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Henry Street Settlement TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Henry Street Settlement

ORGANIZER: Henry Street Settlement

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Cecilia Zhou

THE STORY:

I have only come to know Henry Street Settlement for about a year. Even after this short amount of time, I can honestly say that I cannot imagine what my life may be today if weren't for Henry Street Settlement. This is why I'm running the NYC Marathon for Henry Street Settlement. 

In the Spring of 2015, my mother had a mental breakdown. It started with anxiety and sleeplesness and escalated to hallucinations and paranoia. At the worst point, she tried to take her own life. Fortunately, she was already at a hospital when it happened. She received timely care and survived. It was really, really tramatic. But what I worried more about was what to do after she was discharged. We had no family history of mental health issues so we didn't know what we would need to do. What's more, my parent's limited English language skills and income level made it harder for them to seek help. At first, we thought that surely we could find an option for subsidized therapy near where my parents live in Flushing, Queens. After all, it was becoming the largest Chinese immigrant enclave in NYC. We were wrong. Henry Street Settlement was the only provider of culturally sensitive and linguistically appropraite group theraphy and psychiatry sessions for the Chinese community we could find. So, over the last year, my mother has been visiting Henry Street twice a week. I was able to accompany her 2 separate times. The first shortly after she was discharged from the hospital and started her sessions at Henry Street. The second just before my move to San Francisco, to help talk through the big change since I won't be able to visit her as frequently as before. 

Today, she is still on medication and under the care of Henry Street Settlment. I get periodical status from her social worker as well. She is doing much, much better compared to a year ago. And it is largely because of Henry Street Settlement. I feel that it is not enough for me to just say thank you. So I've decided to raise both awareness and funding through running for them at the 2016 NYC Marathon. The funds will go directly towards the Behavioral and Mental Health program there. That way, more folks in the community like my mother can receive the care they need. More families will regain their footing from the upsetting misfortunes. Please help me raise awareness and gather resources for Henry Street Settlement through your generous contribution. I will be so grateful.

Statistics about the Behavioral and Mental Health Programs at Henry Street Settlement:

  • Henry Street opened one of the first community based mental health clinics in the country in 1946.  
  • The Chinese community in New York is one of the most underserved populations in mental health, but Henry Street is steadily working to change that fact. Henry Street employs a bilingual staff and offers services in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Fujianese. All staff regularly participate in workshops that help them learn about cultural sensitivities and how to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
    • We currently have 7  Chinese speaking mental health professionals in our behavioral health programs and 2 Chinese speakers at our primary care facility. The primary care facility Chinese speakers are key for patients who are suffering from both a mental illness as well as a physical illness.
  • 62% of the clients of our PROS program, a recovery program for adults with severe mental illness, are Chinese. Overall, about 25% of all patients in our health care programs are Chinese speakers.
  • 68 Chinese speaking patients in the PROS program
  • 515 Chinese speaking patients throughout all our health care programs
  • We also have an additional 46 Chinese speaking patients in our out patient mental health services program

$3,887

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cecilia Zhou

    $250

  • AG

    $50

  • Erin Donohue

    $50

  • Liz

    $100

  • Andrew Lawrence

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Thomas Rokholt

    $25

  • Chris and Monique Porter

    $100

  • Molly Jerrard

     

  • Kevin Nee

    $50

  • Dylan Flaherty

    $10

  • Nick Papanastassiou

    $50

  • Fanny

     

  • Dana Guernsey

    $40

  • Brent

    $25

  • Danny & Amy

    $75

  • david nie

    $50

  • Naomi

    $250

  • Kate

    $250

  • Perry Blank

     

  • Ellen Tang

    $50

  • Doug Matheson

     

  • Juliana Koo

    $250

  • kozue sawame

    $25

  • Ed & Adrienne Bajwa

    $100

  • Min Lew

     

  • Janina Kim

    $200

  • Yuling (and Immanuel) Tan

     

  • Annie

    $25

  • Paul Choi and Megan Skillman

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vivian Kim

    $25

  • Gail Monaghan

    $500

  • John

     

  • Amy Roschelle via the Ira A. Roschelle MD Charitable Fund

    $100

  • Bridget & Dave Garsh

    $25

  • Tsz Wong

    $50

  • Dong, Lisa, Zachary, & Timothy

    $100

  • Vcho

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ebram Megally

    $26.20

  • Judy Luo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Szeman, James & X

    $25

  • Meliné, James, and Ella

    $50

  • Joel

    $100

  • Marianne Staniunas

    $20

  • Ana Leon

    $50

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The Team: $22,650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cecilia Zhou

Amount Raised

$3,887

Fundraiser Title

Benjamin Berkowitz

Amount Raised

$3,245

 

130% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shalini Jariwala

Amount Raised

$3,102

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Hollingsworth

Amount Raised

$3,051

 

117% Raised of$2,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Ford

Amount Raised

$2,855

 

114% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefana Valentino

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

lauren gatto

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

Delia Springstubb

Amount Raised

$1,510

Donor Comments

Ana Leon

Ana Leon

DONATION: $50

You are awesome, and inspiring! xox 2 years ago

Marianne Staniunas

Marianne Staniunas

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Joel

Joel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Meliné, James, and Ella

Meliné, James, and Ella

DONATION: $50

Sending you lots of love and support from the East coast! 2 years ago

Szeman, James & X

Szeman, James & X

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Thanks for sharing your story & bringing attention to mental health issues in our society. GO CECILIA! 2 years ago

Judy Luo

Judy Luo

DONATION: $25

Go Cecilia!! 2 years ago

Ebram Megally

Ebram Megally

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Woohoo! Go Cecilia! 2 years ago