Borough Based Councils

Borough Based Councils

The Borough Based Councils (BBC) are monthly meetings for family members, youth and family service providers across all service systems to share information and resources, to identify local solutions to service delivery issues, be a place for family members and youth to bring their thoughts and concerns about child, youth and family services to the table, and to identify gaps in service and cross-systems issues that require problem-solving at the city or state level.

COUNCILS

Bronx BBC

Gloria Alfinez: Parent and Family Advocate

Alice Greenfield, LCSW: Clinical Supervisor of Social Work, FRIENDS Clinic, Visiting Nurse Service of New York

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Brooklyn BBC

Monique Lindsay: Education and Mental Health Advocate

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Manhattan BBC

Karmita Morgan-Randall, MPA: Family Consultant, Family Consultant and Advocacy

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Queens BBC

Debbie Fraser, LMSW: Child and Family Specialist Manager, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Division of Child Protection

Violet Keeney: Senior Family Advocate, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Family Resource Center

Ceceile McIntosh-Green: Consultant, NAMI Queens/Nassau

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Staten Island BBC

Kit Allen: Parent and Family Advocate

Taj Ellis: Assistant Director, Mariners Harbor Cornerstone, United Activities Unlimited

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We are in need of passionate and committed Borough Based Council Co-Chairs for our Manhattan and Brooklyn BBCs.  If you are a service provider, family advocate or youth advocate who is passionate about leading meaningful dialogue, sharing resources with community members, and spear-heading advocacy efforts focused on children and youth’s mental health, contact Rebecca Anuru, CCSI Project Manager at ranuru@vibrant.org to inquire further.