Parent’s Page

You are the Key to Success

Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.

Parent involvement in a child’s life makes it much more likely that the child will stay in school, graduate, and move on to a successful career. Our staff recognize this and are here to help you, the parent, stay connected with your child and be there for him or her. Through classes, workshops, and support groups, we can provide you with the tools to make a difference in your child’s life.

Your parent advocates are here to serve you.

  • Bilingual
  • Connect you with community resources (WIC, food stamps, health insurance, housing, etc)
  • Make sure that your voice is heard by the people serving your children
  • Support you so that you can support your child

Residential Treatment Center
Nijah Townsend
Office: 914-693-0600 x1216
Cell: 718-644-9608

Adoption Foster Care
Takisha Wright
Office: 212-932-9009 x7438
Cell: 914-564-8633



Parenting ClassesSpring 2014 NFTV Article

We offer classes in four areas:

  • Common sense parenting
  • Anger management
  • Effective fathering support group
  • Parenting support group

Please contact Maria Centeno for registration

ABCs of Family Court – Click here
What is an 18-B:
A free attorney who represents a person in court, also called assigned counsel or panel attorney. A judge decides who can get an 18-B lawyer based on the kind of case and the person’s income. The judge picks the lawyer from a list of lawyers approved by the state Supreme Court.

Click here for the NYC ACS Parent Handbook

Click here for Home Base housing assistance.

Click here for food assistance.

Parent Council

CV Parent Customer Service Poster
Positive customer service is a goal at CV.

The voices and perspectives of parents are essential to success in our work with families. The Parent Council’s main role is advocating for programs and services that our families see as being unmet, with a focus on customer service.

The Parent Council representatives attend parent workshops to provide support for struggling parents and help out by setting up and serving food.  The group created the “Families are our Partners” posters (see left), which are posted throughout CV facilities to remind staff of the importance of maintaining a strong partnership with the families we serve. Every Parent Council member was part of our Parenting Classes at one point and continues to be connected to various programs. One member had a grandchild in care, another was in preventive services, and another has a child in foster care.

Change a child's life.