About Incarnation Childrens Center
Founded in 1988 as a response to the growing population of infants and children in New York City born HIV positive and in need of care, the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) began as a foster home to 24 children. The Center provided compassion and love in addition to high quality medical care and advocacy in finding safe, loving foster homes for each child. Today, the Incarnation Children’s Center holds licensure as a Skilled Nursing Facility and provides the youth population living with HIV/AIDS with a variety of resources.
Serving children from infancy to age 22, the Incarnation Children’s Center is an affiliate of the Archdiocese of New York and the Columbia University Department of Pediatrics. The Center maintains the highest standards of medical care with an HIV-Specialized Pediatrician and Pediatric Nurse Practictioner, Dietitian, and 24-hour registered nurses and certified nursing assistants. The children and adolescents meet regularly with social workers who help them plan school placements and discharges, as well as engage in a variety of therapies based on their needs, including occupational, physical, speech, art and recreation therapies.
Outside of treating the individual, the Incarnation Children’s Center aims to raise awareness in the community and raise funds for the empowerment of these children. In addition to helping residents through yearly fundraisers such as the annual “Hearts for Hope” event held each Spring, many people express their support by volunteering at the Center or donating items from the ICC wish list. A source of hope for nearly a quarter of a century, Incarnation Children’s Center welcomes visitors at incarnationchildrenscenter.org.