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PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision)

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The PINS DAS Program (Persons in Need of Supervision – Designated Assessment Services) is a diversion program for youths 9-18 who engage in status offenses such as truancy, underage drinking or running away from home. The program intervenes in the lives of these children and families before court action and possible foster care placement or detention is necessary.

WORKLINC Program

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The Children’s Aid Society’s WORKLINC Program (NYEP) helps disconnected adolescents find stability and self-worth through a solid introduction to the world of work.

NYEP serves approximately 70 youth each year in two, 16-week cycles. Participants are drawn from Children’s Aid’s Foster Care Independent Living Unit, Therapeutic Foster Home Program, Medical Foster Care, PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision) Preventive Unit, City Challenge Aftercare Collaboration, Community Re-entry Program and Literacy and GED Preparation programs for system-involved youth.

The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

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Each holiday season, The New York Times publishes daily articles that highlight the travails facing many of the city's neediest children, their families, the disabled and elderly. In recent years, this fundraising campaign has raised more than $8 million annually from 12,000 readers. The proceeds are distributed among The Children’s Aid Society and six other participating agencies.

Family Wellness Group Counseling & Education

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Women's Groups

Individual Counseling and Case Management

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Individual Counseling

One-to-one counseling with a Family Wellness Program therapist who specializes in abusive relationships is offered to survivors of abuse, and to children and teens who have witnessed abuse. In addition, play and art therapies help children heal from the trauma of abuse. Therapists also help parents understand how the violence has affected their children and how to help their children heal from the trauma.

Carmel Hill Block Renewal Project

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Through The Children's Aid Society/Carmel Hill Project, one block on West 118th Street has been physically and socially transformed from a blight-ridden area to a thriving neighborhood.

How was this accomplished?

The Carmel Hill Project uses a variety of strategies that focus on the individual residents, their families and the community, including:

Community Health Centers

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Through our three community health centers, Children’s Aid offers children and adolescents access to health professionals they can trust in an environment with which they are familiar. Children and teens receive full-service health care at our community clinics, including:

  • Physical examinations
  • Growth assessments
  • Screenings (hearing, vision, scoliosis, etc.)
  • Treatment of acute illnesses such as asthma
  • Dental and vision treatments

For adolescents, we offer:

About the Homemaker Program

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Anna is a single mother with HIV. Her health is very unstable, and she is in and out of the hospital weekly. In addition to coping with her illness, she worries about not being there for her two children. They are sad and withdrawn, their teachers say, and their grades are slipping. Where can she turn for help?

Community Schools In Action: Lessons From a Decade of Practice

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Community Schools In Action

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Children’s Aid Early Childhood Department gets Ooey Gooey with a Workshop that Refreshes and Invigorates Children’s Aid teachers!

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