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Community Division

More than 175 families and 270 children participate in our home visiting programs, Healthy Families New York (HFNY) and ANDRUS Parenting Services. Within their homes or in neighborhood centers, ANDRUS works closely with each family to help promote the healthy development, school readiness, and literacy skills of their children at critical junctures in their lives. Our home visiting services promote the inner strength of families by building their capacities to handle stress, negotiate service systems, and provide nurturing and effective parenting for their children.

In partnership with the Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF) Health Home ANDRUS’ Care Management has provided care coordination services to over 365 Medicaid eligible children ages 0 to 21 residing in Westchester, the Bronx, and upper Manhattan.

How we have adapted to the changing times…

The number of families enrolling in the programs in our Community Division continues to increase and only speaks to the rising need we are actively addressing among children and families during the crisis. Both the ANDRUS Early Learning Center and the Eastchester After School Youth Program remain connected via Zoom.

While engaging children and families through what is now this virtual form of support, the Community Division has begun to re-envision what service delivery may look like in the future. But, for now, our families and communities are looking to us to help them manage through the trauma, which requires us to pivot, be innovative, and remain hopeful as we reshape services for families.

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