WHAT WE DO
Protecting Children, Strengthening Families
OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services began as a small foster care agency in 1969. Today, OHEL is large social service agency that meets the diverse and growing social service needs of the community. Over 1,500 dedicated professionals and volunteers offer comfort, support, protect and elevate the lives of thousands of individuals and families every day. Â With over 43 years experience, OHELâ€™s reputation of clinical expertise, service excellence and loving care are well recognized by both theÂ community and regulatory agencies.
OHEL Foster Care
The Milton and Molly Schulman Foster Care Program, the top-ranked foster care agency in New York City, provides children whose parents are unable to care for them due to abuse, illness, or neglect, with a stable, loving, and nurturing family. OHEL ensures that each childâ€™s unique emotional, educational, and medical needs are met and engages foster parents and their children in training and counseling to ease the transition for the entire family.
OHEL Mental Health
OHEL Mental Health Services addresses the mental health and emotional needs of families and individuals of all ages- from those in crisis or with mental illness to others simply coping with the increasing challenges of everyday living. Individual and family wellness services are coordinated through OHELâ€™s Regional Family Centers in Brooklyn, Far Rockaway, and Northern New Jersey. Adult Mental Health Services provides residential housing and diverse day programs to help men and women with acute psychiatric disabilities manage their condition, develop skills for in dependent living and integrate into the community. OHEL continues to break down the stigma associated with mental illness.
OHEL Bais Ezra
OHEL Bais Ezra provides a full range of pioneering outpatient and residential services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Our programs and services meet individualsâ€™ unique needs designed to help each person realize their potential. From employment services to community outreach programs, OHEL strives to integrate individuals with developmental disabilities into the community and continues to transform the understanding of and approaches to developmental disabilities.
OHEL Lifetime Care
The Rose and Maurice Halpern Lifetime Care Foundation at OHEL helps families plan for the future to ensure that loved ones with chronic disabilities, the home-bound, and seniors will receive the best possible care as they age. Programs include financial planning and trusts, advocacy, and case management. The New Lease on Life Residential Program offers intensive rehabilitative case management, while a Supplemental Needs Trust for seniors provide financial management solutions that ensure Medicaid eligibility and payment of rent, utilities, and medical services.
OHEL Institute for Training
The Mel and Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training offers innovative training and education opportunities to professionals, lay leaders, and the public. Training workshops and seminars and community forums feature internationally recognized social services, education, and mental health experts. Institute participants include clinicians, family members, community leaders, educators, and OHEL professional staff.
Camp Kaylie at OHEL
Camp Kaylie at OHEL, The Dr. Joe Silver Campus, is a groundbreaking fully integrated sleep-away camp for kids of ALL abilities- developmentally disabled and typically developing campers. Located in Wurtsboro, NY in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, campers enjoy boating and swimming on a private lake, state-of-the art sport facilities, a heated pool, and a range of dynamic outdoor and indoor activities. Camp Kaylie distinctively cultivates increased understanding and sensitivity to others, and this unique environment nurtures personal leadership, self-confidence, and an inclusive team-spirit.
Etta at OHEL
Based in Los Angeles, California, ETTA at OHEL delivers innovative programs that help adults achieve inclusion and integration in the community, and works to raise community awareness and sensitivity toward people with special needs.
Etta provides a full spectrum of programs for adults with special needs including residential, educational, and social integration services. In addition, Etta provides summer camps and numerous school based services for young children with disabilities. Etta empowers those with disabilities, enabling greater independence, autonomy, and inclusion. Staffed by a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers Etta is highly regarded, providing a community of hope, warmth, support, and expertise.