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Each event has accessiblity codes that indicate if and how special needs are handled. Use the key to understand the codes:

  • A - Wheelchair Accessible Entrance
  • B - Wheelchair Accessible Bathrooms
  • P - Reserved Parking Spaces
  • SL - Sign Language
  • I - Interpreter
  • LS - Listening System

Ongoing Domestic Violence Support Group
Support group for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence. A variety of topics will be discussed. For more information contact Victoria Rivera at (914) 231-2882. Fee: free
Ongoing Virtual Food Drive
The Food Bank for Westchester has launched its Virtual Food Drive, an online, interactive fundraising tool that allows you to fill a virtual shopping cart full of virtual food, in turn making monetary donations to The Food Bank for Westchester. It is easy, quick and fun (make sure you have your volume turned on). Because of the power of scaling up our purchasing power every $1.00 donated allows The Food Bank to purchase $4 in food to distribute to the more than 200 food pantries and soup kitchens we service throughout the county. To participate, go to Your Virtual Food Drive and shop for the 200,000 residents in Westchester who go hungry, because they cannot afford to feed themselves or their families (22 percent of those we serve are seniors and 33 percent are 18 or younger).
Ongoing WJCS Empowering Moms & Kids Group
Mt. Vernon (TBD)
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) Empowering Moms & Kids group is a free 10-week programming offering support and education for moms and children ages 4 to 7 who have or are impacted by domestic violence. Childcare for other siblings, early dinner and MetroCards are provided for free. Program is through a grant from New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Children & Family Trust Fund. For more information, location and to register e-mail Ayanna Grant-Green at . Fee: Fee. Registration requested (A,B)
Ongoing Elder Abuse Awareness Training
Elder abuse awareness training and presentations on a monthly basis, both in English and Spanish at senior centers, community centers and skilled nursing facilities. For more information, contact Evelyn Kramer at (914) 965-0217 or . Fee: free (A,B,P)
Tuesdays Core4 Weight Loss Program
NYP/Lawrence Hospital, Lobby Conference Room, 55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville
6 – 7 p.m.
A 12-week weight loss and management program presented by Katie Campbell, Registered Dietitian. For more information and to register, call (914) 787-5000. Fee: $199. Registration required
Wednesdays Empowering Moms and Kids
3:30 - 5 p.m.
The Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse provides a series of trauma informed preventive educational workshops and comprehensive supports for women and their young children who are affected by domestic violence. Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) is appreciative of funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Child and Family Trust Fund. The Empowering MOM’s Group and the Empowering Kids Club meet simultaneously every Wednesday in Mount Vernon. Families are also provided with childcare during the groups (for kids who are not in the Kids Club), metro cards and dinner. Sponsor: WJCS/Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse. WJCS is appreciative of funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Child and Family Trust Fund. For more information, location and to register contact Ayanna Green at . Fee: free. Registration required (A)
Wednesdays Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse Therapeutic Support Group
WestCOP/Victims Assistance Services, 2 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford
Weekly group meetings on Wednesday evenings. For more information contact Michelle Cuevas at (914) 345-3113 or . Fee: free. Registration required (A,B,P)
Thursdays Riding the Wave
WJCS Mary J. Blige Center for Women, 489 South Broadway, Yonkers
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) runs ongoing trauma-informed groups for parents of young children who have been affected by violence. The sessions cover pertinent topics including managing stress, techniques for discipline, positive communication, the role of fatherhood, families in crisis and family legal concerns. WJCS is appreciative of funding from the Westchester County Youth Bureau. Participants are provided with on-site child care, dinner and metro cards. For more information contact Myriam Barenbaum at (914) 423-4433 x21 or . Fee: Free. Registration requested (A)
Monthly Look Good Feel Better
Phelps Memorial Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Call for times
This free, 2-hour workshop teaches beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment to help them manage the appearance-related aspects of their treatment. The program, held monthly at Phelps, includes a hair consultation with a professional stylist and a makeup consultation with a cosmetologist. Attendees can take home a complimentary wig and a make-up kit donated by cosmetic companies. Sponsor: Phelps Memorial Hospital and American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation. For information and to register contact Hilary Davidson at (914) 366-3315. Fee: free. Registration required (A)
Ongoing Become a Volunteer Rape Crisis Hospital Advocate
Victims Assistance Services, a component of WestCOP, Inc., is currently looking for volunteer hospital advocates to cover night and weekend shifts for our hospital advocacy. Hospital advocates provide crucial emotional support and advocate on behalf of the victim so that their rights are upheld in the medical and criminal justice systems. Advocates are often the first person to listen and validate the survivor's needs and feelings after an assault. Volunteer hospital advocates must undergo a 30-hour Department of Health training, facilitated in our Elmsford, NY office. That training concludes with an exam, which volunteers need to pass with an 80 percent or better. Volunteers take 3-4 shifts per month – our schedule is very flexible and works easily around work and school schedules. Volunteers become part of a growing, thriving activist community: we hold monthly meetings to support and connect with each other, and continuing education is a crucial component of our service to the county. For more information contact Chloe Heintz, Rape Crisis Program Coordinator, at (914) 345-3113 or .
Ongoing Become a Volunteer Rape Crisis Hospital Advocate
Victims Assistance Services, a component of WestCOP, Inc., is currently looking for volunteer hospital advocates to cover night and weekend shifts for our hospital advocacy. Hospital advocates provide crucial emotional support and advocate on behalf of the victim so that their rights are upheld in the medical and criminal justice systems. Advocates are often the first person to listen and validate the survivor's needs and feelings after an assault. Volunteer hospital advocates must undergo a 30-hour Department of Health training, facilitated in our Elmsford, NY office. That training concludes with an exam, which volunteers need to pass with an 80 percent or better. Volunteers take 3-4 shifts per month – our schedule is very flexible and works easily around work and school schedules. Volunteers become part of a growing, thriving activist community: we hold monthly meetings to support and connect with each other, and continuing education is a crucial component of our service to the county. The next training begins on Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. in Elmsford. For more information contact Chloe Heintz, Rape Crisis Program Coordinator, at (914) 345-3113 or .
Ongoing Therapeutic Support Group
Victims Assistance Services (VAS), 2269 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Time Varies
Victims Assistance Services of WestCOP, Inc. offers free, confidential therapeutic support groups for victims of crime. Groups held in our Elmsford office include adult survivors of childhood abuse, male survivors and additional groups upon request. Groups in Spanish forming. Groups may also be available in Peekskill, Mount Vernon and Yonkers. For more information and registration e-mail Keith Fadelici at . Fee: free. Registration required (A,B,P)
Thursdays Domestic Violence Support Group
Call for location 
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Confidential weekly therapeutic support group for domestic violence survivors. Sponsor: Victims Assistance Services (VAS). For information contact Victoria Markouizos at (914) 965-0217. Fee: free. Registration required (A,B)
Ongoing Furniture Sharehouse
Furniture Sharehouse
The Furniture Sharehouse, Westchester's Furniture Bank, is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that provides furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County. By working only with the clients of member social services agencies, Furniture Sharehouse ensures that aid goes directly to those who most truly need it. By donating your gently used furniture, you help provide basic furnishings free of charge to families affected by domestic violence, homelessness, fires, floods and other personal disasters. If you would like a tour, we are open every Wednesday and Thursday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Upcoming furniture drives and fundraising events will be posted to our website as details are finalized. For more information, to donate, volunteer and refer or become a member agency call (914) 834-1294 or visit www.furnituresharehouse.org.
Ongoing Girls Inc. Westchester
Girls Inc. Westchester is a non-profit organization created exclusively to inspire Westchester County 'tween and teen girls to grow into strong, smart, and bold women. Working at schools and community centers all across the county, Girls Inc. Westchester creates 100% girl-focused spaces, and provides trained staff to run programs that address the real-life challenges girls confront during their developmentally critical middle and high school years. By stepping in just when other support systems are falling away and providing girls with caring adults and a safe, supportive place to talk about life-altering issues like self-image, sexuality, violence-prevention, goal-setting, money, and more, GIWC supports and empowers Westchester girls, helps them find and share their voices, and lays the groundwork for them to have healthy, independent, and fulfilling futures. For more information visit www.girlsincwestchester.org.
Ongoing Volunteers Needed
Victims Assistance Services, 2269 Saw Mill River Rd., Bldg 3, Elmsford
Victims Assistance Services, a component of WestCOP, Inc., is seeking volunteers and interns for a number of positions on an ongoing basis. We are currently seeking engaged community members to become a part of our Advisory Board in service to victims of crime in Westchester County. Volunteer opportunities include acting as a hospital advocate or hotline counselor for our rape crisis program, which involves a 30-hour Department of Health Certification. Various volunteer positions assisting in our offices during working hours are also available. Also seeking S.A.F.E.s (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners) -- medical professionals including RNs, PAs, NPs, and physicians encouraged to apply to become a DOH-certified forensic examiner with extensive training in evidence collection and crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault in Westchester County. For more information and registration e-mail Rebecca DeSimone at . Fee: free
Weekly Foreclosure Counseling Seminars
Community Housing Innovations, Inc., 190 East Post Rd, Suite 401, White Plains
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. / Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Please come and learn what your options are if you are in foreclosure, behind on your mortgage payments, or about to miss a payment. The Making Home Affordable Program is one great option allowing borrowers to lower their monthly mortgage payments and stay in their homes. Speaker: Peter Spino Jr., Esq., Senior Foreclosure Counselor. For more information and registration contact Peter Spino Jr., Esq. at (914) 595-0980 or . Fee: free. Registration required (A,B,I)