Community Assistance

Health Education

Our health educators are available to answer your questions and help you set goals for a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. We have a health education classroom that offers on-site lessons, play, and crafts for adults and kids at our main Crescent Street location. Check our community calendar of events for upcoming seminars, health fairs and other events.

Health Workshops

Adults and children can participate in a variety of workshops that provide knowledge and tools that will help you manage your health concerns so you can enjoy life more. Kids’ workshops include games and crafts and are sometimes accompanied by healthy snacks and drinks.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Growth and Development
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Germs
  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Good Drugs/Bad Drugs
  • Over the Counter Medicine
  • Personal Health
  • Self Esteem
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Body Anatomy
  • Health-focused Arts and Crafts

Adolescents at Risk

The Floating Hospital has been awarded a fully-funded performance-based contract for 24/7 medical and dental services by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the New York City agency responsible for providing detention, prevention, and aftercare services for youths (ages 8-17) remanded to its custody by the family court system.

Alleged juvenile offenders are detained in secure and non-secure sites that offer Department of Education schools and varied recreation programs. The Floating Hospital program provides an estimated 4,500 teens annually with quality medical and dental care. Our program also addresses the hygiene, nutrition, exercise, and substance abuse issues that could change their future. No private funding is used for this program.

With your support, we can continue to provide
healthcare access to the families that need it the most.

Lend a Hand