Institute for Community Living Announces New Chief People Officer

February 2024 Jessica Bittner brings more than two decades of experience in executive roles for nationally recognized organizations in human services, health care, and higher education to ICL. The role of Chief People Officer is a new position that reflects ICL’s investment in its workforce and the professional development of its staff The Institute for […]

ICL Supportive Housing Program Reduces Psychiatric Hospitalizations for People With Serious Mental Illness

May 2023 On-site whole health services helped 90 percent of residents avoid a psychiatric emergency room visit; the number of residents seeing a primary care physician more than doubled Program supports those experiencing serious mental health challenges and histories of homelessness and institutionalization This month, the Institute for Community Living (ICL) Nevins Street Apartments housing […]

Mega Contracting Group is Lead Sponsor of Institute for Community Living 2023 Spring Gala

  Generous support from Mega will bolster the nonprofit’s whole-health services for New Yorkers living with mental and behavioral health challenges Click here for photos Mega Contracting Group was a generous lead sponsor of the 2023 Spring Gala of Institute for Community Living (ICL), a premier provider of whole health care for children, adults, and […]

Institute for Community Living Celebrates Whole Health at Spring Gala

  Event supports the nonprofit’s health, housing, and recovery services for people living with mental and behavioral health challenges Click here for photos The Institute for Community Living (ICL), a premier provider of whole health care for children, adults, and families living with serious mental health challenges, substance use disorder, and developmental disabilities, held its […]

Op-Ed | New York City must do more to reduce family separation

May 12, 2023 By CEO Jody Rudin.   This Mother’s Day, M (we are protecting her identity) will be celebrating with her daughter.  It wasn’t always this way; the mother and daughter were forced to spend years apart and their reunification was only made possible because of a unique program designed specifically for people like […]

‘Whatever It Takes’: The Street Teams Who Help Mentally Ill New Yorkers

May 3, 2023 Half a year with the street counselors who dispense free sneakers, monthly injections and gentle encouragement to some of the city’s most vulnerable and volatile residents. Andy Newman and Hiroko Masuike followed mental health field teams for months as they treated homeless clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. Chris Payton […]

New Institute for Community Living Hope and Recovery Center Improves on Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

April 19, 2023 Center Takes an Integrated, Whole-Health Approach to Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Offering a Wide Range of Recovery and Harm Reduction Services, Including Individual and Group Counseling and Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment, Plus, Access to Physical Health Services, Food Pantry, and Other Services that Address Social Determinants of Health Today, the Institute for Community […]

Art: A Tool for Breaking Stigma

April 18, 2023 Written by Mindy Liss, Vice President for Communications While the reasons for stigma around mental illness are complex and vary by community – we know its prevalence prevents many from seeking treatment – from finding help and building a better life. At the Institute for Community Living (ICL), we offer an array of […]