Healthy Lives, Resilient Futures
The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Teen Center is a well-known safe haven where teens receive supportive services that include educational, recreational, and motivational opportunities to develop into leaders within the community.
Currently the Teen Center provides: mentoring, academic enrichment, leadership development, financial literacy education, sports & recreation as well as healthy snacks and meals Monday through Friday
SPORTS & REC
Through the CHEC initiative Behavioral Health Services will be offered beginning in January 2022. BGCAC is utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges faced by our teens and families.
Our mission is to service youth who face countless barriers to getting much-required social wellbeing and behavioral health including social, emotional, behavioral, transportation, and monetary challenges. Being a vital aid to club members of special education and implementing IEPs is also a priority of Wellness. Furthermore, collaboration with our workforce, recreation, and college readiness department prepares youth mentally and physically for a successful journey in the work field and college. Bringing behavioral and wellness solidly into the Clubs, where we can utilize demonstrated counteraction and wellness intervention and prevention, will assist a huge number of youths who it will be most beneficial to.
The Wellness Center
The Boys & Girls of Atlantic City Wellness Center provides a strength based, trauma informed approach providing case management that will support teens emotional and behavioral wellbeing. This will entail counseling opportunities to teens individual and as a group, linkages to additional services and resources when necessary. Upon enrolling in any club program (Recreation, Workforce, College Readiness), weekly participation in the Wellness Center is a mandatory requirement
Who Are We?
Director of Behavioral Health Services – who specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis, assessments, and writing success plans for intervention/prevention. One full-time, on-site case manager- who has shown and proven great rapport with youth and effectively making observations and implementing success plans, and one part time/on call case manager- a life coach with years of knowledge and experience to give our youth.
What We Do?
BGCAC’s Wellness Center will offer Behavioral Health Services Monday through Friday during programming hours to our teens. Behavioral Health Services will provide opportunities for teens to engage in educational wellness groups, case management, individual and/or group counseling, goal setting, linkages to additional services and resources, and teen training series including trauma informed and Teen Mental Health First Aid.
Organization Name Address Phone Number
The Alcove 319 E. Jimmie Leeds RD. Suite 205 Galloway, NJ 08205 (609)-484-1133
AtlantiCare Behavioral Heath 13 N. Hartford Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609)-348-1161
Atlantic City/Pleasantville Mental Health Services (609)-971-2290
Helping Hand Behavioral Health Service 2511 Fire Rd, Egg Harbor TWP.
Connect with Our Team
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Latoya Mcglone, MS
Behavioral Health Case Manager
Erika Cors, BS
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Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a distressing event. These events are often sudden, unpredictable, involve a serious threat to life and feel beyond a person’s control (apa.org).
Traumatic experiences can ignite strong emotional and physical reactions that can last well after the triggering event has ended (nctsn.org)