Westchester nonprofit that offers resources for people with disabilities sees rise in referrals amid pandemic

COVID-19 is known to impact the most vulnerable in our community and those with disabilities have had unique struggles adapting to this pandemic.
The Westchester Independent Living Center is a nonprofit organization offering resources to people with disabilities for the past 40 years - and it says it has seen a rise in referrals.
The center's deputy executive director, Margaret Nunziato, says there has also been a surge in hospitalizations among their population.
The center says it has been doing what it can to protect their community, including working with local pantries to provide food and other necessities.
The pandemic has also brought challenges to children, who are now doing remote learning. Nunziato says across the board, mental health has been a challenge.
To reach out to the Westchester Independent Living Center, you can visit their website or call 914-682-3926.