CLUSTER Community Services is a non-profit community based organization that was founded in 1975. Some of CLUSTER’s programs serve the community in Southwest Yonkers and others serve Westchester and Rockland County. Each year CLUSTER serves over 2,000 low-to-moderate income individuals.
CLUSTER provides services in four core program areas:
Mental Health Residential Services: This program assists individuals with serious and persistent mental illness to attain and maintain stable permanent housing and to become productive members of the community. We provide four levels of care including two Community Residences, a Treatment Apartment Program and over 100 units of Supported Housing.
Westchester and Rockland Mediation Center: The Center has over 60 volunteer mediators who provide community mediation, parent/child, landlord/tenant, elder care, and school peer mediation. The Center also provides a county-wide eviction prevention conciliation program, court mandated mediation for custody, visitation and child support, and Restorative Justice Services.
Youth and Family Programs: These programs provide academic support through community based after-school enrichment programs, a summer day camp for over 100 children from low-income and homeless families, and a youth leadership and development program called Study Buddies that prepares youth for college and careers. CLUSTER’s Youth Programs provide structured activities which are safe, educational, fun and enriching.
Housing Resource Center: The Center’s focus is to preserve housing and improve living conditions in buildings and neighborhoods in Yonkers. The Center offers assistance with a host of housing issues including code enforcement, eviction prevention, and services which provide ongoing rental assistance, and housing case management.