Bailey House to become a designated Trauma Learning Center
Bailey House has been selected by the National Council for Behavioral Health to participate in its prestigious “Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community”, a nationally recognized program that advances evidence-based practice to address trauma, including PTSD. As a member of this group, Bailey House will embark on a yearlong transformative process to enhance the quality and impact of its services. Denise Arzola, Deputy Director of Community Services, stated, “ All nineteen Bailey House programs, including our patient navigation and other health services, the food pantry, supportive housing and housing placement programs, will focus on the seven domains of trauma-informed care including early screening, consumer-driven services, nurturing a trauma-informed and responsive workforce, evidence-based and emerging best practices, creating safe environments, community outreach and partnership building, and ongoing performance improvement and evaluation.”
Bailey House implemented a trauma-informed approach in many of its services four years ago because so many of its clients are survivors of intimate partner and family violence, childhood sexual abuse, incarceration, rape and gun violence. Regina Quattrochi, CEO stated, “Becoming part of this nationwide learning community will help us build even more effective services for low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses throughout New York City. With our headquarters in East Harlem, just 5 blocks from the tragic building explosion on E.116th, we are reminded that trauma manifests in many forms in economically compromised communities. We are very excited to partner with the National Council for Behavioral Health so that we may work with other leaders in NYC to support individual and community healing from personal and institutionalized trauma.”
For over 30 years, Bailey House has provided a continuum of housing, case management and wraparound support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. As leaders in the field of supportive housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, Bailey House has made connecting clients to care a cornerstone of their services, resulting in an integration of health-related care with community support that empowers clients to make educated choices about their health and well-being.