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 […]

BIPOC Mental Health Month

Challenges for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) To commemorate this special month dedicated to the unique mental health struggles of underrepresented groups. This discussion could not come at a more important time — as communities of color face the enormous challenges resulting from the COVID pandemic, the resulting economic decline and the ongoing […]

Clergy Clinician Community Collaboration

in 2019, Institute for Community Living (ICL) developed a  Clergy Clinician Community Collaboration (or 4C), a collaboration between ICL, faith-based leaders (FBLs) in East NY and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). to help clergy identify strategies to better address mental health needs of congregants including engagement in supportive services. This collaboration arose out of the extensive outreach ICL did in the planning […]

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 […]

Public Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

By David Woodlock, President and CEO, ICL ” I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ‘ ” –Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr At ICL, we are all […]

Will we see a ‘wounded generation’ because of COVID-19?

By David Woodlock Published in Modern Healthcare   Much of the public policy debate about re-opening society after months of stay-at-home edicts balances today’s need for health and safety with tomorrow’s need for economic and social well-being. What’s largely missing from these discussions are the long-term implications of the trauma that this crisis has inflicted […]

ICL welcomes its new COO, Pamela Mattel

  David Woodlock, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICL, today announced the appointment of Pamela Mattel, LCSW as Chief Operating Officer. Mattel has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 35 years, with a focus on integrating primary and behavioral health care. ICL, a premier mental health organization serving more than 10,000 clients, […]