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.
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