Press Releases Project Access

Maria Vullo Superintendent New York State Department of Financial Services One State Street New York, NY 10004 Dear Superintendent Vullo: We are writing to express our concerns regarding the difficulties that Long Islanders face accessing treatment for mental illness and addiction. The North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center recently released a troubling study, “Project Access,” which surveyed network adequacy and patients’ ability to access timely mental health and addiction services. Project Access found startling results, showing...

From Anton Media, December 20, 2017 Andrew Malekoff, center, along with State Senators Elaine Phillips and Todd Kaminsky Last week, the Roslyn-based North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted a conference highlighting the difficulties Long Islanders face when seeking help for mental health or chemical dependency issues. Project Access is a year-long study in which hundreds of Long Islanders were surveyed about their experiences in trying to obtain such medical help. The...

Senator Elaine Phillips joined North Shore Child-Family Guidance Center officials at a news conference today to promote the importance of affordable and timely mental health care for all New York residents. . The news conference unveiled results to “Project Access,” a study conducted by the center that explores roadblocks individuals face when trying to obtain mental health and addiction care. “Timely and affordable mental health and addiction care should be accessible...

The Carter Burden Network raised more than $1 million last month at its annual gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manhattan. Proceeds from the event will go towards programming that benefits seniors across New York City. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made a guest appearance via video link to congratulate Board Chairman Jeffrey Weber, who is also chairman of Gillibrand’s working group on aging and received recognition for his contributions to the 46-year-old...

From Blank Slate Media Janet Susin spoke at the press conference about the struggles her son had faced after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center) Janet Susin said during her family’s first visit to the emergency room after her 16-year-old son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the hospital staff had only one concern. “The first question we heard wasn’t, ‘how’s he doing?’ It was, ‘do you...

Family members share stories about difficulty accessing mental health and addictions care as results of year-long study are detailed at press conference Roslyn Heights, NY, December 11, 2017 — If you’ve tried to get help for a family member or loved one who was struggling with mental health or chemical dependency issues and had trouble finding a provider who takes your insurance, you are not alone. Today, North Shore Child & Family...

Roslyn Heights, NY, November 27, 2017 — It’s a scenario that is far too common: Someone makes the difficult decision to seek out professional help for a mental health problem for themselves or their loved one and is faced with a myriad of roadblocks, including a lack of providers who take their insurance and demand cash only—or even if they find a therapist in their plan, the provider has an...