ICS 2022 Turkey and Toy Drive:
As ICS enters its 44th year of service to this community, it emerges as strong as ever – as the COVID pandemic finally winds down. In the past fiscal year, ICS continued to operate all its programs at contracted levels or beyond and did so with a blend of remote and ‘in person’ services. Over 24,000 psychotherapy sessions were provided via its licensed outpatient clinics, its prevention program, and its newly established CCBHC clinic. Its COMPASS and SONYC after school programs served close to 800 children and adolescents year-round in six different Inwood schools. In addition, ICS launched a targeted gun violence prevention evening project for high school age youth. Additionally, ICS’s SYEP employment program approximated pre-COVID levels, enrolling over 750 adolescents and young adults this past summer. Also, ICS’s top tier ESOL and literacy program continued to educate hundreds of adult students and is currently transitioning from being fully remote to completely ‘in person’. In a word, ICS continues to serve over 5,000 community residents annually and expand its services. ICS is also actively pursuing its own permanent home (i.e., a new building) in Inwood – something that the oldest, largest, and most reputable CBO in Inwood has certainly merited after over four decades of selfless, professional service to hundreds of thousands of community residents.
In addition to the above, and as we have done for decades, ICS is having its annual Turkey and Toy Drive to benefit the neediest of our residents. Every penny we receive is converted into a Turkey Voucher or Toy Gift Card and distributed directly to our clients. Since ICS is an IRS 501 (c) (3) corporation, all contributions are tax deductible.
You can simply go to GoFundMe and make whatever contribution you chose. You can also donate by check if you like (addressed to Inwood Community Services, Inc., 651 Academy Street, NYC NY 10034).
Thank you for your support of ICS over the decades, and my best wishes to you and your loved ones for the holiday season.
Charles Corliss, Ph.D., ABPP
Alicia M. Ferrer Mental Health Clinic
A NYS Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient mental health clinic offering professional, culturally competent individual, family, and group psychotherapy as well as psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults. Read more »
Adult Literacy & Education
A longstanding, professionally staffed, NYC DYCD funded literacy program to assist immigrant adults and youth (>16) acquire English language, civics, and other skills needed for employment and further education.
Comprehensive Outpatient Addiction Program (COAP)
A NYS OASAS licensed and NYS OASAS and NYC DOH & MH funded #822 Medically Supervised outpatient chemical dependency treatment clinic for individuals recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, or significant others of such individuals. Read more »
Child and Family Prevention and Wellness Program
A NYS OASAS and NYCDOH&MH funded Primary and Direct Prevention program serving at risk children , adolescents, and families with an array of Evidenced Based Practices (EBPs)include parenting , family support, and drug prevention groups. Read more »
Youth Employment Programs
Two NYC DYCD funded employment programs for community young people (aged 14-24): the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), and the year round Work, Learn, and Grow Program (WLGP). Read more »
After School Programs
COMPASS After School Program @ PS 189
A NYC DYCD funded COMPASS After School Program at PS 189 for elementary school children offering a range of activities including homework help, recreation and specialty clubs (e.g. student newspaper). Read more »
COMPASS After School Program @ PS 278
A NYC DYCD funded COMPASS After School Program at PS 278 for elementary school children offering a range of activities including homework help, recreation, and specialty clubs (e.g. NYC landmarks). Read more »
COMPASS After School Program at PS 366
A NYC DYCD funded COMPASS After School Program at PS 366 for elementary school children offering a range of activities including homework help, recreation, and specialty clubs (e.g. robotics). Read more »
COMPASS After School Program @ MS 366 (ALZA)
Funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, this COMPASS program serves adolescents between the ages of 10 to 14, who attend Washington Heights Academy. Read more »
SONYC After-School Program @ IS 52
A NYC DYCD funded SONYC After School Program at IS 52 for intermediate school students offering a range of activities including homework assistance, recreation, and specialty clubs (e.g. gardening). Read more »
SONYC After School Program @ IS 278
A NYC DYCD funded SONYC After School Program at IS 278 for intermediate school students offering a range of activities including homework assistance, recreation, and specialty clubs (leadership development). Read more »