A leading nonprofit social service organization with 47 programs across the greater New York City area, Leake & Watts provides the most vulnerable children, adults and families with the resources and skills needed to positively direct their lives. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Leake & Watts provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity. In our 185-year history, Leake & Watts has continuously evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. Today, our work is a positive force in the lives of more than 12,000 individuals annually. Leake & Watts is proud to have been honored as the 2014 Gold Winner of the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Our services include: Family Foster Care, Adoption, Family Stabilization (Preventive) Services, Special Education Schools for children with emotional and learning disabilities, Child Care for low-income families, Head Start and Early Head Start, Early Childhood Education for both children with disabilities and typically developing children, Residential Treatment for children with therapeutic and educational needs, Residential Treatment for youth in foster care who have been sexually exploited, Community Residences for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, Recreation and Respite Services for children with developmental disabilities, Supportive Employment and Day Habilitation Services, Youth Development Services, Community Schools Programs and a Family Resource Center in the Bronx, and several programs for court-involved youth within our Juvenile Justice Services as well as health home care management services and a newly opened community mental health clinic.