Ossining Communities that Care Launches New Website

Open Door is a founding member of OCTC.

Ossining Communities that Care (OCTC) brings together diverse community partners and organizations to foster well-beingamong Ossining’s young people and their families, with a special focus on substance use prevention and positive youth development.

The new website is the go-to resource for community members to access educational resources, support, and up-to-date information about OCTC’s programs and youth-oriented activities.

Open Door’s Community Programs Coordinator Alice Joselow serves as the current coordinator for the coalition and has spearheaded multiple youth-oriented initiatives, culminating in the recent approval of Ossining’s first-ever Youth Bureau.

OCTC’s innovative programs are supported by local and county government, law enforcement, schools, substance use prevention agencies, youth-serving organizations, faith-based and civic groups, as well as community health centers like Open Door.

Based on Communities that Care, a national coalition-based model that uses a public health approach to prevent problematic behaviors such as violence, delinquency, school dropout, and substance abuse.

Open Door secured and is currently the fiscal agent for $1.5 million in funding to the community by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

About Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation
Open Door Family Medical Center provides health care and wellness programs to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester, Putnam and Ulster Counties. A pioneer Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually and serves nearly 60,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access. Open Door offers integrated services and a holistic approach to building healthier communities. Primary medical care, dental care, integrated behavioral health care, clinical nutrition, wellness programs, and chronic disease management are the foundation of its clinical programs. Founded as a free clinic in 1972, Open Door’s mission of building healthier communities through accessible, equitable, culturally competent health care has led to site and service expansions. Today, Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, and Sleepy Hollow, in addition to eight School-Based Health Centers in the Port Chester and Ossining School Districts, a mobile dental van in Mount Kisco, and a dental practice in Saugerties, NY. Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Open Door achieves clinical results that consistently surpass national benchmarks for patient outcomes. For additional information, please contact Elisabeth Gilbert, Senior Director of Development, at 914-502-1417.

Latest Posts

An Interview with Christopher Del Vecchio – MVP Health Care CEO

While Open Door is devoted to providing affordable health care and wellness programs to the communities we serve, we couldn’t …

Read More
Congratulations Lindsay Farrell!

Lindsay Farrell, Open Door President and CEO, has recently received two awards for her exceptional work in the non-profit field. …

Read More
A Letter from Nickolas D. Cooper

Open Door Patient and Local Business Owner “I am beyond words and so thankful for Open Door. Having the ability …

Read More