Helping Families Thrive & Grow
Programs That Promise Success
FAMILY STABILIZATION SERVICES
Family Stabilization Services
- Families with Children Ages 0 – 18
- Bronx & Manhattan
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
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 Services
- Youth Ages 10 – 17
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
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
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
Giving Hope to Migrant Children
SOUNDVIEW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Soundview Family Resource Center
- Families with Children Under Age 5
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.
She Just Let Me Talk
Fifteen-year-old Gabby had a tough time at home with her mother who has bipolar disorder. Then it got worse when both parents went to jail. That’s when Gabby and her brother Dominic were placed in the Leake & Watts Family Foster Care Program with Hyacinth, a dedicated Foster Parent. In Hyacinth’s supportive home, Gabby has done well in school and become a much more open and expressive person. Still, she and Dominic look forward to reuniting with their father. The program will help him find housing and a job when he leaves prison. Meantime, to help them stay connected, Hyacinth makes sure they have the opportunity to talk on the phone with both of their parents several times a week.
Make Better Choices
Although Justin was just 13, he was facing serious legal charges and believes he could have gone to jail. Instead, he went into the Leake & Watts Manida Non-Secure Placement Program, a residential program for youth under 16. Justin receives education, employment training, recreation, counseling, medical and mental health services. The program emphasizes the vital role of peer support and family relationships. Many of the staff know firsthand the effects of gang violence and they provide Justin positive male role models and guidance as mentors. He’s learning how to control his anger and has developed a better approach to life.
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.