The Arts and Literacy After School and Summer Program addresses the educational needs of Bushwick children by providing them with opportunities to create, think, communicate, and problem solve. The program also offers art therapy, monthly Family Art Nights with family literacy workshops, support for families, family educational trips, apprenticeships for neighborhood high school students, and comprehensive services through the agency’s other programs.
An educational and recreational community center serving the youth and families in Bushwick, we provide opportunities to create, critically think, communicate, and problem solve through arts-based activities that build leadership skills and empower the individual. Community youth have access to free programming in mediums such as creative writing, visual arts, sports, media literacy, drama, music, yoga, and martial arts; in addition to free aerobics classes, a fitness room, and ESL classes for adults.
A primary prevention program for parents, their babies under three years of age and their older siblings. Group services are offered to the parent and child with the goal of fostering a positive, nurturing, relationship between parent(s) and child(ren), Parents also participate in adult groups that introduce and facilitate goal setting for the parents. Siblings under the age of 5 also participate in a sibling group. Group services are accompanied by home visits and all infants are followed until the age of three. Ackerman Institute for the Family developed the curriculum for this program and are partnering with Coalition in operating First Steps.
Offers bilingual (English/Spanish) services in community based foster care, adoption, home finding, independent living for teens, and such ancillary services as housing advocacy, education and training for youth, birth parents, and resource parents.
Offers clinical services that will make permanency for children more likely and better enables children to grow up to become healthy adults. The program provides psychiatric evaluation, individual, family and group psychotherapy for children, resource parents (foster parents) and biological parents, and as appropriate, support services and crisis intervention. The Community Residence located in Bushwick, serves eight seriously emotionally disturbed children ages 8 to 13.
Offers community based placements for seriously emotionally disturbed children who have also been abused and neglected and are known to the child welfare system. With teaching parents as therapeutic agents of change, these children have the opportunity to have their mental health needs addressed while remaining in homes within their own community. The program also works closely with birth parents to facilitate reunification.
Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC)
TFFC offers community based placements for seriously emotionally disturbed children who have also been abused and neglected and are known to the child welfare system. With teaching parents as therapeutic agents of change, these children have the opportunity to have their mental health needs addressed while remaining within their own community. The program also works closely with birth parents to facilitate reunification.