The Children’s Village and Westhab are pleased to announce the opening of a new supportive housing residence for young adults in Westchester County. The twelve bed unit will provide homeless young adults, aged 18-24, a safe home in addition to assistance securing employment, continuing education, and therapeutic support.
The residence will officially open March 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour from 12-2pm. For details about the event visit http://childrensvillage.org/events.
“This new residence fills a gap that exists in Westchester County. No one is providing housing for vulnerable young adults in this age range,” said Jeremy Kohomban, President & CEO of The Children’s Village. “Westchester County remains a leader in developing a pragmatic safety-net for children and families, and with this addition, those young adults in our county that need longer-term support will have an option too. We are excited to work with Westhab on this effort, a recognized leader in providing affordable and supportive housing.”
“It has been absolutely tremendous to partner with an organization with the rich history and the youth residential expertise of The Children’s Village,” said Richard Nightingale, Vice President Youth and Family Services for Westhab. “Westchester should be commended for its expansive youth system of care and its array of services for adults and families.”
The project is funded by a Continuum of Care grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with Westchester County. Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. This funding provides critically needed emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent support for individuals and families and is a significant part of the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.
Westhab www.westhab.org is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services in Westchester County, NY. Over the last 30 years Westhab has moved 6,000 homeless households to permanent housing; built or renovated 2,500 affordable housing units; placed 4,000 people receiving public assistance into employment; and delivered services to over 10,000 at-risk young people.