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Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 WJCS thanks Fairway for its generous donation of 125 turkeys, cranberry sauce, yams and stuffing that helped to make the holidays special for clients of WJCS mental health clinics.
Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014 WJCS' Pursuing Our INdependence Together (POINT) program that supports independent living for young adults with disabilities is featured in the December issue of Westchester Jewish Life newspaper. Click here to read about the life skills the program teaches and how it enables participants to live their dreams.
Published: Friday, November 21, 2014 Today's New York Times features how creative doll-making helped WJCS client Elaine Baez cope with trauma from an abusive past, and how WJCS, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, used Neediest Cases funds to help Baez, a client at the Mt. Vernon Family Mental Health Clinic, keep warm for this winter. View the video and read Elaine’s
2014 Edythe Kurz Conference Teaches Westchester Healthcare Professionals How To Handle Children's Anxiety DisordersPublished: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 More than 180 healthcare professionals attending yesterday's 2014 WJCS Annual Edythe Kurz Conference heard from Keynote Speaker Jerome Bubrick, PhD, right, senior director of the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, about the variety of anxiety disorders that affect children and what parents and educators can do to help children
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 In a major article on the Business of Nonprofits in Westchester, WJCS' CEO Alan Trager was quoted extensively on the value and benefits WJCS and other nonprofit agencies deliver to Westchester County residents. Click here to read the article.
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 POINT Family and Friends hosted their annual fundraiser at SPiN Ping Pong Club in New York City on Sunday, November 2. POINT, or Pursuing Our Independence Together, is a collaboration of WJCS and JCCA that provides an independent residential program for young adults with developmental disabilities. A special feature of the Spin event was the recognition of
Published: Monday, November 10, 2014 Residents in WJCS group homes along with their caregivers and other staff were among about 80 people who participated in a Havorah Sukkot celebration at Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff last month, where Rabbi Steven Kane explained the background on the holiday. While some guests shook the lulav and etrog, others marched in procession with Rabbi
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Sheila Rabideau, right, assistant executive director, Home Health Services, was honored with the Edna A. Lauterbach Member of the Year Award by The New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc. (HCP) at a conference in Long Island on Oct. 29. Rabideau, with Christy Johnston, left, president of HCP, was hailed for her constant support of HCP and