Project Bienestar

Project Bienestar offers services specifically designed for children and teens, who have recently come to the U.S. from other countries and are in need of specialized treatment for post-trauma reactions.


Through Project Bienestar, The Family Center provides free, specialized counseling services for children and teens, who have journeyed to the U.S. without their parents, or who were separated from their parents at any point during the journey.  Project Bienestar also includes a caregiver support component to help parents and caregivers support children and teens in their care who have just arrived in the U.S. and are exhibiting post-trauma responses.

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Specific Project Bienestar offerings include culturally and linguistically relevant:

  • Individual Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Group treatments like SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolscents Responding to Chronic Stress)

  • Clinical case management

  • Accompaniment and escorts to-and-from our offices and other appointments

Coming soon to Project Bienestar:

  • Support and education groups for caregivers of newly arrived children and teens

  • Inter-generational family support groups

  • Trauma-informed yoga classes!

Parents, caregivers and youth interested in accessing Project Bienestar services should call (718) 230-1379 x176 or email bienestar@thefamilycenter.org.  Services are available in English and Spanish at this time.