Family Treatment and Rehabilitation Program
The Family Treatment/ Rehabilitation Program (FTR) offers intensive preventive case management services to families at risk of removal of children to foster care due to neglect and abuse associated with a mother's drug use and/ or mental illness. The stressors of poverty, substance use, instability, and criminal justice involvement can greatly compromise a mother's capacity to care for her children, despite strong desires to be engaged and effective caretakers. FRP improves the chances of families staying together by helping mothers identify and address their addictions and other challenges to maintaining a healthy home and family. The program operates in East New York and Brownsville.
Women who are at risk of losing custody of their children, as identified by the Administration for Children’s Services.
Approximately 180 families served annually, 70 families at a time.
Government support through New York City Administration for Children’s Services; additional support from private foundations.