Keeping Communities Safe is a Youth Mentoring Program/Community Agency all in one location designed to provide services and programs to our community and to those in the Westchester County area. We are not only here to support our youth, but our young adults as well who are at high risk or even have some involvement in the juvenile or criminal justice system and who need assistance in getting back on track toward healthy adulthood.
We want our youth/young adults to ultimately take responsibility for their actions. By teaching them the importance of work, we hope to instill a sense of power and a belief that they too can achieve whatever it is they desire, and to get on that path of independence!
Our mission is very simple. To help all individuals and families to become self-sufficient. KCS will empower them to achieve self-sufficiency by teaching them the importance of hard work, consistency and self- advocacy.
KCS provides the following services/programs
Aging out Of Foster Care
Safety planning after exiting DV Shelters
Supportive Counseling and Self-Esteem Building
Employment/employment assistance (resume writing)
SSL (Spanish as a second language) Workshops
After School Programs
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Suicide Prevention Workshops/Counseling
Managing Finances/Credit workshops Eviction prevention advocacy
Our youth/adults will be prepared to face the challenges that life has to offer.
After a few weeks of attending the KCS program, you will begin to feel, see, and experience positive changes in your life!
The teens that have attended The KCS Program has acquired respect for authority, learned to resist peer pressure, and became capable of confidently resolving everyday challenges. In our program, our youth learn to maintain high self-esteem while overcoming insecurities. And they internalize greater personal values, morals, and self-respect. They also gain the necessary skills to land the job or career they have always wanted to land!
The goal of the KCS Youth Mentoring Program is to make sure that our members move on successfully to the next stage of their lives!
KCS has the ability to keep our youth and families out of harm’s way and in turn, transform them into model citizens who display strong qualities of societal participation and leadership.
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KCS will soon be providing a Transitional Independent Living Shelter in a confidential location for those that are human trafficking victims or who are in domestic violence relationships for 18 months so they can accomplish their goals, and dreams. They will stay in a safe place and our advocates will help them get on the path of independence!