Help Your Child Receive Needed Services
- Family Ties of Westchester
Family Ties is a grassroots organization that provides free and confidential advocacy and support services to families of children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. There are centers in Mount Vernon (914-363-6304), Peekskill (914-739-4725), Port Chester (914-703-8656), Ossining (914-941-3461), and Yonkers (914-964-2063).
- Family Services of Westchester – ADAPT (A Different Approach for Parents and Teens)
ADAPT brings parents and teens together to work on their differences and problem solve around issues such as truancy, out of control behavior, school suspensions, running away, curfew violations. Telephone: Sandra Garcia, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown (914-631-2022); Jean Williams, Mount Vernon (914-668-9124); Marissa Malett, Yonkers and all other communities (914-967-6767, ext. 125).
- Student Advocacy, Inc.
Student Advocacy works to ensure a meaningful school experience for each student struggling to overcome the odds created by a disability, family problems, poverty or youthful mistakes. Telephone: 914-347-3313.
- Family Justice Center
Located at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, the Family Justice Center offers assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children. Telephone: 914-995-3100.