At the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, we not only teach our students the importance of community involvement and the power of transformation, but we also offer them a way to practice it.

Care Café is our community-based program providing psychoeducational pop-up support “cafés” throughout the New York metro area. Care Café was born from our mission to provide outreach and involvement in the health of our communities. As the needs of our community are changing rapidly due to COVID-19, so is our outreach, crisis response, support and interventions.

Rapid Response Events

Our team has created events to help those in need manage direct and indirect responses to trauma during this global pandemic. At Wurzweiler, we want to create a space for our community to come together and heal each other as we all work through this hard time. We hope the following courses will help provide useful tools and guidance.

The following events all take place through Facebook Live.

Tuesday, April 14

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Chair Yoga for Seniors with Lynda Sing: Gentle relaxation and yoga practices that anyone can easily do. All are welcome to practice!
  • 1-3 p.m.—Singing Workshop with Amanda Jones: A proven method to de-stress, the singing workshop will allow participants to sing song from a wide variety of genres and share stories and memories.
  • 4-5 p.m.—Parenting Workshop with Hanni Flaherty: The parenting group is intended to be a supportive discussion about the unique struggles of parenting during COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15

  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.—Senior Drop in with Sari Sloknik and an MSW student: This group will provide a safe space for individuals to connect, share ideas, and focus on enhancing coping during these challenging times.
  • 12:30 p.m.—Managing Trauma with Lisa A. Henshaw: This training focuses on practical tools for self-care during a time of unprecedented stress and uncertainty.
  • 3-4 p.m.—Chair Yoga with Marcia Tumpkowsky: Gentle relaxation and yoga practices that anyone can easily do. All are welcome to practice!

Thursday, April 16

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.—Children’s Story Hour with Monica Mandell: Story time for children. Reading a book together is a great way to start conversations and give parents a much-needed break.
  • 1-2 p.m.—Chair Yoga with Marcia Tumpkowsky: Gentle relaxation and yoga practices that anyone can easily do. All are welcome to practice!

Friday, April 17

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.—Children’s Story Hour with Monica Mandell: Story time for children. Reading a book together is a great way to start conversations and give parents a much needed break.
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.—Chair Yoga with Linda Sing: Gentle relaxation and yoga practices that anyone can easily do. All are welcome to practice!

Wurzweiler Care Cafe is made possible through the sponsorship and support of New York City Council Members Diana Ayala, Chaim Deutsch, Rafael Espinal, Ben Kallos, Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodriguez.

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