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 
  3. Speakers Bureau
  4. Parent HelpLine 
  5. Shaken Baby Syndrome Program
  6. Back to Sleep Program
  7. Parenting Groups
  8. Workshops
  9. Professional Training