Thanksgiving with New View

Now in its third year serving teenage girls in a facility on East 17th Street, the New York Junior League New View committee seeks to empower young adults in the Good Shepherd Services program by providing support to their health and welfare through strong mentoring relationships.

In November 2016, Good Shepherd Services hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for the young women residing at E. 17th Street and their families. Often the holidays can be an especially difficult time for these adolescents who live in a transitional environment. Thus, our community partner extended an invitation to the New York Junior League New View volunteers to also attend this special dinner, so residents whose families were unable to take part would still see a friendly, familiar face. The event also afforded an opportunity for mentors and mentees alike to break bread together and give thanks.

Caitlin Behrens, Vice Chair of the NYJL New View East Side committee, shared that “it was great to be included in such an event—to see the support these girls are provided by the NYJL and Good Shepherd is truly overwhelming. At an event like this, it was our chance to relax a little. Whether that was meeting some of the girls’ families, or acting as a stand-in for family photos because others weren’t able to have family join them, I consider us lucky to be welcomed by such an amazing group of girls.”

It is truly wonderful to see the impact New York Junior League volunteers have on these young women, the bond is definitely strong. It’s safe to say that these extraordinary young women positively impact the volunteers as well and that’s something to be truly thankful for.

Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We believe that all women, children, and families should have equal opportunity, the resources to unlock their potential, and the structures to support them.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the New York Junior League.

We welcome all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075
Phone: 212.288.6220 | Fax: 646.390.6047 | Email:

Copyright © 2014 The Junior League of the City of New York | Privacy Statement

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.