Message from President of Children's Village which is housing immigrant children....rally tomorrow (Sat) in Hastings co-sponsored by Greenburgh Human Rights Committee re :immigrations policies...are you stressed (free yoga Saturday)...meditation at library weekly in July...new business opening tomorrow morning in Irvington
I received an e mail from the President of Children's Village which is housing immigrant children. If you want to speak out against the current immigration policies you are invited to attend a rally tomorrow.
The Greenburgh Human Rights Committee is co-sponsoring a vigil tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at the Hastings VFW Plaza, 558 Warburton Ave Hastings against child abuse, detentions and deportations.
I wanted to write to you directly as a supporter of the Children's Village. As you may be aware, Governor Cuomo announced on Tuesday that CV is housing immigrant children who have been separated from their parents. A small number of older children have been placed with us as part of the Unidos por un Sueno (United for a Dream) program that CV has been proud to provide since 2004.
These children are being cared for in the same manner as we care for all of the children in the program. The focus of the US program is to reunify children with their families, not to separate them. We pride ourselves on that, and it will continue to be our primary objective for all children who enter the program.
The days since the announcement have been overwhelming, but mostly in an extraordinarily positive way. As the news spread, phone calls from friends who want to help have been pouring in. The mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson (where part of CV’s campus resides) helped to organize a group who started a GoFundMe page. Individuals and groups are making welcome kits for the children. Facebook has lit up with people who want to help.
Many of you have asked if you can volunteer. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to have volunteers with this program for confidentiality reasons. However, if you would like to volunteer with the many children we have in foster care, click here.
There is much misinformation circulating and we want to give you the facts.
- We have been caring for unaccompanied minors since 2004. The children separated from families are considered “unaccompanied”; they are a small percentage of the children we currently have on our campus.
- The ages are 12 to 17. We are not a “tender care” facility.
- All staff are bilingual and many come from the same countries the children do.
- Our first job is to find their families and get the kids on the phone with them. The Office of Refugee Resettlement helps us with that.
- Children live in beautiful cottages with comfortable living rooms, dining rooms, beds, etc.
- Children receive education, recreation, medical care, counseling, and much more.
- Children spend time in the Lanza Recreation Center, which has an indoor pool, a fitness facility, barber shop, Hawks Nest Café, and gym.
- Further information about the program can be found on our website.
As I said during an interview with NBC, it is wrong, immoral, and never appropriate to separate kids from parents needlessly. The trauma is difficult to quantify but we know it is severe and, for many, permanent. Our position on family is non-negotiable. (See my testimony to the Senate explaining our beliefs, with video here.) But we know how to care for children and are happy that we can be there for them.
With sincere gratitude,
President and CEO
Are you stressed? …about taxes and our government decisions (at all levels)…children being separated from their parents…your personal life… are you out of work…the world…global warming…anything else
This is what you can do for FREE
Participate in our Free International Day of Yoga on Saturday, June 23rd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Richard Presser Park.
TAKE A FREE WEEKLY CLASS –INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION AT THE GREENBURGH LIBRARY
Mondays 7/16, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20 and 8/27
From 10:30 to noon. Your mind and body will be relaxed. Soothing music and beautiful imagery. Loosen your muscles. Call Kristen Lu at 330 5650.
Instructor Kristen Lu, Certified Meditation Instruction, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and tae Kwon Do 2nd degree Black Belt.
It’s a 30 minute guided meditations that are practiced in this class
International Day of Yoga
Day: Saturday June 23, 2018
Location: Richard Presser Park (Webb Field)
218 N. Central Park Ave., Hartsdale
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Alternate site will be at A.F. Veteran Park Multipurpose Building
Decision to move or stay will be made at 5:30 at Presser Park
Fee: FREE yoga mats for first 100 participants
Courtesy of White Plains Hospital
Indian Cultural Association of North America, jointly with Greenburgh Parks & Recreation and the Consulate General of India, invite the Community for a FREE outdoor yoga class. All Experience Levels Welcome!
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For more information contact Sivadasan Nair (914) 316-4076
New business college nannies, sitters and tutors in Irvington opens Saturday
College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors of the Rivertowns Announces Grand Opening
CNS+T Rivertowns’ Administrative Office and Learning Center Is Now Open for Business
IRVINGTON, N.Y.— College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors (CNS+T) of the Rivertowns
announces the opening of its Administrative Office and Learning Center. Located at 10B
South Broadway in Irvington, just off of Main Street, the storefront will serve as the
company’s administrative office, as well as offer a location to host its growing tutoring
services. The grand opening for the location is part of the community’s “Celebrate
Irvington” festivities and is set for June 23, 2018 from 10am-noon. There will be free,
temporary tattoos for children and light refreshments served.
Launched in August 2017, College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors of the Rivertowns offers
top-level, comprehensive childcare solutions geared toward children ranging from
infancy through high school seniors. The company calls its nannies, sitters and tutors
“Role Models”. The idea is that these trusted and trained caregivers provide children in
their care a strong, positive role model who in turn contributes to the child’s success in
preschool, elementary school, high school and beyond. These role models are vetted,
given a background check, certified in first-aid and CPR, and trained to offer a highquality,
dependable experience for families.
CNS+T Rivertowns’s high quality and trusted childcare is arranged straight from your
smartphone via its ‘MySitters’ app. The MySitters app makes booking a sitter incredibly
easy. Simply input the time window for when a sitter is needed and the sitters available
for that time will appear in the app. One more touch and now a sitter is booked. The
MySitters app has proven to be a real game changer for busy families in the area.
College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors of the Rivertowns has been offering parents high
quality, dependable childcare solutions in lower Westchester County for almost a year
now,” says co-owner Marnie Adams. “I’m excited to open our Administrative Office and
Learning Center in Irvington so that we can expand our services to include tutoring as
well as to better serve our customers. Our customers appreciate the opportunity to meet
our team in-person. While other web-based childcare solutions can appear to be faceless
brokers, CNS+T Rivertowns combines the convenience of the latest app technology with
a focus on customized care. We pride ourselves on personal touches that provide a truly
premium experience for busy Rivertowns families.”
About College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors of the Rivertowns
College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors has been Building Stronger Families® nationally since
2001. We are now serving the Rivertowns communities of Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastingson
Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and surrounding areas.
Locally owned and operated, we are part of your community, and here to serve your
College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors of the Rivertowns offers a complete set of placement
and on-call childcare services, as well as tutoring services, specifically tailored to the
needs of busy families and working professionals.
Additional information on College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors of the Rivertowns can be
found on its website: https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/RivertownsNY/
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