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.
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Executive Director: Daniel Eudene
5521 Mosholu Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471
Riverdale Neighborhood House provides a variety of human services and community resources to 5,000 residents in and around the Northwest Bronx. Members range from infants to senior citizens, representing multiple ethnic and income groups. The settlement offers a wide array of programs designed to improve the quality of life of its members.
The Early Child Care Program provides a pre-school program for three to four-year-olds and a play group for two-year-olds. A year round day care program, with ACD funding for income eligible families, is also available. The program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Family Center is a place where parents, caretakers and children meet to discuss mutual concerns. Classes and workshops are held on a regular basis. A drop-in childcare program is offered daily. In the After-school Program, children, ages five to 12, enjoy supervised activities such as arts and crafts, nature walks and homework help. This program also offers ACD tuition subsidy.
The Teen Program is a free year-round program that offers educational, vocational and recreational activities for youth ages 12-18.
The Senior Program runs a telephone reassurance program for homebound senior citizens. The program also offers volunteer senior companions who visit the homebound elderly.