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Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Leake & Watts provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping the most vulnerable children, adults, and families rise above adversity.

Step Up to a Vibrant Future

CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES

Strengthening families and individuals in need.

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EDUCATION & EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES

Giving kids a strong start and supporting special needs.

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INTELLECTUAL / DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES

Providing housing and supportive services.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Fostering physical and mental well-being.

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Toy Drive 2017

Help us make the holidays brighter for more than 3,000 New York City area children and teens supported by Leake & Watts' 46 programs.

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Play in a Smart Way

Teen mom Yoselin wanted the best for her two-year-old son Jayden but she felt she wasn’t equipped to give him the support he needed. Regretful that she never finished high school, it was her priority to make sure he would do well. She jumped at the chance to enroll him in the Leake & Watts Parent-Child Home Program. Twice a week, a Home Visitor comes to their home with books and educational toys. Yoselin learns positive parent-child interactions that empower her to be a part of Jayden’s education. Jayden has quickly developed a love of books and learning and, because of his early start, is on track to do well in school.

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Our Impact

Special Education Graduates
SPECIAL EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL

100%

of graduates entered college, vocational training or employment
Family Stabilization
FAMILY STABILIZATION

99%

of children previously in danger of foster care placement remain safely with their parents
Preschool
SPECIAL EDUCATION PRE-SCHOOL

40%

of our special education preschoolers need fewer or no services when they advance to kindergarten

Our Reach

12,000

children, adults, and families flourish with our programs

47

separate programs support children, adults, and families

26

locations make our programs convenient for participants