Westchester Children’s Association Organizes First Ever “Commissioners’ Conversation” on June 22, 2023

  Westchester Children’s Association (WCA), the only independent child advocacy organization in Westchester, will host the first “Commissioners’ Conversation” on Thursday, June 22nd and has invited county officials to participate. The event, open to the public, will be held at … Read More »

WCA’s 2022 Advocacy Breakfast Sheds Light on the Need for Increased Mental Health Supports

The Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) held its annual Advocacy Breakfast on October 18. The Annual Kathryn Wasserman Davis Child Advocacy Lecture was presented by Dr. Kira Hudson Banks, co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Sant Louis University. Dr. Banks spoke to the audience of over 100 about supporting the socio-emotional wellbeing of youth and that change must begin with an understanding of equity as “the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.” Read More »

Executive Director Allison Lake Appointed as Member of New York State’s Child Poverty Reduction Advisory Council

Executive Director Allison Lake has been appointed as one of the inaugural members of New York State’s Child Poverty Reduction Advisory Council by Governor Kathy Hochul.  WCA is extremely proud of Allison, and we welcome the continued opportunity to advocate for our county’s children at the state level. Read More »