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WJCS Receives $52,500 in Grants From Westchester Community Foundation, The Dammann Fund to Expand Youth ServicesPublished: Thursday, January 22, 2015 WJCS has been awarded three grants totaling $52,500 from the Westchester Community Foundation and from the Dammann Fund to expand services for Jewish children, LGBTQ youth as well as pregnant and parenting teens. The grants enable WJCS Center Lane to expand services to northern Westchester; provide funds for school materials, healthcare and childcare needs
Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Amy Siniscalchi, LMSW, has been named assistant executive director of children, youth and family services. Siniscalchi was former chief program officer at My Sisters’ Place, responsible for overall management of the agency’s shelters, counseling and outreach/training programs. She has more than 17 years of experience in the domestic violence,
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