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Community Services

In addition to Westhab’s services to our residents and enrolled program participants, we also deliver community-based services in neighborhoods in which we pursue community development to meet critical needs and foster quality of life.

Westhab provides services that are tailored to the unique and ever changing needs of local residents. Some services we deliver include housing assistance and placements, employment readiness and job placements, life skills education, emergency food pantry, and simply serving as a residents’ advocate as they navigate the social services system to solve presenting problems. We seek to improve the quality of life in the community by providing resources free of charge and helping people realize their full potential.

Westhab provides the services listed below to fulfill the ample needs of the community.

Elm Street Community Resource Center – 103 Elm Street, Yonkers, NY. – (914) 968-7627

Westhab’s Elm Street Community Resource Center in the Nodine Hill neighborhood of southwest Yonkers is a welcoming site for information gathering, referrals, onsite services, and a wide range of programs designed to meet community members’ expressed needs. We bring neighbors together to tackle issues of importance to them as members of the Nodine Hill community. We work in concert with Westhab’s Elm Street Youth Center, just a few blocks away.

Current programs that we operate or host include:

  • Strengthening Families Program: Family program that fosters healthy communication
  • The Sharing Community’s ‘SISTAHS’: A women’s empowerment group that focuses on AIDS/HIV
  • S.T.E.P.S.: Food Bank of Westchester workshops focused on nutrition, self-esteem and family values
  • Therapeutic Services by Family Services of Westchester: On-site clinicians provide counseling
  • Narcotics Anonymous: Bilingual self-help group for people in recovery
  • Family Story Power: Led by Yonkers Partners In Education teaching the importance of literacy

Food Pantry – 103 Elm Street and 28 Pier Street, Yonkers, NY – (914) 968-7627 ext. 109

In partnership with the Food Bank of Westchester, we operate two full-service food pantries in Yonkers. Led by a team of committed advocates and volunteers (click here to volunteer), our pantries operate twice a month--the second and fourth week-- at two separate locations: 103 Elm Street, Yonkers, New York, 10701; 28 Pier Street, Yonkers, New York, 10705. Residents can receive free bags of non-perishable goods, fruits, and vegetables.

Washingtonville Community Resource Center – 136 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY – (914) 698-4299

Washingtonville Housing Alliance (WHA) is Westhab's affordable housing and community resource center in Mamaroneck. WHA offers onsite services that include assistance with Social Service applications, employment and housing services and community information and referrals. WHA also brings the community together to address issues of importance within the Mamaroneck and Larchmont communities. For more information contact Theresa Tilson at the above number.

ROSS Program

Westhab operates the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program with the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers. The ROSS program provides critically needed case management and employment services to residents of the Cottage Gardens, Schlobohm and School Street municipal housing sites in an effort to improve self-sufficiency. Recently, we have spurred increased resident participation and excitement and expanded our services to include life skills training, on-site job fairs, health fairs, and literacy training.

Highlights and Accomplishments:

  • Enrolled 40 residents who are actively receiving services
  • Placed 13 residents in full time employment above minimum wage
  • Enrolled 27 residents in GED training, 3 of whom have obtained their GED


Highlighted Community Services Projects

Meet Your Neighbor!
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On Wednesday, April 9th, families and vendors crowded into the gymnasium at Westhab's Elm Street Youth Center (ESYC) - located at 85 Linden Street in downtown Yonkers - to participate in the festivities of Westhab's 3rd Annual Meet Your Neighbor event. Coordinated and hosted by the ESYC and Westhab's Elm Street Community Resource Center, Meet Your Neighbor is a great opportunity for residents of southwest Yonkers to come together and learn about the various services and resources available in the community. Attendees also enjoyed face-painting, a fire safety presentation from the Yonkers Fire Department, and exciting performances from several local youth groups.
Westhab delivers several initiatives to support the residents of Yonkers. Interested in volunteering? Contact us today at (914) 345-2800 extension 122.

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