Lenox Hill Hospital Receives Grant To Help Low-Income Families

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A recent leadership grant from the Robin Hood Foundation allows Lenox Hill Hospital’s Center for Attention and Learning (CAL) to help more children from low-income families throughout New York City receive educational assessments and services.

This is the fifth consecutive year in which Lenox Hill has received a grant for CAL, part of the hospital’s Outpatient Center for Mental Health, located at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital on East 64th Street.

The center administers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to low-income school children with attention and learning differences. Once it is understood why a child is struggling in school, recommendations are made to address the child's learning issues and get the help they need.

“The partnership with Robin Hood will enable us to specifically reach more families struggling with extreme poverty by offering them services they might otherwise not be able to obtain," said John Gupta, executive director of Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

"We are extremely proud to count ourselves among the grant recipients the Robin Hood Foundation selectively supports.”

“This grant makes it possible for us to hire two post-doctoral fellows to evaluate more children in need of services and help them obtain educational programs that meet their learning needs.”

CAL and the Robin Hood Foundation are committed to using educational tools to help break the cycle of poverty.

“The North Shore-LIJ Foundation and Lenox Hill Hospital are grateful for our five-year partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation,” said Andrea Dowd, vice president of development.  

“Combining our efforts to help low-income children overcome learning challenges and succeed has been very rewarding."

"We thank Robin Hood for their belief in our program and for their continued support.”

To schedule an evaluation, or for more information about CAL call 212-434-3292 or click here.

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