Home- and Office-Based
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.
- Associate Director: Myriam Howell email@example.com
- 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
Holding Adolescents in Loving Environments (HALE)
HALE uses evidence-based family interventions to reduce the risk of abuse and foster care placement. Our HALE III program is for families with court-involved youth ages 11-17. This program is known as a “diversion” program, because it diverts youth from future court involvement. However, the program offers much more: HALE staff work with whole families to create new, constructive patterns so that they can live up to their potential as individuals and as a family. Please take a look at this Q&A with our HALE III Team for an inside look.
HALE III163-18 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
- HALE III Program Director: Elizabeth Traverso, LCSW-R, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 232
- Hours: Mon & Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues-Thurs, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Special services: Linkages to services and entitlements
- Ages accepted: Families with children ages 11-17 who are at risk of out-of-home placement or involved with family court.
- Admission Criteria: Families must be referred by ACS, DAS, Probation Department, Family Court, or be involved in the juvenile justice system.
- Languages spoken: Creole, English, Spanish. Interpretation services available for families who speak other languages.
- Senior Project Director: Paulette Diggs, LCSW-R email@example.com
- 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