Pleasantville Cottage Campus
Pleasantville Cottage SchoolEdenwald Center • The Center For Healing
Pleasantville STARTGateways Program for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Cottage on CampusJCCA is one of the oldest and most respected providers of residential treatment care in New York State. The programs on JCCA's Pleasantville Cottage Campus been a part of the Pleasantville community since 1912. The children, ages 7-21, live in 20 cottages, and are served by four distinctive programs: Pleasantville Cottage School, Edenwald Center, Pleasantville START and Gateways. The Campus has two special education schools run by the Mount Pleasant Union Free School District, a health center providing medical and dental services, a substance abuse clinic, a recreation center and gym, a swimming pool and athletic fields.

Phone: 914-769-0164
Admissions: 914-741-4524
Fax: 914-741-4565

P.O. Box 237
1075 Broadway
Pleasantville, NY 10570

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Contributing to the Community:
The Cottage Schools

JCCA has been part of the Westchester community for over 100 years and is proud to give back in various ways. Read our infographic to find out how The Cottage Schools contribute to the Mt. Pleasant and surrounding Westchester communities.

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Miranda: My life. College and Ms. Fryer

Making things better in your life doesn’t always work out in your favor. There’s always something to throw you off track and you end up right back where you started. I went down a struggling path a thousand times and back. Somehow, I always succeeded in getting back up from a challenging situation. However, I managed to change my life for the better by simply making one decision, going to college. Why?

Because there is always going to be something keeping you on track. It’s called focusing on your work! But, how was I going to do that? Who was going to help me?

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Residential care provides a safe, supervised, nurturing setting that is necessary to resolve our children's problems. Because of their difficulties, these children often need intensive support to learn how to become productive members of society.

Our Staff

Our highly-trained clinical staff and structured programs provide psychiatric care, therapy, trauma interventions, educational support, enrichment and recreational activities so that youth can fully heal. Many have MSWs and MDs. Working closely with the family, the team formulates individualized treatment plans that focus on the specific needs of each youth. The goal for these children is to provide them with safety, structure, and treatment, so that they can be reunited their families or placed with a new, loving family. We have 552 staff on campus.  Seventy-one staff live in Pleasantville with their families.

Our Volunteers

For decades, volunteers from all over Westchester County have been helping our children. Currently, 567 locals regularly visit The Cottage Schools - many with their children. The love and encouragement of our volunteers has an enormous positive impact on the kids and the volunteer as well.

As Phyllis N., one of our longtime volunteers wrote, “I began volunteering because I wanted to give some love to kids who needed to be loved.  I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming feeling of happiness that comes over me every time I get a hug, a smile, or a thank you from one of the children in return. The fact that my whole family is involved makes it a truly priceless experience."

What A Volunteer Means to Me

"My mentor means a lot to me. She's a sweet caring person who understands my problems and gives me good advice. She also makes me feel very special by coming to spend time with me, giving me smiles and giving me positive thoughts". Read more.

The Pleasantville Cottage Campus includes four residential programs that serve children at severe risk:

  • Pleasantville Cottage School is a program that serves children with long-term emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Edenwald Center serves children who have low IQs, autism, and other developmental disorders.
  • Pleasantville START serves children who need assessment, residential treatment, and intensive intervention for a short period of time.
  • Gateways serves girls who have been the victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
  • The Center for Healing, also located on the Campus, treats children who are the victims of sexual abuse and/or commercial sexual exploitation.
Repair the world, child by child

Foster Home Services
Family Foster Care: ChildSuccessNYC
Medically Fragile Foster Care
Treatment Family Foster Care
Treatment Foster Care Oregon
Youth Development

Edenwald Center
Pleasantville Cottage School
Pleasantville START
Care Management
Bridges to Health
Central Brooklyn Family Services
FACT Waiver
JCCA Family Resource Center
North Brooklyn Children's Services
Parent Advocate Program
Transitions for Children

Educational Services
Reading For Our Future
Early Literacy Project
Two Together
Brooklyn Democracy Academy

Juvenile Justice
Brooklyn Families Together
Second Chances

Preventive Services
Brief Strategic Family Therapy
Brief Strategic Family Therapy—Specialized Teen Preventive Services
Brooklyn Child and Adolescent Guidance Center
Child and Parent Psychotherapy
Family Ties
Functional Family Therapy
General Preventive Services
Helping Hands for Families

Programs for Sexually Abused and Exploited Children
The Center for Healing

Services to the
Jewish Community

Bukharian Teen Lounge
Compass Project
Kew Gardens Hills Youth Center
Partners in Caring

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