Forestdale is committed to providing support to families as they navigate life during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The level of response required to reduce the spread of the virus continues to escalate. Our priority is to keep the families that we serve safe.

As of today, Forestdale is taking steps to conduct work remotely to reduce travel and gatherings of both staff and the families we serve. Specifically:

The Strong Mothers Program is beginning a new cycle of parenting classes by video conference starting the first week of April. For more information, please contact:

The Strong Fathers Program classes are being held online via Zoom. Referrals and program inquires can be sent to:

The Strong Futures Program for teens and young adults will be starting classes again by video conference on April 6th. Contact for more information.

Foster Parent training is available online. The online Schedule for Winter/Spring 2020 is here

Some contacts and individual supports for client families will take place through telephone and remote technology, while other essential appointments will still be held in person.
Our health clinic will continue to operate, though any patients who are sick are asked to call in advance as we are holding particular hours for these appointments and directing some callers to more appropriate locations.

For clients, please contact your Case Planner by phone or email, or call Forestdale, if you have any questions.
Although most staff will be working in the field or from home, there will be supervisors on site to answer questions.

If you are a client of Forestdale and need help of any kind, please contact us so we may do our best to serve you. (718-263-0740) or

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