Programs Overview

For almost four decades, Lifting Up Westchester has worked to permanently change the lives of our neighbors in crisis by finding them stable, long-term, housing and providing the support they need to rebuild their lives.

We serve approximately 3,500 Westchester residents each year through our key program areas:


Emergency Food
& Outreach

On weekdays, our soup kitchen serves 60 to 100 individuals a mid-day meal, as well as packed meals to take-away. Learn More.




We operate a 19 bed women's shelter and 38 bed men's shelter in downtown White Plains, as well as drop-in shelters for both men and women with capacity for 30 adults. Learn More.



Housing Stabilization

We identify safe, stable and affordable housing options for those living in shelter and on the streets and help these clients transition into independent living where possible. For those community members with mental health or other challenges, we provide ongoing financial assistance and a support system to help them maintain their housing. Learn More.



Next Generation
Educational Opportunities

We provide after-school mentoring and summer camp programs for over 500 homeless children to ensure that they are the first in their families to go to college and the last to live in poverty. We start working with students age 5 in our literacy program and offer programs throughout their school years ending with our mentoring and college prep program for high school students. Learn More.



Vocational Training & Employment

Our Neighbors Program trains low-income individuals to become certified home health aides who we then employ in our social enterprise, NeighborsHome Health Care, a licensed home health agency.  Through our partnerships with other agencies, we provide additional vocational training, job readiness, and job search programs to assist clients in finding and maintaining employment. Learn More.