The Children’s Village President and CEO Dr. Jeremy Kohomban testified before the NYC Council’s Committee on Juvenile Justice on September 21. Citing research and frontline experience, his testimony highlighted the critical need for family engagement to the long-term success of youth involved with the justice system. Dr. Kohomban concluded with three specific recommendations. More Info
In the right environment and with appropriate supports, every child has the potential to make his or her life happy, fulfilling and socially constructive. By helping children reach their highest levels of achievement, we not only build a sound foundation for their futures, but for our own as well.
With this goal in mind, The Children’s Village serves thousands of children and family members throughout the Southern New York state area and certain international programs that include:
- Evidence-based programs that prevent troubled teens from re-arrest or the needing for out-of-home care.
- Runaway and homeless shelters that keep teens safe and off the streets and provide them with a support network.
- Family support programs that significantly improve the success rate for family reunifications from foster care.
- Supported housing for homeless teens that help them avoid long-term dependency on social services.
- Innovative programs for children with serious emotional, developmental, and medical problems.
|Name of Program||Service Provided||Location|
|Street Outreach||Streetwise van that goes into the urban centers of Westchester County to engage street-involved youth||Westchester|
|STEP||Support to youth being reunited with families from foster care||Westchester|
|Bridges to Health (B2H)||Services for foster children with emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, or serious medical problems||Mid-Hudson Valley|
|Preventive Services||Evidence-based program to keep troubled teenagers at home providing intensive support to families||New York State|
|Runaway & Homeless Shelter||Provides short-term shelter and respite for runaway and homeless teens||Westchester & Rockland|
|Supportive Housing||Provides supervised apartments for older youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless||Westchester|
|The WAY Home Program||Support to youth leaving residential programs||Westchester|