Linda Tyson: A Quarter Century at Westhab

Do you remember where you were in June of 1993? Bill Clinton was president, Sleepless in Seattle was in theaters, Cleveland was breaking ground on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Chicago Bulls were NBA Champions. It’s surely a time Linda Tyson will never forget—it was in June of 1993 that she […]

Will You Be a Hero Today?

With all the recent hysteria around superhero movies, I cannot help but wonder what the fascination is with this genre. What draws us to relate to these characters? American Mythologist Joseph Campbell would point us to what he calls the “monomyth” or “the hero’s journey”— a universal pattern he finds in all narratives from around […]

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What Do Relationships Have to Do With It?

Life is relationships. All that we are, in many ways, is driven by our many relationships— romantic, friendship, family, work, and so on. Relationships are central to who we are and fundamental to how we navigate our personal journey. They shape the lens through which we view our lives and help determine […]

Fun and Games (and Ice Cream!) with the Reformed Church of Bronxville and the Dayspring Community Center

Every month, children from Westhab’s Dayspring Community Center in the Nodine Hill neighborhood of Yonkers visit Bronxville for the popular Bronxville Playgroup. Children from both towns shoot hoops, create craft projects, play board games, and share a meal. The Reformed Church of Bronxville hosts these monthly visits, with teen volunteers from Bronxville High School leading […]

Getting Vetted

I started interning at Westhab as a college student while home from school in the summer. I worked with children in our family shelters. I loved it. I quickly learned that I wasn’t just different from the majority of the clients we served, I was also different in many ways from the majority of my co-workers. I was universally […]

Westhab Holds All-Staff Meeting

Last week, Westhab employees gathered for the All-Staff Meeting at Manhattan College in the Bronx. With over 375 staff working in an expanding geographic footprint, the meeting provided an important opportunity for staff to celebrate successes and learn about programs in New York City, Westchester County, and beyond! [. . .]

Westhab Launches “Dress for Success” Initiative

In an attempt to spread the value of professionalism and teach our job seekers how easy and fun it can be to Dress For Success, Westhab has launched two new company-wide initiatives this year: Tie-Tuesdays and Dress For Success Wednesdays. In response, Westhab employees far and wide have been stepping up their wardrobe game! Why […]

A Long Commute

New York City and the larger metropolitan area have always been heralded for diversity. Take a ride on a New York City subway, and it’s likely you will hear more than one language and see people of various ages, races, ethnicities, and income brackets. But as Manhattan has gotten “cleaned up”—transforming “seedy” neighborhoods into more […]