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Keeping Families Together

For a child, having one loving parent is the key to lifelong success. Zach Moore knows that: his mother Diane did everything she could to make his life better. Diane overcame great challenges—she had a 25-year history of psychiatric hospitalization and institutionalization— to provide stability and love for Zach. “I was her priority. She wanted to be well for me,” he says. ICL was there to support them.


Youth Residence offers Opportunity to Grow

Jennifer spent her childhood in foster care and residential treatment programs before moving to ICL’s Livonia Avenue Residence at age 18. “When I got to Livonia, I didn’t know how to explain my feelings. I got angry and became violent. The staff helped me change and become the person I never thought I could be.”

Livonia offers independent living for youth transitioning out of foster care, psychiatric hospitals, or residential treatment facilities. Often, these young people have little experience with independent living, and most do not have family they can rely on. The program helps them transition into the community and meet their goals, like finishing high school, applying to college, and working.


ICL Connects Mom and Baby

Last year, life brought joy and heartbreak to Georgina: she married the love of her life and had a healthy baby boy, but then her husband was tragically killed. Suddenly, she was a widow mourning the death of her best friend and support system, while managing a home and caring for her son. That is when she learned about the ICL Hope Center (844-ICL-HOPE), the entry point to our vast array of services.

New Ground Young Adult Family Supported Housing

Nearly two years ago, ICL introduced a scattered-site housing program specifically for young adult families (parents ages 18 to 25) who were experiencing homelessness. Today, our New Ground community consists of 30 families—all with small children— who work closely with family case managers; social workers; a mental health and child development specialist; and Employment and Education Specialist Jocelyn Launer, who supports residents’ career goals.


School-based Clinics

ICL runs two school-based mental health clinics, each at an elementary school in Brooklyn, where ICL staff fully integrate into the school community. The school clinics provide individual and group counseling on a wide range of topics, psychiatric medication management, crisis intervention, assessments, and clinical support for both families and staff.

ICL also partners with school staff for lunchroom support and classroom observations. 


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Institute for Community Living (ICL)
125 Broad Street, Third Floor
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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