Charlene Visconti Named New Director of Homemaker Services for The Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlene Visconti as Director of Homemaker Services.
The Children’s Aid Society’s Homemaker Services was founded in 1933 to directly assist New York City families at home. Today’s Homemakers are certified para-professionals trained to help some of NYC’s most stressed families stay together through difficult times. Homemakers are supervised and supported by social workers and assist families with household management, including caring for children; and offer family support counseling and advocacy, connecting families to concrete services such as public assistance and health insurance.
Ms. Visconti, a graduate of the NYU School of Law, brings a wealth of experience in the health care field and in risk management. Most recently she served as the Assistant Dean for the Preprofessional Advising Center at the NYU College of Arts and Science. Previously Ms. Visconti was the Director of Risk Management at Bellevue Hospital and a staff attorney for Legal Services of New York.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Charlene Visconti’s rich background to lead our Homemaker Services,” said Josh Friedman, Director of Counseling and Home Based Services at Children’s Aid. “Charlene will play a pivotal role in helping Homemaker Services thrive during a time period in which the City’s social network is being so severely challenged.”
Ms. Visconti succeeds Mary Hutson, who retired in June after 29 years with The Children’s Aid Society.