Mental wellness is a continual journey with many forms of progress, big and small. Astor Services is here for you and your family with high quality mental/behavioral health and education services. To learn more about our programs, visit www.astorservices.org/programs/... See MoreSee Less
Wellness reminders from the team at Astor Services. We are here for you on your journey, providing mental health, welfare, and early childhood development services in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley and Bronx regions. To learn more about our programs, visit our website at www.astorservices.org/programs/... See MoreSee Less
It's not too late to register! Wingdale Head Start has rolling admission and is now accepting applications for September! This pre-k program is for youth who have turned 4 by 12/1/22 who live in the Dover School District. Free breakfast and lunch are included. To register or learn more, contact Nicole Johnson at NJohnson@astorservices.org
Beat the heat today and stop by @delsroadsideny to try Astor's "Scoop of Joy" ice cream, a brand new flavor created by the children we serve. Available by the pint or by the scoop! And don't forget to enter our giveaway in our previous Del's post!
Astor Services had the pleasure of participating in a panel earlier today as part of Catholic Charities' Legislative Briefing for Members of the New York City Council. Our CEO, Yvette Bairan, spoke about the impact of workforce shortages and support around mental health access in our communities. A special thanks to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York for the invitation and continued support of the children and families of our great city. Council Member Gale A. Brewer Carmen De La Rosa #JulieWon Astor Services for Children & Families Catholic Charities of New York... See MoreSee Less
Even with friends and family around, someone experiencing emotional pain or suicidal thoughts can feel isolated. You may sense something is wrong, but not realize how series it is. Trust your instincts and reach out, especially if the behavior is new, has increased or is related to a painful event, loss or change. The warning signs for suicide include sudden mood changes, withdrawal, changes in sleep, feelings of hopelessness, talking about wanting to die, putting affairs in order, feeling trapped, reckless behavior, and increased drug and alcohol use. Learn more warning signs at suicideispreventable.org #suicideprevention#takeaction4MH... See MoreSee Less
"I don’t think there is anything more important that we could be doing as a community than serving these children."
—Kate Kortbus, Board Chair The Children’s Foundation of Astor
"...We feel like we have a neurologist, therapist and soon a psychiatrist who can help us across the continuum. Thank you for working diligently to provide services during this difficult time to so many in need.
"With the help of Daphna, Stephanie, Liz B., Liz R., and the caring receptionists, we’ve watched our child regain confidence, motivation and joy."
"We truly thank you for helping us find our child again! God Bless You."
—Jane Smith, Parent
"Ms. McFarlane has been amazing! She has worked very well with my scholar and has helped him learn of ways to cope with his emotions. He looks forward to her visits and enjoys having her in the classroom."
"Isabelle is an excellent therapist. [She] has been able to bring to light issues in our family dynamic and offer solutions that I hope we can continue working on effectively after her time with us is done."