YONKERS MEETING: Congressman Jamaal Bowman Held A Roundtable Discussion With Groups Receiving Funds


BRINGING HOME THE BACON: One million for St. John's Riverside Hospital's Emergency Department; Plus $690,449 to the #YonkersYWCA to equip and connect #Yonkers residents to workforce enhancement; Plus $750,000 for the Yonkers’ Sewage Treatment Plant; And $802,583 to the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial to create a fund to enable equitable access to mental healthcare and counseling for uninsured and underinsured children and families in #Yonkers....

YONKERS: The roundtable discussion brought together organizations from around NY-16 so they can be connected and work together in the future.

QUOTE: “It’s great to come together as a community in celebration of these much needed federal dollars,” said Congressman Jamaal Bowman Ed.D. (NY-16). “What’s as important, is for us to build collaborative networks that serve the needs of all constituents. We must work together to understand the needs of our neighbors and work together to meet those needs. This work can’t be done alone and the more we get to know each other, the more we are able to do transformational work.”

The organizations who will be receiving federal funds are:

$2,001,503 to Bronx Community Health Network to create a new Bronx Community Health Network Community Health and Wellness Center in the Northeast Bronx

$2 million to the City School District of New Rochelle to create a holistic summer and after school learning experience for K-12 students

$330,055 to the Emerald Isle Immigration Center in the Bronx to expand and renovate its community facility 

$802,583 to the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial to create a fund to enable equitable access to mental healthcare and counseling for uninsured and underinsured children and families in Yonkers 

$1,125,000 to Justice Innovation to fund a Community Youth Violence Intervention Initiative in New Rochelle 

$3 million to Montefiore Medical Center to expand behavioral health clinics in Westchester County Public Schools 

$999,000 to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau to launch Safe Place 4 Our Girls to provide support and behavioral development activities for at-risk girls ages 10 to 21 

$2 million to the NYC Mayor’s Office and the NYC Department of Education to relaunch NYC’s Children’s Cabinet to support unhoused children and families 

$800,000 to Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. to develop new wrap-around services for older adults at Older Adult Centers in NYCHA developments and veterans community centers in the Northeast Bronx 

$1 million to St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers to improve emergency healthcare equity by expanding its emergency department space 

$750,000 to the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson to install geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, and improve energy efficiency at its public library and village hall 

$2,560,000 to Westchester County for a study of the Lake Isle Dam to promote safety, flood mitigation, and environmental justice in Southern Westchester 

$750,000 to Westchester County for the necessary final stage of a rehabilitation for Yonkers’ Sewage Treatment Plant 

$690,449 to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Yonkers to equip and connect Yonkers residents to workforce enhancement & recession-proof employment opportunities 

$1.6 million to the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester to pilot a mental health and educational support program for at-risk youth ages 18 to 24 in Mount Vernon known as the YouthHEAL Initiative


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