Leake & Watts has been providing social services for over 180 years, continually expanding our programs to meet the changing needs of the community. We now serve over 3,000 individuals on a daily basis. Our mission is to support children, adults and families. Working together, we create strong foundations for success.
Leake & Watts supports residents of the greater New York City metro area through child welfare, early childhood education, special education, juvenile justice and developmental disabilities services programs. Our Preventive Services Program stabilizes at-risk families and prevents the need to place children in foster care; our Family Foster Care Program serves children who have experienced abuse and neglect; our Residential Treatment Center provides 24-hour residential care to youth who require therapeutic and educational support; The Biondi School provides 12-month special education services for youth with emotional difficulties and severe academic deficits; our Juvenile Justice Programs include a secure detention facility for court-involved youth and a Non-Secure Placement Program; our Mother/Child Program serves teen mothers in foster care and their children; our Early Childhood Programs include Early Learn for low-income families, UPK and preschool special education programs; and our Developmental Disabilities Services include group homes, respite/recreation services, supportive employment, day services, and Medicaid Service Coordination. – less