Preventive Services

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Home-based services to keep children and their families together

When a family functions well, children do better.  That’s the fundamental tenet of the Preventive Services Programs at The Children’s Aid Society.   In existence since 1981, we provide an array of family-focused interventions that help enhance family relationships and alleviate stressors to improve child safety.

Master’s level social workers collaborate with each family to develop an individualized service plan to address their specific needs.  Services are primarily home-based providing families access to high-quality interventions where they are most comfortable.   We currently serve families in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island and just renewed our contract with the city to continue this important work for the next 10 years!  While many families come to us through referrals from the Administration for Children’s Services, we also receive referrals through community-based agencies and directly from families themselves.  We stay involved with families for one year on average.   

Social workers provide:

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Teen and parenting groups
  • Parenting guidance
  • Case management services
  • Advocacy

To refer a family or to self-refer:  In Manhattan, call Michelle Alenak or Sara Budowsky at 347-708-8478.  In the Bronx, call Elizabeth Rogers at 718-716-7531. In Staten Island, call Carrie Greene at 347-291-8601.

For more information

For more information about the Preventive Services Programs, call Alirio Guerrero, Director of Preventive Services at 718-617-8594.