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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.

Biz Markie's Emergency Food Pantry

We are thrilled to announce a new chapter in the inspiring legacy of Biz Markie, the legendary rapper, DJ, and philanthropist whose impact on the world extends far beyond the music industry. As a tribute to his generous spirit and commitment to uplifting communities in need, we proudly present "Biz Markie's Emergency Food Pantry" in collaboration with Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children & Family Services


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.


Resources for Youth and Families During Coronavirus

During these challenging times we understand it is absolutely necessary to provide resources to continue to strive ahead. Families need access to resources that can make life better. 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.


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, and P.S. 153). During the summer, we provided day camp services from 8 am to 6 pm in PS 36 and PS 153.

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


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