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What’s Happening at MHA-NYC

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There’s a lot going on at MHA-NYC! Here’s a closer look:

  • In the aftermath of the tragedy in Orlando, Florida, we wrote a press release promoting the Disaster Distress Helpline, the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling, to inform people that help is available, 24/7, for anyone struggling with distress or other mental health concerns related to the shootings. Click here to read the press release.
  • A huge thank you goes to the Northeast Region Corporate Industry Liaison Group (NERC,ILG) , who provided our Adolescent Skill Centers with a $30,000 gift. NERC is a non-profit 501C 3 organization, consisting of private industry EEO and Diversity professionals across multiple industries within the Northeast; primarily New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. NERC partners, collaborate and maintain a working relationship with government agencies to help ensure equal employment opportunity within private industry. Part of NERC’s mission is to support non-government organizations whose objectives align with those of NERC. The work of MHA-NYC’s Adolescent Skills Centers toward educating and enhancing vocational opportunities for youth with mental health challenges aligns with of mission and initiatives. We thank them for their support of our ASC’s and the work of our team.
  • We’re also thrilled that our Circle of Security Parent Coaching Department will be participating in an exciting new endeavor that is the result of a joint commitment by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the NYC Mayor’s Office and the Office of Mental Health (OMH) to ensure that early intervention and early detection is resulting in early connections for families. The department has been tasked with providing parenting classes in Harlem and the borough of the Bronx by utilizing the Circle of Security parenting model. The Circle of Security evidenced based model is geared for parents of children ages 0 to 5 and is based on attachment theory. The department will be providing classes in a number of community settings including head start programs, early-learning sites, WIC centers, city hospitals and community centers with the goal of training a total of 3,600 parents per year. This program is a key priority for the mental well being of the children of New York City so that we can set them on the path to improved outcomes over the long term.