Several Successful Pilot Projects Conceived, Funded, And Run By The Junior League of Northern Westchester Were Subsequently Handed Over To Community Partners. They Continue To Thrive And Serve The Community Today.
Hope’s Door, formerly known as the Northern Westchester Shelter, was founded in part by JLNW in 1989 and renovated by JLNW in 2008. The shelter provides a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. Since 1989, it has sheltered 3,787 women and children and answered 16,000 crisis calls.
Independent Neighborhood Network cultivates relationships among the young, old and in-between through community websites designed for local neighborhoods. JLNW funded, created and organized community networks in 2010 that now are run by neighborhood volunteers.
Love Shouldn’t Hurt Symposium ~ In 1999, JLNW was a pioneer in educating local high school students about the dangers of abusive relationships. The annual conference continues today at Pace University.
Mount Kisco Child Care Center ~ Established by JLNW in 1971 in cooperation with our community partners, this not-for-profit center provides affordable care to a diverse group of children in a safe, healthy environment.
Muscoot Farm Restoration ~ Restoration of this 19th century farm was led by JLNW in 1986, in anticipation of the farm’s acquisition by Westchester County in 1987. Each year thousands of individuals and families enjoy the agricultural history and hands-on experience of this working farm, which is part of the Westchester County park system.
The Teen Education Center at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester was established by JLNW as a positive learning environment in 2006.