Our History and What We Do
Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) is a leading Brooklyn-based behavioral health organization committed to addressing the root causes and problems associated with mental illness and substance and alcohol abuse.
Our focus is to create a network of support to promote healthy, stable, and enriched lives and communities. Since 1982, CCM has provided a broad spectrum of social services to over 25,000 individuals and families annually who reside in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. For more than three decades, the organization has operated more than 75 programs and has grown in direct response to the particular needs of Brooklyn communities and throughout New York City with a budget of nearly $16 million and a staff of over 270 employees.
Our commitment to offering effective, culturally competent services is evident in the varying cultural backgrounds of staff in our multiple programs. Many staff members reside in the same neighborhoods as the clients served by our programs. Our staff's wide-ranging backgrounds, training, and work experience enable them to anticipate and address language, cultural, or other personal issues which might otherwise present barriers to accessing services.
Mental Health Services
CCM operates five outpatient Article 31 licensed mental health and substance abuse clinics, staffed by 150 licensed clinicians, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers. Our clinical services include individual, group and family counseling, psychological, psychiatric and psychosocial assessments and diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and HIV/AID services.
We currently own and operate four comprehensive supportive housing facilities that provide mental health services and psychiatric evaluations, alongside therapeutic, preventive, and on-site wellness services.
Rico's Place is a 14-unit program for homeless families who have at least one household member living with AIDS. Georgia's Place, which opened in 1986 and has won several awards and international recognition, contains 48 units, serve homeless, mentally ill, single adults. Ruby's Place, which opened this year, is located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and contains 72 units. The new-opened Beverly's Place is a permanent housing program (72 units) with 1-3 bedroom apartments for families.
Youth and Education
At CCM, we understand that prevention is just as important as treatment, which is why both our youth programs and preventive programs empower youth, adolescents and young adults to make smart life-choices to lead healthier and productive lives. With over eight after-school programs, two of which are centered around mental health clinics, CCM works diligently to positively impact the lives of at-risk youth and adolescents devastated by family members' declining mental health and/or substance and alcohol abuse issues.
CCM Preventive services include Family Treatment and Rehabilitation Program and Functional Family Therapy- Child Welfare program. FTR programs meet the needs of families struggling with substance abuse issues that are threatening to disrupt the family structure, and FFT- CW program is an evidence-based family intervention program for at-risk children and youth to improve communication, reduce negativity, and achieve positive outcomes through home-based services.