stage housing and our Follow-up and Non-Residential programs. Our programs provide Adult & Child counseling, Family Court advocacy, Child Protective Services, Social Services advocacy, Life Skills training, continuing Support Groups and education about domestic violence.

While we are pleased to have served and aided so many families and individuals, there is still so much more that can be done to attain our ultimate goal of "enabling individuals and families to live free from domestic violence".

Besides providing a safe place, where the victims can start their healing process and work towards leading lives free from violence, our mission is to educate the community about the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence and to initiate a public policy in order to provide options that empower victims of domestic violence.

We will also be participating in Make a Difference Day and Relay for Life. Dumbledore's Army of New Paltz has been a participant in these events for six years running!

Charities We've Worked With in the Past:

The Trevor Project

Project Linus

The Humane Society (Yule Ball fundraiser, Spring 2012 - raised over $800!)

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) (Charity of the Year, 2012-2013)

Planned Parenthood (Yule Ball fundraiser, Spring 2013 - raised over $700!)

Hudson River Housing

Duchess County SPCA (Charity of the Year, 2013-2014)

World Wildlife Fund (Yule Ball fundraiser, Spring 2014 - raised over $800!)

Adam's Hope House (Charity of the Year, 2014 to 2015, Raised over $1,000!)

Literacy Connections 

Other Fabulous Charities
Some other fabulous charities that we're not working with at the moment, but still love the message.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

This Star Won't Go Out


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