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 […]

Westhab, Inc. Announces Three New Board Members

Yonkers, NY—Westhab announces the appointment of three new members of its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Frederick K. Mehlman, Ayanna C. Wayner, and Richard St. Paul, Esq. “Our new board members embody Westhab’s spirit of community and bring talent, energy, and expertise to the table. We are fortunate to have them […]

For the Love of Coffee on National Coffee Day

Ah, coffee, the social worker’s best friend. From the enchanting aroma of roasted coffee beans to the warm velvety titillation the first sip leaves on your palette, coffee in the workplace is almost a necessity. At Westhab’s main office on 8 Bashford Street in Yonkers, we are thankful to have a Keurig machine that is […]

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 […]

Make Labor Day Part of Your Every Day

“Happy Labor Day weekend!” For the six years that I have lived in the United States, I have, countless times, happily and cluelessly repeated this wish to family members, friends, the barista that always gets my drink right at Starbucks, and everyone else that I converse with on the first Monday of September. But I […]

Bundles of Joy Delivers for Westhab’s Coachman Family Center

This month, Bundles of Joy visited the Coachman Family Center in White Plains to offer parents a free-of-charge “shopping” experience that nobody will soon forget. Families were invited to visit the pop-up shop where volunteers had organized a seemingly endless supply of children’s and maternity clothing, shoes, accessories, and supplies. The three hour event was […]

Vincent Millan—An Intern’s Story

This post was authored by our summer intern, Vincent Millan. Vinny is rising junior majoring in civil engineering at SUNY Buffalo. He grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and we were very lucky to have such a hard-working, competent young person in our office this summer. Click above to read his story.