Self-Help & Community Education

WJCS provides a range of volunteer and professionally led self-help opportunities. Many programs also offer extensive educational or training components. Our Educational Institute provides a full curriculum of professional development classes and workshops for staff in human service fields.


Sharing experiences with others relieves isolation and enables individuals to find support and direction. WJCS has compiled the Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse Directory to assist you in finding appropriate groups in the County. 

In addition, the following WJCS programs offer group experiences that provide opportunities to engage and learn from others in a supportive atmosphere:  

Bereavement Services

Breakfast & Supper Clubs for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

Center Lane

Connect to Care

Family Advocacy

Holocaust Survivors and Second & Third Generation Groups

Jewish Spiritual Healing Center

Latino Peer Education Program

Mary J. Blige Center for Women

Partners in Caring

SIDS Education & Support Services (SIDS)

Social Clubs

Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse
       Click here for the Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse Directory


Youth Mental Health First Aid


WJCS staff is available to the community for trainings, workshops and presentations related to family, personal and community issues. Human service professionals and the community at-large are invited to take advantage of our annual conferences and workshops presented through the Educational Institute.  

For information about staff available for presentations, contact:
John Alterman, Coordinator, Educational Institute
Phone:  914-969-7699 ext. 474  E-mail:





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