Making an Impact in Rockland: India Perez-Urbano

Lohud | October 13, 2017
India Perez-Urbano, the founder of Rockland Connects, grew up in Rockland County. After attending Nyack High School, she continued onto Harvard University where she spent the next four years leading HIV and Hepatitis C advocacy efforts.

July 20, 2017

Nyack Community Gathers to Remember Overdose Victims

News 12 Hudson Valley

A Rockland County group hosted a candlelight vigil in Nyack Thursday night for victims of drug overdoses. Event organizers say 40 people from Rockland have died of an overdose in just the past year...

July 20, 2017

The Damage Done: Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate Overdose Victims in Rockland

Rockland County Times

On July 20, at 7:30 p.m., Rockland Connects will be hosting a candlelight vigil for overdose victims at Nyack Memorial Park. It invites the Rockland community to come together for a night of collective healing and remembrance...


July 14, 2017

Rockland Connects Holds Vigil for Overdose Victims

Nyack News and Views

This past March, I wrote broadly about the issue of overdose in Rockland County. Today, I’d like to add to that picture, and to present an opportunity for our community to come together and act on this issue...

March 30, 2017

Opioid Overdose Deaths in Rockland up 800 percent in 14 years according to local scholar

Rockland County Times
India Perez-Urbano founded Rockland Connects because of the growing opioid problem in not only Rockland County but in the United States...

March 27, 2017

Ridding Rockland of Drug Overdose Deaths

Nyack News and Views
The opioid epidemic isn’t a problem that happens somewhere else. It’s happening here in Rockland County–and even in Nyack, too.
December 25, 2016

Nyack panel to focus on alcohol abuse by teens


A forum aimed at breaking down misconceptions of underage substance abuse scheduled in January will be the first in a series of town hall-style events planned by a local coalition for 2017.



News12 Hudson Valley's coverage of Rockland Connects' Inaugural Annual Candlelight Vigil for Overdose Victims. Source.



Short documentary on Rockland Connects' Founder, India Perez-Urbano, created by Nyack-native Carlos Perez-Ruiz.

India Perez-Urbano is a frequent guest on HNENetwork TV. Watch her speak about opioid overdose in this segment of Community Conversations.