Since 1914, WCA has worked to ensure that Westchester's children are healthy, safe and prepared for life’s challenges. WCA identifies children’s needs, studies effective approaches to meet those needs, and advocates for necessary changes in policies, programs and legislation. WCA is a fully certified 501(c)(3), independent (non-partisan) organization.
WCA starts advocacy from the premise that all young people need the same things, such as health care, adequate housing, appropriate education, and safe, nurturing families. There are many children living in Westchester who don’t have these basic building blocks, and who need the larger community to make sure their needs are addressed.