CAMBA’s holistic supports are focused on ending generational cycles of poverty and homelessness.While families are living in shelter, staff provide parents with the skills they need to transition out of shelter including job training and placement opportunities for unemployed parents, and assistance in understanding and supporting their children’s health, emotional well-being and development.
Each family has an individualized service plan that outlines their unique set of strengths and needs, along with the steps needed to stabilize family functioning and transition to permanent housing as soon as possible. Emphasis in securing active benefits, employment, searching for permanent housing and securing a better quality of life when returning to the community is paramount. CAMBA is one of the first NYC shelter operators to bring in after-school programs for middle school youth, and mental health services to young mothers living in shelter.
In 2018 CAMBA placed 293 families into permanent housing.
Connections to Care (C2C)
CAMBA, in partnership with The Jewish Board, is implementing C2C, an initiative led by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Part of the Mayor’s Thrive NYC initiative, C2C at the Landing provides mental health screening and referrals to mental health services to young mothers of children aged 0-4 through an evidence-based Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation model. The Jewish Board trains and supports shelter staff delivery of mental health first aid, and motivational interviewing. The Jewish Board and CAMBA staff co-facilitates psycho-education support groups to encourage stress management, positive parenting and help parents motivate each other.
The C2C is funded by The Altman Foundation, The Dammann Fund, The Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation, The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, NYC Department of Homeless Services, and The New York State Health Foundation.
Flagstone Family Center
Brooklyn, NY 11212
East Elmhurst NY 11369
The Park Avenue Residence
Bronx, NY 10458
Brooklyn, NY 11218
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Evergreen Family Residence
Bronx, NY 10472