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The Long Way Home

Born in Yonkers 71 years ago, Mr. Jones doesn’t play the lottery. His number already came up once, so he doesn’t like the odds of that happening again. Unfortunately, the winning prize the one time he played was a trip to Vietnam. His time overseas was a nightmare, and he was welcomed back with indifference […]

It’s a Done Deal! Westhab Purchases 5 Hudson Street

Westhab is now the proud owner of 5 Hudson Street (the Windham) in downtown Yonkers, a site where we have been providing affordable housing and much-needed services to our neighbors since 1984. Congratulations are in order for 33-year-Westhab-veteran Ken Belfer, who spearheaded the acquisition, and who has been with us from (almost) the beginning. Not […]

Mixed. Peach. Black.

My wife is dancing playfully with our two girls—ages two and four. “Show me that Black girl magic,” she says, and the girls twirl and jump excitedly. This is a normal day in the life of the Nightingale household, even though the skin tone of the kids looks a lot like daddy’s. The importance of […]

Defining Essential in the New COVID-19 Reality

I hope that everyone reading this is well, taking proper precautions, and staying safe. Our world has changed dramatically in the last two weeks, and we’ve learned a lot very quickly. We’ve begun using terms like social distancing and self quarantining. We’ve had to examine what is really essential in our lives. Today, New York […]

Leading from the front—Valerie C. Smith

I sat down with Valerie C. Smith a few short days ago to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting the vulnerable people Westhab serves and how our front-line staff are rising to meet this unprecedented challenge. After several days working from home, the conversation feels like it was a lifetime ago. But Ms. […]

2020 Celebration Dinner Update

The Westhab family will no longer be able to gather in person on May 5th for our 2020 Building Communities. Changing Lives. Celebration Dinner. Instead, we will host a virtual event where we will pay homage to our honorees, recognize our generous supporters, and celebrate our impact. Our primary concern right now is the health […]

Join Us at Our 2020 Celebration Dinner

We hope you will join us at our 2020 Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, May 5, 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 four tremendous and deserving honorees for the celebration. We will be […]

Westhab Partners with Westchester County and Palladium Management to Provide New Affordable Housing in New Rochelle

New Rochelle, NY—Westhab is pleased to announce that a newly renovated building on Fountain Place in New Rochelle has reached full occupancy. 21 Fountain Place, which formerly served as student housing for Monroe College, received a substantial renovation to provide affordable and transitional housing for 52 families. The building is being leased by Westhab from […]