Re-Entry Plus and Family Program

Re-Entry Plus is a voluntary program provided throughout Westchester County at no charge to 20 men ages 18 and older. These men are currently on parole in New York State or were involved in the New York State Criminal Justice System.
Re-Entry Plus participants are provided free services at the Westchester County Department of Correction and in Yonkers.

1) Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication
  • Discipline Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Time Management
  • Employment Readiness
  • Money Management
  • Employment Search

2) Work within a group and individually with a counselor to develop their own personal budgeting plan with specific goals and objectives to help them forward, including obtaining/maintaining employment.

3) Receive referrals to other services (such as mental health or chemical dependency counseling) as needed.

In addition, Re-Entry Plus addresses particular needs and concerns that men placed on parole face. Participants are able to partake in a weekly support group. Funding for Re-Entry Plus Program  is received from Westchester County Department of Social Services.

Family Program

The Family Program ensures FSW staff an opportunity to work with the entire family of individuals who receive services in the mental health clinic or other FSW programs. This allows us to take a more holistic approach to the family relationship, model healthy activities and enables us to observe the individual as they apply new practices they’ve learned. FSW offers a series of workshops in our Yonkers office for families (including the men, wives/significant others and children) as well as fun and educational excursions. The workshops and excursions are facilitated by FSW staff, on occasion we invite guest presenters to speak to our families. Workshop topics include “re-entry” to community/family, effective communication skills, family bonding exercises and anger management strategies. As appropriate, adults and children are divided into separate groups to discuss topics such as peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, following rules and setting limits, and family values. Family excursions include, but are not limited to trips to aquariums, zoos, apple picking.

Contact
Caroline Walcott
Program Coordinator
914-964-6767 ext. 126
cwalcott@fsw.org

Claire N. Hurst, LMSW
Parenting / Relationship Counselor Clinician
914.964.6767 ext. 124
churst@fsw.org