About the Medicines You Take
Manypeople take prescriptions and over the counter
medicines on a regular basis to manage and treat health conditions. It is
important to know that as we age, our body changes and the way the body absorbs
medicines is different. When it comes to managing your health and using
medicines, it is important to know about the medicines you are taking and what
they are for, and learn to recognize possible undesired side effects.
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are always looking for qualified foster parents to help take care of some of
Westchesters most vulnerable children. Currently, there are approximately
300 foster families who are part of Westchesters foster parent network.
However, more foster parents are needed to provide temporary homes for brothers
and sisters being placed together, for babies and for children 10 years and
To begin the foster care process or to receive more information, call the
United Way at 211 or (800) 899-1479 or answer the following questions and a
United Way's 2-1-1 Representative will contact you.
If you are
interested, here is some important information you should know.
Fuente is a coalition
of organizations committed to
reaching the Latin
The next meeting of Lower Hudson River
Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) (Westchester County) Is April
17, 2013 10am- 12 noon Mount Vernon Library
The Lower Hudson River Regional MAC has been meeting
since March of 2012.
The leader of this group is Ms. Jean Williams , Clinic al
Director with Family Services of Westchester.
The membership includes consumers, providers, and other
stakeholders. The group meets monthly and has taken on the task of conducting a
consumer survey to gather baseline data on the consumers experience with
service delivery in Westchester County. The consumer survey has been completed
and is currently being reviewed by the research teams at the Nathan Kline
Institute and the New York State Psychiatric Ins titute (The two centers of
excellence on cultural and linguistic excellence funded by the New York State
Office of Mental Health.) The group is self - sustained and receives technical
support from the Bureau of Cultural Competence in the form of training,
information, guidance, and conference calls as needed.
Family Justice Center
Westchester Family Justice Center offers a network of hope where victims can
talk to a counselor and get help with obtaining an order of protection, custody
and child support. We offer free, confidential bi-lingual services to victims
of domestic, partner and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and elder
abuse. Our staff provides safety-planning, counseling, referrals for
immigration and other legal services for victims. Walk-ins welcome. Childcare
- What are my rights when asking for services?
- Where can I find support to reach my goals?
- How do I get involved in supporting a cause that I
- I just got a job but dont know what to do for
- Are there programs that can help me with the costs of
- Are there after-school programs in my neighborhood ?
- Where can I go if I am being abused?
- What services are available if I feel I am in
- Can men be the victims of Domestic Violence ?
- Services Where can I go to learn English?
- Where can I go to get my GED?
- Are there schools to help me study for my GED?
- Where can I receive help with an order of protection?
- Where can I go for help with child custody issues?
- Where can I go for legal advice for family court?
- If I am disabled, what services can I apply for?
- How soon after I am disabled am I eligible for Social
- Is there an agency that can help me understand the
- Is there an agency that can help me find housing?
- I am having a hard time paying my rent, can anyone help
- I am having issues with my landlord, what can I do
- Where can I get help if I am undocumented?
- What are my rights as an immigrant?
- Where can I go for help with my citizenship test?
- How do I prepare for an interview?
- I am disabled, can I still work?
- Are there any agencies that can help me find a job?
- My family member needs home care, what do I do?
- Are there doctors that speak Spanish?
- Where can I get information about things like Diabetes
- How do I get around if I dont drive?
- Is there transportation for people with
- I need help getting to my doctor appointments, what do
Princi, Coordinator of LaFuenteNY and Mark Fang, Executive Director of the
Human Rights Commission, joined the Evergreen Social Club for their annual vote
electing their new leadership for 2013. Tamaris spoke about LaFuenteNY and
housing in Westchester County. This meeting will be the start of a working
relationship between the two groups and will offer opportunities for
cross-training and a deeper understanding of cultural competency relating to
the Chinese American Community.
I am so
happy to find free ESL classes in my neighborhood!
for helping me get a place. Im chilling now
and I were homeless, I found an agency on La Fuente that spoke Spanish and
found us a shelter placement that day. Thank you so much
is back together because of the help I got from WILC. The staff was friendly
and came with me to three appointments. Now I have Medicaid, am going to
college and hope to find a job soon.
A program of the Westchester
Independent Living Center, Inc.
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Directions to WILC
Putnam Independent Living
1961 Route 6,
2nd Floor Carmel, New York 10512
Directions to PILS
Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Avenue