FRIENDS & DONORS (FY’17 – Present)

Corporate, Foundations & Government

NYS Office of Children and Family Services

NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

NYC Administration for Children’s Services

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

NYC Department for the Aging

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

William B. Hoyt Memorial Family Trust Fund

Manhattan Borough President

New York City Councilman Mark Levine (DYCD)

Columbia University’s Teacher College

ExpandED Schools

Gardens of Dreams Foundation

Mrs. Clause for the Cause

The Bird and The Bear Foundation

David Kimmel Foundation

Craig MacKay Family Fund

Vaughn Harper Foundation

Gladys & Dom Pemberton (Brooklyn Lions Club)

United Way of New York City

Hunger Nutrition Prevention & Assistance Program (HPNAP)

Emergency Food Shelter Program – United Way of NYC

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

Food Bank of New York

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Donation on Line

United Community Schools

Way to Independence


Sharon Dais

Pedro de Lancastre

Karen Dixon

Toni Fay

Darryl & Antoinette Gibbs

Geanette G. Gabriel

Sandra Harper

Wendy Hewlett

Eileen Kelly

Yoko Ono Lennon

Simon Onwe I

Jean Patton

Bert Petersen

Flor Saltiel

Jennifer Scully

Raquiel Shelton

Hal Smith & Toni Miranda

Jaye Smith

Tomi Vest

Lovelle Watts

Weird Wreckurds

What is HDWC mission?

As a not-for-profit child welfare agency, Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children & Family Services works to develop confidence, resilience, academic skills, and adult/family support to be the foundation for helping Harlem’s children become responsible, self-sufficient adults.

What was Harlem Dowling’s original name?

The Association for the Benefit of Colored Children in the State of New York (also known as Colored Orphan Asylum)

Who founded Harlem Dowling and in what year?

Two Quaker women, Anna Shotwell and Mary Murray in 1836


Jaye Smith and Jean Patton

Executive Director

Executive Director, Karen Dixon