Academy in Westchester Students Join Homeless Awareness Sleep-Out

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

students assist youths homeless awarenessFor the sixth year in a row, staff and students of Phoenix House Academy in Westchester spent a wintry night offering support by visiting the youth ministry teens of Church of the Holy Name of Mary at their Homeless Awareness Sleep-Out.

More than 40 local teens from Croton-on-Hudson participated at this two night event. Cardboard boxes provided shelter and a large fire was built for warmth as the teens spoke to supporters and collected donations, clothing, and non-perishable food for local shelters and food banks. Academy students delivered snacks and warm refreshments to the volunteers sleeping outside for the night. Our students joined the volunteers around the fire or mixed it up on the basketball court during breaks. The church’s youth group raised over $5,000 in donations for Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill. Our students enthusiastically join this annual event to raise awareness and are thankful for the comfort and shelter of their residential treatment facility and family homes.

The Phoenix House Academy in Westchester is a residential treatment program for adolescent males and females. The Academy provides an array of services including individual, group, and family counseling, along with evidence-based clinical treatment programs addressing each client’s individual needs. Teens at the Academy enjoy a rich campus life and attend an on-site school, where they can earn their diplomas or credits that can be transferred to their home schools.

Phoenix House New York provides a range of programs, including: prevention and intervention, short and long-term residential and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents, detoxification programs, programs for mothers and their children, programs that serve clients with mental health problems, and support services for substance abusers in recovery.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House by calling our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.

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