NYC Cares

New York City Department of Health

The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still felt in our communities, and children may be most at risk. NYC Health has found that a significant number of kids and teens in Sandy-affected areas show signs of post-traumatic stress and other mental conditions.

After working with NYC Health to promote Project Hope, a counseling service for those distraught by the storm, DCF created a new campaign to tell parents about counseling for kids and teens offered through NYC Cares.

This campaign reflects our mission to change social awareness of health issues. In this case, we’re demonstrating that it’s normal to be affected long after a major event like this storm.


Press about this campaign:

→ – Mental health services available to help children affected by Hurricane Sandy

→  Sheepshead Bites – One-third of kids screened in Sandy-hit areas show signs of post-traumatic stress – Free Mental health services available

→  Brooklyn Daily Eagle – City offers mental health help to young Sandy victims