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March 2015

WJCS Salutes
Women of Achievement
During Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time when the extraordinary
achievements of women in the United States are being acknowledged.
WJCS is also saluting the many women whose tireless efforts on behalf of WJCS
have contributed to making Westchester a stronger community for all residents to live, work, and attend school. 

WJCS to Honor Karen Blumenthal and Emily Grant at the WJCS 2015 Gala
Join WJCS in honoring Karen Blumenthal and Emily Grant at the WJCS 2015 Gala
on April 21 at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison. For more about their accomplishments and tickets to the Gala, click
Pat Lemp, Assistant Executive Director of WJCS Clinic Based  Services,  to be Honored for Distinguished Service by National Association of Social Workers

Pat Lemp, LCSW, Assistant Executive Director of Clinic-based Services, is being honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Social Workers Westchester Division (NASW). Her exceptional career is marked by trailblazing work in the area of child sexual abuse recognized by the US Dept. of Justice; establishing the highly respected WJCS Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse; and a reputation as an astute clinician and diagnostician with a unique capacity to empathetically help clients to overcome challenges, and to effectively lead staffs. Her honor is part of NASW's celebration of Social Work Month in March. Click here to learn more about WJCS Clinic Based Services.
Patrice Cuddy, Director of the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program, Chosen to Receive the Joey Award from the Child Care Council of Westchester 
In recognition of her exceptional contribution to the field of early care and education in Westchester and her innovations and achievements, Patrice Cuddy is being honored with the 2015 Joey Award from the Child Care Council of Westchester. In the 19 years Patrice Cuddy has directed the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program, she has helped hundreds of parents in under-served communities send their youngsters off to school ready for learning success. Her program has helped bridge the academic achievement gap in Westchester, enhanced parents’ skills as the children’s first and best teachers and she has blazed a trail for WJCS in the early childhood literacy field Click here to learn more about the Parent-Child Home Program and the Parent Child Center.
Robin Nack Selected to Receive UJA Federation Volunteer Recognition Award
Robin Nack has been a member of the WJCS SIDS Family Support Group for 15 years, and since 2007, she has been the group facilitator.  She has been outstanding in her leadership, and has devoted her warmth, dedication, sensitivity to the group's needs, as they process the painful memories, each year, of their child’s, birthday, holidays, anniversary of their death and other difficult times SIDS families face.  We marvel at all the time, special care, and comfort Robin provides to families in the group.  Robin has also become a valuable member of the Public Affairs team at WJCS, helping to update the website, edit marketing materials, and create e-newsletters. Her knowledge of and respect for the agency’s work have allowed her to become an articulate ambassador for WJCS.

Women Helping Women
Resources for women
seeking job-search related support

WJCS Women-Helping-Women empowers the diverse population of women in Westchester, who are unemployed or looking to transition to other jobs, through a broad range of workshops, programs, resources, information, support and camaraderie related to their job search. Click here for information on the Spring 2015 Workshops.

For more information, contact Lenore Rosenbaum at or 914-761-0600 x308.

WJCS Thanks the Westchester County Office for Women and the Leir Charitable Foundations for Supporting Women Helping Women.
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