Last week on Veterans Day, residents of our Bryant Avenue home in White Plains had the opportunity sit down with some members of the White Plains Police Department in a “Coffee with a Cop” event! Direct Support Professionals Tamika Hawkins and Antoinette Faulkner helped organize and coordinate the meet and greet, in collaboration with the White Plains Department of Public Safety.
In a statement on their official website, White Plains Public Safety expressed immense gratitude for the opportunity to interact with members of The Arc Westchester community, “We all had a terrific time filled with some great conversation with the residents and staff members. We even got to share in some of the birthday festivities of the day….Thanks again to the incredible staff there for welcoming us and we look forward to next time!”.
“We are always proud when our direct support professionals (DSPs) organize special events like these” said Avery Valins, Assistant Executive Director of Day Services, “we take pride in helping foster strong connections between the individuals we support and their community”.