On May 23, 2018 The Peekskill Westcop/Victim’s Assistance Services hosted the second annual painting event at The Peekskill Youth Bureau.The event was planned by Melissa Diodati, VAS Peekskill Site Director, assisted by Victim Advocate Sandra Soler-Cook, Therapist Gwen Blackett-Sullivan, and VAS Director Karel Amaranth . The theme this year was celebrating the relationship between Mothers and Sons. The Hudson Creamery provided art canvases, paint, and instruction to paint 2 canvases that came together as one with the caption “You are my Sunshine”. The Hudson Creamery also provided delicious ice cream after the painting was completed. The participants took a break during painting to enjoy pizza and drinks. It appeared as though everyone enjoyed spending time together as well as creating a “masterpiece” together. The event was supported by funding provided through a New York State Legislative Grant dedicated to Victims Assistance Services by Senator Terrence Murphy.