YCAP partners with local businesses and coalitions to provide services, resources, and give back to the residents of Yonkers. YCAP is an active member of Yonkers Coalition for Youth (YCY), which is a city-wide organization that empowers youth to choose drug-free lifestyles. YCAP is a committed supporter of all YCY community events.
2018 Community Needs Assessment Report: Released January 2019
YCAP offers training in Problem Gambling. This training is designed to provide awareness and education on the risks of gambling. The presentation is approximately 60 minutes and is geared towards adults over the age of 18. YCAP addresses the effects of problem gambling, risks and protective factors as well as warning signs. These presentations will be available to the community of Yonkers in which we serve. Continue reading “Problem Gambling Prevention and Awareness”
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a 6-week evidence-based workshop developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. Participants are supported as they develop skills needed in the day-to-day management of their chronic health condition. Attendees meet in highly interactive, community settings to share experiences and develop skills to cope with their diabetes. These coping strategies enable participants to manage their type 2 diabetes, food choices, medications, and increase physical activity levels.
In an effort to promote food security, healthy eating, volunteerism, and civic engagement, YCAP works collaboratively with Greyston to provide a community garden. The Oak Street Garden was transformed from a vacant lot to an aesthetically enhanced garden, where fresh produce is grown. To date, there are 27 beds and 135 volunteers who maintain the garden.