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    Westchester Community Foundation Grants $10,000 to TGCW

    The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is pleased to announce a grant of $10,000 from Westchester Community Foundation. The grant money is to cover the costs of cleaning supplies and PPE for staff who must continue to have in-person interaction with clients, as well as for increased mental health support in Mount Vernon.“We are so grateful to Westchester Community Foundation and the special Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund,” says Amy Gelles, CEO of  TGCW. “In these extraordinary times,...  Read More...

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    Telehealth: a brave new world

    Therapy is mostly about meeting people wherever they are. Thanks to the pandemic, in this brave new world,  therapy is now about meeting participants from the comfort of your own home.  We have begun to let go of the expectations of what normal once meant.   Read More...

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    Socially distant but close at heart

    Social distancing: the phrase we never knew that now dominates our lives. It has impacted all of our lives in so many ways. Now imagine you are someone who is living with mental illness or addiction and, suddenly, social distancing has changed the way you get treatment. In these times, when it’s more important than ever for The Guidance Center of Westchester's (TGCW) program participants to stay on a path to recovery and out of the hospitals and emergency rooms, our staff has shown that it’...  Read More...

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    Child care available NOW

    Child care is an essential service. Our Creative Learning Center is currently open and available to help families:Monday - Friday8 AM - 5:30 PMAges 18 months - 5 years Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided dailyWeek-to-week commitments (no long-term commitments)Art, music, movement, and more!$300 / child / week17 Anderson Street, New Rochelle (across from New Roc)Call 914-613-0700 x7303 or email EarlyChildhood@TheGuidanceCenter.orgDownload PDF.    Read More...

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    Teaching mindfulness from a distance

    Our current environment has our Center for College & Careers (CCC) staff thinking of new ways to support, engage, and encourage youth - even from a distance. Stephanie Ortiz, one of our counselors, works with students from New Rochelle High School. She put together this Mindfulness presentation to help all our CCC students keep calm and carry on during these difficult times. Thank you for the great tips!    Read More...

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    Washington Post - Opioid treatment during COVID-19

    Amy Gelles, chief executive officer of The Guidance Center of Westchester, appears in this article in the Washington Post. The article delves into the challenges which COVID-19 presents for the opioid addicted population. You should be able to access the article without a subscription.   Read More...

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    You can help our community to thrive

    Together, we thrive. In the era of COVID-19, it takes on a different meaning. Simply put, The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) must remain here for the 5,000 people who rely on us – and we can’t do it without your help.   Read More...

  • Annual Gala - Update

    The save-the-date cards for our 2020 Annual Gala were already in the mail before COVID-19 forced us, and many other organizations, to change our plans.We do NOT plan to hold the Gala on the original date. As our plan comes into better focus, with sensitivity to the ever-changing regulations and considerations, we will keep you posted.Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.    Read More...

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    COVID-19 - keeping your health in mind

    Revised: March 27, 2020 - 4:00 PMAs always, The Guidance Center of Westchester takes the health and safety of our program participants, staff, and extended families very seriously. We are addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) on a physical front (cleaning, sanitizing, and practicing measures to limit exposure) as well as on the social-emotional front (helping people deal with increased anxiety and fears). Here are a few points we’d like to share:•At all of our sites, TGCW will continue to...  Read More...

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    FutureWorks 2020 - April session

    With seemingly no end to the development projects popping up throughout Westchester County, many young people are thinking about starting a career in construction. The problem? They don’t know how or where to start.   Read More...

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