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FEBRUARY 2012

In This Issue:
Baby Shower a Success!
Work in Yonkers Continues
Sanctuary Training in Singapore

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Baby Shower for

 Early Learning Center!

 

 

ANDRUS is welcoming babies this Spring! And what better way to prepare for our new Infant Care Program at the ANDRUS Early Learning Center than to throw a baby shower. Last Sunday a host of generous friends studied our wish list, opened their hearts and brought highchairs, bouncers, rattles and diapers to mention just a few of the items that now await little ones. The shower was a terrific opportunity for friends and supporters to learn more about the Center from staff as well as from children currently enrolled in our child care program.The children in the picture above, accompanied by their parents and Mayor Steve and Mary Anne Ecklond are preparing to entertain guests with a musical performance led by Heather Petrie of the Concordia Conservatory. Many thanks to all who joined in supporting the Early Learning Center, especially dear friends Margaret Cady and Sharlyn Carter who are pictured here with ANDRUS VP for Strategic Initiatives, Lorelei Vargas.

 

To learn more about our new programs, click here.

To see photos from the Baby Shower, click here.

MHD Receives Grant for Early Recognition in Yonkers

 

 ANDRUS has been awarded a five year grant totaling $467,000 by New York State Office of Mental Health to add an Early Recognition Specialist to our staff to support our work in the city of Yonkers. Our new staff member will  focus on a community-wide plan for early identification of children in need of counseling and support services in the city. The ERS will engage Yonkers families and work with community partners to conduct 1,000 screenings of children ages 2 to 18. "We are excited to begin this effort," said Rosa Bautista, director of the Mental Health Division. "The youngest children in our area are at a crucial stage in their development. This new position will enable us to provide effective screenings, increase early identification and improve child well-being in Yonkers."  

  

 

Brian Farragher Back From Successful Sanctuary Training in Singapore!

 

ANDRUS COO Brian Farragher spent ten days in Singapore last week, leading a training in Sanctuary for the country's Residential Care Conference sponsored by the Ministry for Community Development, Youth & Sports. They are deeply invested in our model of care and plan to implement its key concepts and practices.We look forward to working with them on this initiative. 

Check out all of the photos from Brian's trip on our Facebook Page.

About ANDRUS

ANDRUS provides support and treatment for 2,500 children and their families throughout Westchester suffering from emotional illness and trauma. The agency offers prevention, assessment, educational, treatment and research programs that help children and families achieve healthy, stable lives.  ANDRUS has grown from its origins as an orphanage into a premier non-profit mental health, social service and special education provider and resource for Westchester.