We Are Here to Support Mental Health as Violence Spikes

“We Hear You (Breathe)” and “We Are Here 4 You” are the heartfelt messages on display in the windows of our Behavioral Health & Clinical Services West 63rd street location. Posted near the entrance are updates about reopening for in-person services, additional resources available during the COVID-19 impact, along with inspirational information regarding the fight [...]

2020-07-01T10:47:47-05:00July 1st, 2020|News|

Through It All, We Continue to Serve

It has been an unprecedented few months. Through it all, Ada S. McKinley has not stopped meeting the needs of the communities of color we serve as the pandemic threat still looms. LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP:  www.adasmckinley.org/donate-emergencyresponsefund

2020-06-26T16:30:13-05:00June 26th, 2020|News|

Golden Birthday Made Special Despite Social Distancing

Youth in our Emergency Foster Care Shelter took it upon themselves to thoughtfully organize a birthday celebration during quarantine for a child in care on her Golden Birthday. They serenaded the now 11-year-old with songs, and used their allowance money to purchase gifts, decorations, cake and ice cream to ensure she felt special and made [...]

2020-06-26T09:35:08-05:00June 26th, 2020|News|

Trauma-Informed Trainings During Pandemic

The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes we've all had to make are increasing the trauma-related behaviors we're seeing in the families, children and youth we serve. To address this, our Behavioral Health team is hosting trauma-informed training sessions via Zoom for staff across all of our programs to support our work during [...]

2020-06-22T14:18:08-05:00June 22nd, 2020|News|

Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?

For information on becoming a foster parent, contact our Child Welfare Services team at 773-602-2660 or email us at fostercare@adasmckinley.org.  Foster parents are at least 21 years of age, law abiding, mature adults who have their own living space with appropriate accommodations for youth in care. All children and youth served by our Foster Care [...]

2020-06-19T07:48:31-05:00June 19th, 2020|News|

Racism in America: What We Can Do Now and Next

Dear Ada S. McKinley Family and Friends: This week we celebrate Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) – the day when African American slaves in Texas received news of their freedom – two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. As we recognize this important time in American history, we are reminded that [...]

2020-06-17T07:55:41-05:00June 17th, 2020|News|

Keeping our Youngest Learners Engaged

We provided 640 Kindle tablets and 500 internet hot spot devices for families of preschoolers in our Head Start program. The tablets are preloaded with age appropriate educational apps as a guide for remote instruction. Head Start parents and prenatal moms also received a tote bag full of toys, books and manipulatives to further engage [...]

2020-06-15T17:58:29-05:00June 15th, 2020|News|