Welcome to the Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center of St. Barnabas Health System!
The Center was founded in 1978, and since 1988 it has been sponsored by St. Barnabas Hospital. Today, we serve the community from three sites and in three public schools. The Center is comprised of programs that deliver case management, and treatment services to children, adults, and their families.
In 2009 we revised our mission statement, renewing in these words our commitment to serve the community:
Fordham-Tremont CMHC is a multicultural, community-based organization committed to improving mental health and overall quality of life for the diverse residents of the Bronx. In partnership with the community, Fordham-Tremont CMHC promotes individual and family well-being and social justice through innovative, holistic practices that enhance recovery.
We try to deliver services that are grounded in the best relevant science and to be responsible stewards of the resources with which we pursue our mission. We seek to provide services that meet the entire range of our clients’ mental health needs and that help clients’ teachers, neighbors, and family members help the clients too. And we strive to deliver services in ways that manifest respect for our clients as individuals, for their concerns and hopes, for their cultures and values.
Our ultimate goal is to help the client move beyond treatment, and the ultimate measure of our success is the number of clients whom we help to live on their own, without our services.