Community Engagement:

As part of the Head Start grant, WestCOP’s Early Childhood programs are expected to establish ongoing collaborative relationships and partnerships with other community organizations. These may include such partners as medical facilities, social service agencies, cultural institutions, school districts, food banks, treatment centers, literacy programs and adult education. Through these important relationships, our programs are able to facilitate access to community services necessary to respond to our families’ needs.

Community Partners

Agency Name Telephone Number Collaboration Description
Andrus Children’s Center, Andrus Mental Health Clinic 914-965-3700 Residential treatment, mental health, individual and family counseling services
Community member in White Plains 914-683-5311 Provides free extra-curricular activities
Concordia College; Concordia Conservatory of Music 914-395-4507 Music program offering scholarships for private instruction
Cornell Cooperative extension 914-648-1810 Nutrition classes
Department of Social Services 914-995-6522 Child care subsidies
Family Services of Westchester 914-872-5267 Mental health, individual and family counseling services, immigration services, support groups
Family Ties of Westchester 914-667-9369 Parent groups, mental health and counseling services for children and families
Furniture Sharehouse 914 834-1294 Donates furniture for families in need
Grace Baptist Church Food Pantry (Mt. Vernon)
Greenburgh Early Childhood Program 914-949-2745 Ensure district enrollment
Greenburgh Library 914-645-4653 Spanish workshops for children and families
Greenburgh Police Dept. 914-989-1700 Child safety activities
Hope’s Door 888-438-8700 Domestic Violence Shelter
Hudson River Health Care 914-734-8741 Medical and behavioral health care, assistance with WIC and Medicaid
Hudson River Museum 914-963-4550 Offers children’s programming
Human Development Services of Westchester 914-939-2005
Junior League of Northern Westchester 914-234-4714 Assistance with donations, projects
Kids Kloset 914-761-0600 Clothing and related items distributed through WJCS
Lakeland Parent Support Group 914-739-4725
Lincoln Elementary School (Mt. Vernon)
Lion See 914-736-2604 Free vision screenings for children
Mahopac Fire Dept 845-628-3160
Mahopac Public Library 845-628-2009 Reading programs for children and families
Main Street Pediatric Dentistry 914-633-4440 Presentation offered to the children at the center
Mamaroneck School District 914-220-3100 CPSE referrals and evaluations
Mount Vernon Fire Dept 914-665-2613 Offer educational tours and safety procedures for children
Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center 914-699-7200 Health Services
Mount Vernon Police Dept 914-665-2520
Mount Vernon Pre-K program 914-665-5077
Mount Vernon Public Library 914-668-1840 Storytimes offered
My Sister’s Place 914-683-1333 Domestic Violence shelter
Neighbor’s Link of Northern Westchester 914-666-3410 Immigration assistance, English classes
Nutmeg Café 914-672-6108 Offers visits to the restaurant for classes
Oakland Catholic High School 412-682-6633
Open Door 914-502-1332 Medical services
Pace Women’s Justice Center 914-287-0739 Legal services for immigrants, domestic violence issues
Pajama program 646-337-8643 Donates pajamas and books for children
Peekskill City School District 914-737-7282 CPSE referrals and evaluations
Peekskill Public Library 914-737-1212 Reading programs for children and families
Peekskill Youth Bureau 914-737-4149 Promotes activities for local youth
Rye Arts 914-393-7230
Salvation Army- Peekskill 914-737-0280 Donations of food and clothing to families in need, especially for the holidays
Sarah Lawrence College Dance program 914-395-2618 Offers classes at the center
Sharing Shelf 914-937-2320 Clothing distribution through Family Services of Westchester
Stop and Shop supermarket, Mount Vernon 914-699-0635
The Guidance Center of New Rochelle 914-712-6594 Mental health and counseling services for children and families
Theodore Young Community Center 914-989-3600 Free swimming for children
Toys for Tots 914-231-1128 or
845-528-7987
Donates toys at holidays
Traditions Restaurant 914-248-7200 Provides lunches
Trinity Church Pantry Outreach (Mt. Vernon) Donations of food
Tuckahoe Post Office 914-779-7128 Offers visits to the post office
Tuckahoe Public Library 914-961-2121
Westchester Library System 914-231-3242 Provides a wide range of library resources, literacy programs and book donations for our centers throughout Westchester County.
WIC 914-734-7338
Yonkers Board of Education 914-376-8670 Universal Pre-K collaborative
Yonkers Public Library 914-337-1500
Yorktown Fire Dept 914-962-2148
Yorktown Police Dept 914-962-4141
YWCA 914-949-6227 Free gymnastics for children

For more information, please contact:

Hope Lilian
HLilian@Westcop.org
(914) 592-5600