The POINT Community, based in White Plains since 2008 in partnership with Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), offers supportive services that enables young adults, ages 21+, with developmental and learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, to live independently in apartments located throughout downtown White Plains. Participants engage in a variety of vocational, life skills training, and social activities and enjoy the camaraderie of others and the oversight of specialists.

Services that are provided through the POINT Community include:

  • Crisis intervention and 24-hour emergency coverage
  • Counseling and social skills training
  • Social and recreational opportunities
  • Community activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Exercise and sports
  • Travel training and local and regional trips
  • Wellness programs
  • Service coordination and benefits management
  • Life skills training in housekeeping, cooking and money and time management
  • Vocational specialists who provide counseling, job development and job coaching

Staffing is provided through a collaborative arrangement between Westchester Jewish Community Services and JCCA, and includes:

  • A full-time director
  • Program specialists who support participants and help them coordinate their programs
  • Life skills trainers
  • Dedicated service coordinator
  • Vocational specialists who provide counseling, job development and job coaching
  • Instructors in wellness activities