Home- and Office-Based
Prevention Services


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Nasrin found out about our Prevention and Family Support services when her son attended our Head Start program.

The Child Center of NY understands that the vast majority of parents want to do well by their children and will do so, given the right skills, education, counseling, and support — tools that we provide. Our Prevention and Family Support programs serve families with children at risk of abuse, neglect, or foster care placement, as well as those who simply need extra support. Using the evidence-based Solution-Based Casework model (SBC), our case planners work with families to identify challenges and goals and create a roadmap toward achieving them. Goals are stated in words that come directly from the family. This strengths-based approach helps families keep their children safely at home as they work to develop new patterns, based on their own individual strengths, so they can meet challenges safely and constructively — now and in the future.


Prevention and Family Support Program, Catchment 1
Serving Rego Park/Forest Hills, Hillcrest/Fresh Meadows, and Jamaica/Hollis
Administrative Office:
118-35 Queens Boulevard, Sixth Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-651-7770, ext. 6892
Fax: 718-262-8228

  • Program Director: Denise Baird, denisebaird@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Ages accepted: Families with children, ages newborn to 18
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Transportation: Subway—E and F. Bus—Q46

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Prevention and Family Support Program, Catchment 2
Serving Woodside/Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst/Corona and Ridgewood/Maspeth
Administrative Office:
118-35 Queens Boulevard, Sixth Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-651-7770

  • Program Director: Yolanda Vega, yolandavega@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Ages accepted: Families with children, ages newborn to 18
  • Languages spoken: Bengali, Creole, English, Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu
  • Transportation: Subway—R or M to Grand Avenue. Buses—Q53, Q58, Q60

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Prevention and Family Support Program, Catchment 4
Serving Astoria, Flushing/Whitestone, Bayside/Little Neck, and Queens Village
Trude Weishaupt Center
140-15B Sanford Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 718-539-2500
Fax: 718-539-1994 or 718-358-5265

  • Program Director: Nelly Marte, nellymarte@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: Mon & Wed: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Ages accepted: Families with children ages newborn to 18
  • Languages spoken: Bengali, Cantonese, English, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, and Urdu
  • Transportation: Subway—#7 to Main Street, Flushing. Buses—Q17, Q20, A/B, Q25, Q32, Q34, Q44, Q65; LIRR

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The Preventive Program at Basie Beacon at MS 72
133-25 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Room 209.1
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-276-7728
Fax: 718-528-7726

  • Associate Director: Myriam Howell myriamhowell@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Home visits after 5 p.m. as needed.
  • Ages accepted: Families with children, ages newborn to 18.
  • Languages spoken: English, Haitian Creole
  • Transportation: Buses—Q111 & Q113, LIRR

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Internships

JobNet
Jamaica Family Wellness Center
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 347-571-2441

  • Senior Project Director: Paulette Diggs, LCSW-R paulettediggs@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Services provided: Vocational program for young adults who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges. Program offers HSE (high school equivalency) preparation, vocational assessment, evidence-based job readiness workshops (Career Club), paid internships, job placement, lifestyle groups, and supportive counseling.
  • Special services: JobNet is one of six DOHMH (Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)-funded Adolescent Skills Centers within NYC, offering participants paid internships where they can earn a stipend and explore the world of work.
  • Ages accepted: 16-21
  • Admission criteria: Must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and have serious emotional and/or behavioral issues. Must have current evaluation and physical or be assessed for mental health conditions. Enrollment is year-round.
  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  • Public Transportation: Subway—J or E to Jamaica Center, F to Parsons Boulevard., Buses—Q6, Q44, Q20 A/B, Q24, Q111, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q41

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