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Grab your golf clubs and join us for a great day of golf at the beautiful The Powelton Club! Along with a game of golf, you will enjoy breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets on sale now! Visit www.astorservices.org/event/golf/
@astorservices_ao @thepoweltonclub The Powelton Club #golf
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Grab your golf clubs and join us for a great day of golf at the beautiful The Powelton Club! Along with a game of golf, you will enjoy breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets on sale now! Visit www.astorservices.org/event/golf/
@astorservices_ao   @thepoweltonclub The Powelton Club #golf
2 hours ago

#TGIF Let's celebrate so al fresco with Le Petit Bistro !! Start your weekend celebration off with some #oysters and #champagne maybe some #mussels and #pommesfrites ? Any way you choose to celebrate #Friday do it with #purpose and #dineoutformentalhealth . Le Petit Bistro has generously supported Astor Services for Children & Families over the years and they are continuing by donating a portion of the proceeds every Friday in May in an effort to raise awareness for #mentalhealth. Reservations are suggested. The weather is beautiful in the #RBK so get out on the town #hudsonvalley and #dineout. #foodie #frenchcuisine #eatlocal #eatwell ... See MoreSee Less

#TGIF Lets celebrate so al fresco with Le Petit Bistro !! Start your weekend celebration off with some #oysters and #champagne maybe some #mussels and #pommesfrites ? Any way you choose to celebrate #Friday do it with #purpose and #dineoutformentalhealth . Le Petit Bistro has generously supported Astor Services for Children & Families over the years and they are continuing by donating a portion of the proceeds every Friday in May in an effort to raise awareness for #mentalhealth. Reservations are suggested. The weather is beautiful in the #RBK so get out on the town #hudsonvalley and #dineout. #foodie #frenchcuisine #eatlocal #eatwell
3 days ago

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders, like depression and anxiety, are more common in women, and certain disorders like perinatal depression are unique to women. This brochure contains an overview of five things that everyone should know about depression in women. go.usa.gov/xH7cp. #WomensHealthWeek ... See MoreSee Less

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders, like depression and anxiety, are more common in women, and certain disorders like perinatal depression are unique to women. This brochure contains an overview of five things that everyone should know about depression in women. https://go.usa.gov/xH7cp. #WomensHealthWeek
3 days ago

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! It's a time when we at Astor, along with members of the mental health community, come together to reaffirm our commitment to providing high-quality mental/behavioral health services to over 10,000 children and families in the Bronx and Hudson Valley. Together, we can realize our shared vision of a nation where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives — a nation where no one feels alone in their struggle. If you are in need of services, visit www.astorservices.org or call our Client Assistance Line: 1.866.278.6701. . ... See MoreSee Less

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Who's hungry?? Let's #dineoutformentalhealth at Enzo's Restaurant & Pizza in #kingston! Each and every Thursday our buddies at Enzo's Restaurant & Pizza donate a portion of the proceeds to Astor Services for Children & Families. We love their food and it makes for a delicious and easy dinner! Make sure you thank them for their continued support and their efforts to raise awareness for #mentalhealth. #eatlocal #eatwell #hudsonvalley #pizza #foodie #PizzaWithAPurpose #shoplocal #ShopSmall ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your mental health. Start the conversation. Here are five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit. go.usa.gov/xHHFy. #MentalHealthMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth National Institute of Mental Health Astor Services For Children And Families ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your mental health. Start the conversation. Here are five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit. https://go.usa.gov/xHHFy. #MentalHealthMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth National Institute of Mental Health  Astor Services For Children And Families
4 days ago

All That JAVA in Rhinebeck, Tivoli & now the newest location at the Hannaford Supermarkets in Kingston is supporting Astor Services for Children & Families and raising #mentalhealthawareness all month long! No matter which location you choose to perk up your day, know that All That JAVA is a proud supporter of all the great things we do at #Astor and we are a BIG fan of them! #coffeetime #hudsonvalleycoffee #allthatjava #kingston #tivoli #rhinebeck #perkup #coffeebean #coffeequeen #perkupwithapurpose ... See MoreSee Less

All That JAVA in Rhinebeck, Tivoli & now the newest location at the Hannaford Supermarkets in Kingston is supporting Astor Services for Children & Families and raising #mentalhealthawareness all month long! No matter which location you choose to perk up your day, know that All That JAVA is a proud supporter of all the great things we do at #Astor and we are a BIG fan of them! #coffeetime #hudsonvalleycoffee #allthatjava #kingston #tivoli #rhinebeck #perkup #coffeebean #coffeequeen #perkupwithapurpose
4 days ago

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we share this moving video, "Why we need to talk about suicide." For those in need, help is available by calling 1-800-273-8255 or chat online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.
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Its always a #homerun when you #dineoutformentalhealth at Home Plate Deli & Caterers! Each and every Wednesday during the month of May, join Astor Services for Children & Families in supporting #smallbusiness in our community. Home Plate Deli & Caterers will be donating a portion of the proceeds every Wednesday to show their support for #mentalhealthawareness. #eatlocal #eatwell #kingston #hudsonvalley #foodie #epicurious #mayisformentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less

Its always a #homerun when you #dineoutformentalhealth at Home Plate Deli & Caterers! Each and every Wednesday during the month of May, join Astor Services for Children & Families in supporting #smallbusiness in our community. Home Plate Deli & Caterers will be donating a portion of the proceeds every Wednesday to show their support for #mentalhealthawareness. #eatlocal #eatwell #kingston #hudsonvalley #foodie #epicurious #mayisformentalhealth
5 days ago

May is National Foster Care Month and to raise awareness, Astor employee Anne Marie would like to share her experiences as a foster parent and adoptive mother.

As a foster parent, I can say Fostering is not for the faint of heart; it’s for unselfish hearts and it’s also WORTH the heart-investment! Fostering has to be about what’s best for the child, as it’s the child that matters most! We began fostering our daughter Marie 3 months old and instantly loved her. We embraced her as a part of our family and assured her biological parents we loved her, that we were honored to take care of her for them. Over the course of her case, her parents came to realize they were unable to meet her needs, so they made the very difficult decision to surrender their parental rights once they understood that we would adopt her and be her forever family.

Fostering, and adopting through foster care is redeeming and there’s the potential to ease the biological parents’ feelings of loss. Connecting with our daughter’s biological parents, achieving a supportive relationship with them gave them the comfort level they needed. In establishing a bond with them, they were able to redeem their loss and proactively make an adoption plan for her. The best outcome for the child in care has to be foremost in everyone’s mind, and if that can be achieved minimizing the child’s family’s experience of loss, then so much the better!

So, God blessed that broken road of infertility as we not only grew our family thru foster care, but we were also able to do significant damage-control and assuage her biological parent’s feelings of loss and involve them in developing her adoption plan. She will be grown up one day, and she’s incredibly empathetic: knowing her parents weren’t devastated by her loss and weren’t left feeling powerless will be very important to her.

To learn about Astor's Therapeutic Foster Program, visit bit.ly/2ZBzj8R
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May is National Foster Care Month and to raise awareness, Astor employee Anne Marie would like to share her experiences as a foster parent and adoptive mother.

As a foster parent, I can say Fostering is not for the faint of heart; it’s for unselfish hearts and it’s also WORTH the heart-investment! Fostering has to be about what’s best for the child, as it’s the child that matters most! We began fostering our daughter Marie 3 months old and instantly loved her. We embraced her as a part of our family and assured her biological parents we loved her, that we were honored to take care of her for them. Over the course of her case, her parents came to realize they were unable to meet her needs, so they made the very difficult decision to surrender their parental rights once they understood that we would adopt her and be her forever family.  

Fostering, and adopting through foster care is redeeming and there’s the potential to ease the biological parents’ feelings of loss. Connecting with our daughter’s biological parents, achieving a supportive relationship with them gave them the comfort level they needed. In establishing a bond with them, they were able to redeem their loss and proactively make an adoption plan for her. The best outcome for the child in care has to be foremost in everyone’s mind, and if that can be achieved minimizing the child’s family’s experience of loss, then so much the better!  

So, God blessed that broken road of infertility as we not only grew our family thru foster care, but we were also able to do significant damage-control and assuage her biological parent’s feelings of loss and involve them in developing her adoption plan.  She will be grown up one day, and she’s incredibly empathetic: knowing her parents weren’t devastated by her loss and weren’t left feeling powerless will be very important to her.   

To learn about Astors Therapeutic Foster Program, visit http://bit.ly/2ZBzj8R
#NationalFosterCareMonth #foster #fostercare #AstorHeroes
6 days ago

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Incredible story! Very happy Marie is part of our family! ❤

What an amazing story!! I'm glad fate brought Marie to your family!

Awesome share of your inspirational story. Love this.

"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. "
—Astor Parent
"With the help of Daphna, Stephanie, Liz B., Liz R., and the caring receptionists, we’ve watched our child regain confidence, motivation and joy."
—Astor Parent
"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."
—Astor Parent
"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."
—J.D.

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