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A Mission and Joy: Making New Yorkers Know They Matter

I’ve been a resource specialist at Staten Island Family Services for 12 years. The staff members in our nine programs all have some clients with very specific needs: a child who needs tutoring, someone having trouble with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), another in need of a coat. They come to me and ask if I […]

Helping Create a Safe and Open Environment

​I’m a Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) candidate at Columbia University on the psychiatric nurse practitioner track. I told my program’s director that I wanted to get the landscape of working in a clinic or a day-center because I currently work at a geriatric/psychiatric inpatient unit as an Registered Nurse. She was the one who […]