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. As an innovative, community-based, social service organization, CCM provides a wide range of social support, counseling, health, mental health, education, and supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth, and families in some of the most impoverished minority populated areas of Brooklyn.

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 $17 million and a staff of over 270 employees.

CCM has since evolved into one of the very few NYC organizations combining culturally sensitive mental health services with a range of educational, health, and social activities. Our current programming includes youth development, foster care prevention, mental health services, foster care and adoption, substance abuse treatment, and supportive housing.

Mental Health Services

CCM is currently operating 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.

At CCM, we realize that an individual's potential for success cannot become a reality if his or her vision of the future is blurred by mental illness or substance and alcohol abuse. In response, CCM's staff offer innovative, culturally sensitive treatment services at five licensed mental health clinics and two licensed outpatient chemical dependency treatment program.

If you would like to learn more about our clinical services, or if you or someone you know could benefit from CCM Clinical Services, please contact us at 25 Elm Place, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or call (718) 802-0666.

Supportive Housing Services

Our health and housing services are designed to help residents in our community gain the skills and confidence to overcome barriers that stand in the way of stable, healthy, and independent lives. Our five housing facilities play a supportive role for formerly homeless individuals and families who have confronted with the challenges of AIDS and/or mental illness.

More than just a home, Rico’s PlaceGeorgia’s PlaceRuby’s PlaceBeverly’s Place, and Jean’s Place offer residents a comprehensive support system that includes mental health and substance abuse treatment, case management, employment, educational, and nutritional services so that they have the foundation on which to build a long and productive life. We also provide an array of workshops and outreach services that work to prevent the spread of HIV and to keep our community healthy.

For information on CCM's Supportive Housing Services, please contact us at 25 Elm Place, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or call (718) 802-0666.

Education and Youth Development Services

CCM’s programs for youth offer academic, social, and emotional enhancement to the youth of all ages. Through our programs, children and adolescents receive educational assistance, learn leadership skills, form meaningful connections with adults, and develop the competencies they need to make a successful transition from youth into adulthood.

CCM provides a broad array of student development, academic enrichment, and parent development services to produce positive educational and personal outcomes for students. Throughout the year, individuals are encouraged to participate in before and after school activities that focus on individual and group counseling, conflict resolution and violence prevention, and college/post- secondary planning.

For information on CCM’s Education and Youth Development Programs, please contact us at 810 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238 or call (718) 230-5100.

Preventive Services for Youth and Families

CCM Preventive Services include the Family Treatment and Rehabilitation Program and the 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. The 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.

For more information on CCM's Preventive Services, please contact us at 535 Clinton Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or (718) 704-1986.