This page provides information for CHFS' clients, families, and community about the evolving COVID-19 virus. Please note that the information provided are official releases on behalf of governmental agencies and are the most accurate sources of information. The health, safety, and well-being of our staff and those we serve are our most important priorities. We are actively tracking new developments in coordination with local and state oversight agencies so that we can plan effectively.
Agency Wide Updates
The main office at 315 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237 is open only for pre-scheduled visits. The storefront space at 313 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237 is closed to all visitors and the community unless for a pre-scheduled event. Please do not arrive early to any visits, and you must confirm your visit before arriving at the agency. To protect the well-being of our staff and the children and families we serve, if you are presenting with flu-like symptoms, you are not allowed to enter the building. Please contact a known staff member or call our main office line of 718-497-6090 for assistance.
All individuals are required to be screened before entering any of our program sites which includes a screening questionnaire, a no-contact temperature reading, and a verbal confirmation. All individuals must wear a mask to enter and remain in the building. If an individual does not have a mask, you will be provided a mask by our front desk staff. You must wear the mask for the entire duration that you are inside our building. Failure to comply with any of our procedures will not allow you to enter our building or you will be asked to leave.
CHFS Program Updates
Arts & Literacy After School Program: As regulations are constantly changing, please contact your teachers on how your program is operating. If you are a participant or parent/guardian of a participant, please check your emails and/or phone for updates on online opportunities for the children that we serve. If you are interested in our Arts & Literacy After School Program or Summer Camp Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beacon Center for Arts & Leadership at IS 291: As regulations are constantly change, please contact the Beacon Center to learn about what opportunities are available. If you are a participant or parent/guardian of a participant, please check your emails and/or phone for updates on online opportunities for the children, youth and adults that we serve. If you are interested in our Beacon Center Program please contact email@example.com. For updates, follow us on Instagram @bea291con.
Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS): If you are a current client, services and modified services are still being offered by the CFTSS staff. If you, or anyone in your home, is presenting with flu-like symptoms, please notify our staff as soon as possible. Please check your phone and email for updates on how we will continue to serve our clients. If you are new client seeking services for a child or family, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Community Residence: Our community residence is still in full operation. Please do not visit the community residence without calling and confirming you visit. If you are presenting with flu-like symptoms, you will not be allowed to enter the residence for the safety and well-being of our children and staff.
Cornerstone Community Centers (Hope Gardens & Cooper Park): Hope Gardens Community Center and Cooper Park Community Center are operational and have operated as Learning Labs. If you are a participant or parent/guardian of a participant, please check your emails and/or phone for updates on the community center. If you are served at a Learning Lab, or would like to have Learning Lab services, please email email@example.com.
Foster Care & Adoption Programs: All programs are operational with modified services. Please check your phone and emails for all communication from our two programs. Please keep in contact your case planner, supervisor, or director of your program for more details about your specific plan. It is essential that all individuals are checking their emails and answering calls from our program staff. Unscheduled visits or unannounced visitors will not be allowed to enter the building for their own safety and the safety of all clients, staff, and community members.
Mental Health Clinic - Bonding Links/Enlazos Familiares: Mental health services from our mental health clinic are still being offered via telemental health (online therapy). If you are a current client, our mental health clinic will be in contact with you regarding how to receive these services. In-person sessions are no longer being provided at this time. Please do not visit the mental health clinic in person. If you have questions regarding mental health services, please email your provider or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevention Program: All Preventive Services sites and programs are operational with modified services. Please check your phone and emails for all communication from programmatic staff. Please keep in contact with program staff for constant updates on your specific plan. It is essential that all individuals are checking their emails and answering calls from our program staff. Unscheduled visits or unannounced visitors will not be allowed to enter the building for their own safety and the safety of all clients, staff, and community members.
For the latest updates on COVID-19:
Adhere to the CDC guidelines
COVID Vaccine: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page
COVID Vaccine Facts: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-facts.page
COVID Vaccine Facts (Espanol): https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-facts-sp.page
COVID Vaccine Eligibility: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page
COVID Vaccine Distribution FAQ: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/resources/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-frequently-asked-questions.page
COVID Vaccine Finder: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/
Health & Safety
The following precautions can help you stay healthy. You do not need to wear a face mask if you are not feeling sick, unless you are instructed to do so by your health care provider. Face masks need to be reserved for the health care system.
Avoiding Crowds in NYC
If You Are Sick, Stay Home
Free Resources & Services
For Undocumented Youth & Families:
For more information about free resources, please visit the Bushwick Community partnership website at www.bushwickcommunitypartnershipny.org or call the Bushwick Community Partnership Helpline.
Bushwick Community Partnership Helpline:
Monday and Thursday
9 am to 5 pm
718-497-6090 ext 766
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9 am to 5 pm
718-497-6090 ext 793