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ACMH Rejects Anti-Black Racism & Supports Protests for Systemic Change 

On this Juneteenth 2020, ACMH joins our Black sisters and brothers in celebrating those who have fought for liberation and calls for systemic change.  

In the words of Sonya Renee Taylor: “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”  

The NYC Commission on Human Rights has released Black New Yorkers on their Experiences with Anti-Black Racism. This very readable and empowering report tells the story of anti-Black racism in New York City going back to its founding, as well as how anti-Black racism manifests in the present day. Take a few minutes to check it out.

Formalizing our COVID-19 Transmission Mitigation & Response Plan

Throughout the pandemic, ACMH has continued to provide critical services and mitigated transmission through the provision of personal protective equipment and infection control training to staff and clients. No doubt our committed staff have saved lives!

We are now in a new phase identifying and sustaining best practices in order to keep up our guard as NYC re-opens, supporting staff in managing stress as front-line workers, and preparing for any resurgence in the fall, winter or beyond.

Coping Circles & Other Support Available to the Public at Large

Coping Circles are free six-week support and resilience groups, held by video or phone, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

Learn more and sign up for a Coping Circle, including specialized Circles for Healthcare Workers and First Responders, Survivors of COVID-19 Infection, Job Loss due to COVID-19, or Loss of a Loved One to COVID-19.

Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. Call the NYS Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.

"Spiritually, I feel closer to my Higher power in wanting peace, while enduring through the trials and tribulations of life, to make each day better than the last, even through the bad days."

“Through the care and management services provided and received through ACMH, I was able to reestablish myself by setting realistic goals to attend school, lose weight and evolve spiritually. Presently, I can say I’ve completed and received two certificates, one in Collision Repair Technology from NYADI, another from Apex Technical School in Construction Building Skills where I learned carpentry, plumbing and electrical. As for the weight, I’ve lost between 35-40lbs from a previous 335lbs in which I feel lighter but it's still a work in progress as I monitor what I eat, my mood and energy while being sure to incorporate rest. Spiritually, I feel closer to my Higher power in wanting peace, while enduring through the trials and tribulations of life, to make each day better than the last, even through the bad days. All in all, I'm thankful for the case managers, mental health aides and staff who play an instrumental role in the care and support of ACMH clients to deliver a successful recovery towards independence and reintegration into society.”
 
- William Charles, ACMH Community Member since 2015
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Community Acts of Kindness

"I had a very rough start in life, but I remember that the kindness of others has blessed me many times in my life, so I have always tried to give back and pay it forward my entire life."

One of our community members shared that she has been preparing and sharing meals with her homeless neighbors, whenever she can. What motivates her to demonstrate these acts of kindness? "I had a very rough start in life," she shared, "but I remember that the kindness of others has blessed me many times in my life, so I have always tried to give back and pay it forward my entire life. Even with a very limited income, it’s kinda my thing....I make it a point to show my gratitude and love by doing what I can."

In the most challenging of times, it can be easy to turn inward. We’re proud of everyone in our community, residents and staff alike, who continue to find ways to connect with and help our neighbors.

Coming Soon: New Program Location

Ryer Avenue

Our newest supportive housing program, Ryer Avenue, located in Mount Hope in the Bronx, is expected to open this August. This location will include 52 supportive units for formerly homeless adults with mental illness and 34 affordable community units.

Stay tuned for updates on other ACMH projects on the horizon!
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