From the western edge of Queens, the Manhattan skyline looks close enough to touch. But Manhattan’s prosperity has not reached across the river, where neighborhoods have faced poverty for generations.
Zone 126, a nonprofit that works with families here to end poverty, wanted to provide expert, experienced counseling for the area’s schoolchildren. So they enlisted The Child Center, which placed its licensed clinical social workers in schools in Astoria and Long Island City.
This collaboration lets The Child Center reach another area of great need. And by working with organizations like Zone 126 and the families they serve, we strengthen communities and support long-lasting change.
“We are so honored to have The Child Center of NY as a partner here,” said Maritza Arroyo, the executive director of Zone 126. “They bring years of experience and proven results in approaching the complex challenges our children and families are facing.”