COVID-19 Program Update and Contact Information

CASES is continuing to provide services to our clients.

CASES programs and services continue to operate and deliver services to our clients. To protect the health and safety of the CASES community, nearly all of CASES’ staff are now working remotely. CASES’ staff providing essential services (as defined by the State) are equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including full masks, gloves, and gowns, depending on their level of contact with clients.

Please contact your case worker for more information about how social distancing will impact your time with CASES. See below for general updates on our service areas or visit our COVID-19 Referral page [1] for comprehensive information on some CASES’ programs continuing to accept referrals, enroll new clients, and deliver services—including our Nathaniel Mental Health Clinic.

The Nathaniel Clinic

CASES’ mental health clinic in Central Harlem remains open. We are accepting referrals and conducting intakes for new clients. In addition, the clinic is offering tele-health intake and mental health services as well as limited in-person services delivered by our therapists, nurses, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists. Group treatment services will restart virtually soon.

To make a referral, visit www.nathanielclinic.org [2] or call (212) 553-6708.

Court and Pretrial Services/6-A Early Release

New York City court system operations continue to be limited due to COVID-19. If you are a current participant in one of CASES’ alternative-to-incarceration or alternative-to-detention programs and have questions about your existing appointments with CASES staff, please contact your case manager or one of the following supervisors (depending on the borough where you receive services):

Manhattan: Piyumi Buddhakorala, LCSW, (347) 452-1225 or pbuddhakorala@cases.org
Brooklyn: Farydah El-Barkachi, LMHC, (347) 920-8882 or fel-barkachi@cases.org
Bronx: Alexandra Morales, JD, (646) 647-9187 or amorales@cases.org
Queens: Maira Polo, LMSW, (347) 578-0336 or mpolo@cases.org

Mobile Behavioral Health Services

CASES mobile services have been classified as essential by New York State. Mobile services continue to be in operation with CASES staff observing appropriate safety measures and utilizing tele-mental health whenever possible.

For more information about Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic ACT (FACT) services, please contact Orlando Bosch, LCSW, at (646) 761-9387 or obosch@cases.org.

For questions about Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) services, please contact Patricia Haversham-Brown, LCSW, CASAC, at (347) 452-2724 or phaversham-brown@cases.org.

For questions about Health Home Plus (HH+) Care Management services, please contact Tysen White, LMSW, at (646) 895-1525 or tysen.white@cases.org

Education, Career, and Enrichment (ECE) Services 

CASES’ education, employment, counseling mentoring, and alternative-to-detention, and alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth and young people have fully transitioned to remote/online services. 

For questions about the Court Employment Project (CEP), please contact Elizabeth Rogers, LCSW, at (929) 289-0332 or erogers@cases.org 

For questions about education and employment programs including Jobs for America’s Graduates New York (JAG NY), please contact Stephanie Stamp at (347) 486-1676 or sstamp@cases.org

For questions about Adolescent Portable Therapy (APT), please contact Eric Kolb, LMSW, at (646)937-1109 or ekolb@cases.org 

For questions about Choices ATD and Assertive Community Engagement and Success (ACES), please contact Sally Sanchez at (646) 565-8267 or ssanchez@cases.org  

Contact Us

For all other questions, please call our central offices in Downtown Brooklyn and Central Harlem.

Brooklyn Office: (212) 553-6300
Harlem Office: (212) 553-6606

The safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance to CASES. As the situation continues to change rapidly, CASES is monitoring city, state, and federal guidelines to ensure our services can be offered without compromising the health of those involved. Please continue to check our website for any future updates.