Stockings With Care works with the following agencies who are dedicated to meeting the needs of families in our area shelters and assistance programs. Our kids are like any other kid. They are infants, toddlers, tweens and teens. And they want what every other kid wants: toys, dolls, stuffed animals, clothes, games, music, etc. But these kids don't enjoy the comfort and security of a stable home. Luckily, these kids and their families have the care, concern, and support of the following organizations:
Long Life offers experiences and opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and other identified conditions associated with poor developmental outcomes intended to alter behavioral and developmental trajectories. We nurture the strength in an individual and their family using a person centered model to create abilities, promote self-advocacy, and improve the quality of life for people who live with a disability that are also challenged by poverty.
Through our generous and sensitive staff, we provide service coordination, housing, in and out of the home habilitation services, and vocational rehabilitation.
Over the years, our partnership with Stockings With Care has allowed us to brighten the holidays spirit for thousands of families marginalized by poverty. The Stockings With Care philanthropic style of the “Secret Santa” removes the stigma of poverty and neediness. A child or teen can enjoy their gift PERIOD, with nothing added or subtracted. There is no assault to the youngsters pride, just pure joy—a very beautiful thing. It empowers the head(s) of households, most of whom are single women by letting parents give their children something simply for the joy of it that is not a necessity of life at a time when necessities are hard to come by.
Using both traditional and innovative programmatic themes, SCAN programming emphasizes a positive, empowerment focused approach, building upon individual and familial strengths. Stabilization of the family unit, often the primary goal of most child welfare agencies, often serves as a beginning point n SCAN's service delivery matrix.
SCAN programs and services are delivered from three core program sites:
- Two in the South Bronx (Mullaly Academy and the SCAN Family Rehabilitation Center) and one in East Harlem (SCAN/La Guardia Memorial House).
- Two child care sites at New York City Housing Authority locations (The SCAN/LaGuardia Nursery at East River Houses and the Eisman Nursery at Holmes Towers/Isaacs Houses)
- A number of school-based partnerships, including after-school programs, tutoring services, and drop-out prevention initiatives, serving the Bronx and East Harlem, each staffed by onsite SCAN personnel.
WEST SIDE INTERGENERATIONAL
Provides housing and services for single mothers.
WOMEN IN NEED
Founded in 1983, today serves over 8,500 people including 5,000 children who are homeless and disadvantaged. We strive to restore dignity, promote independence and provide stable housing to vulnerable families wh face major obstacles that threaten to destroy their lives. When families find themselves without options, we provide them with housing, skills, knowledge, understanding and support.
Through comprehensive programs such as shelter, supportive permanent housing, job training, domestic violence services, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and childcare, WIN offers the tools and guidance which allow our families to return to their communities and live independently.