Human Service Organizations,
Mission: Catholic charities neighborhood services, inc. (ccns) is a not for profit corporation that provides a variety of social services throughout the boroughs of brooklyn and queens. Ccns currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, those with developmental disabilities, and those struggling with mental illness.
Programs: Early childhood services provides developmentally appropriate educational, early head start, head start, child care and pre-k services for children from birth through age 5. 1,744 children are served in 10 early childhood programs and 78 family providers homes with with a focus on school readiness. Early head start home based program targets low income pregnant women and provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive, and comprehensive support services. Prenatal period of growth and development has a lasting impact on the child's potential for healthy growth and development after birth. Early head start home-based program options provide services to 25 pregnant women and their families and through the child's first three years of life. Early, continuous mental health and supportive postpartum care for the parents and child are provided. 25 healthy pregnancies , 8 positive childbirth outcomes and fully involving fathers in the lives of their very young children. All ecs programs provides male invovlement activities and parents with opportunities to move toward self-sufficiency by working with other community organizations.
family stabilization - prevention programs tailored for at-risk families to homeless prevention programs that help people in danger of losing their homes. Family services programs strengthen families and help them stay together. For young adults, we provide a second chance to keep them off the streets and give them real purpose for the future, through such programs as theyaip (young adult internship program). Our out of school time afterschoolprograms provide a mix of academic, recreational and cultural activities for young people (grades k-12) after school, during holidays and in the summer, in a safeand supportive environment. Family stabilization served 21,238 people.
senior services - our case management services for all adults aged 60 and older include case assistance, information and referral, home-delivered meals for the homebound, transportation, supportive and entitlement counseling, caregiver support groups, advocacy and congregate meals at senior centers. We also offer hours of friendly visiting to frail seniors in partnership with other community-based organizations. We have special services for our neighbors with alzheimer's disease or related forms of dementia, including group activities, workshops, case management, information and referral services. For their caregivers, we provide respite services. In order to help seniors stay physically fit and active in a safe environment, catholic charities senior centers offer a variety of classes and workshops in yoga, zumba, dance, meditation and healthy aging. Seniors have installed gaming systems, through the system, seniors can bowl, play tennis or participate in a host of other games that improve strength, coordination and balance. Comprehensive services were given to 2,358 homebound seniors by case mamangement programs, 3,319 seniors received received homebound delivered meals daily and 12,224 adults at 17 senior centers.