Who We Are

History

  • Founded in 1982 by five Westchester Exchange Clubs.
  • Financially supported by foundations, businesses, individuals and the Westchester County Board of Legislators special event fundraising.

Who We Serve

  • April's Child provides support to families using a home visitation model that strengthens the parent/child relationship and improves the home atmosphere.
  • We use a social work model to strengthen the family.
  • The Parent Aides who support families include Volunteers, Social Work Interns and our Professional Staff.
  • We serve over 100 families a year in our Parent Aide programs with an overall 90% success rate.
  • We serve over 1,000 families a year through workshops, groups, our Helpline and community events.

Our Teams and Programs

  • Our Volunteers collectively contributed over 7,500 hours of time last year.
  • The staff of April's Child are knowledgeable, diverse and dedicated individuals.
  • Our Student Interns include students from universities such as Fordham, Hunter, NYU, Columbia and Simmons College.
  • We have a volunteer Board of prestigious individuals who are actively involved in and committed to our programs.

Programs and services include:

  1. Volunteer Parent Aide Program
  2. Information and Referral Program (914-682-CARE)
  3. Speakers Bureau
  4. Parent HelpLine (914-682-CARE)
  5. Shaken Baby Syndrome Program
  6. Back to Sleep Program
  7. Parenting Groups
  8. Workshops
  9. Professional Training