Programs Overview

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

We serve approximately 3,500 Westchester men, women and children in need each year through our key program areas:


Emergency Food
& Outreach

On weekdays, our soup kitchen serves 60 to 80 individuals a mid-day meal, as well as packed meals to take-away. Learn More.




We operate a 17 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 individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, substance abuse and/or chronic homelessness. We help these clients transition into independent living where possible. Most receive ongoing case management and financial assistance 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 and low-income 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 provides free training for low-income individuals to certify them as Home Health Aides. All graduates are guaranteed employment at our social enterprise, Neighbors Home Care Services, 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.