Our Mission

It is the mission of Community Resource Collaborative (CRC) to uplift young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who are directly and indirectly effected by all forms of violence, including gun violence, domestic violence and trafficking. 

Through various collaborations across New York state and nationally, we collectively and successfully connect young people with the resources they need to be able to move through their traumatic experiences to starting personal peace by addressing housing, employment, mental health and other needed services to support basic human needs and continued personal growth and healing.

We defend and champion humankind through strong advocacy for what is right, equitable and just.  

Our Positive Impact

Community Resource Collaborative (CRC) was born out of a need to rapidly relocate those who are in imminent/mortal danger from gun violence, domestic violence, trafficking and other forms of violence. Since its inception in September of 2021, CRC has successfully relocated 8 families to safety and has evolved to include several forms of collaboration and service to the community of Rochester, NY.  We coordinate our efforts in partnership with other like-minded organizations and companies such as Pathways to Peace, SNUG, Saving AJ with the goal of flattening the following statistics.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is intimate partner violence or other abuse that occurs in a domestic setting, such as in a marriage or cohabitation. The city of Rochester rates of domestic violence are 3.6 times the statewide rate.

Gun Violence

In 2021, there were 81 victims of homicide in Rochester, NY, 72% of those were by firearm. Of that 72%, about 20 of those victims were under the age of 25.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Those most vulnerable to trafficking include young people who are homeless, suffering from addiction, and lacking basic needs.

Other Forms of Violence

As of 2019, one’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in the city of Rochester is one in 24.

Our Community

CRC, with the help of our community partners, works diligently and hopefully with the goal of decreasing violence and the impact it has on the young people of our community. We continue to evolve as the voices of our clients are not only heard, but listened and responded to with the insights each person brings to the collaborative. Through the community supports we have in place, we have the ability to eliminate barriers, educate stakeholders and advocate for the needs of our clients. We hear them. We see them. And we work towards keeping these young, members of our community alive (and thriving) through finding the mechanisms to uplift their personal missions with financial, physical and mental health and stability.

Executive Leadership

A collection of mostly Rochester natives, committed to CRC’s mission, working in collaboration to carry out our vision. We each bring our own set of experiences, talent and skills to the table in an effort to bring about positive change in our beloved community.

Anthony Hall

Chief Executive Officer

Tina Paradiso

Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Diane Bardeen

Human Resources and Programming

Krystal Schulik

Director of Social Services

Melanie White

Community Coordinator

Jeff Johnson

Community Coordinator

Ya'qub Shabazz

Resident Artist / Coach

Sean McKay

Web & Marketing