Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless - Therapteutic Counseling Expansion

AC.E. Programs for the Homeless specifically provided vulnerable New Yorkers with the therapeutic support that they needed to address the trauma incurred from long histories of extremely difficult and unhealthy circumstances.

They were able to hire an additional full-time A.C.E. Programs for the Homeless Licensed Master of Social Work, creating access to therapeutic services that led to better employment outcomes for more ACE participants and graduates. They also designed and implemented additional therapeutic programming in response to expressed feedback and outcomes, with an emphasis on supporting individuals during year-one of employment. They expanded their after-hours counseling and peer support group meetings. Finally, they provided further staff training in crisis management and core topics related to mental and behavioral health.

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