The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) works in the South Bronx to restore pride of place, empower residents, and make neighborhoods livable and healthy. They build energy efficient and affordable homes; provide early childhood education and family support; promote youth development; and catalyze business development among local merchants and individual entrepreneurs. WHEDco offers affordable housing to low-income individuals and families, including the formerly homeless, and provides an array of services to the community from two Bronx-locations: Morrisania and Crotona Park East.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Executive Director: Giselle Melendez-Susca
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463
Founded in 1974, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is a multi-service center serving 7,000 North West Bronx families and individuals. Programs include: early childhood education, college preparation, school-age after school and teen evening programs, concrete and counseling services to families where children are at risk of abuse or neglect, service to adults and senior citizens, after school and Sunday respite for developmentally disabled youth and adults, and homeless services. Several programs serve the entire borough of the Bronx, including the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention, and College Directions and the teen parents program. Newer programs include Early Head Start (birth through three years old) and the North Bronx Youth Collaborative, a leadership/outreach program with two other Bronx settlement houses. For more information, contact: email@example.com.