At Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, we are focused on rebuilding lives and compassionately serving those dealing with mental illness and substance use disorders. Our staff members follow an approach to health care that emphasizes wellness, recovery, trauma-informed care and physical-behavioral health integration.
Services offered include:
- Mental Health
- Primary Care
- On-site Pharmacy
- Housing Support and Residential Services
- Care Coordination
- Veterans Support Services
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Case Management
Comprehensive Care with Dignity
The Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Centers offers clients round-the-clock crisis care – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We’re here to help stabilize and treat in the most clinically appropriate and cost-effective settings, while also offering the least restrictive and traumatizing environment.
Patients are provided with an immediate screening and risk assessment for mental health, addictions and basic primary care needs. We offer easy access to care with reduced wait times, regardless of ability to pay or location of residence. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
Our whole-health approach includes expanded coordination with other health care providers, social service providers and law enforcement. We are skilled in providing comprehensive access to a full range of medical and behavioral services, as well as targeted case management. We also remain deeply committed to working with the family members and friends of our patients, recognizing that their involvement is essential for recovery and long-term health.
Specialized Services for Veterans
The Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Centers maintain a special commitment to working with United States Military Veterans and their families. We recognize the enormous physical and behavioral health challenges confronting members of the armed forces as they transition back to civilian life. We work closely with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer:
- Screenings, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) assessments
- Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Highly skilled military culture therapists and counselors
- Peer advocates with military and life experience
- Benefits coordination
- Residential services
Opioid Prevention and Treatment Into Recovery Program
The OPT (Opioid Prevention and Treatment) Program will help individuals (ages 16 and over) with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) by eliminating their withdrawal symptoms and cravings to use through the use of MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) and Peer Support Services. OPT Program provides eligible Clients with either Suboxone or Vivitrol (OPT does not provide Methadone).
Suboxone is a combination of two drugs – Buprenorphine and Naloxone – that work chemically to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms and reduce a patient’s dependence on opioids in the long term. Suboxone is available for use with strips (under the tongue or in the cheek), tablets, and long-acting injectable buprenorphine formulations. Clients who are eligible for OPT will go through an induction process when starting Suboxone to find the right dosage of medication that works for each person. To learn more, please contact our OPT Project Director by phone or email at 347-977-0020 or Andrew.Karim@ccbq.org.
Vivitrol, also known as Naltrexone, is an injectable medicine used to block the effects of opioid drugs/medications, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid misuse. Anyone who receives a Vivitrol injection must not use any type of opioid for 7-14 days before starting treatment with Vivitrol. Vivitrol is not an Opioid.
The OPT Into Recovery Team consists of Andrew Karim (Project Director), Madlin Gobrial (Program Evaluator), Tamika Tuitt (Peer Counselor), and Daniel Warner (Peer Counselor). OPT Into Recovery is offered in all 5 Clinics (Corona, Jamaica, Glendale, Rockaway, Flatbush).
Point of Entry into OPT:
CCBQ Behavioral Health Clinics (Monday/Thursday Intakes):
- Flatbush Behavioral Health Clinic – 1623 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210 (718-377-5755)
- Corona Behavioral Health Clinic – 91-14 37th Avenue Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718-779-1600)
- Jamaica Behavioral Health Clinic – 161-10 Jamaica Avenue., 2nd Floor Jamaica, NY 11432 (718-704-5488)
- Rockaway Behavioral Health Clinic – 18-47 Mott Avenue., 2nd Floor Far Rockaway, NY 11691 (718-337-6800)
- Glendale Behavioral Health Clinic – 67-29 Myrtle Avenue Glendale, NY 11385 (718-456-7001)
CCBQ Substance Use Treatment Centers (Intake Based on Availability):
- Flatbush Recovery and Wellness Center – 1623 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210 (718-951-9009)
- Rockaway Recovery and Wellness Center – 18-47 Mott Avenue., 2nd Floor Far Rockaway, NY 11691 (718-337-6800)
Genoa Pharmacy located at our Flatbush and Corona locations.
Genoa Pharmacy offers delivery service for prescribed medications.
How to Refer to OPT Into Recovery:
- Contact Andrew Karim (OPT Director) thru phone at 347-977-0020 or email at Andrew.Karim@ccbq.org
- Reach out to the Front Desk (numbers above) to ask for Andrew Karim or for them to take a message which they will email to Andrew Karim. Make sure to leave a callback number.
- Contact the Call Center at 718-722-6001 to make a referral
- If Andrew Karim is out, please reach out to Rebecca Herman at Rebecca.Herman@ccbq.org or Holly Jaskiewicz at HOLLY.JASKIEWICZ@ccbq.org or Claudia Salazar at Claudia.Salazar@ccbq.org about the referral
Our centers are located where they are needed most
Corona Behavioral Health Clinic91-14 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY, 11372 (718)722-6001
Rockaway Behavioral Health Clinic18-47 Mott Avenue, 2nd Floor
Far Rockaway, NY, 11691
Jamaica Behavioral Health Clinic161-10 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY, 11432 (718)722-6001
Glendale Mental Behavioral Health Clinic67-29 Myrtle Avenue, 2nd Floor
Glendale, NY, 11385
Flatbush Behavioral Health Clinic1623 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11210 Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thurs: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m