• (631) 643-7591
    1434 Straight Path
    Wyandanch, New York, 11798

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Who We Are

The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center is a not-for-profit organization serving Wyandanch and its 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 J. Ryan

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Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Annual Golf Outing at Indian Hills Country Club

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2023

What better way to have a fun and relaxing day with like-minded people while contributing to a very worthy cause? Please come join us for a great day of golf, relax at the cocktail hour, listen to soft music, and have a nice dinner with your friends. We are looking for sponsors to help make this event a success while helping children that are less fortunate than yours.   A “Friends of GROC Hole Sponsor” funds a child for summer camp this summer. The venue has changed this year to the Indian Hills Country Club, which is an impeccable and challenging golf course, overlooking the Long Island Sound.

So save the date and mark your calendars for: Monday, May 22 2023.

Community Programs

Food Pantry

The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach food pantry provides emergency food assistance to those in need in the Wyandanch area and neighboring communities. The pantry is one of the largest food pantries of its kind on Long Island—providing assistance to an average of 15,000 men, women and children annually.

Clothing Room

Clothing is essential to survival, but often too costly for the many families we serve. The clothing at the Outreach center is available to anyone in need, at no charge. Clothing and many other household items are made possible through a variety of donations, which include clothing, shoes and many other items.

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Summer Camp

The Gerald J. Ryan Summer Camp at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch has served the community for over thirty years. We enroll 100+ children in Grades 1 – 6. The campers take part in camp activities for five weeks during late June and July, Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Get Involved!

There are many opportunities to get involved with our organization. Learn more about our Volunteer Program and find out how you can make in-kind and financial donations to support our efforts.

News12 – Outreach Center Sees Surge in Demand Ahead of Holidays

Friends, Last week, News Channel 12 came by the Outreach and filmed a few minutes in the daily life of the Outreach; this clip aired today and can be viewed in the link below.  This snapshot accurately captures what happens on a daily basis and how important the services provided by the Outreach and how so much is accomplished by so few.

Outreach Center Update

It has been a busy 50th-year anniversary for the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center here in Wyandanch. A sincere ‘Thank you” to all the people who donated this past summer to purchase ice cream and pizza for the children at camp! The seventy-five campers loved the special attention and treats they received each week. We […]

Outreach Center Update – Summer Camp!

Friends, As you know, our summer camp is in full swing with 75 kids registered and more being added daily! On day three, a CBS van with a camera crew and reporter showed up to film a story on Island Harvest and their summer lunch program. Although we only had about an hour’s notice, I […]