Our Community began when three local women, each holding the dream of starting a holistic health center, met each other in 2011 at a Transition Marbletown training. Deciding to work together to create a local center, they went to visit two existing models of holistic health centers: True North in Falmouth, Maine and The Ithaca Health Alliance in Ithaca, New York. The staffs at both centers gave generously of their time and shared their policies and procedures. Very inspired by what they saw, they returned home to create the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community.
The founders were given support by the local organization Health Care Is A Human Right, who arranged for the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community to operate under the aegis of Family of Woodstock and under the fiscal sponsorship of the Community Funds of the Hudson Valley. In April 2012, RVHHC Inc. was incorporated, and in April 2013 RVHHC Inc. was granted 501(c)3 tax exempt status.
Less than a year later, RVHHC offered its first free Community Holistic Healthcare Day on the first day of Spring 2012 (and the third Tuesday of every month thereafter) and offered free Holistic Self-Care Classes on the first Thursday of every month.
A few years later, with a grant from the Morty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation, RVHHC Inc began offering several free classes on weekends, some half day and some full day.
In 2019, we changed our legal name to Holistic Health Community.
Our long term goal is to have a building of our own. In the meantime, we are grateful to be offered the free use of The Marbletown Community Center.
Our practitioners are all volunteers. We ask applicants for their credentials: a copy of their licenses and/or ordinations and two letters of reference.