On Thursday, May 11, The Child Center of NY, BOSS, KABOOM!, NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, and Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Kim Council joined together at The Child Center Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) to build a 9,000-square-foot outdoor playspace designed by the youth themselves. Continue reading
National Foster Care Month Spotlight: Karriem
May is National Foster Care Month, an observance that has special meaning at The Child Center of NY. The Child Center operates four Prevention and Family Support programs for families with children at risk of abuse, neglect, or foster care placement, or who simply need help with parenting challenges. The hardworking employees in these programs work tirelessly and holistically to give parents and other caregivers the tools, support, and confidence to raise their children in a safe and nurturing environment—now and in the future.
One of these parents, whose case was successfully closed last month due to achievement of goals, is Karriem. Continue reading
Important Changes to New York Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan
Do you or a family member currently have health insurance through New York State Medicaid, Child Health Plus or the Essential Plan? Starting in Spring 2023, New York State will resume eligibility reviews and renewals for people enrolled in these programs. This means you may need to take action to renew your health insurance or the insurance of your family members.
Here are some things you can do now to get ready.
1) Sign up for text alerts
Sign up to receive SMS/MMS Text alerts from NY State of Health so you don’t miss important health insurance updates, including when it’s time to renew your coverage.
To subscribe, text START to 1-866-988-0327.
2) Make sure your address is up to date
Make sure NY State of Health has your current mailing address, phone number and email address so they can contact you about your health insurance. To update your information:
• Call NY State of Health at 1-855-355-5777 (TTY: 1-800-662-1220)
• Log into your account at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, or
• Contact an enrollment assistor
If you enrolled in Medicaid through your county’s Medicaid office or through New York City’s Human Resources Administration, contact that office to update your address and contact information.
3) Take Action
When it is time to renew your health insurance, you will receive a letter from NY State of Health or a renewal packet if you enrolled through your county’s Local Department of Social Services or the New York City Human Resource’s Administration. This letter/packet will let you know what you need to do to renew your coverage and how much time you have to respond. Follow the instructions right away.
Photo of the Month: Welcome to the Cohen Family Wellness Center!
We cut the ribbon at the state-of-the-art Cohen Family Wellness Center (CFWC) in Woodside, Queens, this month, and we couldn’t be happier, prouder, or more grateful! Continue reading
Photo of the Month: A Tribute for Social Work Month
If anyone ever had any doubt about the difference a social worker can make in a life, this testimony will erase it. Continue reading
Black History Month Happenings 2023
Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history.
And every February, Child Center programs celebrate and observe in creative, meaningful ways that take our breath away and show that our young people often are our greatest teachers. Continue reading
Career Fair: Charting the Path Forward for Over-age and Under-credited Students at YABC
By Jaimee Diehl, Program Director, Young Adult Borough Center at Flushing High School
Last month, the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at Flushing High School in Queens held a career fair to get students excited about what comes after graduation, and to see their academics as part of a larger plan. Increasing high school graduation rates is a key goal of The Child Center of NY. Continue reading
MLK Day 2023 Photo Album
Take a look at how students in our programs marked MLK Day 2023.
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Photo of the Month: Lunar New Year!
Meet Tahmid and M.D., students at P.S. 182 in Jamaica, Queens, and their parents Mohiuddin and Humaiara.
In honor of Lunar New Year, they, along with 60 members of the P.S. 182 community, attended The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Lunar New Year Festival. Together, students and their families celebrated the Year of the Rabbit with performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.
P.S. 182 is what is known as a Community School. Continue reading
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