CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES

Helping Families Thrive & Grow

Every family is unique and has both joys and challenges. Leake & Watts is here to provide the support people need to build upon their strengths and address adversity in times of need. From helping parents improve their parenting skills to making sure they have enough to eat, from résumé writing to reuniting families, we are here to provide support to those who need it most. Because when you strengthen a family, you help create more vibrant communities.

 

Programs That Promise Success

FAMILY STABILIZATION SERVICES

Family Stabilization Services

  • Families with Children Ages 0 – 18
  • Bronx & Manhattan
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Building Strong, Nurturing Families

Our Family Stabilization program offers families facing challenges such as domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness the support they need to remain together. Using evidence-based models, we help families to build caring relationships and become a stronger unit that emerges stable, strong, and secure.

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

Foster Care & Adoption

  • Children Up to Age 21
  • Bronx
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Fostering Nurturing Families

Our Foster Care program focuses on giving children the safe, stable home they deserve while we repair their families. To ensure the well-being of children, we provide the services needed by the birth family. About 65% of our children safely go home again. For those who can’t, we help them create new families with adoptive parents.

JUVENILE JUSTICE

Juvenile Justice Services

  • Youth Ages 10 – 17
  • NYC & Westchester
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Youth Deserve a Second Chance

Court-referred youth get a chance to discover the root causes of their delinquency, examine the choices they have made, and acquire the tools to make better choices. They can start down a new path, one that leads to a productive, healthy life.

MOTHER & CHILD PROGRAM

Mother & Child Program

  • Teen Mothers in Foster Care & Their Children
  • Bronx
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Supporting Young Mothers as They Become Parents

Teen mothers in foster care learn parenting skills, from diapering and bathing a baby, to how to read with their child or setting boundaries. While learning to be nurturing parents, our moms are also building the self-confidence needed to move forward in their own lives.

PARENT CHILD HOME PROGRAM

Parent-Child Home Program

  • Children Ages 18 Months to 4 years
  • Bronx, NY
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Helping Parents Nurture Their Children’s Success

We bring free books and educational toys to the homes of low-income parents and help them make play a learning experience. Our home visitors show parents ways to incorporate teaching about shapes, colors, numbers, and more.

PASSAGE OF HOPE

Passage of Hope Program

  • Unaccompanied Migrant Children Up to Age 17
  • Yonkers
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Giving Hope to Migrant Children

Unaccompanied migrant children are sheltered in a nurturing environment where they get nutritious food, clothing, and the opportunity to play and learn. We provide clinical, therapeutic, educational, and case management services, while linking them with family members or other sponsors in the United States.

SOUNDVIEW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Soundview Family Resource Center

  • Families with Children Under Age 5
  • Bronx
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Strengthening Families

At Soundview Family Resource Center, parents and caregivers come together to build a community of support and provide a safety net for families facing any number of questions and challenges. Targeted for families of children under the age of 5, our goal is to ensure that parents and caregivers have the stability, support, and resources they need.

652

children in our early childhood programs

118

youth receive 24-hour support at our Residential Treatment Center

40%

of our special ed preschoolers need fewer or no services when they advance to Kindergarten

Support Children & Family Services

Our Other Service Areas

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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