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An Artist in Recovery Donates Paintings to WJCS

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 Anyone who comes to WJCS headquarters will see the work of Kevin Shea, but they won’t know the story behind it. He is an artist and many of his paintings grace the agency’s hallways. He recently presented another selection to Alan Trager, WJCS CEO, and to Jeff Apotheker, compliance officer and director of quality improvement. Kevin is also a

WJCS Salutes Nurses During Appreciation Week

Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WJCS nurses, pictured above, are an integral part of the agency, working tirelessly in programs serving diverse individuals ranging from those with disabilities to some challenged by mental illness or facing physical and emotional issues. The nurses were honored with a breakfast for the important and increasing contributions they make to WJCS clients and

County Executive Astorino, Volunteer NY ED Kesten Honor WJCS Volunteers

Published: Monday, April 13, 2015 Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Volunteer New York Executive Director Alisa Kesten and WJCS COO Bernie Kimberg lauded more than 60 volunteers who support WJCS programs and contribute to the agency's success. The volunteers attending the recognition breakfast were just a small cohort of the almost 400 volunteers who work with WJCS programs or

WJCS, Temple Shaaray Tefila and Beth El Synagogue Hold Seders for Chai House Residents, Others

Published: Friday, April 3, 2015 WJCS partnered with Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle and Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners to hold two Havorah Seders for hundreds of participants with special needs. Rabbi Sirner from Beth El enlivened the event there and a welcoming, inclusive spirit made both Seders extra special occasions for all the attendees.

WJCS Center Lane Teams with HRHCare, The LOFT to Offer Services in Peekskill

Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 WJCS Center Lane has partnered with HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare) and The LOFT to offer a monthly support group for LGBTQ youth in Peekskill, beginning in April. The group for youth 13 to 21 years of age meets from 5:00 to 6:30 PM on Thursdays. HRHCare and The Loft will provide services to adult and senior LGBTQ clients at different times. “WJCS

WJCS' Pat Lemp Receives NASW's Distinguished Service Award

Published: Monday, March 30, 2015 Pat Lemp, right, LCSW, assistant executive director,WJCS clinic-based services, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Social Workers. Her exceptional career is marked by trailblazing work in the area of child sexual abuse recognized by the US Dept. of Justice in a landmark case; establishing the highly respected

WJCS Board Member Bob Mensch Wins Distinguished Service Award

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Kudos to WJCS Board Member Bob Mensch, who has just received the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award from the Westchester Jewish Council. Mensch has served on the board since 2010 and is known as a "go-to" guy for advice and making things happen. One of the things he made happen is the POINT (Pursuing Our INdependence Together) program that

POINT Pioneers Praised for Long-Time Participation

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Twelve of the 15 founding members of the POINT (Pursuing Our Independence Together) program who have been participants for more than five years were recognized at a breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown on March 18, and celebrated by more than 50 family members, fellow POINT participants and staff from the two collaborating agencies, WJCS and the