Westchester Community Services (WCS) is a listing of nonprofit groups and organizations serving Westchester County. WCS is an independently run service; no association with any government agency or other organization.
A more detailed explanation can be found at Library Community Directory. But basically, WCS is an idea. The idea being that as changes and challenges affect our communities, various services will need to respond.
This idea also considers that resources already in place – nonprofit organizations – are in the best position to continue to provide effective services because they have already demonstrated their value and can more readily adapt to change.
That’s the idea of a Community Services Directory: a centralized, organized listing of available community resources.
Who should oversee and promote this idea? The best answer – and one in keeping with the central idea here – is another locally run nonprofit organization whose primary function is the dissemination of information to the community: already paid for and very well known to most everyone, the public library.
If you would like to participate in any way, please contact me to find out more.
Pilot program at a public library.
Beginning in early 2016, the Field (public) Library in Peekskill New York, began using the Community Services Directory format offered on a dedicated website (PeekskillLCN.net, the LCN stood for Library Community Network). During this period usage ranged from approximately 200 to 800 unique hits per month. After one year a new library director terminated the service.
Westchester Community Services is limited in terms of scope – it’s not very comprehensive but it gets the idea across. It is a demonstration site (it requires more development than one person can provide). Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.
Please note –
All information presented here is taken from organization websites and/or submitted by the organization for the purpose of listing here. We screen and review information prior to listing, however we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information provided here.
Please let us know if you wish to be listed – we’ll present your organization exactly the way you wish!
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