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WJCS Newsletters provide up-to-date information about WJCS programs, events and opportunities.  Click the links below to view our recent publications. 

August 2014

May 2014

February 2014 

Parent-Child Home Program newsletter features Board Member Julian Gomez, a graduate of the program. Click here to read his story.

Inside Information
is WJCS' employee newsletter. See the latest version here.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month includes tips for parents on how to talk to children about healthy relationships and WJCS programs that promote healthy relationships. 

WJCS Connections September issue spotlights WJCS programs in Mt. Vernon for children, youth and families. 


WJCS In The News

The New York Times, Nov. 21, features a WJCS Client from the Mt. Vernon Clinic in the Neediest Cases series. Click here to view the video and read the poignant story.   

Westchester Magazine, Nov. 12,  article mentioning WJCS' CEO Alan Traeger.  Click here to read the article.

Pleasantville Hamlet Hub, Nov. 12, featuring WJCS' Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  Click here to read the article.

Pleasantville Daily Voice, Nov. 12, featuring WJCS' Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  Click here to read the article.

Mount Kisco Hamlet Hub, Nov. 11, featuring WJCS' Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  Click here to read the article.

Behavioral Health News, Fall 2014, article by Aaron Newman of WJCS.  Click here to read the article.

White Plains Daily Voice, Oct. 30, article by United Way president and CEO lauds WJCS for its after school programs. Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale Daily Voice, Oct. 30, highlights WJCS Women-Helping-Women program.  Click here to read the article.

Greenburgh Daily Voice, Oct. 30, highlights WJCS Women-Helping-Women program.  Click here to read the article.

Autism Spectrum News, Oct. 2014, issue featured an article by Carrie Melcer, LCSW, on the topic. Click here to read the article.

The Jewish Week, Oct 21, profiles the WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid program to help adults who work with teens recognize the signs of emotional distress. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, Oct. 2014, article written by Brenda Haas, WJCS Program Coordinator.  Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale10583.com, Oct. 15, featured a volunteer work with WJCS Amazing Afternoons after-school program. Click here to read the article.

The Daily Voice, Oct. 14, featured the expansion of Youth Mental Health First Aid with federal funding. Click here to read the article.

Westfaironline.com, Oct. 6, featured the expansion of the WJCS Parent-Child Home with funding from National PCHP and the Reader's Digest Foundation. Click here to read the article.

Westchester County Business Journal, article featuring WJCS Parent Child Home Program.  Click here to read the article.

NY Nonprofit Press, Sept. 30, highlights $500,000 grant received by WJCS for Parent-Child Home Program.  Click here to read the article.

New12 Westchester ran a segment on the appearance of US Supreme Court victor Edie Windsor and her appearance at a Center Lane fundraising event. View the clip here.

Westchester Jewish Life, September 2014, article featuring a grant WJCS received from CJ Foundation for SIDS.  Click here to read the article.


Westchester Jewish Life,
September 2014, article by WJCS Brenda Haas.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, August 2014, article about WJCS Off The Street Program.  Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, Sept. 2014, article highlighting WJCS Parent-Child Home Program.  Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, Aug. 2014, article highlighting WJCS Off The Street Program.  Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, Aug. 2014, article featuring Parent Child Home Program.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester County Business Journal, Aug. 11, articles highlights WJCS grant for SIDS from CJ Foundation for SIDS.  Click here to read the article.

Journal News, Aug. 7, highlights scarcity of therapy programs for early childhood.  Click here to read the article.

NY Nonprofit Press, Aug. 6, covered the announcement of WJCS' grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, the largest, leading SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) organization in the U.S. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, Aug. 2014, article featuring WJCS' Off The Street Program.  Click here to read the article.

Journal News, CW Express, July 31, article featuring WJCS' Off The Street Program.  Click here to read the article.

Journal News, July 24,  Click here to read the article about the Mount Vernon-based WJCS Off the Street Program that was awarded a grant by New York State for after school programs.

Scarsdale Daily Voice, July 23, WJCS' Off The Street Program has been selected as one of the winners of New York State’s 68 Advantage After-School Program grants. Click here to read the article.

New York Nonprofit Press, July 20, WJCS was awarded a grant by New York State for its after school program, providing school-age children with quality youth development opportunities at the end of each school day. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, July 14, article featuring WJCS' Off The Street Program. Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, July 2014, article highlighting the WJCS Parent Management Training.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, June/July 2014, article by WJCS Brenda Haas.  Click here to read the article.

The Jewish Week, June 27, profiles the WJCS Shelanu program for young Jewish adults on the autism spectrum. Click here to read the article.

White Plains Daily Voice, June 12, Westchester Jewish Community Services’ Center Lane Program will host its annual Gay Prom on Friday, June 20, co-sponsored this year by PrideWorks. Click here to read the article.

Yonkers Daily Voice, May 16, quotes WJCS Center Lane Program Director Santo Barbagiovanni on NFL's first openly gay player as role model. Click here to read the article.  

Mount Vernon Inquirer, May 15, featuring WJCS' Kids' Kloset fashion show.  Click here to read the article.

Eyewitness News, May 16, article mentioning Protect Our Children Program.  Click here to read the article.

Yonkers Daily Voice, May 14, article mentioning Center Lane's Santo Barbagiovanni.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, May 14, ran an article bylined by WJCS Brenda Haas about children’s mental health. Click here to read article.

New York Nonprofit Press was one of several media outlets that covered the WJCS 2014 Gala. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, May 2014, article mentioning WJCS and programming for children.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, May 2014, article on WJCS and their Trauma Center.  Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, May 2014 features the WJCS Gala 2014 honoring Penny Goldsmith and Linda Plattus. Click here to read article.

Scarsdale Daily Voice, April 17, article on Rabbi Steven Greenberg and the LGBTQ community mentioned Center Lane. Click here to the read article.

Westfair Online, April 16, article mentioning WJCS Off The Street Program.  Click here to read article.

Westchester County Business Journal, April 14, WJCS Gala Coverage. Click here to read article.

Westchester Rising, April 11,  WJCS Gala  2014, honoring Penny Goldsmith and Linda Plattus. Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale Inquirer, April 11, WJCS Gala 2014, honoring Penny Goldsmith and Linda Plattus.  Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale 10583, April 11, WJCS Gala 2014, honoring Penny Goldsmith and Linda Plattus.  Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale Inquirer, April 11, ran an article bylined by Suzanne Yearley about her early childhood literacy. Click here to read the article.

New York Nonprofit Press, April 7, more coverage of WJCS Gala. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Rising, April 4, article about WJCS Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, more gala coverage. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, article mentions award won by Rabbi Pamela Wax. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, article mentions WJCS Jewish Programs.  Click here to read the article.

Westchester Magazine's, April 2014 issue features WJCS' Compeer program and its coordinator Laura Stein as well as two participants. Click here to read about volunteer Ben Blumberg and client Robert, whose matching has blossomed into a three-year friendship.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, article featuring WJCS' Youth Mental Health First Aid Program.  Click here to read the article.

Mt. Vernon Inquirer featured the WJCS 2014 Gala. Click here to read the article.

Mt. Vernon Rising, April 4, article on Empowering Moms and Kids Program offered by WJCS Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse.  Click here to the read article.

Westchester Rising, April 4, article on Empowering Moms and Kids Program offered by WJCS Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse.  Click here to the read article.

Mt. Vernon Inquirer was one of many media outlets that covered the WJCS Kids' Kloset Fashion Show Fundraiser on March 23, 2014. Click here to read article.

Lohud.com, April 2014, highlights the Kids' Kloset fundraising fashion show. Click here to read the article.

WABC TV
featured WJCS' Project Lifesaver program last weekend, including an interview with Program Coordinator Lee Englander, a client and her parent as well as an officer from the Westchester County Police Dept. Click here to view the segment.

Mt. Vernon Inquirer ran a photo and article about Mt. Vernon Senior Programs and its "Fleetwood Thursday" lecture series with Sen. Jeff Klein.

The Examiner News, Mar. 19, was one of several media outlets that featured County Executive Rob Astorino and WJCS CEO Alan Trager launching Youth Mental Health First Aid. Read about it here.

Harrison Daily Voice, Feb. 26, 2014, featuring an article on WJCS Kids Kloset.  Click here to read the article.

The Examiner News named WJCS "A Valuable Resource in the Community." Read all about it here.

Behavioral Health News features WJCS CEO Alan Trager and colleagues' discussion of Coordinated Behavioral Health Services