To Our Clients: Please visit our COVID-19 page for program information and updates.

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Heartfelt thanks to the generous sponsors of our COVID-19 response funds.

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Benjamin and Anne Bahr
  • Manju and Narindra Bewtra
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • The Carson Family Charitable Trust
  • Cathay Bank Foundation
  • Cigna
  • Garrett D'Alessandro and Amy Rappaport
  • Barbara Deli, M.D. and Neeraj Bewtra
  • The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation
  • Flushing Bank
  • Jeffrey Gage
  • Trudy Elbaum Gottesman and Robert Gottesman+
  • D’Arcy and Peter Green
  • Patricia and Richard Jay
  • Alexander Jesurum
  • Michael Kuharski and Allison Davi
  • Corina Larkin and Nigel Dawn
  • Anne Marie Macari
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Jennifer Milacci and Marc Scher
  • Barbara and Conner Mulvee
  • Organization Analysis & Design
  • Dave Pottruck*
  • Robin Hood+
  • Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
  • Gail Roseman
  • Nell Shanahan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz
  • Shames Family Foundation
  • The Melanie and Alan Stein Family
  • Sterling National Bank
  • Leo Swergold
  • Techworks Consulting, Inc.
  • The New York Community Trust
  • United Way
  • US Pacific Transport, Inc.
  • J. Sean Withrow

*Emergency Response Fund sponsor
+COVID-19 Response Fund and Emergency Response Fund Sponsor
Sponsor list in formation as of July 23

A Vision for Tele-Visiting

The Child Center of NY has been providing therapy and other behavioral health services by licensed mental health professionals for more than six decades. In 2016, we joined with advocacy groups for incarceration-involved families to form A Vision for Tele-Visiting.

This groundbreaking program extends our services to children facing the incredible hardship of parental incarceration. We provide the logistical, emotional, and wraparound support that assists families in maintaining meaningful relationships during a parent’s or significant family member’s incarceration and preparing for a successful reentry into family and community life. We know that with the right support, children and parents who have been touched by familial incarceration can rise above the obstacles — both emotional and practical — and build a future full of promise.


Far Rockaway
Beach 41st Cornerstone
426 Beach 40th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
718-659-4000 ext. 228
Jamaica Family Wellness Center
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 718-297-8000
South Jamaica Clinic*
115-15 Sutphin Boulevard
South Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-297-8000
  • Services Provided: Regularly scheduled monthly tele-visits with incarcerated parent and/or significant family member; mental health support, including individual and family counseling; and wraparound services, such as job placement assistance and benefits counseling. Each tele-visiting session lasts for 45 minutes and is followed by a 15-minute session dedicated to processing the experience. Through our program, participants  have the opportunity for in-person visits with incarcerated parents at Bedford, Taconic, Rikers, and youth detention centers in NYC.
  • Ages: Youth ages 6-21 and their families.
  • Admission Criteria: Children must live in New York State and be able to travel to our South Jamaica, Far Rockaway, or Long Island City site. They must have a parent or significant family member currently residing at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Taconic Correctional Facility, Rikers Island, or NYC Youth Detention facilities in order to participate in the tele-visiting program; family support component is open to families with a parent  or loved one residing at any correctional facility.

*The South Jamaica Clinic is under renovation until the end of 2020 and has temporarily relocated to the Jamaica Family Wellness Center, 163-18 Jamaica Avenue, Second Floor, 718-297-8000.

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