New Strategic Alliance with Harlem Dowling

Harlem Dowling and The Children’s Village Form a Strategic Alliance Designed to Provide Broad-based, Cost-Effective Services to Children and Families

HARLEM, NEW YORK, NY — April 23, 2012 – Harlem Dowling Westside Center for Children and Family Services (HDWC), established in 1836, one of the first charitable institutions dedicated to children and the very first to provide for “children of color” in the United States, and The Children’s Village (CV), a 160-year old charity serving children and families, announce a strategic alliance.

In announcing the alliance, Timothy Mulvaney, President, HDWC Board of Directors, said “We are excited to be working with The Children’s Village. We know this agency well and share common values. We believe that, together, we can strengthen both our agencies, provide cost effective programming, and significantly enhance services to our respective communities.”

In the coming months, the organizations will develop a strategic vision for their joint future, while retaining the independence of each organization’s founding charter and service mission. Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, the President and CEO of The Children’s Village, has been appointed the President of Harlem Dowling.

“We are thrilled that Harlem Dowling chose The Children’s Village for this strategic alliance,” said Bill Krupman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Village. “We share a similar history and we are deeply committed to the mission and the future of this remarkable organization.   Together, we will continue to build on our collective good work on behalf of New York’s children and families.”


Founded in 1836, Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services is a non-profit child-welfare agency whose mission is to serve and assist children and their families in crisis and distress. Its services include foster care, adoption, preventive services and related assistance to children and their families to enable them to live in a stable and nurturing environment.

Founded in 1851, The Children’s Village works in partnership with families to help children develop the skills and positive attitude needed to succeed as healthy contributing adults.  Each year, CV serves more than 10,000 of New York’s most at-risk children and their families.  Programs include short-term residential programs, shelters, street outreach, foster and adoptive homes, a community center in Harlem, programs for youth involved with the juvenile justice system, and a host of family support services.

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