Phoenix House AmeriCorps & Youth Power Mentoring Corp
Location50 Jay StreetBrooklyn, New York, NY 11201 United States
Our mission is to serve the community in the amelioration of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use problems and concerns.
Phoenix House AmeriCorps The Phoenix House AmeriCorps program is a collaboration of substance abuse service programs in New York State that help communities address the issues of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use concerns. Our mission is to serve the community in the amelioration of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use problems and concerns. Our AmeriCorps members are assigned to community service in a variety of substance abuse services organizations to assist in reducing their community's drug and alcohol abuse and its related health problems. They are provided with monthly trainings to develop their skills and obtain future credentialing as substance abuse counselors. Our members are also provided with a bi-weekly living allowance, health care coverage, child care services, and an educational award at the successful completion of their term. We service those individuals in the community with needs for substance abuse counseling. AmeriCorps members perform the following community services: counseling, educational seminars, conduct intake/assessment /screening interviews, coordinate recreation and socialization activities, provide housing assistance, prepare and monitor treatment plans, and other assignments. Our AmeriCorps members are assigned to a variety of substance abuse services organizations in NYS to assist in reducing their community's drug and alcohol abuse and its related health problems. Youth Power Mentoring Corps The Youth Power Mentoring Corps is a collaboration of youth, mentoring and drug prevention programs in New York State that helps youth to reach their fullest potential in a drug free environment. The Youth Power Mentoring promotes personal and social responsibility among children and youth, provides valuable community resources information to youth and their families, increases academic performance and school participation through homework assistance by the mentors, discourages the use of illegal drugs and firearms, and discourages gang affiliations. AmeriCorps members conduct monthly workshops to parents to teach them the signs of drug abuse, gang involvement, and other risk behaviors as well as be provided with helpful community resources information. Each of the 50 AmeriCorps Members provides one-to-one mentoring to 5 youths/mentees for at least 8 hours a month, and facilitates evidence-based prevention programs such as Life Skills Training to additional youth through group mentoring in weekly workshops and learning activities.