Jeanine Costley, DSW, LCSW-R
Senior Vice President for Transitional Services
Jeanine Costley provides clinical and administrative oversight for eight clinical programs including transitional shelters and community-based services for homeless or formerly homeless adults and families. All programs support clients transitioning from homelessness to independence through integrated mental and physical health services, trauma-informed and recovery- orientated services, with an intensive case management component. She began at ICL in 2011 as clinical director of Tillary Street Women’ shelter; in 2020, Jeanine oversaw the opening of ICL’s fourth and fifth shelters.
Prior to coming to ICL, Jeanine was a psychotherapist at Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy; psychosocial coordinator at Doctors without Borders; and Clinical Director of Sanctuary for Families. She has worked with Safe Horizon, the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation, and Urban Resource Institute Domestic Violence Shelter. Jeanine received a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work from New York University in 2018, her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, and Post Graduate Certificates in Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) and Advanced Trauma Studies and Treatment from Adelphi University and in Advanced Clinical Practice from New York University.
Jeanine is invited frequently as a trainer and guest lecturer on subjects including trauma-informed care for homeless women of color at NYU and Columbia University. At the 2018 Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Conference in Albany, she presented on “Mental and Physical Health Disparities in Communities of Color.”