Links and Partnerships

At Choices our specialty is you…which means that for the past 45 years we continue to make the importance of individualized care our top priority. The links represent more than just business associations, they represent close working relationships with individuals, providers, hospitals, and organizations that share the common mission of ensuring access to the highest quality, patient-centered care. Through these well-established relationships, Choices provides immediate and confidential health services and also regularly refers out to our listed partners for services that go beyond the scope of Choices care. By forging these relationships, Choices meets the needs of patients physically, emotionally, psychologically and beyond- to insure the best possible health outcomes.
We encourage you to learn more about our Partnerships using the direct links provided below. If you are interested in joining this list of Links and Partnerships, please email outreach@choicesmedical.com or call 718-349-9100 ext. 119.

MerleHoffman.com

About: A pioneer in women’s reproductive health care, Merle Hoffman established one of the first ambulatory abortion centers in the nation in 1971, shortly after New York State legalized abortion and two years before the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since then, under her visionary leadership and practical guidance, Choices Women’s Medical Center has become a full-service women’s health facility, including complete gynecological services and a busy prenatal department, along with providing abortions up to 24 weeks and many other services. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive women’s health centers in the country, serving over 40,000 patients each year.

Ontheissuesmagazine.com

About: Merle Hoffman began a newsletter in 1982 which developed into the print magazine On the Issues, the Progressive Women’s Quarterly, an acclaimed publication with an international reach, featuring articles and interviews with notable activists and thinkers, including Kate Millet, John Lewis, Elie Weisel and Phyllis Chesler. In 2008, On the Issues became an online magazine, increasing its reach even further.

www.careforthehomeless.org

About: Care for the Homeless is committed to ending homelessness by providing direct services for homeless single adults and families, by conducting public education, research, and analysis of model programs and practices that create permanent housing opportunities, and by shaping policies to prevent future homelessness.

www.abzuginstitute.org

About: The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute has faithfully worked with young women and girls since 2005, inspiring, mentoring and training them to become leaders in creating positive social and economic change. The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) is a not-for-profit 501 c 3 organization.

www.hitesite.org

About: The Health Information Tool for Empowerment is an online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area. HITE helps people connect to vital community services quickly and easily. The directory offers information on community services throughout all of New York City and Long Island in the following categories: Dental & Optical, Financial Assistance, Health Care & Medicine, Immigrant Support, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, School, Youth & Family Services, Social Services, Transportation, and Wellness & Prevention (taken from hitesite.org).

www.roomtogrow.org

About: Room to Grow is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Parents are referred to Room to Grow by a network of prenatal programs assisting low-income families. Upon their referral, families visit Room to Grow’s warm and inviting space once every three months from just before the birth of the baby until their child turns three. During their one-on-one appointments with our staff social workers, parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the needed baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.

www.chnny.org

About: Community Healthcare Network is a not-for-profit organization which provides more than 80,000 mostly low-income and uninsured New Yorkers of all ages with an array of primary care, dental, nutrition, mental health and social services. Our network is made up of 11 federally qualified health centers throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan, along with a traveling medical van that offers free sexual health services to people in Manhattan and Queens.

We work in many communities where access to healthcare is limited. Our goal is to keep people out of the emergency room by introducing them to a preventive care model, rather than a crisis-based one. CHN’s dedicated team of medical professionals works hard to make our healthcare services as convenient and accessible as possible to our patients. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we never turn anyone away from care.

www.damian.org

About:

The mission of Damian Family Care Centers is to:

  • Improve the health status of our patients;
  • Provide staff who are culturally sensitive and appropriately credentialed to diagnose and treat our patients;
  • Provide care to the underserved populations;
  • Provide safe quality primary and specialty services regardless of language, cultural barriers or ability to pay.

www.plannedparenthood.org 

About: Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.

North Shore LIJ University Hospital- Stephen and Alexandra Cohen Childen’s Medical Center

About: We are dedicated to providing the highest levels of care in meeting the special needs of children, from premature babies to adolescents. The specialists in our national and international programs cover an entire range of specialties including: Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplantation.

www.recoveriesrus.org 

About: Recoveries R US, LLC. specializes in providing Vocational Training and Consultation for individuals interested in a career in counseling for substance abuse and alcoholism.

casaesperanzanj.com 

About: Casa Esperanza is a non-profit organization created to serve immigrants and refugees who need affordable legal, educational and social services, as well as a place to go when they need help. Our goal is to help immigrants and refugees to understand how the legal system works in the United States and avoid mistakes that can jeopardize their opportunity to have a better life.

www.safespacenyc.org

About: Even in these uncertain economic times, we believe expanding the potential and possibilities of the children and youth we serve is one of the few investments guaranteed to produce future dividends. We are focused on clearly defining outcomes of what success means for our kids. Holding ourselves accountable for achieving measurable results. Ensuring real changes in the lives of the children and families we serve. Providing our kids the equal chance they deserve to grow up healthy and safe.

www.forestdaleinc.org 

About: Our mission is to ensure that children and families have the fundamental assets needed to thrive and live independently. With 161 years under our belt, Forestdale has direct experience with and deep investment in ending the transgenerational transmission of poverty and trauma among disadvantaged families. Forestdale’s mission is to strengthen diverse and underserved Queens families by providing: safe and loving homes, education and enrichment, financial literacy and workforce development, and medical and dental programs.

www.adoptionhelp.org

About: The mission of the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is to provide open adoption placement and counseling to birth and adoptive families to ensure that every child grows up feeling loved and supported.

www.healthsolutions.org 

About: We improve women’s health by strengthening access to high-quality reproductive health services, empowering women to make informed decisions about their health, and supporting advocacy and community-building efforts that contribute to health and wellness.

Queens Hospital Harm Reduction Program 

About: The Ryan White Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention Program for adults (18+) is a free, walk-in flexible program specifically for chemically dependent individuals who either have HIV/AIDS or at risk for HIV. The goal is to test for HIV status and connect patients to medical, social, and treatment services and provide health and substance abuse information through individual/family therapy and referring out.

www.samaritanvillage.org 

About: For more than 50 years, Samaritan Village has been wholly dedicated to improving the quality of life for New Yorkers facing adversity. With its humble beginnings as a Queens counseling center, Samaritan Village has evolved into a nationally-recognized human services organization, doing more good than ever imagined. Today, Samaritan Village provides comprehensive health and human services to over 28,000 people each year through a network of more than 40 facilities located throughout New York City, Long Island and upstate New York, and we continue to grow.

Samaritan Village provides a rich array of services including substance abuse treatment, mental health and primary health care, specialized programs for military veterans, vocational and employment services, shelter and transitional housing, and services for seniors.

www.sites.duke.edu/moxie

About: The Moxie Project is a civic engagement experience at Duke University that combines academic, professional and applied learning experiences to foster social justice leadership in undergraduates. The goals of the program are 1) To draw connections between history and the current status of women 2) To provide students with an opportunity to observe and practice feminist social change from within an organization and within a broader social movement 3) To develop students’ agency and self-efficacy through curricular and co-curricular activities 4) To connect undergraduates with a wide array of women leaders in government agencies and women’s organizations. The Moxie Project is supported by DukeEngage.

www.york.cuny.edu

About: A supervised field experience in health education affording the opportunity for intensive work in one of a variety of community health settings.

www.mountsinai.org

About: Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center and Choices have a history of collaboration in which we refer clients to one another when those clients need services we do not individually provide. For almost 50 years, the MSAHC has been providing free and confidential primary health care and mental health care, and services to at-risk, vulnerable and underserved teens and young adults ages 10-24 at its center at 312 East 94th Street, New York, New York 10128. The MSAHC is the largest adolescent health center in the United States providing a broad range of free and confidential services, including primary medical care, mental health care, sexual and reproductive services, wellness/health education, and dental and optical services to young people, ages 10-24. The MSAHC services are designed to meet the complex needs of severely traumatized youth.