All YPL locations will be closed Sunday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 13 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Sunday, Feb. 19 & Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

Community Information

Arts/Culture | Child Care | Churches Community Service and Action | Crisis Hotlines | Disabled | Domestic Violence | Education | Employment  Environment | ESL | Eviction Services | Family Services | Food Pantries | Health/Mental Health | Housing (Affordable) | Housing (Homeless) Immigration | Legal Assistance | Literacy | Public Assistance | Re-entryRental (Housing) | Seniors | Small Business | Synagogues |  Suicide Intervention Veterans | Volunteer Opportunities | Youth Services


Art Gallery at Riverfront Library The Art Gallery at Riverfront Library (on the 4th floor)  is managed by a committee which meets from time to time and schedules special exhibits throughout the year.  Events are usually booked a year or more in advance. For more information or to arrange for interviews, the gallery can be contacted at: Haifa Bint-Kadi Curator of the Riverfront YPL Gallery 914-377-6680,

Beczak Environmental Education Center  
35 Alexander St., Yonkers, NY 10701  914-377-1900
Launched June 2013, the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) is an alliance of Sarah Lawrence College and the Beczak Environmental Education Center. The mission of CURB is to advance environmental knowledge and stewardship by providing high quality K-12 environmental education for the local community, establishing a regional hub for research and monitoring focused on Hudson River estuary and urban watershed issues, and serving as a welcoming open community space for a variety of civic and cultural activities.
CURB carries on the mission of the Beczak Environmental Education Center, a well-loved river exploration and interpretative center that has been offering programs for adults and children for over twenty years. Its name honors Joe Beczak, one of the Hudson River enthusiasts who taught children about the Hudson in the 1970s.

Blue Door Art Center  Brings the arts to local communities throughout the tri-state area that are currently underserved by art programs and exhibitions.   13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701     914-375-5100  

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10701     914-963-4550 

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 29 Warburton Avenue (at Dock Street), Yonkers, NY 10701    914-965-4027

Science Barge A sustainable urban farm powered by solar, wind, and biofuel, irrigated by rainwater and purified river water.  It’s open for weekday educational programs and field trips for schools, camps, and other groups from mid-April through the beginning of November.  Programs (there is a fee) range from 1-3 hours.  914-375-2151 email to book a program for your school/camp/troop:

YoHo Artist Studios An Artist co-op, it’s the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills complex.  Offers artist work studios, creative office/mixed use space, a gallery and community space. 540/578 Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers, NY  10701

Yonkers Historical Society Administrative Office Grinton I. Will Library Yonkers Public Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710    914-961-8940  email:


Child Care

Greyston Family Inn Day Care Center  68 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701      914-376-0169,

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. The Council links families to child care options, supports over 750 child care providers and programs with training, technical assistance and resources, and partners with the local community. 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583   914-761-3456 

Queens Daughters Day Care Center   73 Buena Vista Ave., Yonkers, NY  10701    914-969-4491 



St. John’s Episcopal Church One Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-3033

St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church 103 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-963-0156 Fax: 914-963-1803  

St. Peter and St. Denis Church 91 Ludlow Street, Yonkers, NY 10705   914-963-0822 Fax: 914-968-9305

For a more complete list, go to: Data based on 2006 data gathered for Yonkers New York Churches. AreaConnect does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


Community Service and Action

COVID Era Links:



COVID & Evictions 10.23

LSHV Client General English Version

LSHV Client General Spanish Version

LSHV Housing Hotline English

LSHV Housing Hotline Spanish

PREVENT EVICTIONS – Support Westchester Right 2 Counsel Coalition





New York State Chaplain Task Force, along with its national division, United States Chaplain Task Forceand an affiliate of Spiritual Care Association is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit organization which trains, maintains and dispatches highly skilled volunteer Inter-Faith Community Crisis Chaplains to provide spiritual and emotional support and assistance to individuals and their families, local & state agencies, as well as public and private institutions, in times of crisis.  Our Community Crisis Chaplains bring images of order in the midst of chaos, and hope in the midst of despair.  They advise at all levels and offer honest and candid moral and spiritual guidance to all.  Our volunteer chaplains have all undergone extensive background checks at the local, state and federal levels, and are certified in Mental Health First Aid and First Aid, CPR & AED. We take pride in providing 24/7 365 day a year emergency spiritual and emotional support services, and in developing customized spiritual care programs for institutions of all types.  Executive office: 405 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556 Phone: 718-749-8534  Fax: 917-386-2590  email:

Catholic Charities  Helps with serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions. 204 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701   914-476-2700. Director: Esmeralda Hoscoy.  email:

CLUSTER, Inc. A multi-service agency, provides services in these four core program areas: Mental Health Residential Services, Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers (includes Eviction Prevention), Youth & Family Programs, and Housing Resource Center 28 Wells Ave., 4th floor, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-6440

The City of Yonkers Office of Community Development (OCD) is responsible for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the City of Yonkers. The CDBG program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Office of Community Development, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-377-6650 

Community Planning Council of Yonkers 30 South Broadway, #7C, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-969-3616 

Crisis and Response Team (CPRT)
St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center     
127 South Broadway Yonkers.   The CPRT is an interdisciplinary mobile team of mental health professionals (social workers, a child and family specialist and a psychiatrist). The Team responds to people in the community, usually visiting them at home, although they can be seen elsewhere as well.  CPRT staff provide a range of services including assessment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, information and referrals, linkage with appropriate community based mental health services for ongoing treatment, and follow up.  914-925-5959

Greyston Foundation Network of for-profit and not-for-profit entities, providing jobs, workforce development, low-income housing, supportive services, child care, after-school programs, comprehensive HIV health care, tenant services, community gardens and and gourmet bakery business. Main Office 21-23 Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703     914-376-3900  

Mary J. Blige Center for Women  WJCS (Westchester Jewish Community Services) (The Mary J. Blige Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc.) is committed to providing girls and women with skills, knowledge, resources and supports that will empower them to pursue their personal goals and become self-sufficient, confident women. 845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603   914-761-0600

Mental Health Association of Westchester
Offers support groups, individual therapy, and group therapy to children, teens, adults, and seniors.  They also have referral services.  To schedule an appointment at a location convenient to you call 914-345-0700, ext. 7303   Yonkers Location: 20 South Broadway, Suite 402 

The Salvation Army – Yonkers Citadel  A holistic ministry providing physical and spiritual services, including: emergency housing, food, clothing, counseling; leisure/recreational (sports) program: educational (youth services) after school; religious and worship services; and informational referrals. 110 New Main St., Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-1222  Fax: 914-963-6229  

Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. 984 North Broadway, Suite 400, Yonkers, NY 10701, is a non- residential center for people with disabilities. WDOMI is part of a national network of Independent Living Centers dedicated to independence and equal rights for individuals with disabilities. Westchester Disabled on the Move Inc., is staffed and governed primarily by people with disabilities. The programs and services of WDOMI are free to consumers with disabilities and their families. WDOMI does not discriminate based on age, sex, disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.  914-968-4717   fax: 914-968-6137  

(YCAP) Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc. YCAP’s role is to work with residents and partners to address the needs of low- income individuals, families and neighborhoods. The basic approach to accomplishing this broad objective is through community empowerment. 20 South Broadway, Suite 420, Yonkers, NY 10701 914-423-5905  fax: 914-423-5938   

Yonkers Coalition for Youth YCY is a collective of people and organizations across twelve community sectors who work together to improve the Yonkers community and empower its youth to choose drug and alcohol free lifestyles. 20 South Broadway, Suite 420, Yonkers, NY 10701      914-423-5905, x21    

Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront BID 15 Main Street Yonkers, NY 10701    914-969-6660 Fax: 914-969-0331 :  

YMCA  17 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-0183, fax: 914-968-5822  

YWCA  87 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-0640          



Crisis Hotlines

211 – Westchester non-emergency resources
311 – NYC non-emergency resources
711 – Permits people with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone via a text telephone (TTY)
988 – National Suicide Prevention Hotline (also see 800 number below)
AIDS/HIV Hotline NYState – 1-800-541-2437 TDD: 1-800-369-2437 Spanish: 1-800-233-7432
   Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm 
Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline – 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)  national-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-hotline
Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-422-4453
Crisis Intervention Emergency Hotline NYC – questions about accessing shelter or other services, including if you have been denied access to shelter – 212-776-2177
Depression & Bipolar Support – 1-800-826-3632
Domestic Violence – 1-800-799-7233
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline – 1-888-843-4564  LGBT National Help Center
Homeless Teenagers – 1-800-621-4000
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-4673  RAINN national sexual assault hotline
Teen Pregnancy Hotline – 1-800-672-2296 American Pregnancy Org.
Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1




ACCES-VR White Plains District Office (formerly called VESID)  75 South Broadway, Suite 200, White Plains, NY 10601    914-946-1313 

Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance 1-800-342-3009

Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. 984 North Broadway, Suite 400, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-968-4717  Fax: 914-968-6137    



Domestic Violence

Family Abuse Court Services: Yonkers  914-231-2883

Family Hotline/Helpline:   914-995-2099

Mary J. Blige Center for Women  WJCS (Westchester Jewish Community Services) (The Mary J. Blige Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc.) is committed to providing girls and women with skills, knowledge, resources and supports that will empower them to pursue their personal goals and become self-sufficient, confident women. 845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603   914-761-0600

My Sister’s Place Ending Violence and Abuse in the Family – 3 Barker Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
914-683-1333  fax: 914-683-1412  HOTLINE:  800-298-7233

NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotlines 24-hour, toll-free, statewide hotline that offers information and crisis counseling to help abused women and children. Website also has hotlines by County.
(English): 800-942-6906  English & Español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711
In NYC: 800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311 TDD: 800-810-7444  

Yonkers Police Domestic Violence Information  800-942-6906  



Charter School of Educational Excellence 260 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701     914-476-5070  

GED tutoring Yonkers Public Library 1 Larkin Center, 3rd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701   10am-1pm Wed. 

High School Equivalency Classes in Yonkers
Yonkers Pathways to Success 75 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10701 and Pearls/Hawthorne School, 350 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705    914-376-8650  Vive School Pathways to Success
Yonkers Pathways to Success informacion en espanol 914-376-8600 Clases para adultos sin costo

High School Diploma  (National External Diploma Program – NEDP) Yonkers Pathways to Success, 75 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10701     914-376-8600 

SAIL (The School for Adaptive & Integrated Learning) at Ferncliff Manor Provides quality, innovative educational programming for developmentally disabled children; those there as residents, and a small number of children from surrounding communities as day students. 1154 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10710, 914-968-4854,     

Southern Westchester BOCES Offers continuing education courses, career courses, and GED and ESL programs.  914-937-3820 

SUNY Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester 26 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-606-7600 

Westchester School for Special Children 45 Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10703    914-376-4300 

Yonkers Board of Education Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Schools  1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY  10701    914-376-8100

Yonkers Partners in Education Samuel Wallis, Executive Director  92 Main St., Suite 101, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-377-4882



ACCES-VR (formerly known as VESID)  Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation White Plains District Office 75 South Broadway, Suite 200, White Plains, NY 10601   914-946-1313  fax: 914-946-1726 or 914-946-2588  

Employee Assistance Program in Yonkers
Westchester County Employee Assistance Program (WCEAP) provides free, confidential, counseling and referral services for a wide range of personal problems: mental or emotional stress, marital/relationship conflict, family issues, eldercare, childcare, financial counseling, alcohol and substance misuse, loss and grief, traumatic events, health and wellness.     914-995-6070

Job Search Coach – meet with job search coach, Roseanne, via Zoom for a half hour session. 
Appointments are available Wednesdays, 11am – 2pm.  Sign up here:
(Pre-COVID: Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701, Tech Central Room, most Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm.  Sign up sheet at third floor Reference Desk on that day, first come, first served.)

Helps New Yorkers become self-sufficient by providing care coordination, employment, substance use assessment and health insurance enrollment services.  Contact here

Student Working Papers – Board of Education 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701   

Yonkers Career Center   28 Wells Ave., Bldg. 3, 4th Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701      914-461-9077



Groundwork Hudson Valley creates sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods through community-based partnerships that promote equity, youth leadership, and economic opportunity.  22 Main Street, 2nd floor, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-375-2151, fax: 914-375-2153  

Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak  35 Alexander Street, Yonkers, New York 10701    914-377-1900   

(City of) Yonkers Bureau of Parks, Recreation and Conservation 285 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10701    914-377-6450  



Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester 26 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701    914-606-7600 SUNY Educational Opportunity Center

Free ESL Center in High Schools:    JCY Westchester Community Partners
   Lincoln High School ESL Center The Center is part of JCY-WCP’s Intro2America program, which recruits community volunteers to mentor ESL students and also provides workshops for the students and their families.  Students in the Bilingual and ESL programs now have the opportunity to work with trained mentors and improve their English skills. 375 Kneeland Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704      914-376-8400
   Yonkers Middle/High School ESL Center To support ESL students in grades nine through twelve.  Mentoring is provided to ESL students and workshops fro the students and their families. See above description. 150 Rockland Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705     914-376-8191

Literacy Solutions (Literacy and Citizenship) Westchester Center: Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701  Jennie Mosquera, Yonkers Coordinator 914-375-7964

Yonkers Pathways to Success Vive School  This free program assists foreign-born students who have difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language. In addition to family and community living, there is an increased emphasis on incorporating workplace and vocational English.  75 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10701    914-376-8600


Eviction Services

Catholic Charities Also helps with eviction services. 204 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701   914-476-2700     

CLUSTER, Inc.   A multi-service agency, provides services in these four core program areas: Mental Health Residential Services Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers (includes Eviction Prevention) Youth & Family Programs Housing Resource Center 28 Wells Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701   914-963-6440     

Department of Social Services Central Office, 85 Court St.,  White Plains, NY  10601   914-995-3333.   Yonkers District Office:  131 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701   914-995-3333  


Family Services

Family Matters Provides intensive clinical and case management services to children and adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) and their families living in northern and southern Westchester County. Services are individualized, based on family needs and are wrapped-around the child/adolescent and his/her family; and include family, group and individual counseling, psychiatric consultations, crisis intervention and prevention, recreation, respite, parent education and training, tutoring, mentoring, case management and vocational opportunities.  Services are mobile and are provided as and where needed. 1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-237-6089

Family Service Society of Yonkers Provider of home health care services  30 South Broadway, 5th Floor Yonkers, NY 10701   914-963-5118    

Family Services of Westchester, includes Navigating Fatherhood  Yonkers location: 20 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10707   914-964-6767   fax: 914-964-8282    
   Navigating Fatherhood Provides Employment Skills and Parenting Skills to fathers ages 16 to 24 who are
 incarcerated in the Westchester County Department of Corrections

My Sister’s Place Ending Violence and Abuse in the Family   3 Barker Ave., White Plains, NY 10601   914-683-1333  or  Fax: 914-683-1412  HOTLINE: 800-298-7233     

School-based Clinics provide comprehensive mental health services to children and their families in Yonkers, Mt. Vernon and Peekskill. A partnership with the school districts and the New York State Office of Mental Health, services are designed to improve educational, social, and emotional outcomes for children experiencing social-emotional difficulties at school or home. Training and other collaborations with administrators, teachers, and staff foster student achievement and support the educational goals of schools. Yonkers Programs include: 
    Cross Hill Academy Satellite Clinic
 located at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Microsociety Elementary School Satellite Clinic
    Kids in Community Schools (KICS) located at Martin Luther King Elementary School Satellite Clinic
    Roosevelt High School Satellite Clinic
    Scholastic Academy Satellite Clinic

Contact: Leroy Ennis, LCSW, director of Yonkers school-based services  914-761-0600, x3225;
135 Locust Hill Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701


Food Pantries

Yonkers Food and Housing Resources 2019

Please call first to be sure that services are available.

First Arabic Baptist Church 98 Waverly Street, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-376-9784  Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry: Thursday 2 pm – 4:30 pm / Homebound Food Delivery: Thursday 4 pm – 5:30 pm    Westchester County Food Pantries 

Living Transformation International Center 28 Lawrence Street, Yonkers, NY 10705   914-751-7986  Monday-Thursday 10 – 12 noon

Operation Fight Back  435 South Broadway, Suite 7, Yonkers, NY 10705  Milagalis Vega, 914-979-4181
Monday, Wednesday, 10:30 am – 2 pm, seniors’ home delivery on Fridays

Pressley Memorial Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen 38 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-423-8345  Soup Kitchen: 2nd and 4th Saturdays 12 noon – 3 pm / Food pantry: 4th Saturday 11 am – 2 pm  

Riverdale Seventh Day Adventist Church 165 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-423-5373   Food Pantry: 2nd and Last Sunday 11 am – 1 pm / Soup Kitchen: Sundays 11 am – 1 pm

St. Andrew’s Church/Iglesia Episcopal San Andres  22 Post St, Yonkers, NY 10705   Beatriz Castrillon 914-963-9523  Food pantry: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 10 am – 2 pm, come early to register. Proof of address, photo ID required.

St. Joseph’s Church  141 Ashburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701  914-963-0730  Soup kitchen Sundays, 2pm – 4 pm

St. Peter’s and St. Denis’ Food Pantry  91 Ludlow St., Yonkers, NY 10705   914-963-0822   Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am -11 am 

Salvation Army Yonkers Citadel Corps   110 New Main St., Yonkers, NY 10701  914-963-1222  Tuesdays 10 am – 1 pm,  Families: Thursdays 10 am – 1 pm

Wesley and Friends Food Pantry 11 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-912-6708   1st Wednesday 10 am – 12 noon

Westhab Special Needs Food Pantry  320 Walnut St., Yonkers, NY 10701   914-968-7627  Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 4 pm

Yonkers CAP (Community Action Program) Office: 20 South Broadway, Suite 420  Food distribution: 164 Ashburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701   Linda Heyward, Executive Director 914-423-5905   Seniors Food Pick-up: 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9 am – 11 am / NonSeniors Food Pick-up: 2nd and 4th Friday 9 am- 11 am / Home Delivery: Last Thursday of month

Yonkers Seventh Day Adventist Church   793 N. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 Pastor Wayne Jamel 914-999-2963 food pantry: Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yonkers YMCA 17 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701  (enter at 15 Riverdale at Hudson St.) 914-963-0183; 914-963-0184  Adult feeding program and Kids’ Cafe  Sunday-Friday (no Saturdays), 6:15pm  – 7 pm

Yonkers YWCA  87 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701   Doris Rogers 914-963-0640  Food pantry 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm – 3 pm


Health/Mental Health

Community Mental Health 3/31/20 document  contains an extensive directory of programs. The list includes long-term drug rehab in New York, 12-step groups, or outpatient care. Each program has a detailed description of its services.   A list of local detox, alcohol and drug rehab centers

Andrus  1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-965-3700,  800-647-2301  fax: 914-965-3883   

detox rehabs – 888-859-4403  Connect people with addiction, and their families, with the best detox and inpatient treatment program for their recovery needs.  They have an extensive directory of addiction treatment programs in every state across the nation, and can assist you in getting the help you or your loved one needs to overcome addiction and mental health disorders.  This guide is at their website:  Autism and Addiction: Understanding the link

Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety Elementary Mental Health, Satellite Clinic 75 Morris Street, Yonkers, NY 10705   914-376-8430

Family Mental Health Center    20 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701  Director: Andrew Levine 914-964-6767   

HITE The Health Information Tool for Empowerment – online directory of more than 5,000 health and social service organizations and programs located in NYC’s 5 boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester.  866-370-4483 

Medicare Information: 
Senior Benefits Individual Counseling Services (SBICS) – a reference site for the WLS Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) program.  SBICS helps older adults 60 and over and those caring for the elderly achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage.
                            Click here:    Demystifying Medicare Presentations
Questions about Medicare and other Senior Benefits can be addressed to the SBIC helpline at 914-231-3260 or SBICS@wlsmail.orgQuestions for the presenter can be left at 914-231-3236 or

Mental Health Clinic 487 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705   914-423-4433

New York Free Rehab Centers  844-617-2040
A list that it provides information on the best free, and cost-reduced detox, alcohol, and drug rehab centers in New York.

NY State of Health The official informational website for the New York State of Health. Learn how the new health care law affects you.     855-355-5777    TTY: 800-662-1220   

Positive Directions Day rehabilitation and evening clinic for chemical dependency.   317 South Broadway, 2nd floor, Yonkers, NY 10705   914-378-7965

Rockland Yonkers Service Center Psychologist office, focusing on the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health issues. 2 Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10703  914-969-0543

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

St. John’s Riverside Hospital  Behavioral Health ServicesClinic program: New Focus Center 2 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY  10703 914-964-8000 Opiod Treatment Program 2 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10703  914-964-7310 Behavioral Health Services

St. Joseph’s Supportive Case Management  Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program:  317 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY  10705  914-378-7566 Methadone Maintenance       Crisis prevention and response team:  914-925-5959 Crisis Prevention and Response Team     Mental Health Clinic: Stein Center, 107 South Broadway, Lower level, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-378-7461 Mental Health Clinic  

Sun River Health (formerly known as HRHCare) Yonkers, The Park Care Health Center Offers pediatric, women’s health, and medical services.   844-400-1975  Two Yonkers Locations: Sun River Health Valentine Lane, 503 South Broadway, Suite 210, 10705  914-965-9771.  Sun River Health Park Care, 2 Park Ave., 10703 914-964-7862

Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma & Promoting Resilience  Liane Nelson, Ph.D., Director and Chief Psychologist,  914-949-7699 x2475   

Yonkers Community Health Center 30 South Broadway, 2nd floor, Yonkers, NY 10701
The Center serves the increasing number of Yonkers residents who were accessing medical services at the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center. Their mission is to provide quality, primary, comprehensive, and affordable health care to the medically underserved residents of the community. 914-699-7200 


Housing (Affordable)

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Flyer is in English and Spanish, uploaded 7/28/21

Community Housing Innovations  “Provides housing and human services that support social and economic independence.”  75 S Broadway, Suite 340, White Plains, NY 10601  914- 683-1010 Fax: (914) 683-6158
Toll Free: (877) HUD-COUNseling 914-683-1010

Housing Action Council  Primarily for home ownership  914-332-4144

Housing Opportunities in Westchester County

Neighborhood Preservation Company  Human Development Services of Westchester  914-939-2005

New York State Affordable Housing   Click on Rental Housing.

New York State Housing Search    Find affordable, accessible homes and apartments across New York State

NYC Affordable Housing  Type affordable housing in search box.

2021 Guide to Affordable Housing in Yonkers Community Planning Council of Yonkers v1.0

Westchester Residential Opportunities      “Equal, affordable and accessible housing”  914-428-4507  

Westhab Affordable Housing   8 Bashford St.  914-345-2800

Yonkers Office of Affordable Housing  87 Nepperhan Ave., Suite 309    914-377-6284

Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority    1611 Central Park Ave.  914-793-8400  


Housing (Homeless)

Affordable Housing City of Yonkers  87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 309, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-377-6284  

Fessenden House – Homeless shelter 9 beds for men with alcohol and drug abuse problems. 236 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701   914-966-8051

My Sister’s Place    Offers domestic violence shelter for women and men, 38 beds; Phone screening, hotline available 24/7 referrals for other shelters if full    800-298-7233

Yonkers Residential Center 100 North Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701  914-376-7617

Westhab Nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services in Westchester County, NY. 8 Bashford Street, Yonkers, NY 10701   914-345-2800  Project Connect  will send a social worker to the library to help unsheltered (homeless) people connect to resources, helps with DSS, shelter placement, mental health, substance abuse treatment, employment and case management. If a patron needs help, you can call Ramon Thompson, outreach worker, at 914-261-7535.  He’d be able to come to the library to help in person if necessary

Westhab New Windham Residence,  5 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY 10701   Sarah Lonergan, 914-365-0445,   Permanent housing (30 units), transitional housing (25 units) for men and women in recovery or treatment program

Yonkers Gospel Mission  For men and emancipated youth only (52 beds) 191 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY  10701  914-968-6577 

Yonkers YMCA,  17 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701 914-963-0183; 914-963-0184 Transitional housing for men, 75 beds, rooms for rent

Yonkers YWCA87 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 Doris Rogers 914-963-0640, x102,  Supportive housing for homeless women 18+, 51 beds



Catholic Charities Immigration Assistance with Forms  204 Hawthorne Ave. Yonkers, NY 10705  914-476-2700   email:

CUNY CITIZENSHIP NOW! Hostos Community College Immigration Center, Room T-501, 427 Walton Ave., corner of 146th Street, Bronx, NY 10451   By appt. only   718-518-4395

Hudson River Immigrant Services (Fees are charged) 30 South Broadway, Suite 7C, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-3832

Hudson Valley Justice Center Provides free, high quality legal services to immigrants.  They also offer their services in Spanish.  Services are free, and there is no income guidelines to obtain assistance.  19 Court St., Ste. 400, White Plains, NY 10601      914-308-3490, x4

Literacy Solutions (Literacy and Citizenship) Westchester Center: Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701 Jennie Mosquera, Yonkers Coordinator 914-375-7964 

The Westchester Hispanic Coalition Offers free citizenship application services for NYState Residents, and other immigration services 46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10705  914-948-8466 

Y.A.L.I.S. (Yonkers Alliance for Latino and Immigrant Services, Inc.) Offers help with immigration questions in English and Spanish Contact: Beatriz Castillon 45 Ludlow Street, Suite 518, Yonkers, NY 10705   914-476-5510 

On-Line or by Telephone

Immigration Lottery
Diversity Immigration Visa Program, Apply online at:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Customer Service: 800-375-5283    TTY 800-767-1833


Legal Assistance

Legal Services by Area (FREE) LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights, and forms to help with their legal problems.  LawHelp en Español available.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Provides free legal representation in civil matters to low income people. 30 South Broadway, 6th Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701     877-574-8529, 914-376-3757  

New York Court Help Provides courthouse addresses, directions, telephone numbers, and information to locate the right court for your problem.  Some common court “do it yourself” forms are downloadable.  Includes answers to questions about law topics important to the public, links to law libraries, and a glossary of legal terms. 800-268-7869 (800-COURTNY)   TTY: 711     

Westchester County Department of Law     FAQs: Contacts

The Women’s Justice Center at PACE University School of Law Founded in 1991, the Pace Women’s Justice Center serves over 2800 victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse every year.  The Center makes legal information and resources readily available to the general public. 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603      914-422-4188, 914-287-0739  



Literacy Solutions (Literacy and Citizenship) Westchester Center: Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701  Jennie Mosquera, Yonkers Coordinator 914-375-7964


Public Assistance

Department of Social Services Westchester County DSS County Office Building #2, 112 East Post Road, 5th floor, White Plains, NY 10601      914-995-5000, Case Management Information Center: 914-995-3333      

Department of Social Services Yonkers District Office 131 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10701   914-995-3333    Manager III: Katrina Alexander, 914-231-2873    Dir. of Child Welfare: Nancy Sigler, 914-231-2028  

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Provides free legal representation in civil matters to low income people. 30 South Broadway, 6th Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701    Intake unit: 877-574-8529   914-376-3757    

Social Security Website
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are significant sources of income for retirees and people with disabilities.  Applicants generally must provide proof of income as part of their application when applying for a mortgage, public, private or subsidized housing.  For people who receive a monthly Social Security or SSI benefit, my Social Security, a secure, online service, is the fastest way to obtain a Benefit Verification or Proof of Income letter. With my Social Security people who receive benefits can easily view, print, or save an official letter that includes proof of their benefit amount and type, Medicare start date and withholding amount, and age.

Veterans Service Agency 120 New Main St., Yonkers, NY 10701      Rev. William E. Norman, Director              914-377-6700      WilliamE.Norman@YonkersNY.Gov   



Westchester Connections is a guide for persons formerly incarcerated, those working through probation or parole, and others similarly in need.  It offers advice from those with experience and information about organizations that can help you get ahead. 


Rental (Housing)

Apartments For Rent

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Flyer is in English and Spanish, uploaded 7/28/21

Craig’s List  Click on New York City. Click on WCH (at the top). Click on Housing.


Lower Hudson Valley Rentals  In Lohud/The Journal News


My New Place

New York City  Type housing in search box.

New York State Affordable Housing Hover over Rental Housing, click on Tenants.  Housing Finance Agency.

The New York Times


The Riverdale Press Click on Classified.


Westchester Accessible Housing 

Westchester Residential Opportunities      914-428-4507    

YMCA Yonkers  17 Riverdale Ave.   914-963-0183

YWCA Yonkers   87 S. Broadway    914-963-0640, x102




Center for Aging in Place, P.O. Box 108, White Plains, NY 10605  914-510-2081,,  


Livable Community Connection at the Yonkers Office for the Aging  435 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705 914-377-6806 fax: 914-377-6821    Kirsten.Hashim@YonkersNY.Gov   

Yonkers Office for the Aging  at the Peter Chema Center, 435 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705      914-377-6822   

Westchester County Senior Programs  9 South First Avenue, 10th Floor, Mount Vernon, NY 10550     914-813-6300 

Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services  148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601    914-995-2000   

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Case Managers Case managers can connect seniors with services in their community. 914-377-6823  

Home Delivered Meals Hot, nutritious meals delivered to Yonkers homebound seniors. 914-963-2460

Recreation Programs Yonkers Parks Department – senior programs. 914-377-6444

Transportation Services For seniors, transportation services within city limits. 914-963-4411

Veterans Services Helping veterans and their spouses and dependents obtain their entitled benefits. 914-377-6700

***Nutrition Centers*** Provide seniors with a hot lunch and recreation activities. For more information call 914-377-6825.

    Chema Community Center 435 Riverdale Avenue Mon. – Fri., 10am – 2pm

    Nepperhan Community Center 342 Warburton Avenue Tues. & Thurs., 11am – 2pm

    North Yonkers Preservation 219 Ridge Avenue Mon. – Fri., 10am – 2pm

    Scotti Community Center 680 Bronx River Road Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sun. 10:30am – 1:30pm

***Senior Centers***

Free for Yonkers Residents.  For more information call 914-377-6444.

   Bryn Mawr Church Hall 20 Buckingham Road Mon. & Wed., 12pm – 4pm

   Charles A. Cola Community Center 945 North Broadway Mon., Wed. & Fri., 12:30pm – 4:30pm

   Coyne Park Community Center 777 McLean Avenue Mon. – Fri., 12pm – 4pm

   Crestwood Library 16 Thompson Street Mon. & Tues., 12pm – 4pm

   Grinton I. Will Library 1500 Central Park Avenue Mon. – Fri., 12:30pm – 4:30pm

   Nepperhan Community Center 342 Warburton Avenue Tues. & Thurs., 12:30pm – 4:30pm

   Nodine Hill Community Center 140 Fillmore Street Mon. – Fri., 12pm – 4pm

   North East Jewish Center Hall 11 Salisbury Road Thurs., 12:30pm – 4:30pm

   Rauso Post 178 Waverly Street Tues., 11am – 3pm

   Runyon Heights Community Center 21 Runyon Avenue Wed., 10:30am – 4:30pm

   Saint Mark’s Church Hall 1373 Nepperhan Avenue Tues. & Fri., 11:30am – 4:30pm

   Scotti Community Center 680 Bronx River Road Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 12pm – 4pm

   Terrace City Lodge #1499 95 North Broadway Wed., 11am – 3pm

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Small Business

Empire State Development’s Division for Small Business is established in New York State Economic Development Law to represent the interests of small businesses and to support the development and expansion of small businesses with under 100 employees. The Division directs a wide array of programs and initiatives to support small businesses.    New York City Region: 633 Third Avenue – 36th Floor, New York, NY 10017    212-803-3130    fax: 212-803-3131      

Professional Development Center at Westchester Community College  PDC provides a comprehensive curriculum of counseling for business owners, their employees and entrepreneurs. Professional Development Center, Westchester Community College – Gateway Center #333, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595      Jim Irvine, Director of Corporate Education  914-606-6658 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) The SBA provides information about various programs that can help position businesses for contractual opportunities within federal government. 26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10278     212-264-4354      SBA NYC Office

Westchester County IDA The County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency (CWIDA) can be an important source of financial assistance to both existing businesses and those relocating. A variety of incentives are available to corporations and small companies.    914-995-2952    

Westchester County Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) The MWBE Program is an excellent resource for minority- and women-owned businesses who may be just starting out or who have long been established in the local economy. To reap the most benefits of this program, businesses are strongly encouraged to register online.  Michaelian Office Building 148 Martine Avenue, 9th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601 914-995-2900  email: 

Westchester Score is a national network of volunteer business executives who provide start-up and small business expertise. SCORE volunteers serve as “Counselors to Americas Small Business.”   Headquarters: White Plains Public Library, Mezzanine level, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10605     914-267-6570 
      Local Locations: 55 Main St., #2, Yonkers, NY 10701; Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers,          NY 10701         email:    

Women’s Enterprise Development CenterWEDC is a micro-enterprise development program that provides women with the training and resources needed to manage a small business.  WEDC Westchester: 901 North Broadway, Suite 23, White Plains, NY 10603     914-948-6098    fax: 914-470-2972  

Workshop in Business Opportunities – WIBO, founded in 1966 in Harlem, is a private non-profit organization that is committed to assisting men and women with the drive to become successful entrepreneurs. WIBO’s mission is to enable small business owners and budding entrepreneurs from underserved communities to obtain financial success by starting, operating, and building successful businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs and improve communities. 411 Lafayette St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003   646-400-0566  email:    

Yonkers Chamber of Commerce The voice of business in Yonkers, aggressively promoting measures and issues that are in the interests of doing business in the city and working against anything impairing or threatening the vitality of Yonkers businesses. 55 Main Street, 2nd floor, Yonkers, NY 10701    914-963-0332    email:     


Suicide prevention/intervention resources


   Speaking of Suicide
    A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals,
    & the merely curious

Mental Health Association of Westchester   To make an appointment or more information, call  914-345-0700 ext. 7350 or 7303.   email:   

    Mount Kisco: 344 Main St., Suite 301
    White Plains: 300 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 201
    Yonkers: 20 South Broadway, Suite 402, Yonkers, NY 10701

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  988   1-800-273-TALK (8255)

. Samaritans    877-870-4673   24/7 hotline, Translation services also available

. Trevor Project   866-488-7386  The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

. Trans Lifeline  877-565-8860  Offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

 Westchester County Crisis Prevention and Response Team (CPRT) 914-925-5959


 Bereavement Center of Westchester 914-787-6158, ext. 1305   INFORMATION (RESOURCES, TRAINING, EDUCATION, RESEARCH)

 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)     Westchester: 914-592-5458

Rebecca Gould Walkley, counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, CGP    914-262-6320  email:    

 211 (for health and human services in the community) Dial 211

 Westchester Jewish Community Services 914-761-0600   email:      



Chabad of Yonkers  600 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701-1731    718-679-3614

Congregation Sons of Israel Yonkers  27 Belvedere Drive, Yonkers, NY 10705      914-969-4453  email:

Lincoln Park Jewish Center  311 Central Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704     914-965-7119   

Northeast Jewish Center  11 Salisbury Road, Yonkers, NY 10710     914-337-0268   fax: 914-337-0164




Yonkers Department of Veteran Services120 New Main Street, Yonkers, NY 10701  Contact: Rev. William E. Norman, Director 914-377-6700, WilliamE.Norman@YonkersNY.Gov  Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm 


Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to Volunteer Brochure



Youth Services

Andrus Community Services 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701     914-965-3700   800-647-2301  fax: 914-965-3883   email:  

Children’s Village Youth OPTIONS Education and Employment Center 30  Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 914-423-2621  Sanctuary (boys and girls ages 12-17) Hotlines: 888-997-1583  or 877-540-7680    Maya’s Place (girls ages 16-20)  Hotline: 718-583-2380      

Early Step Forward-Building Better Beginnings A Westchester County-sponsored early childhood, mental health project in Yonkers and Mt. Vernon that provides on-site and in-home mental health and related supports and early intervention services for children from infancy through age 4 who are attending eligible early childhood programs, including South Yonkers Head Start.  489 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705    914-595-0041  Contact: Vicki Forbes, LCSW, Program Director 914-595-0041  email: 

Nepperhan Community Center Provides a safe nurturing environment where children of all ages are equipped with necessary life skills, and their educational, social, spiritual, and emotional needs are addressed through interactive activities such as academic enrichment, sports, cultural arts, and workshops focusing on building self esteem, self-confidence, conflict resolution, and team building, while learning to value and appreciate cultural diversity. 342 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701       914-965-0203        email:    

Yonkers Coalition for Youth Mission Statement: Yonkers Coalition for Youth (YCY) will mobilize the 3d precinct of the Yonkers community to reduce substance use among youth and create positive long term outcomes. The YCA will target: alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and inhalant abuse and focus on coordination and prevention efforts, encourage citizen participation in substance use reduce efforts, and disseminate information about effective programs.
20 South Broadway, Suite 420, Yonkers, NY 10701
Contact: Whitney Brimat, Coalition Coordinator, Phone: 914-423-5905, x21

Yonkers Daycares Near Me
Click on above link and see 50 organizations with their addresses and phone numbers.

(The Yonkers) Police Athletic League (PAL) Provides programs and  an open gym for community youths. Through sports & educational/cultural  activities, police officers work with children, guiding them toward a mature and responsible adulthood. 127 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701  Office phone: 914-377-7297  Staff phone: 914-377-7381   Program and Events emails: or

Safety Net This program serves youth who have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance and who have problems with sexual aggressiveness. A team of a safety coordinator and clinician provide comprehensive clinical and case management services. 1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10704     Carolyn Murphy, Director  email:    914-237-6089