Home- and Office-Based
Prevention Services


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.

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


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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