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WJCS In The Media

During May Mental Health Awareness Month, WJCS shone the spotlight on Youth Mental Health First Aid, the CPR for mental health, with a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life.

Shannon Van Loon's appointment as WJCS assistant executive director for Children, Youth and Family Services, was featured in the White Plains

The WJCS Autism Center's Project Lifesaver program was included in an April 22, 2017 Autism special segment on FOX5News during Autism Awareness Month.

Scarsdale 10583 ran a feature story on teens from Scarsdale who volunteer with WJCS programs and were recognized by Dr. Iris Pagan, director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau.The New Rochelle, Apr. 2017, highlight the WJCS Havorah seder for 150 individuals with developmental disabilities. 

WJCS' Shamar Watson, director of the Mt. Vernon After-School Academy, was captured by News12 Westchester as he spoke in support of after-school program funding at a February 21, 2017 community forum in Yonkers:

An article in Feb. 2017 issue of Westchester Jewish Life bylined by WJCS' Sheila Rabideau spotlights the range of support services WJCS offers individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Three articles in WAG Magazine, Feb. 2017, Westchester Jewish Life, Jan 2017, and The White Plains Examiner, Dec. 2016, highlighted POINT, the  WJCS and JCCA jointly managed community of young adults with developmental disabilities who learn to live independently.

WJCS' support for people with dementia and Alzheimer's was highlighted in Westchester Jewish Life, Nov. 2016, issue.  

Metropolis Country Club's $10,000 donation to WJCS Kids' Kloset was highlighted by several media outlets:
Westchester County Business Journal, NYN Daily, The White Plains Examiner, Black Westchester Magazine and the White Plains

The skilled care of WJCS home health aides was highlighted in The Record Review, Scarsdale Inquirer and the Rivertowns Enterprise in Nov. 2016.

The Pleasantville featured WJCS' Jan Fisher along with Briarcliff Manor's Superintendent of Schools discussing the importance of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the social and emotional wellness of students.

WJCS social workers were mentioned in an article in White Plains about best practices for treating severe distress, anxiety and suffering.   

WJCS CEO Alan Trager was one of seven of the county’s top nonprofit leaders 914INC Magazine selected for a candid discussion on the current state of the sector in Westchester.

WJCS was recognized with two grants from the Westchester Community Foundation for Youth Mental Health First Aid and aid to Jewish children and families.

WJCS Center Lane was one of the LGBTQ programs cited by Human Rights Campaign in awarding Yonkers and White Plains high ratings for non-discrimination policies, as covered by Westchester Magazine in October 2016.

Westchester Magazine's October issue advised readers how to help youth experiencing crises with training through WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid.

The announcement of WJCS' new Alzheimer's Initiative was detailed in the Westchester Jewish Life, Sept. 2016.

WJCS social workers were included in a feature in The Jewish Week on the push for synagogues to focus on mental illness, Sept. 2016.

Neil Sandler's appointment as WJCS Board president was featured in the Westchester County Business Journal, August 8, 2016 and in the Journal News, August 25, 2016.

WJCS' youth programs that keep kids engaged and active during the summer were Spotlighted in the August 1 issue of Westchester County Business Journal.

Volunteers and WJCS clients in the Compeer program are proving that "good friends are good for you" and were featured in the August issue of Westchester Jewish Life.

WJCS, a member of Coordinated Behavioral Health Services, was included in the White Plains Hamlet Hub's coverage of the addition of two new CBHS partners. 

Parents of LGBTQ children often don't know how to support their children, but in the Fall issue of Behavioral Health News, Santo Barbagiovanni, director of the WJCS Center Lane program, offers some advice.

Two graduates of the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program recognize the program's impact on their success in higher educational institutions, Westchester Jewish Life, July 2016.

The Journal News, June 2016, announced New York State funding for school programs involving WJCS.

WJCS Center Lane staff and members' participation in the New York City Pride March was included in the Journal News coverage, June 2016.

A Holocaust Remembrance Celebration in which WJCS collaborated was featured in the White Plains, May 11, and the Mount Vernon Inquirer, June 2016.

The Mount Vernon Inquirer, June 2016, Westchester Jewish Life, June 2016 and White Plains, May 11, highlighted the WJCS 2016 Kids' Kloset Fashion Show, which attracted 50 models and raised funds to support the program that has donated 8,000 bags of clothing to kids in need.

WJCS Center Lane director Santo Barbagiovanni was quoted in the Scarsdale Inquirer, May 13, in a story on actions being taken in Scarsdale schools to accommodate transgender students.

The Westchester County Business Journal highlighted the appointment of WJCS new medical director Margarita Munoz-Dummit, and new HR director Milagros Rivera.   

The May issue of Westchester Jewish Life ran an article bylined by WJCS' Brenda Haas on fighting the stigma of children's mental health.

The record-setting WJCS 2016 Gala was featured in the Scarsdale Inquirer, April 15, Mt. Vernon Inquirer, May 17 and White Plains, April 14.

Investing in Change, a newsletter of the Westchester Community Foundation, profiled WJCS Center Lane program and the safe haven it provides for LGBTQ youth. 

Scarsdale Inquirer, Mar. 2016, highlighted Youth Mental Health First Aid training for the community.

A benefit concert supporting WJCS' Amazing Afternoons program was featured in Westchester Jewish Life, Mar. 2016. 

Westchester Jewish Life, Mar. 2016 included a bylined article on cultivating caring kids by WJCS' Brenda Haas.

WJCS participated in an awareness event to promote Raise the Age legislation in Albany featured in and the Hudson Valley News Network, Mar. 2016.

Journal News Columnist Phil Reisman ran a touching piece on his "favorite belle of the ball" Marci Mehler, a WJCS resident, Feb. 2016.   

WJCS' announcement of a partnership with Greyston Bakery was covered by the Journal News and NewYork Nonprofit Daily, Feb. 2016.

Children's Anxiety, how to know the signs and help was the engaging topic of a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life, Feb. 2016. 

White Plains Daily Voice, Jan. 2016, WJCS' upcoming 2016 Gala previewed in the White Plains Daily Voice.

The Jewish Week, Jan. 2016, Melanie Szlucha gives talks that offer career advice to people over 50.

Scarsdale10583, Jan. 2016, 10th annual gift drive received over 200 toys.

Westchester Jewish Life, Jan. 2016, ran a bylined article on dealing with loss during the holidays.

WJCS' Partners in Caring and Partners in School programs were highlighted in the Harrison Daily Voice,  Jan. 2016.

Westchester County Business Journal, Dec. 2015 showcased NonProfit Westchester's event with WJCS in attendance.

Scarsdale Inquirer, Nov 2015, Weiner Academy for Women in Yonkers featured in November issue.

White Plains Daily Voice, Oct. 2015, highlighted the WJCS Kurz Conference focusing on mental health in the African-American community.

Westchester Jewish Life, Oct. 2015, WJCS helps assemble Mitzvah Kits and Midnight Run for Westchester Fall Service Day.

WJCS CFO Debbie Feldman, a finalist for the Westchester County Business Journal's CFO of the Year Awards, was among those featured in the newspaper on Oct. 14.

Westchester Jewish Life, Oct. 2015, quoted WJCS' Amy Siniscalchi on how the volunteer baby boomers in Engage Westchester help WJCS clients.

Managing stress for better school and life success was the topic of a WJCS bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life's October issue.

White Plains Daily Voice, OCt. 12, highlighted the WJCS Women-Helping-Women career workshops in October and November.

Westchester Jewish Life, Sept. 2015, Back to school tips for parents from our Coordinator of Guiding Parents through Services, Brenda Haas.

Westchester Jewish Life, Aug. 2015, Brenda Haas of WJCS' Program Coordinator on how to relax during the summer.

WJCS' Center Lane Director Santo Barbagiovanni advised parents on what to do when their LGBTQ children come out of the closet in a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life, July issue., Jul. 12, 2015, the Journal News website, featured an article and poignant video on the WJCS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Support Group, and its leader and WJCS volunteer Robin Nack.

WJCS sets the record straight in a letter to the Journal News in response to a Journal News article on transgender youth, Jul. 12, 2015.
Westchester Magazine May 2015 article deals with issues parents face in accepting their children's LGBTQ status and includes comments by WJCS Center Lane director Santo Barbagiovanni. 

The record-breaking WJCS 2015 Gala was covered in Westchester Jewish Life, May 2015. Scarsdale 10583, May 2015. Westchester Jewish Council, May 2015.

Westchester Jewish Life, May 2015, includes an article on mental health issues bylined by WJCS social worker Brenda Haas.

Westchester County Business Journal, Apr. 2015, features Marion Walsh, Esq., recognized as Advocate of the Year for her work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the first WJCS golf outing for the POINT program.

Westchester Jewish Life and Mt. Vernon Inquirer covered the WJCS Kids' Kloset Fashion Show, which raised 30 percent more funds than in 2014.   

NYNP and Westchester Jewish Life, Apr. 2015, covered the WJCS' Kids Kloset $6,000 award from Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Pleasantville Daily Voice, Mar. 2015, highlights WJCS' Julie Klaber, who spoke on a panel at the Jacob Burns Center. 

Westchester Rising, Apr. 2015, NYNP Mar. 2015 and WCBJ Mar. 2015 covered WJCS Center Lane's expansion of services to northern Westchester.

Scarsdale 10583, Mar. 2015, highlights two volunteers for the WJCS Kids' Kloset and Senior Programs in Mt. Vernon on their fledgling volunteer organization's first anniversary. 

Westchester Jewish Life, Mar. 2015 carried an article on "Buddies Not Bullies" program WJCS conducted for middle school students. 

Westchester Family Magazine, Feb. 2015, covered the announcement of WJCS' autism education advocacy services. 

WJCS' $52,500 grants for Center Lane and Jewish Programs received coverage in several media outlets.
Westchester County Business Journal, Feb. 2015. 
Westchester Jewish Life, Feb. 2015.
Mount Vernon Inquirer, Feb. 2015.
NY Nonprofit Press, Jan 2015.
White Plains Daily Voice, Jan 2015.

See highlights of media coverage WJCS attained in 2014.

WJCS' announcement of Amy Siniscalchi as assistant executive director of Children, Youth and Family services, was covered widely in the media:
Westchester Magazine, Jan 2015
Westchester Jewish Life, Feb. 2015.
River Journal, Jan 21, 2015.
914Inc, Jan 21, 2015.
White Plains Daily Voice, Jan 14, 2015.
NY NonProfit Press, Jan 14, 2015.
White Plains Patch, Jan. 14, 2015.
Industry Bulletin, Jan 2015.  

The New York Times Neediest Cases series, Dec. 21, included the story of Denise Muller, a WJCS client of the Project Time-out Program, whose mysterious maladies took her from financial stability to declining health and debt.

FIOS1News coverage of #GivingTuesday highlighted WJCS' creative approach to the global day of giving.  

Westchester Magazine, Dec. 2014 issue, reports on WJCS Center Lane's Evening with Edie Windsor and its 20-year commitment to the LGBTQ cause.

Westchester Jewish Life, Dec. 2014, includes article detailing how WJCS' POINT program supports independent living for young adults with disabilities.

The New York Times Neediest Cases series, Nov. 21, profiles Elaine Baez, a WJCS client from the Mt. Vernon Clinic whose creative doll-making helped her cope with trauma from an abusive past. View the video here and read the poignant story.   

Westchester Magazine, Nov. 12, article highlighting the major contributions nonprofit organizations make to the Westchester economy features WJCS' CEO Alan Trager. View the article here.

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