INWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. (ICS)  is a not-for-profit community-based organization established in 1979 by a group of concerned community residents led by the then pastor of the Church of Good Shepherd, John J. Foley, CSP, to serve the residents of the Inwood-Washington Heights community. Celebrating its 26th year anniversary, ICS’ budget has grown from $20,000 in 1979 to approximately $3,000,000 today.  Directed by Dr. Charles Corliss (who has been the agency’s Executive Director since its inception), ICS currently has a staff of over 100 employees and provides extensive programming for children, adolescents, adults and families in COUNSELING; LITERACY; YOUTH SERVICES; AND PREVENTION.

ICS is unique in Community Board #12 in that it has responded to significant community need with comprehensive, professional programs (e.g., three different certified treatment clinics), yet, has maintained its grass roots, culturally competent, family focus.  ICS has also flourished as a result of the long term commitments of its dedicated neighborhood Board of Directors. (Click here to see Board listing)  It has also had the very good fortune of retaining a number of highly capable, committed staff.


View  of the George Washington Bridge

and The Hudson River


 The Cloisters Gardens