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Chirlane McCray Talks Mental Health With Parents During P.S. 188 Visit

| DNAinfo

First Lady Chirlane McCray met with parents at P.S. 188 Thursday afternoon to talk about her mental health initiative, Thrive NYC. “I’m here to talk about one of biggest barriers to getting a good education” McCray said. “An issue that has touched every single of of us in this room and that is mental health.” […]

Power 100 – New York City

| CIty & State

97: David Rivel Even before The Jewish Board acquired $75 million in city contracts to administer behavioral health programs following the collapse of the Federation Employment & Guidance Services (FEGS), it was one of the city’s largest social services nonprofits. Now it’s far and away the biggest, serving more than 43,000 New Yorkers. Rivel has […]

CEO of City’s Largest Human-Services Nonprofit Says Size Matters

| Crain's New York

This past summer, the former Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services—now simply known as the Jewish Board—took on $75 million worth of behavioral-health programs from Federation Employment & Guidance Services (FEGS), a fellow nonprofit that had filed for bankruptcy, making David Rivel chief executive of the largest human-services organization in the city. The Jewish […]

Nonprofit and Government Leaders Grapple With Post-FEGS Realities

| New York Nonprofit Media

David Rivel, CEO of The Jewish Board, which largely absorbed FEGS’ programs in the wake of its collapse, said that the habitual gap between government funding and program costs forces all nonprofits, even those that are relatively well-endowed, to pass up essential investments. “Even at the level that we’re doing it at The Jewish Board, […]

FEGS Collapse Sign of ‘Dire’ Conditions for Jewish Social Service Agencies

| Forward

Shaken by the abrupt collapse of one of New York’s largest social service agencies, a consortium of not-for-profit groups is warning that others may also be in jeopardy if government doesn’t radically reform the way it works with outside groups. A report released today by the Human Services Council, an advocacy group for the nonprofit […]

Nonprofits Grow Wary of Financial Squeeze

| Wall Street Journal

It was just over a year ago when David Rivel, chief executive of the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services, got a call that would shape the future of his organization. An official with New York state’s office of mental health reached him at home on a Sunday with an urgent request: Could the […]

Meet New York’s New Largest Social-Services Nonprofit

| Crain's New York

Following the collapse of one of New York City’s nonprofit behemoths, another human-services agency has gobbled up its programs and declared itself the largest in the city. … The transfer of a portfolio of behavioral health programs will swell the Jewish Board’s budget to about $250 million, which, it says, will make it the largest […]

State Program Aims to Get Mental Illnesses Under Control Early

| NY1

The Jewish Board, a social services agency, operates one of the eight new OnTrack sites, giving the state the capacity to help more than 300 young adults. So far, 11 are enrolled here. “The approach of the model, which is really a shared decision-making approach, really engages a young person on articulating and really defining […]

In FEGS’ Wake, Jewish Board Set For New Scrutiny

| The Jewish Week

The transfer of FEGS’ behavioral health programs to The Jewish Board occurred June 1, four months after FEGS’ spectacular implosion. It covered $75 million in programing, 9,000 clients at 22 locations and a staff of 800, all but 100 of whom made the transfer, according to David Rivel, the Jewish Board’s CEO. Overnight, The Jewish […]

David Rivel on How Non-Profits Help Vulnerable New Yorkers

| CBS New York

For nearly 200 years the Jewish Board has been helping individuals to realize their potential and live as independently as possible. The non-profit organization serves more than 43,000 clients each year. Recently, the group was given $75 million for essential programs and services. On Saturday, Jewish Board CEO David Rivel stopped by the CBS2 studio […]

Lenny Rodriguez Speaks with Nina Del Rio on 106.7 Lite FM

| 106.7 Lite FM

Lenny Rodriguez, our Executive Program Director of Children’s Residential, recently sat down with Nina Del Rio on 106.7 Lite FM to talk about how The Jewish Board supports people who are recovering from trauma. He was joined by Jack, a youth client from our Westchester Campus, who spoke about his personal experiences working with our […]

City & State Interview – David Rivel

| City & State

David Rivel, CEO of The Jewish Board, sat down with City & State Executive Editor Michael Johnson to discuss the FEGS transition undertaking and the potential impact it might have on the health and human services sector. Watch the interview here.

Psychiatrist is Innovator in Trauma Treatment, Education

| Psychiatric News

As soon as she began her psychiatry residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in the late 1980s, Paula Panzer, M.D., knew she was interested in better understanding trauma and its effects on the patients she was seeing. “I began to hear stories of patients’ lived experiences and their treatment at […]