“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” ― Steve Maraboli.
The Aisling Irish Community and Cultural Center provides free, private and confidential counseling by appointment, Monday – Friday 9 – 5 PM and one evening per week.
Social services are staffed by a Clinical Social Worker and a Community Care Coordinator.
The AICC offers a range of counseling interventions as well as other preventive mental health and wellbeing programs to enhance the life of our Irish and Irish-American community.
- Individual assessment and counseling
- Couples counseling
- Family and parent counseling
- Group counseling
- Wellness coaching
- Workshops and psycho-educational seminars on topics related to social and emotional wellbeing
- Referral services based on a professional clinical assessment
Physical wellbeing is directly tied to one’s mental health. Physical activity provides countless benefits including:
- Decreased risk of depression
- Decreased risk of heart conditions and disease
- Elevated mood
- Greater energy levels
- Better sleep
- Many opportunities for socializing
The Aisling Center offers various other programs to facilitate improved physical wellbeing. Those include Team Aisling, yoga classes, and dance fitness classes.
We offer assistance with applications for benefits and entitlements such as unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, public assistance, and the Prenatal Care Assistance Program.
We are proud to have strong partnerships with many organizations that assist community members with these matters. If we do not know the answer to your concern, rest assured that we will work to the best of our ability to assist you and will refer you if necessary.
The Mulcahy Scholarship was launched by the Aisling Center in 2018 in honor of Denis Mulcahy and his family’s commitment to Project Children. Along with his brother, Patrick, Denis founded Project Children in 1975 as a peace-building effort. Over 40 years, the program brought 23,000 Catholic and Protestant children from Belfast together to spend a summer in Greenwood Lake and changed countless lives.
We are happy to honor that tradition by bringing American children together to celebrate Irish culture and form lasting friendships. This year’s participants returned to the program’s roots in Greenwood Lake, where they enjoyed a full range of outdoor activities including yoga, hiking, camping, and paddle boarding.
This page provides useful information for immigrants and J1 students about passports, citizenship, the Visa Waiver Program, legal referrals, employment, Social Security Office locations, accommodations, other nearby Community Centers, and Emergency/General Information contacts.
If you have just arrived in New York and are looking for work, or if you recently became unemployed, please visit our virtual employment board. While we are not an employment agency, we share available positions from a variety of industries. Over the years, we have helped many members of our community find meaningful opportunities. Our computer facilities are available daily from Monday to Friday for people who wish to search for employment online or to create a resume.
Mind Yourself Welfare Services
Aisling Irish Community and Cultural Center has prepared this booklet with information and resources for Irish Immigrants. It covers a wide variety of topics including healthcare information, mental health resources, social and recreational clubs, senior resources, and overall well-being.