About the Medicines You Take
Many people take prescriptions and over the counter
medicines on a regular basis to manage and treat health conditions. It is
important to know that as we age, our body changes and the way the body absorbs
medicines is different. When it comes to managing your health and using
medicines, it is important to know about the medicines you are taking and what
they are for, and learn to recognize possible undesired side effects.
To learn more,
download a copy of this fact sheet
The Yonkers Human Rights Commission is
partnering with LaFuenteNY and The Westchester Independent Living Center to
offer services in Spanish and in ASL.
With offices in Downtown Yonkers, residents can visit the Human Rights
Commission every Thursday to get information or file a complaint regarding
housing, discrimination or employment related issues.
you want more information contact Mark Fant at (914) 377 6280.
Fuente is a coalition
of organizations committed to
reaching the Latin
Each year Westchester County observes
National Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate the
histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came
from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week
under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in
1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October
15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of
independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their
independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus
Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day
Fidelis Care of
is the New York State Catholic Health Plan that offers New York State-sponsored
health programs to children and adults in 59 counties Statewide. The mission of
Fidelis Care is to ensure that every resident, regardless of income, age,
religion, gender, or ethnic background, has access to quality health care,
provided with dignity and respect.
Are you looking for an event or workshop in
your area? If so, please visit and "like" our
Page for information on upcoming events and how to participate!
¿Buscas un evento o taller en su
área? Por favor, visitar y "Gusta" a nuestra página de
para informaiton sobre eventos y cómo participar!
- What are my rights when asking for services?
- Where can I find support to reach my goals?
- How do I get involved in supporting a cause that I
- I just got a job but dont know what to do for
- Are there programs that can help me with the costs of
- Are there after-school programs in my neighborhood ?
- Where can I go if I am being abused?
- What services are available if I feel I am in
- Can men be the victims of Domestic Violence ?
- Services Where can I go to learn English?
- Where can I go to get my GED?
- Are there schools to help me study for my GED?
- Where can I receive help with an order of protection?
- Where can I go for help with child custody issues?
- Where can I go for legal advice for family court?
- If I am disabled, what services can I apply for?
- How soon after I am disabled am I eligible for Social
- Is there an agency that can help me understand the
- Is there an agency that can help me find housing?
- I am having a hard time paying my rent, can anyone help
- I am having issues with my landlord, what can I do
- Where can I get help if I am undocumented?
- What are my rights as an immigrant?
- Where can I go for help with my citizenship test?
- How do I prepare for an interview?
- I am disabled, can I still work?
- Are there any agencies that can help me find a job?
- My family member needs home care, what do I do?
- Are there doctors that speak Spanish?
- Where can I get information about things like Diabetes
- How do I get around if I dont drive?
- Is there transportation for people with
- I need help getting to my doctor appointments, what do
joined vendors and other social service agencies in celebrating Hispanic
Heritage at the Heritage Festival at Kensico Dam. Along with wonderful
community resources and information, participants were treated to live Salsa
bands, a delicious assortment of food and huge selection of handmade
merchandise. The event is a yearly celebration honoring the Hispanic community
in the county.
I am so
happy to find free ESL classes in my neighborhood!
for helping me get a place. Im chilling now
and I were homeless, I found an agency on La Fuente that spoke Spanish and
found us a shelter placement that day. Thank you so much
is back together because of the help I got from WILC. The staff was friendly
and came with me to three appointments. Now I have Medicaid, am going to
college and hope to find a job soon.
A program of the Westchester
Independent Living Center, Inc.
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Directions to WILC
Putnam Independent Living
1961 Route 6,
2nd Floor Carmel, New York 10512
Directions to PILS
Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Avenue