Central Service : (914) 941-1710
Westchester Intake : (914) 941-1654
South Bronx Intake : (718) 665-6557
Suffolk Intake : (631) 728-0181
103-6 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
299 North Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
279 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
225 W 34th St
New York, NY 10122
These programs are integral to the philosophy and mission of Dominican Sisters Family Health Service and part of continuum of care. Services, basic to comprehensive and holistic care, center on the most vulnerable members of society — mothers and infants and the frail elderly — and positively impact the health of residents and communities served. In 2005, clients increased by 9%, visits by 12%. Funding, totaling $2,447,655, was secured to support these critical programs which are non-reimbursable.
The South Bronx, an inner city community, is home to a largely immigrant and economically disadvantaged population where more than half the people are under 25 years of age. The 200 Census shows that the South Bronx ranks first among New York City neighborhoods for having the highest concentration of children living below the poverty level. Outreach services are targeted to families and children.
The Ryan White Part D. Program
The Ryan White Title IV Program provides health care and support services for children, adolescents, women and families. The Program utilizes comprehensive, community-based care systems, coordinated programs that include health, social outreach, education and prevention. Among the services provided are case management, client advocacy, counseling, a women's group, HIV testing and counseling, and walk-in services. This program was presented as part of the International Conference on AIDS in Canada in August of 20006.
The Family Life Program
The Family Life Program is funded through the New York City Administration of Children's Services. Staff work intensively with families at risk for child abuse and neglect. The goal of this program is to prevent placement of children outside of their homes by strengthening families through counseling, parent training, home management, substance abuse services and advocacy/referral.
Infant Toddler/Parent Program
The Infant Toddler/Parent Program addresses the need for early intervention services designed to promote age appropriate child development, to prevent developmental deterioration due to high environmental risk to children (birth to three years) and to promote the overall well-being and parenting skills of the parents. The program is both center-based and home-based.
Assessments which indicated some degree of developmental delay initially, showed improvement to within normal range of development at the second assessment. Women who participated in the parenting skills sessions demonstrated observable progress and exhibited improvement in parent-child interaction skills. Fathers continued their participation in the program activities in 2005. Individual clinical counseling was provided to 38 individuals, couples and families. A Domestic Violence Support Group meets weekly.
Stories from MECF Programs
South Bronx Medical Programs
South Bronx Medical Programs