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Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), a non-sectarian, state-licensed, not-for-profit agency, has been a leader in mental health, home health care, developmental disabilities and human services since 1943, serving all people who live or work in Westchester without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. If you have a problem, it is likely we have a program or service to help you. One call is all you need.View our WJCS Agency Video, read our Annual Report.
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Supreme Court Victor Edie Windsor Lends
Support to WJCS Center Lane
   

Edie Windsor, center above, victor in the landmark Supreme Court case supporting marriage equality, offered her support to the WJCS Center Lane program, the only LGBTQ youth and community education center in Westchester County. Ms. Windsor spoke at an event last night, along with Center Lane representatives, from left, Robert Voorheis, Santo Barbagiovanni, Brentin Brown and Michael Sabatino. 

Ms. Windsor called attention to the many issues still confronting LGBTQ youth, including social isolation, abuse and homelessness.

WJCS honored Ms. Windsor's iconic victory and attendees heard from WJCS staff and Center Lane participants about the challenges they have conquered through the support of the WJCS Center Lane program.

WJCS thanks supporters of LGBTQ youth who attended as well as Fairway Market, which made a generous donation to the event.

Those who could not attend can still support Westchester LGBTQ youth in leading healthy lives in a supportive environment. Click here to donate.

Did You Know...

  • LGBTQ youth make up 40 percent of the homeless youth population
  • Unsafe schools and communities contribute to the high rates of homelessness among LGBTQ youth
  • 86 percent of gay and transgender youth report being verbally harassed at school
  • 22 percent have been physically assaulted because of sexual orientation or gender identity

Click here to find out how WJCS Center Lane is helping LGBTQ youth conquer these challenges.

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