Nonprofit Westchester Continues to Expand Membership in County
TARRYTOWN, NY — July 30, 2015 — More local nonprofits are joining Nonprofit Westchester (NPW), an advocacy group that provides networking and resources for nonprofits in the county. NPW recently welcomed six new members: NAMI Westchester, Inc., Jewish Community Center on the Hudson (JCC), Ferncliff Manor, Inc., April’s Child, Tommie Cares Foundation and Alliance for Safe Kids.
“I am so pleased to welcome these organizations to Nonprofit Westchester,” said Joanna Straub, NPW Executive Director. “The diverse mix of our membership organizations provides a great illustration of the nonprofit industry in the county. I am confident that our services and resources will strengthen these important organizations that are necessary in our community.”
Based in Elmsford, NAMI Westchester, Inc. is a grassroots organization that has been working for many years to combat the stigma associated with mental illness. The organization, which is one of more than 1,200 local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all individuals and families whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all those in need. For more information, visit http://www.namiwestchester.org.
A place that is dedicated to enriching the greater community by offering social, recreational, educational and cultural opportunities all guided by Jewish morals is the Jewish Community Center on the Hudson (JCC). Adults come to the JCC to workout in its fitness center, take classes, learn to play a musical instrument, watch films, attend lectures or participate in clubs. Youngsters prepare for Kindergarten at our Early Childhood Program, while older children learn and have fun in the after-school program, Almost Home, at day camps, or in the enrichment classes and School of Music and Performing Arts. To learn more about this organization in Tarrytown, visit www.jcconthehudson.org.
Ferncliff Manor, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that supports the residential school for children with developmental disabilities at Ferncliff Manor in Yonkers. With nursing care, rehabilitative services, social services, nutritional services and more, it is dedicated to meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities with a mission to enable each person to learn, develop and enjoy a meaningful and personally rewarding life. For more information, visit www.ferncliffmanor.org.
April’s Child takes a stand to prevent and reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect in Westchester County. This nonprofit gives parents what they need to raise their children in a good environment and teach them how to be happy, healthy and productive members of society. The organization utilizes trained community volunteers to support families. To find out more, visit www.aprilschild.org.
The Tommie Cares Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Mount Kisco that builds community, possibility, compassion, and understanding through inclusive, real-life adventures for those with special needs. Together, they are breaking down barriers and making the community a more inclusive place. For more information, visit www.tommiecares.org.
Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) provides youngsters the proper information and skills needed to make the right decisions while emphasizing the need for parents to protect and nurture their children properly by getting informed and involved. ASK believes that everyone has a role in supporting our youth, and they are dedicated to doing just that. To learn more, visit www.allianceforsafekids.org.
Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) provides the nonprofit sector with a single unified voice for the role it plays in the economic vitality and sustainability of the county, focusing on sharing resources, connections, and information to strengthen Westchester in partnership with the for-profit and government sectors. The organization represents some 90 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the county under a cooperative mission to strengthen the impact, capacity and visibility of the nonprofit sector for a more just and caring community. In 2014, NPW released a study done in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies called “Westchester County Nonprofits: A Major Economic Engine,” which concluded that nonprofits are a multi-billion dollar industry and make up the largest employment sector in Westchester County.
For more information about Nonprofit Westchester or to become a member, call (914)-332-6NPW (6679), visit http://www.npwestchester.org/ or follow them on Facebook.com/npwestchester and Twitter @NPWestchester.