Posted on August 4, 2021
To support the provision of their behavioral health services that are critically needed to help their community’s children and families navigate the anxieties and traumas that have become even more widespread due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for their services is even more critical now, as their community of low-income, African American, and Latinx children and families has been disproportionately impacted by the physical, emotional, and financial stressors of the pandemic, which have served to worsen existing discrepancies in their access to care. Through this effort they will provide behavioral health services to some 1,500 vulnerable children and families in NYC. For 75 years, Northside has provided NYC’s low-income African American and Latinx youth and families who are at high risk for mental health issues with much-needed psychological, behavioral, social work, and educational resources to support children from birth through high school and beyond.