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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs, Ukraine

Mission: WellLife Network, formerly PSCH, Inc., empowers individuals and families with diverse needs to realize their full potential for achieving meaningful goals, guided by principles of independence, wellness, safety and recovery.

Target demographics: individuals faced with developmental disabiliites, mental health challenges and addiction

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25,000 New Yorkers

Geographic areas served: New York

Programs: residential housing, mental health counseling, affordable housing, addiction recovery, day habilitation, vocational training, art programs, children and family services

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love the work Im able to do at wellLife .Being able to assist the underserved members of society at wellLife we make the individuals the highest served.Never leaving anyone behind.With no cultural bias,Nor fear of engaging individuals living with mental health issues.And substance abuse historys.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

working within WLN nonprofit has be a very rewarding experience,After getting divorced and starting over from scratch with feelings of lost,working here has allowed me to grow independantly while helping the individuals we serve.Also learning Mental Health trainings offered through WLN makes me more equipt to assist individual.WLN is a very diverse agency i love the welcoming feeling and the acceptence of different cultures.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Name is George Gitzinger and I am a consumer in Supported Housing. Please see my story:
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter to explain my experiences with PSCH/WellLife Network.
I became a consumer with PSCH upon being discharged from Manhattan Hospital in NYC sometime in the late 1990’s.
My first Case Manager with PSCH was Crystal John. Crystal placed me in a home in Woodhaven with 2 other gentlemen. She is one of the nicest and most professional people I have met.
During this time I went to a trade school, graduated, and started working again. Things were going well for a few years and then a relapse occurred.
My counselor was Michael Thomas when is happened. I went to the hospital via ambulance, and Michael met me at the hospital and was with me until I was admitted. He went out of his way to see that I was taken care of.
Upon discharge from the hospital I was transferred to an in-patient facility and spent next three years there. I won’t mention the name of this facility, but the difference at that facility and PSCH/WellLife Network was night and day. Where PSCH/WellLife Network counselors were kind, caring, courteous, and professional, the counselors at this facility were not. At this place (unnamed), counselors were having sex with consumers.
After completing the program at this (unnamed) facility I called Crystal to see if I could return to PSCH/WellLife Network. Shortly thereafter, I was set up in an apartment in Hollis with another gentleman. We both preferred reading, to loud music. We watched Jeopardy every night (He was better than me.)
Sadly, he passed away the week before Thanksgiving 2019. He had a phone call, and I went to wake him, and it was obvious he passed away during the night. He was being treated for colon cancer. I remember turning on my phone, and the first number I pressed on the speed dial was for Sue Diaz. The Fire Department, Police, and EMT were there in minutes.
The people at WellLife Network asked me if I wanted to move to another place. I said no, that I was very comfortable here and have a great relationship with the landlord. (He even invites me to Thanksgiving Dinner every year).

At present, my Case Manager is Chrissaundra Patterson. She is kind, knowledgeable, and professional. When COVID became the menace it is, she called me up and asked if I wanted the vaccine. I did, and after the second shot, I was fully vaccinated.
I consider myself retired now (over 65), and credit Chrissaundra with helping me navigate the changes to my income and health insurance. This can be challenging!
I keep busy with my hobbies, which among other, are model building, computer programming, reading, and crossword puzzles. I look forward to going to Jones Beach this year on Memorial Day weekend to see the Navy Blue Angels air show.
To say that WellLife Network saved my life seems anticlimactic. I went from someone who didn’t want to wake up in the morning, to someone who loves to see the sun rise.
In conclusion, I cannot say enough about all the good people I have met through WellLife Network. The staff is great. I wish some of the other programs would adopt their model.
Very truly yours,

George Gitzinger



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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working for WellLife Network for many years. The mission and the culture of this agency is amazing and it really unites everyone to work together as a team to provide the best services we can to individuals with disabilities.
We need more agencies like WellLife Network.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been living at Island House for the past three years. At times I may have difficulty with my benefits, but my Case Manager is always willing to assist me. I feel better that i have support and i am not alone in this world. The weather is getting warmer and i am looking forward to our Memorial Day cookout. I am thankful for Island House and WellLife Network.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am living in the "low Income" apartments at Dewitt. I have been here since it's opening in 2012. I must say that I would not want to live anywhere else in Brooklyn. The agency does so much to make sure that all are cared for. I have much respect for the staff who work here.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This program is quite exciting, it gives me pleasure to see the clients express their gratitude for being part of the program, especially the impact it has made in their lives and the roof they have over their heads. The program has brought change to most of the clients we serve and many are still struggling but we believe they will fall in line.

As professionals serving this individuals, we bring our wealth of experience and passion for our job in ensuring that we deliver quality service in the most humane way.

Thanks to WellLife Network for this amazing program that has brought succor to many of the underserved individuals in our community.

Charles Uti, MBA, Ph.D

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional with years of experience in this field, WellLife Network has aided me in fulfilling my life long dream of making a change in the lives of people with mental health needs. The agency is passionate about the housing and rehabilitation of individuals, and as a result, they go above and beyond to ensure that this population get all the assistance they require for their reintegration back into the community. The agency is a good balance between a rehabilitation center and a homely environment where individuals can heal while they feel comfortable and at home.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WellLife Network is a diverse all encompassing human service organization that provides housing, clinical and support services to people with Special Needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Vanessa Reeds. I live at Wellife Network Dewitt Residence. The program helped me grow with my life. It also helped me manage my money better. I have been living here for nine years now, and the staff have been very good to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Sarah Cordero. I live at Wellife Network Dewitt Supportive Housing residence. I am happy to be at Wellife Network Dewitt residence. I struggled a lot before I came here, but I thank GOD so much for putting me in such a good place. Thanks to Wellife Network for the support and the staff of Dewitt residence. This program is the best, and I will recommend it to anybody

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is James Williams. Since I have been living at Wellife Network/Dewitt residence, I found the staff at Welllife Network to be available and supportive. The residential staff have always been there to help me with any issues I am dealing with at that time.
I am very grateful for the roof this agency has provided over my head.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with Wellife Network Inc. for the past twelve years. I was appointed in 2009 in a Case Manager role and have since been promoted to Assistant Manager, now currently working as program Director. Upper management at Welllife network are extremely supportive and I am proff that there is opportunity to grow within the agency. Welllife Network is not only a place of work for me but we are like family. Collaboration between all the Program Directors is essential and we work together to effectively manage each residence. I enjoy coming to work each day knowing I am making a difference in the daily life of my clients. I often encourage people I know to apply to open positions within the agency.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dedicated and very helpful in providing assistance to clients.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so pleased to donate to WellLife Network and know that my contribution is making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable. They use the funds to improve the lives of individuals who live in residences. The staff is very capable and caring. Please consider a contribution to WellLife.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WellLife Network is a charity that follows through on all of its promises. It celebrates diversity and treats all of the individuals it services with respect and dignity. I donate to WellLife because I know the funds will be spent wisely and carefully. During the COVID-19 crises they went 220% to bat for their staff and participants in providing PPE supplies to keep them safe and well. I know how important this is to the parents, family and friends who have entrusted us with the care of their loved one.
Give generously to WellLife. They are derserving of your financial and community support. They are the One of the BEST in New York State.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with WellLife Network and non profits has been a positive one, the staff has been wonderful. The Case Manager has been working very hard to assist me, all of the time. The environment I reside in is amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been with WellLife Network, so many year, I can only say, they always come through for the individuals they served. They listen to their clients and they always do right by us!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience is very convenient and helpful and they provide assistance, information and education. Because of the agency I feel, I have a home and now going through the Pandemic, they are very helpful and assisting with the isolation portion in order to understand it better. It is very unique and there is always some one to assist to handle situation, with Welllife Network, I never feel alone.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Since being with the agency. I have transitioned several times in higher positions and the growth has been nothing but amazing. I have watched myself grow both professionally and personally. Being mentored by some wonderful has helped me build my level of confidence and I'm am truly grateful for the amount of support received.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve been a Welllife Network employee since 2012. It’s been an amazing experience to build my career with such a well regarded organization. Knowing that my hard work and efforts are not only recognized by my employer but is making a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the Brooklyn and Queens has been extremely rewarding. Plus they invest in their employees! Well life has supported me in continuing my education as well as my professional development. I highly recommend this company for their services as well as starting a career.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been with WellLife Network Inc. for 5 years and I started out as an Assistant manager. With the help and flexibility of the agency I had the opportunity to obtain professional growth and was promoted twice within two years. WellLife Network has given me the opportunity to make a difference and be a part of creating a lasting impact on the individuals and family we serve. This agency is one of the most dedicated, effective, and motivated nonprofit organizations that shows support and engagement of their staff and ensure the quality and care of their individuals are their utmost priority.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is designed to help individuals with mental health challenges to develop into confident and strong individuals. The administration shows concern for the employees well being and provides opportunities for growth

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working for WellLife Network since 2013. I have found my experience to be thoroughly rewarding. I couldn't ask for better colleagues and staff. Most everyone I work with is committed to the agency and our mission. Our administrative team truly cares for the clients we service and the staff that work for the agency. I feel valued and recognized for my hard work and accomplishments.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

In this month of May, marks my 11th anniversary of working with WellLife Network. It has been 11 years of personal and professional growth due to the agency's culture of fostering personal and professional growth. It is also one of the most diverse agencies which also encourage respect for individuals of varying backgrounds through teamwork.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been employed with this agency for over a decade. During my years of employment with this agency they have given me the opportunity to grow and to be the best as it relates to working in the social services field........ "they are the best"

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Non-Profits goes above and beyond trying to assist, teach and provide excellent services to enhance the wellness of the individuals being served.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Welllife Network is a great organization that allow its employees to reach their fullest potential. An organization that is vested not only in the employees but in the Individuals who we serve. Senior Leadership has always been hands on to make the workplace a stress free environment. We are consistently offered opportunities to be heard and to make a difference.
Since spending a significant amount of time out of lives in the workplace, Welllife of course has become a second home and most importantly the amazing teams have become a second family. Welllife has contributed to my success and I could not imagine being employed by any other organization. Thank you Welllife Network!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the most dedicated, effective, and motivated nonprofit organizations assisting adults and children with mental health and developmental needs in the Tri-State area.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Michael Thomas and I have been employed at WellLife Network for over 15 years. WellLife Network has given me the opportunity to make a difference and be a part of creating a lasting impact on the individuals and family we serve. Working for WellLife Network has been very fulfilling as we promote wellness and long term care for all

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a good time. Wellife Network IS angcies THEY HELP ME ALOT THE GOOD MY EXPERIENCE THEY HAVE ALOT EVENTS I WENT TO THE Baseball AND LIVING AT 437 DEWITT IS GOOD SERVICE I AM LIVING 437 DEWETT FOR SEVEN YEARs AND I IOVE LIVING HERE.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience has been good since I came to live here at Dewitt. It has been 7 years since I moved in. I had a wonderful time with my Director, Beverly Garcia, we have done things together and she has empowered me. She has made me grow to get out on my own and do for myself. Dewitt has been a good program for me as it has allowed me to grow. I have gotten closer to some of the counselors that have been good to me. As long as they keep my Director I will try to stay in Dewitt. I have lost people in my family, Ms. Garcia have always given me support. That is a quality that is needed and I found it here.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working at WellLife Network for over 4 years and have seen it grow and evolve dramatically. The individuals, the families, the communities it has reached and helped on daily basis is above and beyond. But it wouldn't be possible without the organization's highly dedicated, skillful and talented team of professionals, volunteers and corporate partners. I encourage you to make your donation today to this great and trustworthy organization — help this organization to help others in need!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Welllife Network is an agency that helps people to develop and grow into their potential. The staff provides hope for the individuals that receive services daily.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been with WellLife Network Inc. for 16 years and I started out as a Case Manager. With the help and flexibility of the agency I had the opportunity to obtain two degrees, my first was a B.S. in Social Science and my second was a MSW. The knowledge that I gained professionally, by working in the field with individuals who have special needs allows me to provide quality services for housing, outpatient treatment, counseling, linkage to community support systems, advocating for their rights, and reuniting them with their loved ones. With all this experience and knowledge gained through my Agency it has enabled me to grow emotionally and spiritually, while building a connection to support my community, family and myself.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been an employee here since 2013. WellLife Network has been a wonderful work experience for me. Working with people with mental illnesses has been my lifetime career, and here at WellLife I have found that my voice is encouraged and that I am given plenty of support in my role to meet the needs of our clients and our agency. It's difficult to find supportive administration and we have it here at WellLife, in my experience. From the Vice President to the CEO everyone is accessible and they are quick to thank staff for their hard work and to listen. I have enjoyed every minute of the past 6 years.

Donor

Rating: 5

I support the WellLife Network and the good work it performs to so many New Yorkers in need. I know how my donation is being used and I receive stories about those who WellLife has helped. It is an organization that is doing great work. Please take the time, as I did, to read about the services they provide. They are truly an amazing organization.

Ashley G.4

Advisor

Rating: 5

I honestly can't say enough good things about the WellLife Network. Their organization is fantastic, and everyone who works there, from the top down, deeply cares about each person who comes through their organization. Their services are wonderful and well thought out, but most importantly come from a place of sincere love. If you have an opportunity to work with them or support them in any capacity, do it!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PSCH, now WellLife Network, continues to stand out for the excellence, care and passion they bring to their work. This is a trustworthy organization worthy of any support you can give them!