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It has been a difficult start to the new year for our staff and our clients, with the latest COVID wave sidelining many employees and impacting every aspect of our organization. My greatest worry is about the well-being of staff and clients—the organization will continue to thrive because we have great people on board and a culture of supporting one another. 


Putting Down Roots

Emmanuel Spiff is the garden coordinator for the JCC Harlem and Hunger-Free America, where he’s responsible for teaching children to grow food. He has deep roots in the work, having been raised on a farm. “Since I was a child, I’ve found gardening to be therapeutic,” said Emmanuel. 

After experiencing homelessness and unaddressed health challenges, the steady work is as rewarding as it is restorative.  And a new stable home to return to at the end of the day helps ensure Emmanuel can continue to improve his health and well-being. ICL’s respite center helped support Emmanuel in his journey.

Lex Soto Named Gay City News Impact Award Honoree

In addition to Lex Soto’s work at one of our outpatient clinics, they have created trainings and programs on how best to work with and care for LGBTQ individuals.
Learn more about Lex and the award


NYS Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health Names Sharon Sorrentino "Employee of the Year"

Throughout Sharon Sorrentino’s 25-year career, she has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome mental health challenges.


We are thrilled to be celebrating our 35th anniversary—in person—at our annual Gala. Please mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel.

Formal invitations will be sent out in March. Proof of full vaccination required. Masking is required at all times except when eating or drinking.


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New York, New York 10004

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125 Broad Street, Third Floor  | New York, New York 10004
212-385-3030 | info@iclinc.net

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