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Child Advocacy Center

Westchester County District Attorney's Office

WIHD/Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone: 914-493-5333

A Child Advocacy Center (CAC) builds upon the multidisciplinary team approach by providing a non-threatening, child-focused environment where investigations, evaluations, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases can be conducted by team members and where appropriate supportive services to victims and their non-offending family members can be provided. Both the National Children's Alliance (NCA) and the New York State of Children and Family Services (OCFS) provide a framework of standards for developing and established Child Advocacy Centers.

Domestic Violence

Hope's Door, Inc.

PO Box 203
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Phone: 914-747-0828

Residential and non-residential services. Child Protective Services/Domestic Violence Collaboration: Co-location of Domestic violence (DV) advocate at the CPS office to provide protocol development, case consultation, home visits, cross-training, and jointly work to safety plan for DV victims and their children.

My Sister's Place

1 Water Street, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-683-1333

Child Protective Services/Domestic Violence Collaboration: Co-location of Domestic violence (DV) advocate at the CPS office to provide protocol development, case consultation, home visits, cross-training, and jointly work to safety plan for DV victims and their children.

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center, Inc.

935 South Lake Boulevard, Suite 2
Mahopac, NY 10541

Phone: 845-628-9284

Child Protective Services/Domestic Violence Collaboration: Co-location of Domestic violence (DV) advocate at the CPS office to provide protocol development, case consultation, home visits, cross-training, and jointly work to safety plan for DV victims and their children.

Westchester County Office for Women

112 East Post Road, Room 110B
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-995-5972

Non-residential services. Child Protective Services/Domestic Violence Collaboration: Co-location of Domestic violence (DV) advocate at the CPS office to provide protocol development, case consultation, home visits, cross-training, and jointly work to safety plan for DV victims and their children.

Healthy Families New York

Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Inc.

1156 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

Phone: 914-968-1663
Serving: Yonkers

Healthy Families New York (HFNY) targets expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months of age who have characteristics that place them at high risk for child abuse or neglect and live in vulnerable communities marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality, and teen pregnancy. Healthy Families New York (HFNY)’s home visitors provide families with support, education, and linkages to community services.

Kinship

Family Services Society of Yonkers, Inc.

30 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10703

Phone: 914-963-5118

Targets children and caregivers in formal or informal kinship relationships to directly provide or link families to case management, financial, legal , medical, housing, mental health counseling, respite activities, youth development, parent education, educational advocacy, and support groups.

Kinship Navigator Program Catholic Family Center

87 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 1-877-454-6463

Assists Kinship caregivers, and children in their care, in gaining access to information and community support services. Any caregiver residing in the State is able to utilize the toll-free phone line or website to identify Kinship care related services in their home locale. In addition, Kinship specialists are available to assess caregiver needs and develop a plan of action.

Prevention

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

90 Maple Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-949-1305 Ext. 137
Serving: Westchester County

Legal Services Kinship Project.

The program will provide direct legal services and conduct relevant legal education training sessions to families with key emphasis on stabilizing permanent housing. A portion of participants from the training sessions will attend legal education clinics and be referred for services. Targeted demographics are low-income minority families and those at risk for child abuse or maltreatment and/or domestic, intergenerational, or family violence.

There are 4 offices in Westchester County, located in Peekskill, Mount Vernon, White Plains and Yonkers; the Kinship Project Staff Attorney is located in the Yonkers office with flexibility to meet with clients at the alternate locations.

Prevent Child Abuse NY - Parent Helpline

4 Global View
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 1-800-CHILDREN
Serving: Statewide

Regional Child Abuse Prevention Initiatives utilizing the Protective Factors Framework training and convening cross-systems coalitions in four communities. Parent Information and Resource Center, including the Parent Helpline that assists parents/caregivers through calls, emails, and in-person requests, and website searches. Enough Abuse Campaign to reduce child sexual abuse. PCANY began as the Standard of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support (SOQ) trainer for the New York State Family Support Network (NYSFSN) during this past year. All of these activities include a parent leadership/engagement component.

Westchester Jewish Community Services

845 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

Phone: 914-761-0600
Serving: Westchester County

The national model, promoting parent-child interaction and early literacy using a school readiness curriculum. The program also conducts Family Child Care Model. They conduct assessments and referrals to needed services are offered based on a family’s needs. Primary services are: Home Visitors meets with a parent and child, introducing a book and toy as tools to teach literacy skills and encourage parent-child interaction which results in increased communication and bonding. The program’s goal is to support the parent as the child’s first and most important teacher.

The families are assessed, using the PACT (Parent and Child Together), measuring parent activities and the CBT (Child Behavior Traits), assessing cognitive, social and emotional child behaviors. Based on the baseline assessments, progress is documented over time.

The Parent Child Center also provides resources for families and includes a drop-in center twice a week. During COVID there are regular virtual sessions for families.