Community Help In Learning about Developmental Disabilities
Project CHILDD is a community-based outreach program for children with developmental disabilities. Children are given the chance to socialize and to use art to expressive themselves creatively. Professional art instruction supports therapeutic expression and build self-esteem. Activities may include:
A dedicated group of teen volunteers act as mentors, providing guidance and friendship. The program is managed by a registered professional nurse, social worker and community volunteers. Families of the children receive “a gift of time” designed to give them a brief respite from caregiving.
The program is held at two locations:
- Pelham Art Center
155 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803
- The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Please fill out a registration form prior to attending:
Become a Teen Mentor!
Project CHILDD provides teen mentors with an opportunity to volunteer, to increase their social sensitivity, and to make new, differently-abled friends.
If you are interested in becoming a teen mentor, please review and complete an application:
To find out more about Project CHILDD, and the program’s tremendous impact on the children, families and teen mentors involved, please watch this video: