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Our Programs

Our agency collaborates with a host of community partners and organizations dedicated to preserving the integrity of families, keeping children safe and at home in the community. We have implemented the Solution Based Casework framework that encourages families to find their own solutions with the help of caring professionals.

Emergency Food Pantry

Our Emergency Food Pantry has been operating for more than 20 years and is located in our Central Office at 2139 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. In 2020 our pantry served over 10,100 New Yorkers. The pantry provides dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and on occasion, frozen meats to the community. As a result of the pandemic, individuals can come to the pantry weekly. Our pantry is funded by United Way NYC, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Manhattan Borough President's Manhattan Community Award Program & more.

Community Parenting Partnership Program

Community Parenting Partnership Program (CPPP) works to reduce child abuse/maltreatment and neglect by providing individual and group level evidence-based interventions to children/youth, ages 0-17 and their parents/caregivers in the Central Harlem community of New York City.



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Resources for Youth and Families During Coronavirus

Durning these challenging times we understand it is absolutely necessary to provide resources to continue to strive ahead. Families need access to the items that can make lifea bit stronger. Below is a list of national, state, and local resources that may help us all during these difficult times. We will continue to update this list daily.


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Family Support Services

Our Family Support Services includes the Service Coordination and Family Reimbursement programs that are funded by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Through OPWDD, individuals can access supports and services that can help your family to support you to live in your family home; assistance for you to live on your own in the community of your choice; help if you want to work; participate in volunteer opportunities or other types of community involvement; and assistance accessing services you need to live your life, including connecting to clinical and therapeutic supports. Service Coordination provides case management services to individuals who are developmentally disabled. Serving individuals of all ages, the program connects families to Care Coordination Organization. Family Reimbursement aids individuals with purchasing furniture and clothing, as well therapeutic services. The program also helps with respite services.

Children's Educational Services

Educational and recreational services are available to students attending NYC public schools in Central Harlem (P.S. 36, P.S./M.S. 161, P.S. 153, and PS 30M).

Programming includes activities that are provided by various partners.

Literacy/STEM activities | Engineering is Everywhere | Art History – Studio Museum of Harlem | Project Rhythm | Lacrosse | Street Hockey | Dance | Crazy 8's Math | Robotics | Intergeneration Program with Logan Gardens | Homework Help | Soccer | Track & Field | "The Talk" Parent Group | Strong African-American Families Groups


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Family Strengthening

Our Family Strengthening Program (also known as Family Preservation) support and stabilize families at risk of a crisis through preventive services. Our family preservation program serves children and their families residing in Central Harlem, West Harlem, Far Rockaway, Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, and Woodhaven. Harlem Dowling-West Side Center facilitates groups, as well as evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions that includes the following:
• GenerationPMTO – evidence-based individual parenting program
• Strong African-American Families – evidence-informed group level parent/child groups
• Parenting Journey – group level parenting program
• Parenting Skills
• Domestic Violence Survivor's Group
• Youth Groups