New Community Support Program in East NY, Brownsville Helping Residents in Need

ICL Connects helped over 180 people in East New York and Brownsville get mental health, housing and food services last month There’s a brand-new program for East New York and Brownsville residents that addresses the skyrocketing disenfranchisement caused by the pandemic. ICL Connects, run out of the Institute for Community Living’s East New York Health Hub, provides […]

Telehealth is Helping New York Tackle Our Mental Health Crisis, But It Must Be Funded

When we first met Alice two years ago, she suffered from schizophrenia, depression, uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Even though we set up pill boxes for her and arranged home health aides, she chose to seek treatment only in emergency rooms. Her health continued to deteriorate.  Last year, Alice finally began to engage in […]

Univision 41 speaks to Gerardo Ramos about ICL Connects

Watch full interview here ICL Connects program is a joint effort between ICL and Mother Cabrini Foundation that connects people to housing support, nutritious meals, health care, and mental health services. The pandemic has increased demand for mental health services and has affected everyone, even people without a diagnosis. And the best way to help […]

2020 Virtual Breakfast of Champions

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS OUR HONOREES We are proud to recognize two individuals for their passionate commitment to — and advocacy for – ensuring a stronger future for all people. Like the rest of the country, COVID-19 posed great obstacles to this work but thanks to generous supporters like you, we continue to keep our promise that […]

Amazing work of ICL Chief Medical Officer Featured in Major AP COVID-19 Story

Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care NEW YORK (AP) — More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter. The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the […]

After weeks of dire hospital conditions, doctors and nurses face their own mental health crisis

Courtesy of Hospital for Special Surgery Townsend, a clinical nurse leader, is not used to patients dying at Hospital for Special Surgery. For Dr. Joseph Herrera, the past eight weeks have seemed like a lifetime. Herrera used to spend his days treating sports injuries as chairman of rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai Health System. Then […]

NYC Parents Take Social Distanced Life ‘Hour By Hour’

Dr. Jeanie Tse shares advice for parents on how to manage social distancing and urging them to create a flexible schedule that includes some precious “alone time.” Social distancing presents an opportunity and challenge to city parents experiencing “two worlds colliding in our space and in our face.” NEW YORK CITY — A Manhattan mom […]