A guide to government, educational, and non-profit organizations.
Description: Helps children and families in need and people with developmental disabilities.
Description: An independent not-for-profit organization helping White Plains seniors remain at home independently and safely.
Description: A nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.
Description: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Description: Helps the emotional well-being of children, families, and communities by delivering a broad range of services and by providing research.
Description: Empowers children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential.
Description: Arts Westchester supports the arts and arts education. It sponsors arts events including comedy, music, open air studios, photography, folk arts, and more.
Description: A community of everyday people in which Jesus is central to all we do as we seek to embrace our cities and towns we live in with the love, hope and goodness of our compassionate and faithful God.
Description: Burke provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for a broad range of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiac, and pulmonary disabilities caused by disease or injury.
Description: The Cable Commission manages City Government Access TV on Cablevision channel 75 and Verizon channel 47. These channels cablecast the city government's programs, announcements, regularly scheduled Common Council, and Planning Board meetings.
Description: The mission of Casa Purchase is to weave the interdisciplinary study of Latin America and Latino/a communities in the United States together with contemporary issues and concerns of the Latino population in the communities surrounding Purchase College.
Description: Education for the community about what birds, animals, rivers and streams, trees and plants mean to the Earth and our own lives and to the future of the Earth.
Description: The Child Abuse Prevention Center seeks to significantly reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect in Westchester County, New York.
Description: A non profit organization serving as a one-stop shop for child care resources, referrals and information for parents and employers.
Description: The Children’s Hope Chest provides help to children in the community suffering from poverty, abuse, neglect and illness by promoting adult and youth volunteerism.
Description: Works in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.
Description: A multicultural Roman Catholic Parish dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of God’s people in White Plains and beyond.
Description: Senior Center offers programs and wellness support to seniors.
Description: Provides community healthcare for the homeless.
Description: Adult and family Jewish education, religious school and early childhood program.
Description: Builds and supports poor schools in Niarobi, Kenya with volunteers, funding and food programs.
Description: Dance performances, workshops, and demonstrations by internationally renowned companies and guest artists.
Description: The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment strives to make learning a reality by building each child's self-esteem and inspiring children to become lifelong learners. We envision becoming the preferred provider of educational services in Westchester County, setting the standard of academic excellence by providing quality instruction to learners of all ages.
Description: Alleviates social isolation and provides concrete services to older adults. Aging services, volunteerism inter-generational connections
Description: White Plains Middle School Eastview Campus
Description: Ice skating rink in White Plains. Public skate sessions are held throughout the week and on weekends
Description: El Centro Hispano’s mission is to assist, support, and strengthen Hispanic families; to help them become self- sufficient; and to ease their transition into their new culture while maintaining and enriching their own.
Description: Offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to meet the needs of learners entering the program at any level, from beginner to advanced.
Description: Family Services of Westchester is an umbrella organization that includes: Adoption Services; Early Childhood; Big Brother, Big Sister; Employee Assistance; Family Support, Youth Programs, and a Technology Learning Center
Description: Family support for families with social and emotional difficulties
Description: Preserves and rehabilitates local natural resources
Description: The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 300 community partners throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home.
Description: The Friends, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers, supports academic and cultural enrichment programs for students in all White Plains Public Schools.
Description: White Plains Public K-5 Elementary School
Description: Free support for everyone living with cancer
Description: Great Beginnings is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) in the City of White Plains, which serves 4—5 year old children in warm, nurturing, supportive classes staffed by experienced dedicated New York State certified early childhood education teachers and aides.
Description: Halfway Houses of Westchester Inc (Hawthorne House) offers mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment in White Plains, New York.
Description: Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, and nutrition to low-income children and their families.
Description: Art and music therapy for children with special needs
Description: Provides in-home parent training and workshops on developmental disabilities and behavior management.
Description: Offers financial aid and assistance to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Description: Private kindergarten and preschool.
Description: Youth programs, early childhood education, Veteran's outreach, support for adults with cognitive disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Description: Educates, guides and supports students through the complex process of accessing college, including submitting applications, qualifying for financial aid and admissions.
Description: Protects and provides information to first time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, elderly and low income Americans so that they can exercise their right to vote.
Description: Free, high quality counsel in civil matters for poor and low-income individuals and families
Description: Lifting Up Westchester restores hope to Westchester County’s men, women and children in need by providing them with food, shelter and support—and lifting them to greater self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.
Description: A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing student-centered English literacy services to adults in Westchester County and acting as a community resource for the advancement of literacy countywide.
Description: Living Word Christian Church is a non-denominational, multicultural Christian Church
Description: Provides a gathering place, educational, health, social service, recreational programs, and advocates for improved services for the LGBT community.
Description: LIU Graduate School Westchester location
Description: Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Description: Private liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate education.
Description: Meals on Wheels delivers food and compassion to neighbors in need.
Description: African Methodist Episcopal Church
Description: One-on-one instrumental and vocal instruction in classical, jazz and rock including all band and orchestra, music theory and composition for young children
Description: MVP is a nonprofit organization affording youth from all backgrounds the opportunity to build basketball skills.
Description: Offers a counseling program, brief legal services and emergency shelter, for those suffering from domestic violence and human trafficking.
Description: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Description: Ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Description: Provides the benefits of a chess education to students of all ages.
Description: Includes the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and School of Health Sciences and Practice
Description: Educates and nurtures all students to attain their maximum potential
Description: Graduate School of Business
Description: The office has various duties including maintaining and preserving official documents and records, safeguarding court records, recording deeds and mortgages, naturalizing new citizens and more.
Description: Men's social club of retired professionals.
Description: An eight bed shelter for single homeless men, Open Arms provides a full range of services for residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Description: The historic home, built circa 1895, where the pianist and composer Percy Grainger lived, 1921-1961.
Description: Introduces children and young adults to theater.
Description: Prime Time is a New York State Department of Education-approved special education program offering a range of services including, speech, occupational, psychological, and physical evaluations and therapies for children with developmental and/or learning disabilities. Prime Time serves pre-schoolers aged 3 to 5, providing them with a nurturing, supportive, language-enriched classroom experience.
Description: An undergraduate and graduate arts and science State University of New York.
Description: The Church of Saint John the Evangelist & Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a diverse Catholic community of faith contributing to our society in White Plains, New York.
Description: Ridgeway is a church with different ministries such as Bible studies, Adult Sunday School, Men's ministry, Men's Soccer ministry , Special needs and more...
Description: Provide students with four unique programs. These are: Community School, Passages, STAR, and the Cohesion/GED Program. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of its student population.
Description: Encourages and fosters the idea of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
Description: Dedicated to overcoming poverty, curing hunger, providing shelter and helping disaster victims.
Description: Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college.
Description: Saxon Woods Park is a 700-acre property offering a variety of recreational facilities. The park contains an 18-hole golf course as well as a miniature golf course, the county’s largest swimming pool, a children’s aquatic playground and picnic areas. It is also the site of the county’s only playground that is accessible to the disabled.
Description: SCORE is a national non-profit association that provides advisory and small business mentoring services for people looking to start or grow a small business. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has been advising small businesses for more than 50 years.
Description: Helps to meet the needs of adults with serious mental illness being released from state institutions. Offers drug and alcohol rehab programs and listings for shelters
Description: Silver Lake Preserve features trails through woodlands and fields, streams and old stone foundations throughout its 236 acres. The topography is rugged, rising in steep rock outcrops from the lake. Fishing is not permitted.
Description: St. Bart's seeks to create a flourishing community that fosters reverence, resilience and responsibility through living out the Benedictine values of courtesy, hospitality, and generosity by a reflective, practical faith.
Description: A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America committed to the Lutheran vision of the catholic faith.
Description: WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
Description: SUNY Empire State College provides motivated adult learners with access to innovative, flexible and quality academic programs that empower people and strengthen communities. We build on the diversity of our students, their work and life experiences and their individual personal and professional goals as the cornerstone for each academic program.
Description: A community center for the youth and children. Provides homework Assistance, summer programs and programs for the formally incarcerated, unemployed, underemployed and programs for seniors.
Description: Our mission is to share the light of Christ as we serve, extending radical hospitality in all that we do locally and globally.
Description: The mission of the Urban League of Westchester County is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
Description: The mission of the USTA Foundation is to bring Tennis and education together to change lives.
Description: A charity established locally to aid men and women of the armed services.
Description: Helps patients live as comfortably as possible in their own homes to reduce the risk of emergency hospitalizations and the need for other institutional care.
Description: A one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and surrounding communities.
Description: Specialized programs with trained professionals to guide, plan and help manage your career path.
Description: Provides outreach and community to individuals, groups and leaders in civic and religious organizations who find themselves without a voice or support system for their progressive positions.
Description: We convene public and non-profit partners to identify children's needs and mobilize elected officials and the public to push for programs and policies that meet those needs.
Description: A learning laboratory providing children, families and school groups the opportunity to nurture curiosity, enhance knowledge and ignite imagination through creative hands-on exploration.
Description: English As a second Language classes
Description: To mobilize and efficiently manage resources through partnerships and collaborations to help the low-income and at-risk populations in the Hudson Valley region to achieve greater self-sufficiency.
Description: Events arena
Description: Notary, Passports, Immigration forms
Description: The Department of Social Services is poised to meet these demands with an innovative holistic approach that combines job training, education, childcare, transportation and housing, and by initiating aggressive programs that lead to self-sufficiency.
Description: WCHS was founded in 1874 as a member-based, not-for-profit agency incorporated by the State of New York to serve the citizens of Westchester County. Named as the official County Historian in 2006, the Society's mission is to collect and preserve books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, periodicals, film, video and digital materials pertaining to the history of Westchester County, to promote the knowledge and understanding of that history, and to advocate for the preservation of the county's architectural heritage.
Description: Seeks to promote dignity and respect by advancing justice, equality and education for the diverse community of Westchester County. We will enforce Westchester County's Human Rights Law and Fair Housing Law.
Description: Supreme Court
Description: Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc. serves people with disabilities through information and referral, aid finding housing, benefits advisement, advocacy, medicaid facilitated enrollment for seniors, the blind, and the disabled, and more.
Description: Offers programs in the areas of immigration legal services, citizenship applications, family law, advocacy, employment, housing, education and job training.
Description: A not-for-profit, community-based, cross-disability resource, advocacy, and training center dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Description: Strengthens communities by helping people of all ages and backgrounds overcome emotional, cognitive, physical and social challenges.
Description: Collaborates with 38 libraries in Westchester County to provide access to resources and services and to enhance and support library service for the more than 940,000 residents. We are one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law.
Description: Inspired by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, we facilitate nonviolent action for social justice and we learn and teach nonviolence as a way of life.
Description: Connects people who want jobs to businesses that have them. Helps create and manage profiles, post resumes, offers workshops and training opportunities.
Description: Provides performing arts activities/programs including, but not limited to, theatrical and musical presentations, workshops, and outreach.
Description: Westchester County’s leading provider of housing and supportive services for low-income populations.
Description: Wheels for Wishes Foundation uses the money from donated cars to benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley and helps to grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the area.
Description: Information regarding property in the City of White Plains..
Description: Live, work and visit, we undertake a variety of projects. Dedicated to encouraging gardens, trees and green areas, we plant and maintain gardens, funded primarily through our Adopt-a-Park program.
Description: The Department of Building is responsible for the enforcement of the ordinances of the City of White Plains and all applicable county and state laws which regulate the use and occupancy of private land and structures.
Description: A non-profit, 501©3 corporation that offers supplemental services to the White Plains Central Business District to enhance its economic, social, and cultural landscape.
Description: Provides administrative services to the citizens of White Plains and acts as Secretary to the Common Council.
Description: An agency of the city government which provides many essential services for city residents, institutional, business and communities,visitors and shoppers in a timely, environmentally conscious and cost effective manner.
Description: Provides the various departments and agencies of the City of White Plains with all required materials, supplies, and equipment through sound purchasing techniques pursuant to New York State Municipal Law and the Charter of the City of White Plains.
Description: Center for people seeking a new job, a better job, or an entirely new career. Discover opportunities
to improve your skills and knowledge.
Description: Promote public interest, awareness and generate pride in our history's past and present, in the City of White Plains.
Description: Provide a decent, safe and affordable housing stock for our residents. In addition,strive to assure that Public Housing in White Plains is an integral element of the community fiber of the City. The quality of life for residents is our paramount concern. We endeavor to achieve this mission by a making sure the Authority is responsive to our residents needs, and operated in the most efficient manner possible.
Description: Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community. Lions have a dynamic history. Lions International was founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Description: The Department of Parking operates, manages, and maintains the City of White Plains Municipal Parking System (MPS).
Description: White Plains' own non-profit performing arts center.
Description: Oversees the Police and Fire Bureau as well as Emergency Medical Services and All-Hazards Planning.
Description: Oversee public parks and recreational public works.
Description: Programs for active older adults
Description: A public benefit corporation authorized by Title 14, Article 15-B of New York State General Municipal Law to exercise certain powers to carry out urban renewal projects approved by the Common Council which conform to and promote the goals and objectives of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Description: Provide children and youth ages 5 through 24, with the tools they need to become good citizens, and to the skills needed to become competent leaders of the 21st century. The Youth Bureau provides opportunities for today's youth to apply their energies and skills thus enabling them to believe in their futures and themselves.
Description: Local children's football team
Description: Provides opportunities to play soccer at all levels.
Description: Serves as an administrative and quasi-judicial body whose determinations can provide relief from strict or literal interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance that may cause unnecessary hardship on property owners. The Board decides applications for area and use variances and presides over appeals on decisions by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.
Description: Is dedicated to providing a proven instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities.
Description: The mission of our club is specifically devoted to the promotion of civic and educational programs in the community. Throughout the year, the philanthropy committee and club members are busy planning and performing community service and conduct wide-ranging events to support local charities. We emphasize giving back to the community, both financial and in-kind, and are always open to suggestion for future deserving applicants.
Description: The mission of our club is specifically devoted to the promotion of civic and educational programs in the community.
Description: The Women’s Enterprise Development Center empowers entrepreneurs to build successful businesses by providing high quality training programs, advisory services, and access to capital to generate economic growth in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.
Description: To enhance the quality of life in the City and in particular, in its neighborhoods courthouse. As an advisory council, the WPCNA functions by disseminating information and opinion to the public and public officials, and by encouraging local action.
Description: The mission of Yes She Can Inc. is to help teen girls and young women with autism spectrum disorders develop transferable job skills to enable them to join the competitive workforce and achieve greater independence.
Description: The YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. A charitable, not-for-profit organization that welcomes all people regardless of age, race, religion or economic status and strives to enrich each and every life through a unique, dynamic combination of programs that strengthens spirit, mind and body.
Description: A co-ed organization that provides supportive housing for low-income women in New York State and the only provider in Westchester County. Cultivates girls to be tomorrow’s leaders, prepares children for a bright future through one of the largest early education and youth services programs in the county.
Description: At Ability Beyond, we discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people. Our organization is dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to have the opportunity to live, work and thrive as an integral part of their community.
Description: We cherish all children and believe in the healing power of loving relationships. As a center of pediatric, rehabilitative and palliative care, we are inspired by her legacy as we join with families in the holistic care of their children.”
Description: The Office for Women is a partner in the Westchester County Family Justice Center (FJC) Collaborative to provide services for individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The FJC is funded through a grant administered by the county Office for Women, with 23 county agencies, not for profits and community partners.
Description: GROW is a parent and family run organization whose dedicated members have volunteered their time for over thirty years to advocate for a full range of support services to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
Description: The agency is a not-for-profit human services agency committed to healing people help themselves in their own community. The agency is dedicated to providing programs and services to specific target groups in Westchester county for the purpose of enabling and empowering recipients of our services to improve the quality of their own lives.
Description: Westchester Residential Opportunities A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote equal, affordable and accessible housing opportunities for all residents in our region.
Description: The Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse provides free information and referral to mutual support groups in Westchester county. We provide two telephone networks for newly bereaved people and for newly separated women. We assist people who want to start new groups, publish a biennial Directory of Support in Westchester County and an annual newsletter.
Description: The largest provider of supportive housing for low-income women in New York State and the only provider in Westchester County
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