Recent News

Learn more about Acacia Network’s recent initiatives and other important news. For media inquiries, please contact Acacia Network’s Director of Communications at ggonzalez@acacianetwork.org. 

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National Council for Behavioral Health Announces New Board Members

Yaberci Perez-Cubillan, Acacia’s Senior VP of Behavioral Health & Service Integration, Elected to Serve at the National Council Board The National Council for Behavioral Health, which serves as the primary unifying voice of America’s health care organizations dedicated to the delivery of mental health and addictions treatment and services, announced the results of its recent… Read More »

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Standing Together for Justice and Equality

In Solidarity with the Black Community Another life has been taken senselessly. Last week, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officers after they detained him for reasons that remain under question. Once again, the ruthless disregard for Black lives in the United States has been put on display, for all to see, as if… Read More »

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Bronx Borough President issues report on housing nonprofit issues

Bronx Times Story By Jason Cohen [originally posted on May 13, 2020] Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing nonprofit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering amid COVID-19,” aims to identify key issues… Read More »

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The Show Must Go On!

Loisaida Inc. Announces Line-Up for its 2020 [Virtual] Loisaida Festival Streaming Live on Sunday, May 24 and Sunday, May 31 Honoring its 30-year tradition, Loisaida Inc. –the oldest Puerto Rican nonprofit organization in the Lower East Side of Manhattan–announced that its annual cultural celebration, the Loisaida Festival, will take place on Memorial Day weekend, with… Read More »

Building Resiliency through the Arts

Acacia Network Launches Virtual Arts and Wellness Series in Homeless Shelters across the City In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Acacia Network –one of the largest providers of transitional housing in New York City– has launched a virtual arts and wellness series for children and families in the shelter system. The arts workshops are… Read More »

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Hispanic Executive: Giamara Rosado

Giamara Rosado Preserves Her Community to See It Prosper Giamara Rosado builds on the legacy of the Bronx thanks in part to her rapidly growing legal team at Acacia Network April 27, 2020 By Courtney Ryan | Hispanic Executive It’s really no wonder that Giamara Rosado has found a home at Acacia Network. After all,… Read More »

Metropolitan Meals Initiative

EAST HARLEM ELECTED OFFICIALS, DEVELOPERS, RESTAURANTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TEAM UP TO PROVIDE MEALS TO NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/METROPOLITAN EMPLOYEES RESPONDING TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC L+M Development, Jonathan Rose Companies and Acacia Network donate $115,000 to cover costs; Manhattan Borough President Brewer and City Council Member Ayala initiate effort; Union Settlement coordinating participation of 20 local… Read More »

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Permanent Supportive Housing by Lorraine Coleman

A Foundation for Wellness and Recovery from Chronic Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEWS SPRING 2020 (VOL. 7 NO. 4) Link: http://www.mhnews.org/back_issues/BHN-Spring2020.pdf By Lorraine Coleman, Interim Senior VP, Real Estate Management & Tenant Services, Acacia Network Three years ago, Jeannette Lewis and her 16-year-old son spent Christmas in a homeless shelter in… Read More »

Reinvention as Rule of Thumb

Latinx cultural center charts new path forward By Gregg McQueen / The Bronx Free Press When Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered New York businesses to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the edict also shuttered community-based organizations providing essential services throughout the city. Loisaida, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income Latino residents, was no… Read More »

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Governor Cuomo Announces $19 Million in Funding to Expand Addiction Services

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of three grants, totaling $19 million, to expand addiction services in New York State. The funding will be used to improve integration between primary and behavioral health care, expand and enhance medication-assisted treatment programs, and to expand services for pregnant and postpartum women diagnosed with a substance… Read More »

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Helping Puerto Rico

The past few weeks have been overwhelming as Mother Nature demonstrated her indomitable force around the globe.  For so many of our communities, sleepless nights have turned into days of worry and fret. We hope for the safety of all families, friends and colleagues affected by these events.  The human spirit always prevails and people rise up to… Read More »

Ramon Velez Open House

That is how Chief Medical Officer David Collymore describes the Ramón Vélez Health Center of the Acacia Network. The site, located at 754 East 151st Street, provides an array of comprehensive health services, including preventive care, HIV care, pediatrics, and dental care. In an $11 million undertaking, Acacia purchased the building and performed a full… Read More »

Lawmakers Turn Attention to Opioid Epidemic

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Best Nursing Homes 2015 – CASA PROMESA

Welcome to the Acacia Network! Since opening our doors in 1969, the Latino based agencies that make up our network have matured into a dynamic and unified community based organization offering a unique constellation of services in the area of health,

Save The Date – Loisaida Fest 2015

Welcome to the Acacia Network! Since opening our doors in 1969, the Latino based agencies that make up our network have matured into a dynamic and unified community based organization offering a unique constellation of services in the area of health,

Acacia Network Gala

Welcome to the Acacia Network! Since opening our doors in 1969, the Latino based agencies that make up our network have matured into a dynamic and unified community based organization offering a unique constellation of services in the area of health,

Save The Date – Julio Martinez Memorial Fund 2015 Annual Breakfast

Welcome to the Acacia Network! Since opening our doors in 1969, the Latino based agencies that make up our network have matured into a dynamic and unified community based organization offering a unique constellation of services in the area of health,