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NYT Reports Study Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Levels of Violence Against LGBTQ Youth

Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The first nationwide study to ask high school students about their sexuality found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers were at far greater risk for depression, bullying and many types of violence than their straight peers. “I found the numbers heartbreaking

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WJCS Provides Free Consultations for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's & other Dementias

Published: Monday, August 8, 2016

WJCS' Pathways to Care program provides professional assistance to individuals and families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia

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Compeer Celebrates 30 Years; Needs New Volunteers

Published: Friday, August 5, 2016

The WJCS Compeer program is celebrating 30 years of matching volunteers with clients who are recovering from mental health conditions and the buddies are proving that the program does wonders for both

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Celebrating 26 Years of the ADA

Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 26th anniversary on July 26. The Disability Rights Movement, organized in the 1970s, has been similar to other movements in important ways. Attitudes needed changing for social change to happen. Access to basic rights like education, marriage, work, transportation, public spaces and housing needed legal protection; and the

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Today is Amazon Prime Day. Support WJCS When You Shop

Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

When you shop Amazon Prime Day today, be sure to select WJCS and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to WJCS. Do good while you take advantage of great sales!

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WJCS Kids' Kloset Celebrates 5th Birthday

Published: Monday, July 11, 2016

This week marks the 5th birthday of WJCS Kids' Kloset. With your kindness and support, in five years more than 8,300 "Bags of Love" filled with clothing were distributed to boys and girls in under-served communities across the county by this volunteer-driven program 

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WJCS Summer at Hartley Park Program in Full Swing

Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WJCS' Summer Fun at Hartley Park in Mt. Vernon is in full swing. The twice-weekly playgroup for children and their parents and caregivers is keeping preschoolers active and engaged in meaningful learning activities during June and July. The program, offered in conjunction with the City of Mt. Vernon, is one of WJCS' early childhood literacy programs aimed... Read More »

Back to School Drive in Progress

Published: Monday, July 4, 2016

The WJCS 2016 Annual Back to School Drive is in progress. Last year more than 500 children in WJCS programs were provided with backpacks and supplies, and equipped for the first day of school through the help of generous individual and community donors. This year, WJCS again has over 500 requests and needs your help. You can sponsor or donate a new backpack, new school supplies and a $50 Old Navy Gift Card. Go here for the details

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