Bob Petrocelli gives $100,000 to Westhab’s Dayspring Community Center

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Petrocelli Financial Services Founder Bob Petrocelli visited the Dayspring Community Center to present Westhab with $100,000 for its ambitious project to renovate a grand but dilapidated church building in the Nodine Hill neighborhood of Yonkers into a state-of-the-art community center. According to Westhab President and CEO Rich Nightingale, “From the […]

Westhab’s Inaugural Celebration Dinner Was a Resounding Success

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 260 people joined Westhab at the Brae Burn Country Club for its inaugural Building Communities. Changing Lives. Celebration Dinner. More than $250,000 was raised to help Westhab deliver for the people and communities that rely on its services. Westhab President and CEO Rich Nightingale was “honored and humbled by the […]

Join Us at Our Inaugural Celebration Dinner

We hope you will join us at our inaugural Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, May 7, at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York to help us celebrate Building Communities and Changing Lives in Westchester County and beyond. We are fortunate to have three tremendous and deserving honorees for the celebration: J.P. Morgan Chase […]

Westhab and Furniture Sharehouse – An Origin Story

Westhab is Furniture Sharehouse’s original member agency, and, as Kate Bialo likes to say, “It was all Bob Miller’s fault.” It all began in 2005 when Bialo was a volunteer at the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound (JLWOS). The league operated a thrift shop in Larchmont where, from time to time, residents would […]

Finding a Home at Dayspring

Shauna is thriving. She works for Westhab’s facilities department at the Dayspring Community Center. She is proud to have a job she loves and is successful at, and to be living independently. When she was living at the Coachman Family Center with her two sons in 2012, things were different. Living in a shelter and […]

Seeing the Good

The communities and people that Westhab serves often get a lot of negative labels: distressed, at-risk, high-need. The outward signs of poverty can be evident and do represent very real challenges. But that isn’t the whole picture. All communities have strengths and weaknesses. In poor communities, we choose to focus our lenses on the negative. […]

A Marine Makes His Way Back Home

Edward is a proud Marine Corps veteran who served from 1974–1986 as an aviation ordnanceman, rising to the rank of staff sergeant. He loved the Marines, especially the opportunity to travel the world. His favorite port of call was France. Today, Edward lives at 28 Pier Street in Yonkers, Westhab’s transitional residence for homeless veterans. […]

The Willow Rapid Re-Housing Center’s New Beginnings Internship Program

Throughout our lives, we are faced with challenges and obstacles along our personal journey, and sometimes we wish we could hit the restart button. Sometimes, a helping hand and some support would make a world of a difference. The Willow Rapid Re-Housing Center’s New Beginnings Internship Program, which began in late 2017, was designed with both of these things in mind: to provide a helping hand to the men living in the shelter and […]

Tawan Frazier—Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Westhab client Tawan Frazier describes his involvement with the criminal justice system as, “a minor setback for a great comeback.” With that attitude, it is no wonder Tawan was quickly able to parlay his participation in the LEAP program into a full-time job and a promising future in the HVAC industry. Tawan’s setback is not […]