On October 26th at the NYAC in Manhattan, CMCS celebrated a milestone event for our agency, 70 years of serving at-risk children and families and those individuals with developemental disabilities.
Our humble beginnings in 1946 on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains as a home and school for abandoned children has grown into so much more. Each day we will continue to provide the care and service that provides hope and helps change lives.
CEO Beth Finnerty summarized the arc of the agency's growth as she spoke about our beginnings in 1946 as a single home for children in White Plains and how we have evolved to meet the growing needs of at-risk families in the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland County. Each year CMCS serves thousands of children and families in our foster care and prevention programs, thousand more in our early education programs and hundreds of individuals with developmental disabilities.
What Does 70 Years of CMCS Look Like?
– Tens of thousands of children who suffered neglect and trauma receiving the love, care and support they each deserve
– Individuals with developmental disabilities who now live in homes that provide them with the opportunity to live more fulfilling and independent lives
– Thousands of young children in the poorest neighborhoods of the Bronx changing the path of their future in our Early Childhood Education programs
– Delivering specialized medical and clinical services so that the children, adults and families we care for can grow and embrace new opportunities
What Does Another 70 Years of CMCS Look Like?
Each day we will continue to provide the care and service that provides hope and helps change lives. These days will turn to weeks, weeks will turn to months and months will turn to years. We will be as committed to our mission in the next 70 years because we stay true to it each and every day.
We feel tremendous pride in the work that has been done over the past 70 years and we are honored that you have chosen Cardinal McCloskey Community Services as your vehicle to improve the lives of children, teens and adults in need.