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National Council Names New Regional Directors

July 2, 2024 – Debbian Fletcher-Blake, MSN, APRN, FNP, will return for a second term as regional director for Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands). Fletcher-Blake is CEO of VIP Community Services (Bronx, New York).

National Council Names New Regional Directors

July 2, 2024 – Debbian Fletcher-Blake, MSN, APRN, FNP, will return for a second term as regional director for Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands). Fletcher-Blake is CEO of VIP Community Services (Bronx, New York).

Enhancing Stability: Innovative Service Models for Supportive Housing

June 20, 2024 – Panelists including President and CEO of VIP Debbian Fletcher-Blake explored various models, including ACT and CCBHC teams, crisis stabilization centers, and the need for interdisciplinary teams with flexible funding. Participants learned how to re-envision staffing models to effectively address complex needs and enhance service delivery in supportive housing.

Enhancing Stability: Innovative Service Models for Supportive Housing

June 20, 2024 – Panelists including President and CEO of VIP Debbian Fletcher-Blake explored various models, including ACT and CCBHC teams, crisis stabilization centers, and the need for interdisciplinary teams with flexible funding. Participants learned how to re-envision staffing models to effectively address complex needs and enhance service delivery in supportive housing.

The Columbia Center for Community Health Enters a New Era of Public Health and Advocacy

June 21, 2024 – The CCCH will continue to work closely with VIP Community Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic offering a continuum of services such as primary care, housing, and medication assisted treatment.

The Columbia Center for Community Health Enters a New Era of Public Health and Advocacy

June 21, 2024 – The CCCH will continue to work closely with VIP Community Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic offering a continuum of services such as primary care, housing, and medication assisted treatment.

Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Administration Appointees by Senate

June 8, 2024 – Debbian Fletcher-Blake, President and CEO of VIP Community Services, is appointed to the Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council.

Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Administration Appointees by Senate

June 8, 2024 – Debbian Fletcher-Blake, President and CEO of VIP Community Services, is appointed to the Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council.

Capitol Pressroom: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care

May 10, 2024 – New York is slowly expanding the number of providers offering integrated mental health and substance abuse care. We examine this effort with Jihoon Kim, CEO of InUnity Alliance, and Debbian Fletcher-Blake, President and CEO of VIP Community Services. 

Capitol Pressroom: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care

May 10, 2024 – New York is slowly expanding the number of providers offering integrated mental health and substance abuse care. We examine this effort with Jihoon Kim, CEO of InUnity Alliance, and Debbian Fletcher-Blake, President and CEO of VIP Community Services. 

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Annual Report

Becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) can be transformational, especially when it comes to meeting the changing needs of clients and communities. Just ask Debbian Fletcher-Blake, President and CEO of VIP Community Services, a federally qualified health center in New York offering comprehensive and integrated medical, behavioral health, housing and wraparound services that are equitable and promote positive outcomes for the people served, their families and the community.

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Annual Report

Becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) can be transformational, especially when it comes to meeting the changing needs of clients and communities. Just ask Debbian Fletcher-Blake, President and CEO of VIP Community Services, a federally qualified health center in New York offering comprehensive and integrated medical, behavioral health, housing and wraparound services that are equitable and promote positive outcomes for the people served, their families and the community.

Architectural Treats in East Tremont

April 28, 2024 – Next to P.S. 44 is VIP Community Services, which offers drug addiction treatment and a men’s residence in this postmodern building. In 2014, it was beautified with a mural painted by its clients, under the supervision of artists Marc Evan and Raul Ayala. The work was organized by Groundswell, which has murals throughout the city.

Architectural Treats in East Tremont

April 28, 2024 – Next to P.S. 44 is VIP Community Services, which offers drug addiction treatment and a men’s residence in this postmodern building. In 2014, it was beautified with a mural painted by its clients, under the supervision of artists Marc Evan and Raul Ayala. The work was organized by Groundswell, which has murals throughout the city.

Bronx Supportive Housing at Ruiz Butter Residence Opens

March 12, 2024 – VIP Community Services celebrated the opening of its Ruiz Butter House with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 12. This supportive housing facility is located at 1899 Crotona Ave. and has 65 individual and family units. Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and former City Councilmember Mark Gjonaj were also present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Bronx Supportive Housing at Ruiz Butter Residence Opens

March 12, 2024 – VIP Community Services celebrated the opening of its Ruiz Butter House with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 12. This supportive housing facility is located at 1899 Crotona Ave. and has 65 individual and family units. Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and former City Councilmember Mark Gjonaj were also present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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