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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community Mental Health Centers, Health, Home Health Care, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: A wide range of affordable clinical and community-based mental health, counseling and support programs, autism supports, home health care services, learning programs and services for people with developmental disabilities assist those who live or work in Westchester County. Service is offered in homes, schools, clinic settings, and in the community. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of services, to being responsive to changing community needs, and maintaining fiscal and programmatic responsibililty. Specific programs, funded through UJA-Federation and private foundations, serve the Westchester Jewish community.

Target demographics: WJCS offers individuals with developmental disabilities a range of clinical and residential services to enable them to reach their highest potential. Group residences in convenient communities and supervised apartments for high functioning young adults foster independence and socialization.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 19,000

Geographic areas served: Westchester County, New York

Programs: see our website http://www.wjcs.com/ for complete information:

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They Are amazing! Always going the extra distance for clients. If they can not provide you with a service for your client they will help you find an agency that will!!

trd1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with Lenore Rosenbaum at the Westchester County Jail. Lenore and I facilitated a program called Fresh Start. We went into the jail weekly and worked with the women. Fresh Start was a series of sessions working with women to find ways to change the behavior that led them to prison. At the end of the series, the women in the program were matched with trained volunteer mentors. This relationship lasted approximately one year. Both mentors and mentees learned much from one another. It was a very rewarding program for all who participated.

Laura79

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Westchester Jewish Community Services has positively impacted the lives of so many people in need - from very young children to senior citizens - it is a very valuable resource.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WJCS serves as bold and courageous model of the best in mental health. They have been leaders in bringing an antiracist lens to their clinical practice and services. Thank you WJCS for serving a role model for other organizations to follow. Sandy Bernabei

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An agency with a very wide range of services available to the public; I find their counseling/mental health work to be spot on. I would never hesitate to make a referral of a bereaved member of the community to WJCS,

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WJCS is one of the finest Social Service Agencies in Westchester County. THeir staff are highly trained and professional and always go that extra mile for their clients. Staff are treated well and receive ongong professionl development/training in the most cutting edge treatment modalities.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a professional Social Worker and I have referred clients to WJCS for clinical services, end-of -life assistance and to their Family Autism Center. WCS is a most professional and valuable agency.

Elliot F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WJCS is THE go to source for help from "cradle to grave." Their personal sense of caring is only exceeded by their overall expertise. I cannot think of a more impactful Westchester agency.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an executive level professional at a local communal agency, it has been a personal privelege to work in collaboration with WJCS in a number of initiatives. Most prominently, we have been involved in a multi-year project that focuses on social & emotional learning in the area's Jewish early childhood centers.

WJCS' reach extends to countless areas in its service area, reaching all ages and a gamut of needs.

We have found the staff at every level to be knowledgable professionals, who are passionate about their work. Our community is most fortunate to benefit from their extensive work.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We've worked with WJCS in the fields home health care, mental health services including supportive housing, and even such specialized areas such as therapy for sexual offenders. They are well run, diversified and responsive. They can be flexible such as opening home care cases with Medicaid pending so that customers at risk are not without services.

Review from Guidestar