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OUR PROGRAMS

The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester has two main program structures: residential & community aftercare. 
 

Residential Program

Our residential program is a 12-bed facility located in lower Westchester County, NY that serves over 150 young men ages 18-24 annually. The length of stay is determined by an individual's willingness to participate and their sentence/charges. During their stay at the Youth Shelter our young men participate in structured programming that upholds these core principles of discipline, self-respect, and respect for others while promoting unity and teamwork.  

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LEAD (Leadership, Excellence And Development) Academy 

** Formerly known as our community aftercare program

 

Once a youth is discharged from our facility this is when our LEAD Academy team kicks in to ensure positive reintegration of our youth back into their communities of orgin. Our LEAD team provides ongoing case management and support for youth for a minimum of one year. 

 

Our two program structures of residential and community aftercare are rooted in 5 major program elements: clinical, education, vocational, community services/volunteerism, and family reunification.  As these combined program elements allow us to holistically service our young men and their ecosystem to restore, refine and reshape their future outlook. 

 

For more information regarding our programs, please contact Jordan Cormier, Director of Programming at jcormier@ysow.org or via phone at 914-668-4702.