Coachman Family Center – 123 E. Post Road, White Plains, NY. (914) 949-1000 ext. 128 Youth services have long been a vital part of the programming at our Coachman Family Center. In recent years, families who had moved out of the shelter were traveling back to it, in the hope that their children might continue to participate in its youth programs and maintain the relationships they had formed with our youth counselors. What seemed to be a victory for the family – moving out of a homeless shelter – was a loss for the children, as the neighborhoods they moved to lacked quality youth services. Thus we decided to bring our programs to communities in need.
Dayspring Community – 320 Walnut Street, Yonkers, NY. (914) 207-6511
Cobbling together small grants from banks, foundations and individuals (click here to donate), we launched the Elm Street Youth Center in 2006 in the high-need Nodine Hill neighborhood of southwest Yonkers, now known as the Dayspring Community Center. The Center currently serves more than 250 school-age youth from Kindergarten to young adults. Interested in volunteering? Send us an email! Be it homework help, mentoring, arts and crafts, or just playing a board game, we work with high school and college students as well as adults looking to give back to the community.
P.E.A.K. Center – 49 E. 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, NY. (914) 667-0638 ext. 26
Our P.E.A.K. (Promoting Excellence and Achievement in Kids) Center opened in 2008 on the south side of Mount Vernon. It serves more than 200 young people, from school-age youth to young adults. Interested in volunteering? Send us an email! Be it homework help, mentoring, arts and crafts, or just playing a board game, we work with high school and college students as well as adults looking to give back to the community.
Bridge Academy - 195 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY
Located in Community School 13 in Yonkers, Bridge Academy is a New York State Department of Education-funded 21st Century Community Learning Center program. Launched in January 2013, this program serves students from first to eighth grade.
Westhab has provided youth services in the Bronx since November 2011. Currently, we operate two full-service COMPASS programs funded by New York City in the Hunts Point and Soundview areas of the Bronx. Both programs serve elementary-age students from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Starting a new school year can be a costly endeavor for many families in Westchester County. Thanks to the generous support of local companies and volunteer groups, Westhab youth participants received new school supplies and clothes and are ready to learn!
In August, employees and volunteers from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Reader's Digest and Back to School Clothes for Kids built new friendships with and provided shopping stipends for Westhab teen participants for Shopping With a Teen (SWAT) Night. Backpacks and school supplies were also provided by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Regeneron, and Helping Hands for the Hungry and Homeless. From everyone in the Westhab family, we extend our sincere thanks to these organizations who donated time, money, and energy to help Westhab participants succeed.