The Neighborhood Center, Inc. hires Sauerbier as Mobile Crisis Assessment Team Director

The Neighborhood Center, Inc. hires Sauerbier as Mobile Crisis Assessment Team Director

Utica, NY – The Neighborhood Center Inc. has hired Kristin Sauerbier, L.C.S.W. as the new Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) Director. Sauerbier will oversee the six-county MCAT which includes: Crisis Counselor services for Oneida, Herkimer, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, and Chenango counties; Crisis Case Management and Peer Advocate personnel to provide emergency mental health and substanceContinue reading →

Holiday Assistance

Holiday Assistance Most of us look forward to the holiday season – a time of gift-giving, delicious family meals and warm memories. However, for some residents of our community, the holidays are a stressful time, with money concerns often looming over the brightness of the season. Together as a community we believe everyone has theContinue reading →

Setting Goals for your Mental Health

Let’s face it- we all sometimes have anxiety and can get depressed. For those who have these feelings on a regular basis, it is important to constantly challenge yourself. Challenging yourself can keep your mind from wandering into those dark or scary places and keeps you focused on specific tasks which is exactly why goalContinue reading →

Erie Canal HOGS to Visit The Neighborhood Center

Erie Canal HOGS to Visit The Neighborhood Center

The Erie Canal Harley Owners Group (HOGS) will be making their annual Columbus Day stop at the Neighborhood Center, 615 Mary Street, on Monday, October 14th at approximately 10:00am. Each year, the HOGS conduct their Annual Toy Run to collect toys and cash donations to help make the holidays a little brighter for children andContinue reading →

Community Health Worker Services

Community Health Worker Services

The Neighborhood Center Community Health Worker Services are Free. Utica, NY – Our Community Health Worker services are a free home visiting program serving Oneida and Herkimer Counties. Working with women before having a baby, during pregnancy and after pregnancy, we help and support women and their families to access needed preventive and primary healthContinue reading →

End of Summer Wrap-up

School Age Children’s Program Summer Wrap-up! For most adults, the end of the school year can be considered a dreaded event. Despite our initial excitement about summer break, the multiple trips to the beach, the long hot days, and the complaints about boredom can leave many parents yearning for the start of the school year.Continue reading →

It’s Back to School Time!

It’s Back to School Time! Here are some helpful tips getting back on track when school starts: Visit the school your child will go to.  Many schools also offer back to school nights – it is important to go and check out your child’s classroom and meet their teacher.  Putting a face to the teachersContinue reading →

What to look for in Child Care

What to look for in child care Choosing good child care is an important decision.  Quality child care during the early years leads to healthy growth and development.  It takes time, patience and an understanding of what to look for when getting ready to choose child care.  Many people even plan their pregnancies around aContinue reading →

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues? Upstate New Yorkers are all too familiar with the winter blues. It’s cold and dark, lack of sunlight and too much time indoors certainly seems to affect our mood. But, did you know that there is such a thing as summertime seasonal depression? You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.Continue reading →

Mental Health & Certified Recovery Peer Advocates

Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) – Mental Health & Certified Recovery Peer Advocates The Problem The stigma on mental health in our nation leaves many people left without treatment which can lead to adverse behaviors (substance use). The World Health Organization noted that “the single most important barrier to overcome in the community is theContinue reading →