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!
The Cohen Family Wellness Center is an innovative 10,000-square-foot facility that offers mental health care and other services for New Yorkers of all ages. It was made possible through the generous support of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. We are deeply honored that the Center bears their name.
The Amazin’ Mets Foundation also supported the development of the CFWC with a grant to fund a “Mets Clubhouse,” which serves as a safe and fun space for clients. The grant also has enabled the dramatic renovation and expansion of services available at the CFWC.
The event was a great success, with Alex Cohen, President of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation and the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, in attendance to literally cut the ribbon.
As you can see by this Photo of the Month, Mrs. Cohen was joined by Child Center CEO Traci Donnelly; New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan; Queens Borough President Donovan Richards; Deputy Borough President Ebony Young; Congresswoman Grace Meng; New York State Assembly Members Jessica González-Rojas and Steven Raga; Council Member Julie Won; Child Center team members; and community residents, including our client Jonathan, who gave a moving speech about the role therapy has played in his life.
The Child Center offers innovative programming for teens like Jonathan, including a Youth Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The Youth IOP is what’s known as an Alternatives to Residential Treatment (ART) program, designed to help youth experiencing serious mental health challenges while remaining safely at home with their families, rather than in a residential facility. Like all Child Center programs, the Youth IOP takes a holistic approach, incorporating academic/vocational supports, therapeutic services, and high-quality care coordination so that youth can truly thrive.
The Cohen Family Wellness Center is located at 43-08 52nd Street, Second Floor, Woodside, NY. It is fully operational and is expected to serve thousands of New Yorkers every year. In addition to offering mental health services, the CFWC also offers benefits assistance, early childhood education, and other programs that meet the needs of the community. If you are interested in learning more about how we can serve you and your family, you can call us at 718-358-8288.
This center symbolizes what is possible when we all work together with our communities to co-create solutions!