For families in turmoil, Preventive Services provides a bridge to stability. The program helps families to address chronic problems such as long-term unemployment, truancy and homelessness— all risk factors for foster care removal. The program also supports families whose children have previously been in foster care.
Our program, which touches 75 families every year, is largely comprised of immigrant families who are struggling to adapt to life in New York City. Forestdale links parents to English-language programs, legal services, job training programs and civic organizations in their community. Our services focus on central Queens, particularly Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.
For more information or for a referral, please contact Linda Ford at LFord@forestdaleinc.org or (718) 263-0740 x571