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    2018 summer newsletter is here!

    Our 2018 summer newsletter is packed with information on our programs and services. Read it online here.    Read More...

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    PROS project receives national recognition

    We’ve been bragging about the gardening course offered through our Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services (PROS) for quite some time. Now, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) agrees!  Our Seeding to Eating: Healthy Living through Gardening project is one of four programs nationwide to receive the 2018 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness as part of their Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW).“Based on what we were seeing in the PROS participants ...  Read More...

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    FREE family night July 31

    The Hub, the adolescent and young adult substance use treatment program of The Guidance Center of Westchester, announces a free family night presentation on Tuesday, July 31. Featured speaker for the evening is Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the harris project."Stephanie's message about co-occurring disorders is tremendously important for parents, teens, and families," says Camille Banks-Lee, LCSW, CASAC, MsEd, of the Hub. "By shining light on co-occurring diso...  Read More...

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    SYEP begins July 5

    The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) officially begins on Thursday, July 5. The six-week program helps provide young people with a paid work experience. Participants and businesses are supported by a job developer, who helps ensure a positive experience for all. Thanks to the following local businesses for giving our students a chance!B & A FroyoBeechmont TavernChamps Boxing ClubCreative Learning CenterHour to Exit Escape GamesHumane Society of Westchester at New RochelleThe Lab N...  Read More...

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    READI to launch - June 27

    We're READI to launch at noon on Wednesday, June 27! The Guidance Center of Westchester is partnering with the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, My Brother's Keeper Challenge, and the Westchester Children's Association for the official launch of the READI workforce curriculum.  READI represents the workplace attributes Westchester business look for in youth they hire.   Read More...

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    Keep calm and test on!

    The school year is winding down and for many students, the thought of taking end-of-the-year tests can cause a great deal of anxiety. Luckily, there are ways to manage exam anxiety before and after a stress test. Before we dive into ways to keep calm before a test, let’s discuss what test anxiety is!What is Test Anxiety?It’s normal for students to feel a bit anxious before a test, but some students have a harder time managing their feelings of anxiety.   Read More...

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    Impact100 Westchester!

    The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) was awarded a $90,000 grant from Impact100 Westchester. The transformative grant will be used to fund the costs of a kitchen renovation, which will then enable the Center for College & Careers to offer a culinary arts skills training program.“This Impact100 grant is going to open a new future for hundreds of young people in Westchester,” says Daniel Bonnet, deputy executive director for the Center for College & Careers. “It&rsqu...  Read More...

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    Kadian's Travels - a view on employment

    PROS (Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services) is more than a program - PROS is a supportive community. We'd like to thank Kadian for sharing her story about wellness and what employment means to her with the PROS participants and with all of us. Her words inspire. Kadian's travles (in her own words):While attending PROS, I have changed my life around.   Read More...

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    MVNHC Mobile Medical Van visit

    The Guidance Center of Westchester is excited to partner with the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center to improve the health care of our program participants. The MVNHC Mobile Medical Van will visit our 256 Washington Street headquarters from 10 AM - 1 PM on Wednesday, May 23 and again on Wednesday, May 30. Offering healthy refreshments and tours, participants can stop by and learn more what the Mobile Medical Van has to offer.  The Mobile Medical Van can help provide better access ...  Read More...

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    PROS registration weeks start May 21

    Exciting times are ahead for participants in our PROS (Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services). From May 21 through June 1, program participants will take part in new course samplings before deciding which courses to take for the next semester. Registration weeks are a great time for hospitals and referring providers to see all that PROS has to offer.See the registration week calendar here.Email us to schedule a visit.    Read More...

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