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The New York Times Features WJCS Client in Neediest Cases Series

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 Disorders

Published: 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

WJCS Highlighted in Business of Nonprofits Article in Westchester Magazine

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.

POINT Plays Ping Pong at SPiN; Pays Tribute to Food Bank of Westchester

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

WJCS Group Home Residents Join Others for Lively Sukkot Celebration

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

S. Rabideau Wins Member of the Year Award from NY State Association of Health Care Providers

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

WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid Program Featured in Jewish Week Newspaper

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid program and the training it offered recently to Jewish schools was featured in last week's Jewish Week newspaper. The program was made possible through a grant from the UJA-Federation. Click here to read all about it.

New AmeriCorps Member J. Klaber Joins WJCS

Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 Julie Klaber, a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, is the new Americorps member at WJCS and coordinator of the Youth Mental Health First Aid program. Klaber has a bachelor's degree in psychology and plans to pursue a doctorate in psychology. Klaber previously interned and volunteered at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Children's