Mission Moment Monday: Marcel Crooks

By: Deborah Cruz

 

Right off the Jackie Robinson Highway on Cypress Ave. you can see a new towering brick-red apartment building. The building is WellLife Network’s newest addition to their housing program, a newly built 66-apartment unit building with its own parking lot. One can already see residents moving in from a distance. Leading the charge is Deputy Director of Mental Health, Marcel Crooks.

 

Project Volunteer: A day with Paramount

By: Deborah Cruz

 

What started as a rainy day in queens ended up being our brightest one yet, on June 17th WellLife Network partnered with Paramount Co. volunteers to create a mural at our Astoria DayHab location in Queens.

 

 

June is Pride Month

 

 

WellLife Network is proud to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community. We strive to be a place for all to express and connect with their most authentic self. We encourage you to read this amazing resource guide put together by our Learning and Development Specialist, Danielle Viscosi (she/her).

 

Why is it called Pride Month?

Healthy Recipes from WellLife

By: Deborah Cruz

 

Access to healthy food is a cornerstone for wellness. According to Feeding American, 1 in 9 people struggle with food insecurity. Typically, food insecurity goes hand-in-hand with housing insecurity; many families are faced with the choice of either eating or losing their home. The US manufactures enough food to feed 10 billion people, the US alone has a population around 330 million, according the US Census. Some state laws mandate supermarkets to throw out their unbought food.

 

WellLife Network Awarded Platinum National Recognition by GuideStar

 

WellLife Network, one of the region's largest nonprofits, proudly announces that it is the recipient of the 2022 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. This is the sixth consecutive year that WellLife Network has earned a platinum rating. This award is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar (Candid), the world's largest source of nonprofit information.

 

Why do suicide rates rise in the Spring?

Written by: Howell Shrage, MD

Suicide rates are highest during the spring and early summer months of April, May, and June. This may seem hard to believe, but statistics over the last many years bear this out.  It is a myth that the winter months lead to more suicides. In fact, December the darkest and one of the coldest months of the year has the lowest suicide rate.

 

Why do suicide rates rise in the Spring?

For Adults, Theories include:

How WellLife Network Staff is working on a better tomorrow

By: Deborah Cruz

In the shadow of Yankee Stadium, just beyond the hustle and bustle that is the 161st subway station in the Bronx, lies one of WellLife Network’s newest residences. Built in 2016, the 165th mixed-use apartment complex stands on a quiet street between a row of private houses. It has a beautiful backyard suitable for summer BBQ’s and plenty of green space. The staff who run the facility keep everything clean and in order. You can tell as soon as you arrive that they take pride in maintaining the property. Its an oasis. A safe haven nestled in the South Bronx.

Celebrating Women's History Month

The celebration of Women’s History month is inextricably tied to the suffrage movement of the early 1900s. It was at this time that women began to raise their voices in opposition to the status quo.

 

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