From our roots caring for orphaned children in the 1830’s, Leake & Watts continues to positively impact the lives of more than 2,800 children, adults and families in the greater New York area each day. Leake & Watts is a not-for-profit agency committed to addressing a myriad of challenges that confront individuals and families dealing with poverty, disabilities, and a lack of access to education and basic services. By providing support today, we are creating strong foundations for success tomorrow for children, adults and families.
Our services include:
Family foster care
Family preservation/Preventive services
Special education schools for children with emotional and learning disabilities
Early childhood education for both children with disabilities and typically developing children
Residential treatment for children with therapeutic and educational needs
Residential treatment for youth in foster care who have been sexually exploited
Community residences for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities
Recreation and respite services for children with developmental disabilities
Supportive Employment and Day Habilitation services
Youth Development Services
Juvenile Justice Services
We are funded by the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations as well as government funding from the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD), NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Westchester County Department of Social Services, NYC Department of Education, NY State Education Department, and Westchester County Department of Health.
Leake and Watts Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Middle States Association.
To see our programs in action and learn more about our events, visit our photo galleries on Flickr and Pinterest.