In January, CV announced a pending merger with Inwood House, one of the country’s leaders in caring for pregnant and parenting teens. Inwood House is best known for its maternity residences, but the organization is also an important part of the network of pregnancy prevention education in schools in New York City.
Staff are already beginning to work together and finding a lot of common ground. Paulette Young (pictured left), who works with CV’s foster parents, is especially excited about this merger: “In 1999, I lived at Inwood House when I was pregnant with my daughter. Living there was one of the best experiences I had growing up. The staff were helpful and comforting, and the environment was warm and welcoming. Most importantly, as a nervous teenage mom, I always felt safe and secure.
“Yolanda Webster was my case worker, and she made a lasting impression and helped shape my career. Now, fifteen years later, Ms. Webster and I are working as colleagues. I am so happy to have her back in my life, and this merger makes me feel
as though my life has come full circle.”
When the merger is finalized later this year, Inwood House will become “Inwood House at The Children’s Village”, maintaining its rich history and identity while enriching CV and its programs.
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