Feature Stories

In-depth stories, multimedia and slide shows from Astor.

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Who Is Astor Services for Children & Families?

October 2016 Read more…

Please view this video which gives a brief overview of who Astor Services is as seen the eyes of families and staff.

Astor Welcomes Pope Francis

June 2015 Read more…

In honor of his visit to the U.S., Astor staff members and children joined together to give a warm welcome to Pope Francis by sharing a message of charity.

Importance of Early Recognition for Mental Health Issues

May 2015 Read more…

Dr. Suzanne Button is interviewed on 98.1 WKZE. Contains helpful information for parents & family members with questions regarding mental health.

Astor's Paint What You Feel Art Series

January 2014 Read more…

Astor's art program uses abstract expressionist art to help emotionally charged children release their emotions in a productive, confidence-building way.

Empty Chairs = Lost Opportunities

September 2013 Read more…

Astor's Empty Chairs event highlights the painful impact of federal budget cuts on our communities' children due to the loss of Head Start funding.

We Must Act To Save Our At-Risk Youth

December 2011 Read more…

Astor's Dr. Suzanne Button's essay describes why - and how - we must act now in order to help our at-risk youth, who face ever-growing challenges.

Video Overview of Astor's Programs for Children & Their Families

December 2011 Read more…

Astor's Dr. Paul Bulman provides a great overview of Astor's Community-based services, with an emphasis on Astor's Bronx programs.

In His Footsteps: Lessons of Acceptance from an Older Brother

November 2011 Read more…

Astor's Dr. David Crenshaw relates this very personal story of mental health issues in his own family.

Astor Reaches Out on Teen Suicide Prevention

June 2011 Read more…

Astor's Dr. Suzanne Button provides important information on the topic of Teen Suicide Prevention in this radio interview. Learn what you can do to help.

Swing Into Spring 2011

May 2011 Read more…

Astor's "Swing Into Spring," fundraising reception on Thursday, May 5th at the Millbrook Winery in Millbrook, NY, honored Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro with the Louise Marillac Public Service Award.

Magee Hickey & Co. Sing Out for Astor LF Hickey Center

May 2011 Read more…

Magee Hickey, reporter for CBS 2 News, and colleagues from New York's television stations, sang in a Cabaret to raise funds for Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx.

Cabaret Event Spotlights Astor's Hickey Center

April 2011 Read more…

Coverage of Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development and the Cabaret event that helps to raise funds and awareness to aid the center.

WAMC Radio Report on Hudson Valley Teen Suicide

April 12, 2011 Read more…

This WAMC Radio spot on a Hudson Valley teen suicide includes Dr. James McGuirk of Astor Services for Children and Families. Greg Fry reports. Airdate: April 12, 2011.

Donors Brighten the Holidays for 1,200 Astor Kids and Families

December 2010 Read more…

Over 1200 children and families had happier holidays in 2010 thanks to donors who took part in Astor's 2010 Adopt-A-Family program.

Business Leaders Urge Investment in Early Childhood Education

December 2010 Read more…

New York business leaders discuss the importance of early childhood care and learning to our current and future workforce.

Astor Takes a Strength-Based Approach to Treatment

November 8, 2010 Read more…

This interview presents helpful information for parents and family members with questions about their children's behavioral and mental health difficulties.

Astor Opens A New Mental Health Clinic in the Bronx

October 1, 2010 Read more…

Astor Services For Children & Families opens a new mental health center in the Bronx: Astor At Highbridge.

Teen Suicide Prevention:
WBAI Radio Features Astor's Paul Bulman

August 2010 Read more…

Astor's Dr. Paul Bulman discusses the topic of Teen Suicide Prevention in this WBAI radio interview. Learn the warning signs and what you can do to help.

NYC Event Highlights 'Building a Better Future for our Children & Families'

May 2010 Read more…

"Building a Better Future" reception, with proceeds benefiting Astor's Bronx programs. Event featured speaker Ralph Acampora, Jazz Musician Tony Smith, and an art auction with work by Astor children and NYC artists.

Swing Into Spring 2010

April 2010 Read more…

"Swing Into Spring" reception, with proceeds going toward improving facilities to meet health and safety needs. Event included an art show, auction, and live swing dancing.