Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Leake & Watts website! Thank you for taking the time to browse and learn more about our agency and our many diverse programs offering support to 8,000 children, adults and families each year.

Leake and Watts Services, Inc. has been a leader and innovator in services to children and families since 1831. Beginning as an orphanage caring for New York City children, our programs and services have grown to include child welfare, early childhood and special education, services to people with developmental disabilities and juvenile justice services. Over the years, our approach to our work has changed as the needs of the community have changed.

Today, four core values - respect, achievement, safety and responsibility - are the cornerstone of all our work. By incorporating these values into our daily efforts, we give those in our care the tools to change their lives. As we help children, adults and families build foundations for their futures, we provide Support Today that ensures Success Tomorrow. Whether we are teaching preschoolers numbers and letters, assisting a young woman with developmental disabilities to travel on the subway on her own, or helping a parent to manage his anger and engage his son and daughter, we remain true to these core values.

Whether you are an individual seeking services, a colleague considering making a referral, a future employee, a donor, volunteer or friend, we welcome your interest in our work. If you have additional questions or need more information after visiting our website, please contact us. We would also be happy to have you visit any of the programs that may be of interest to you.

Alan Mucatel