Kevin’s Story

When Kevin ended up at a Westhab shelter in Queens, he used his time wisely, utilizing all of the resources Westhab had to offer to create a new life for himself. Click the image above to read Kevin’s full story.

City of Yonkers & Westhab Partner on New Innovative Street Homeless Outreach Program

Project Connect to Service Unsheltered Homelessness in Downtown Yonkers YONKERS, NY – June 10, 2021 — Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano joined Westhab, Inc. today to announce their partnership in the launch of Project Connect, a new pilot program targeting unsheltered homelessness in downtown Yonkers. Project Connect, housed at 100 N. Broadway, fills a void in current […]

Celebrating Military Appreciation Month with Angelica Valentine

Angelica Valentine has been deeply impacted by many of the veterans she’s worked with as Westhab’s veterans programs supervisor, but one stands out. Ed, a Marine Corps veteran, came to stay at Westhab’s 28 Pier back in 2018. Valentine found him unique in his honesty about how things fell apart for him—how he hit rock […]

Skills for Life—Providing Youth with Pathways to Success

Leo Orzuna entered Westhab’s Skills for Life program like any teenager would—unsure of what he was getting into and skeptical that it would be worth his time. After two years in the program, Leo grew into a leader and mentor for the other youth. “Leo has grown and matured while participating in various workshops provided,” […]

When Legislation Isn’t Enough—10 Ways Westhab Goes Above and Beyond for Fair Housing

Background on the Federal Fair Housing Act: Enacted in 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing on the basis of race, religion, national origin, and sex. It’s critical to equality in housing, but barriers to entry remain—particularly in rental housing. Federal Fair Housing legislation doesn’t stop […]

US Ignite Selects Westchester County Association to Lead a Community Broadband Pilot in Yonkers as Part of Project OVERCOME

Westhab Joins Community Broadband Pilot in Yonkers as Part of Project OVERCOME White Plains, N.Y. (March 30, 2021) – The Westchester County Association (WCA) is one of seven lead organizations to have been selected by US Ignite, a national non-profit accelerating the smart city movement, to participate in Project OVERCOME. Project OVERCOME, a $2.7 million […]

Celebrating Social Work Month with Katie Green, MSW

In honor of Social Work Month, we’re getting to know some of Westhab’s incredible social workers. Katie Green celebrated 20 years with Westhab on March 8, 2021. We sat down with her to learn more about how she came to be a social worker. Her story is an inspiring one—and it’s one of the reasons […]