ACMH's E. 144th Street Affordable Housing project is recognized as a 2016 Outstanding Residence of the Year by the Supportive Housing Network of New York. On October 13, pictured left to right, in the purple glow at Capitale, Daler Amonov, Director of Asset Management, Dan Johansson, CEO, Esteban Ríos, Program Director, Carlos Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, Residential Programs, and Jan Van Arnam of Harden & Van Arnam Architects were on hand to accept the award, one of three residences in New York State so recognized as outstanding by this august group of supportive housing developers of which we are a proud member!
ACMH and DreamYard Unveil Mosaics
East 144 Street entryway becomes canvas for nature-inspired artwork
Hand-crafted mosaics created by Bronx youth were unveiled on April 1 before an audience of students, OMH and E144 Street residents. ACMH teamed up with DreamYard Project, the largest arts education provider in the Bronx to celebrate community through the power of the arts. The young artists are from two local public high schools. Their art is on permanent display in the lobby of ACMH’s newly opened residential building on East 144th Street.
DreamYard uses the arts to inspire youth, public schools and communities in the Bronx by committing to sustainable learning opportunities along an educational pathway, from pre-K through high school graduation. Guest artists hosted by the Bronx Academy of Letters High School and Bronx International High School worked with the students to create mosaic art projects inspired by nature.
At the unveiling Dan Johansson, Executive Director of ACMH, noted this building: “is more than just an apartment building. It is home to a diverse community of tenants, representative of the vitality of the Bronx. We are delighted that DreamYard has made it possible for us to partner with gifted high school artist-scholars in our community to create a work of art that celebrates the beauty and diversity in and around us.”
Partnership with Mount Sinai
ACMH Inc. in New York, NY is pleased to collaborate with Mount Sinai on the Primary Care Development Corporation’s Integrated Care Planning Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to “facilitate the development and implementation of systems that support collaboration and integrated care planning between clinicians, social and behavioral health providers and care management staff within across a variety of safety-net healthcare organizations”.
Garden House Respite
Now Accepting Referrals
ACMH’s Garden House Respite is a temporary get away for people with a psychiatric diagnosis who are experiencing a crisis, and who are not a danger to themselves or others. Respite service is designed to avoid hospitalization. Staffed by trained peer counselors with lived experience of the mental health system, Garden House Respite offers coping strategies and support in a home-like environment. Following hospitalization, Garden House Respite can serve as a step-down between hospital and home or as a place to stay while permanent housing is readied. Peer staff work with the community treatment team, with the guest’s consent, to ensure continuity of care. Respite stay is typically 1-7 days. There is no charge for this service. Eligible guests have permanent, stable housing to return to.
For more information or to make a referral, contact Kearyann Austin, Respite Coordinator, at email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 212-253-6377 x 406, or fax: 212-253-8679.