Press Releases from Astor

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Press Releases (w/ release date):

February 2024

Trauma Recovery Center Ribbon Cutting  3/4/24

January 2024

Liberty Counseling Center 1/31/24

October 2023

Astor Adopt-a-Family  10/20/23

September 2023

Rockland PHP Ribbon Cutting     9/7/2023

June 2023

Astor Expansion 7/14/23

May 2023

Trauma Recovery Center          5/8/2023

Dine Out 2023               5/1/2023

October 2022

Astor Services Rebranding.      10/5/22

July 2022

Del’s Dairy Farm and Astor Services Collaborate to Make Sweet Dreams Come True     7/26/22

May 2022

Jessie’s Girl Back to the 80s Concert to Benefit Astor Services         5/5/22

April 2022

MENUS WITH A MISSION: Astor Announces 2nd Dine Out Event for Mental Health Awareness Month  4/12/22

Astor Announces 2nd Dine Out Event for Mental Health Awareness Month     4/11/22

January 2022

Astor Announces Adult Care Management Program   1/3/22

November 2021

Adopt-a-Family Brings Joy to Children this Holiday Season 11/1/21

July 2021

Wining And Dining Raises Money For Astor Services 7/15/21

May 2021

Dine Out For Mental Health Awareness Month   5/3/21

February 2021

Astor’s Annual Adopt-A-Family Program Benefits Children 2/2/21

January 2021

Astor Receives $180k Grant From The Tiger Foundation  1/5/21
Astor CEO Yvette Bairan Honored Among Bronx’s Elite “Power Women” 1/19/21

August 2020

Astor Appoints Todd Karlin Chief Program Officer 8/11/20

July 2020

Astor’s New CEO Tapped for Leadership Roles 7/30/20

June 2020

Astor Learning Center Designated School of Excellence 6/5/20

January 2020

Astor Named Organization of the Year  1/15/20

Yvette Bairan Named Astor CEO 1/6/20

December 2019

Hilarie Burton’s New Movie Features Astor Children’s Artwork 12/15/19

Astor Receives $5K KidCents Grant 12/3/19

June 2019

Astor Receives NASET School of Excellence Award 6/3/19

April 2019

Astor Expands It’s Telepsychiatry Program 4/2/19

February 2019

Ghost Stories Fundraiser raises more than $140k for Astor 2/25/19

October 2018

Adopt-A-Family Program Seeks Donations – 10/17/19

June 2018

Astor Learning Center Recognized For Excellence – 6/8/18

February 2018

Astor RTC Renovation Scheduled for Spring– 2/13/18

Astor CANS-NYS Press Release  2/9/2018

January 2018

Annual Adopt-A-Family Program Benefits Families  1/30/18

Astor Announces its 8th Annual Cabaret with Stacy Sullivan   1/18/18

November 2017

Hilarie Burton Honored  11/11/2017

October 2017

Astor Seeks Donors For Annual Adopt-A-Family Program 10/13/2017

Star-Studded Performance, Ghost Stories, Returns For A Second Year 10/13/2017

Volunteers Improve Bronx Kids’ Lives and Futures with Play 10/16/2017

August 2017

Astor KaBoom Design Day Media Advisory 8/9/2017

July 2017

Astor Appoints Jeannine Mendez   7/19/2017

May 2017

 Notre Dame Club Work On Gardens_ 2017 5/3/2017

April 2017

Astor To Create Center for Excellence 4/26/2017

Astor Expanded Hours Press Release 4/11/2017

Astor RTC Press Release 4/11/2017 

February 2017

Astor Santiago CFO Release 2/23/2017

Astor CUNY Toy Donation 2/4/2017

January 2017

Astor Cabaret Event Release 1/19/2017

DaSilva-Siegel named Medical Director 1/19/2017

December 2016

PS 352 Run2Live Donation 12/13/2016

November 2016 

Adopt A Family 2016 11/21/2016

October 2016

Astor Spotlights Domestic Violence 10/20/2016

Paint What You Feel Cocktail Reception 10/14/2016

August 2016

Star-studded Ghostories Benefit 8/24/2016

July 2016

Astor’s CEO to Head NYS Children’s Behavioral Health Board 7/22/2016

June 2016

Astor Rhinebeck 2016 Graduation Ceremony 6/6/2016

May 2016

Successful Gala for Breaking The Stigma of Mental Health Issues 5/9/2016

Notre Dame Club Volunteers Gardening Skills at Astor 5/10/2016

Catholic Charities & Nat’l Supermarket Assoc Toy Donation 5/2/2016

Astor’s Button Releases Book on Childhood Psychosis 5/1/2016

April 2016

Astor Cabaret 2016 4/1/2016

Gala Hosted To Break The Stigma Against Mental Illness 4/12/2016

New Development Hire Nathalie Tejada 4/26/2016

December 2015

Astor Holiday Arts Festival 2015 12/1/2015

October 2015

Astor To Hold Domestic Violence Training 10/21/2015

September 2015

Retired NBA Player Adonal Foyle to read to Astor’s Children in the Bronx 9/14/2015

May 2015

Astor to Host Delegates from Singapore 5/26/2015

First Lady Chirlane McCray Visits Astor’s Program in the Bronx 5/1/2015

March 2015

Countywide Head Start Open Enrollment 3/25/2015

February 2015

NYC Newscasters, Broadway and Cabaret performers to sing for Astor’s kids 2/10/2015

January 2015

Astor donors brightened holidays for its children1/14/2015

December 2014

Astor’s St. Nick’s Fair set for Sunday, December 712/1/2014

Astor Appoints New COO12/5/2014

Astor Appoints New Board Chair12/15/2014

Realtors come out in support of Astor’s Adopt-A-Family Program12/17/2014

November 2014

Astor seeks donors to brighten holidays for its children11/17/2014

Astor to participate in the National Council for Behavioral Health Initiative11/19/2014

August 2014

Astor to offer Development Screenings for Children at the Fair 8/15/2014

July 2014

Astor shepherds students all the way to high school graduation 7/22/2014

June 2014

Astor Celebrates Children’s Awards Day 6/20/2014

Astor to Celebrate Children’s Awards Day 6/18/2014

Astor Hosts Golf Tournament at Trump National 6/10/14

Astor to Hold Golf Tournament at Trump National 6/3/14

May 2014

Mental Health Awareness Month: Astor Hosts 11th Annual Public Policy Breakfast 5/22/14

Mental Health Awareness Month: Astor to Host 11th Annual Public Policy Breakfast 5/20/14

A Night of Line Dancing to Benefit the Kids at Astor! 5/5/14

April 2014

NYC newscasters to sing for Astor’s kids 4/14/14

February 2014

Astor Receives $250K Robin Hood Foundation Grant 2/24/14

Alfred E. Smith Foundation gives Astor $50k Grant2/24/14

Astor Hosts Forum on Kindergarten Readiness 2/18/2014

January 2014

Astor Head Start Children Receive Dental Exams 1/15/2014

Astor’s Bright Holiday Season for Children and Families 1/7/2014

November 2013

Astor’s St. Nick’s Holiday Fair 11/27/2013

Gigi Catering and Hudson Valley Ventures Donate Thanksgiving Dinner 11/20/2013

Astor Kicks Off Adopt-A-Family Program 11/12/2013

Senator Gipson to read to Astor Head Start Class 11/8/2013

September 2013

Astor’s Free Family Fun Day – A Success! 9/17/2013

Astor Family Fun Day Event 9/11/2013

Updated: Head Start’s Empty Seat’s Symbolize Devastating Impacts of Sequestor Budget Cuts 9/10/2013

Astor Receives a $25K Grant from Countess Moira 9/9/2013

Head Start’s Empty Seats Symbolize Devastating Impacts of Sequestor Budget Cuts 9/4/2013

August 2013

Astor Provides Developmental Screening for Children and Teens at the Dutchess County Fair 8/16/2013

July 2013

Astor Receives a $150K Three-Year Grant from Dyson Foundation 7/23/2013

June 2013

Astor Celebrates Children’s Awards Day 6/21/2013

Astor to Celebrate Children’s Awards Day 6/19/2013

Astor Held 15th Annual Golf Tournament 6/11/2013

Astor to Hold 15th Annual Golf Tournament 6/4/2013

May 2013

LaGrange Church to Host Notre Dame Folk Choir Concert 5/22/2012

Ellenville Clinic Ribbon Cutting 5/14/2013

2013 Third Annual Cabaret 5/5/2013

March 2013

Astor Services Receives Robin Hood Grant 3/20/2013

Astor Services Hosts DCRCOC at Public Policy Breakfast 3/15/2013

Astor Services and DCRCOC 10th Annual Public Policy Breakfast 3/11/2013

February 2013

Astor Appoints New Leadership Staff 2/5/2013

January 2013

Over 1,500 Children and Families had a Brighter Holiday Season Thanks to Donors! 1/9/2013

November 2012

Astor’s Annual St. Nick’s Craft Fair: A Work of Love by Children, Staff and Friends.11/28/12

October 2012

Astor to Dedicate Construction of New Children’s Living Quarters. 10/17/12

August 2012

Astor Receives $80,000 Grant from American Mental Health Found. 08/21/12

June 2012

Astor’s Joan DiBlasi to Get Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies Award 06/19/12

Astor Held 14th Annual Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament 06/12/12

Astor to Hold 14th Annual Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament 06/05/12

May 2012

Student Art Show Opens 05/11/12

Astor to Host Antique Appraisal Event 05/01/2012

April 2012

Astor’s Early Recognition Program – Poughkeepsie, NY 04/23/2012

Astor’s Families to Families Wellness Conference 04/23/2012

March 2012

Astor Celebrates “Mr. Hickey Day” in the Bronx 03/29/2012

Astor Reaps Annual Cost Cutting Benefits 03/29/2012

Astor Services & DCRCOC 9th Annual Public Policy Breakfast 03/15/2012

Astor Services & DCRCOC to Host 9th Public Policy Breakfast 03/15/2012

January 2012

Donors Give 1,000+ Children & Families a Brighter Holiday Season 1/11/2012

November 2011

Astor’s St. Nick’s Craft Fair: Work of Love by Children, Staff and Friends 11/29/2011

Seminar: “Using Motivational Interviewing in Therapy with Children and Teens” 11/8/2011

September 2011

Astor Celebrates Ground Breaking for New Children’s Living Quarters 9/14/2011

Astor to Hold Ground Breaking for New Children’s Living Quarters 9/7/2011

June 2011

Astor to Celebrate Annual Children’s Awards Day 6/20/2011

May 2011

Magee Hickey, CBS 2 News, to Host Cabaret to Benefit Astor LFH Center 5/10/2011

Astor to Honor Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro at Fundraising Reception 5/3/2011

Astor to Host Oral Health Presentation for Head Start Children 5/2/2011

March 2011

Astor Receives $200k Grant from Robin Hood 3/24/2011

February 2011

Astor Appoints New Board Co-Chairs 2/25/2011

Astor and DCRCOC to Host Public Policy Breakfast 2/23/2011

January 2011

Astor Donors Give 1,200+ Kids & Families a Brighter Holiday 1/6/2011

September 2010

New Children’s Mental Health Center: “Astor at Highbridge” 9/21/10

Astor’s Dutchess Clinics Offer Walk-In First Appointments 9/21/10

July 2010

Astor to Construct New Living Quarters for Residential Treatment Facility 7/12/10

June 2010

Astor Celebrates Annual Children’s Awards Day 6/25/10

Astor Holds 12th Annual Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament 6/21/10

April 2010

Astor Hosts Successful Fundraiser 4/21/10

Astor Receives $25,000 Grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation 4/15/10

Astor to Hold Fundraising Reception 4/12/10

March 2010

Astor and DCRCOC to Host Public Policy Breakfast 3/8/10

January 2010

Adopt-a-Family Program Has Another Successful Year 1/7/10

December 2009

Astor Receives Grant from Community Foundation 12/23/09

Archbishop Dolan Visits Astor’s Hickey Center 12/23/09

Astor Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director 12/10/09

November 2009

Astor to Hold Annual St. Nick’s Craft Fair 11/23/09

Astor Celebrates Opening of New School 11/17/09

Crenshaw Training Fund to Sponsor Advanced Training 11/12/09

October 2009

Astor Receives First Stefan de Schill Award 10/21/09

Astor’s Hickey Center to Hold Fall Harvest Festival 10/16/09

September 2009

Astor to Celebrate Name Change with Ribbon Cutting 9/11/09

Astor Receives Joint Commission’s Approval & Recognition 9/2/09

Head Start Center Receives Grant to Enhance Outdoor Play 9/1/09

August 2009

Astor’s Children Benefit from Bikers Against Child Abuse 8/12/09

Bikers Against Child Abuse to Hold 3rd Annual Astor Kids Run 8/03/09

July 2009

Hudson Valley Renegades Pitch In for Astor 7/30/09

June 2009

Astor Golf Tournament Raises Money for New Heating System 6/25/09

Astor to hold 11th Annual Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament 6/23/09

May 2009

It’s Official: Astor Has A New Name! 5/4/09

April 2009

The Astor Home for Children to Unveil its New Name and Logo 4/8/09

March 2009

Dutchess Chamber Breakfast Discusses Childhood Trauma 3/11/09

Astor Employee Published in Book on Play Therapy 3/10/09

Astor Employee Receives Shaker Award 3/3/09

February 2009

Astor Appoints New Board Chair 2/18/09

January 2009

Holidays Brighter Thanks To Donors 1/9/09