The Door – A Center of Alternatives, Inc. (“The Door”)

Posted on August 9, 2019

For continued support of the Supervisor of Training and Capacity Building responsible for implementing the Connections to Care (C2C) project. The Door is one of fifteen NYC nonprofits selected to participate in this Social Innovation Fund supported project. Through this effort, which is in the third year of a pilot, front-line staff receive ongoing training and coaching in basic mental health care practices, better enabling them to intervene and support young people who are struggling with mental health concerns. Ultimately, connections to these supports allow young people to get the care they need to achieve their long-term goals and stabilize their lives. In the upcoming year, they will solicit feedback from staff and young people to refine their training curriculum and further operationalize the important culture shift in their agency towards a more pro-active approach to mental health. The Door works to empower young people aged 12 to 24 to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services including health care, mental health counseling, and education support in a diverse and caring environment, mostly under their one roof, and free of charge.