GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES

Bronx Network:
Family Support Programs

After more than a century of experience working with youth in residential care, Good Shepherd recognized the need to provide services and supports to vulnerable families within their own communities to avert the need for out-of-home care.  We pioneered this new approach in the Bronx more than 30 years ago at a small, green house on University Avenue, where we opened a center in the neighborhood at which social workers provided counseling to families who were struggling to stay together during tough times brought on by poverty, illness, unemployment, homelessness, and other issues.  Over the years, as we have developed additional programs in University Heights and other Bronx communities to address neighborhood needs and concerns, our counseling and family support activities have remained fundamental to our continuum of services.

North Bronx Family Service Center

Our first preventative services program in the Bronx, still housed in that same green house where our work in the Bronx began.  The program provides family group and individual counseling, advocacy, and referral to other services to avert the need for foster care placement and prevent incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Transitions-Bronx Family Treatment Program

Provides intensive casework services including home-based, individual, family, and group counseling to families that have experienced difficulty with an addictive substance to avert the need for entry or re-entry into foster care.

Beacon MS 45 Prevention Program

Provides individual, family and group counseling in conjunction with activities at the Community Center Beacon at MS 45 to avert the need for foster care placement.

Belmont Family Service Center

A general foster care prevention program, with services similar to the North Bronx Family Service Center and the Neighborhood Family Empowerment Center.

Neighborhood Family Empowerment Center

This family counseling program, which became a part of GSS in 2006, provides similar services to the North Bronx Family Service Center. 

Family Literacy Program at PS 246

Provides ESL activities for children who attend P.S. 246 and their parents to promote and support literacy development for families with limited literacy skills.

Geographical Overview:

 

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Program Locations

North Bronx Family Service Center

2190 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453 

718-365-1400

 

Transitions-Bronx Family Treatment Program

2190 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453

718-365-1400

 

Beacon MS 45 Prevention Program  

685 East 187th Street, Room 206

Bronx, NY 10458

718-562-2605

 

Belmont Family Service Center

685 East 187th Street, Room 201

Bronx, NY 10458

718-562-2605

                                   

Neighborhood Family Empowerment Center

2471 Morris Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

718-924-2511

 

To make a referral to any of the above programs, please contact the intake coordinator at 718-924-2511.

 

 

Family Literacy Program at PS 246

2641 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY  10468

718-584-6764 x1070

 

 


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