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About

Welcome to the Charitable World of WestCOP!

We are the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc., (WestCOP) a private not-for-profit, multi-purpose social service company, having proudly operated community programs combating poverty and its adverse effects in the Hudson Valley for over 50 Years!

Our Mission

To mobilize and efficiently manage resources through partnerships and collaborations to help the low-income and at-risk populations in the Hudson Valley region to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

We Welcome You, and we NEED You!

You will be impressed to find that we at WestCOP are facing the many facets of this challenging economic environment HEAD ON, while the demand for our services continues to skyrocket.  Given these realities, we pride ourselves on CONTINUOUS EFFICIENCY MONITORING to assure resources are distribution directly into the hands of those in need – the people for whom we exist to serve!  Your donation is always in good hands!

Just a taste of our programs...

Early Childhood Development
Community Action Partnerships
Support Services for Veterans and Their Familes
Victims Assistance
Weatherization
Foster Grandparent Program.

50 Years Is A Long Time!

WestCOP has proudly provided essential services to the Hudson Valley for over 5 decades now.

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Our Services Are Diverse!

Because WestCOP is a multi-service company it is able to provide a more comprehensive approach to serving individuals and families and address interrelated concerns. The problems in the Hudson Valley Region in varying degree, affects, directly or indirectly, the quality of life of the residents throughout the Hudson Valley Region. It is from such a regional context that WestCOP has developed as a program and now carries out its work.

The company’s years of involvement and experience in community work have gained it the respect of government, business and community leadership. WestCOP has been able to adapt to the changing needs in the Hudson Valley and accordingly target its work more effectively for those in need.

We are honored to have established a working relationship with not only community residents, but also government, business, civic leaders and service professionals, alike.  Such working relationships are found in operation at every level of WestCOP.

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OUR WORK BENEFITS ALL WHO LIVE, WORK AND SEEK A BETTER FUTURE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION.

WestCOP's Non-Discrimination Policy

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed,) gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry,) disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities, services or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provisions of services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients..

Programs

Early Childhood

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WestCOP’s Early Childhood Program serves almost 2,000 income-eligible children and families in helping them reach their optimal potential within 21 Head Start and Early Head Start centers throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Community Action Partnerships

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Community Action is based on the principle that local control can best provide for sustainable community development, as well as the now-familiar notion that a “hand up” is preferable to a “handout.”

Foster Grandparents

“It is not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.”  - Anthony Robbins

WestCOP’S Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities to low-income senior citizens who will become role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs.

Support Services For Vets and Their Families

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Far too many veterans are homeless in America. The SSVF Program helps veteran households (single veterans or veterans and their families) that are currently homeless or at risk of losing their housing..

Victims Assistance Services

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Victims Assistance Services (VAS) provides free, comprehensive and compassionate services to crime victims and their families, friends and loved ones. VAS also works to end violence through community action, public policy and culture change.

Weatherization

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WAP’s weatherization services consist of cost-effective energy efficiency measures for existing residential and multifamily housing with low-income residents.