National Trends and Services
This facet provides services that impact education, social welfare, health, political and economic issues affecting the quality of life. One of GHV’s most active programs under this banner is "Links Get Formal,” a collaboration with the Peekskill Youth Bureau in which young women chose formal prom wear donated by chapter members, while both the young women and men participate in session in which speakers focus on grooming, prom etiquette, inter-personal relationships and safety.
The chapter has also undertaken a project addressing financial literacy in conjunction with the New York Urban League by hosting a series of morning-long seminars at the Mount Vernon Library.
The chapter has formed linkages with Open Door Medical Centers, which has clinics throughout Westchester County. Through this relationship, the chapter has organized several health fairs to benefit local residents through screenings and information, and GHV has also conducted holiday toy drives on behalf of Open Door. In addition, the chapter works with Women Organized around Wellness (WOW) by sponsoring sessions on mental health, stress and other topics focused on African American women and healthcare.
GHV also contributes annually to the United Negro College Fund and is a life member of the NAACP. Additionally, the chapter is active in the New York Metropolitan area with the Go Red campaign, numerous healthy heart initiatives and the Susan B. Komen walk to fight breast cancer.