Just as we must learn how to cook or how to drive, we must learn how to be a good parent and a good partner. There are several agencies that can help you build those skills in order to enjoy positive relationships with your family. For example,
- Mothers Matter, also sponsored by Family Services of Westchester, is a program of workshops to assist mothers on parole with re-entry into society. Workshop topics include: adhering to parole conditions, child development, employment/resume writing, anger management, and referrals to other services. For more information contact Jan Donat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parent Academy is a program sponsored by Family Ties of Westchester that provides several types of training including Common Sense Parenting, Strengthening Families, Managing Family Conflict, and Goal Setting. Services are provided in Family Ties Centers in Mount Vernon, Peekskill, Port Chester, Ossining, and Yonkers. All parents are welcome. For more information call Kerry Wegley at 914-358-4394 or email email@example.com.
- Partners for Success is a program sponsored by the Westchester Independent Living Center to assist those in re-entry to develop personal awareness, responsibility and empowerment. The program also supports vocational readiness and peer mentoring. The program’s flyer is linked here. For more information call Mr. Clark at 914-682-3926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other agencies with services for families are listed below.