Our FCIP Interns

This year the Family Crisis Intervention Program Staff consisted of fourteen interns. Coming from various graduate schools within the New York area, including LIU, NYU, Fordham, Touro, Adelphi, and Hunter these interns were assigned to families in our community, as well as Yeshivos and Bais Yaakov schools. They guided families who are facing challenges such as marital discord, children with social or emotional deficits, and at-risk teens.

Every Monday the interns would meet with Dr. David Lefkowitz, our director, to discuss and brainstorm various strategies in helping these individuals and families become more productive and to function optimally and independently. In addition, they were assigned to an individual supervisor to work on their specific cases. In May, the students completed their internship, and were honored at our annual Ladies Luncheon, where they each received a plaque of recognition for their service to the community. We are presently interviewing interns for the upcoming 2017-18 year.

Family Crisis Intervention Program

Giving them a future......

It happens in more families than you could imagine.


The heartbreak and devastation are all too real. Helping these children means more than just shaking our heads. It means extending a hand, offering practical ideas and providing real solutions.

Bikur Cholim does just that.

Our Family Crisis Intervention Program, directed by David Lefkowitz, PhD and Estie Klein, MHC, offers hands-on assistance, big brother and big sister mentoring and counseling. Social work interns and trained volunteers, with professional oversight by a psychologist, a mental health counselor and a program director, give of their time to bring normalcy to children from dysfunctional  homes and families in crisis. Each week, countless children benefit from a personal one-on-one interaction.

Since its inception, thousands of children have been helped, hundreds of families have been given support and the wherewithal to bring stability to their broken homes.

The task is long and arduous, but we must not, and cannot, afford to abandon our children. Camp scholarships, cleaning help for Pesach, and warm clothing are costly, but their value is priceless. It means changing the lives of forlorn children, who so desperately just want and deserve to be “normal.” All they need is a warm meal, clean clothes and an adult to whom they can confide and look to for guidance, help with homework and problems they may be having in school.

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