ICAN Celebrated Expansion with Successful Open House in New Amsterdam Office

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This expansion is a testament to ICAN's unwavering mission to "Keep Families Together" by offering individualized and non-traditional services to those in need. The move was made possible through generous grants and funding opportunities, reflecting the community and stakeholders' confidence in ICAN's impactful work.

The event, which drew attention from the community and media, celebrated ICAN's growth and its commitment to serving the Montgomery and Schoharie communities more effectively. The Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, held in collaboration with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, was a significant milestone in ICAN's journey and a testament to the organization's dedication to the community.

The ceremony kicked off at 2:00 PM with the cutting of the ribbon, symbolizing the beginning of a new chapter for ICAN in Amsterdam. Guests were then invited to tour the new space, where they learned about the innovative programs designed to enrich and support the community. The event provided a fantastic opportunity for attendees to meet the dedicated ICAN team and learn about the passion and expertise that drive the organization's work. Additionally, guests enjoyed light refreshments while discovering the specialized programs the Amsterdam office will offer.

The Healthy Families Team: Sandra Bellassai, ICAN Director of Early Childhood Programs - Kari Eaker-Montes, FRSS - Dr. Keiley Pfeiffer, Healthy Families Montgomery & Schoharie County Program Manager - Jessica Mazur, Healthy Families Montgomery & Schoharie County Supervisor and Katlyn Vanderveer, FRSS

Allison Jackson, Chief Program Officer at ICAN, expressed her excitement about the potential impact of the Amsterdam office. "This expansion into Amsterdam allows us to extend our reach and provide essential services where they are most needed," said Jackson. "We are thrilled by the success of the open house and are eager to see the positive changes our presence will bring to the community."

Founded in 1997, ICAN has been a guiding light for over 2,100 individuals and families daily, providing a comprehensive network of services for reunification and preservation. With a team of over 275 staff and an extensive Independent Practice Association (IPA) of close to 300 providers, ICAN is well-equipped to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves.

The Amsterdam office is part of ICAN's continued commitment to growth and service following recent expansions, including a new hub in Herkimer, the Family Resource Center in Utica, the future all-new Utica Children’s Museum, and Elevate CNY in Westmoreland.

ICAN is excited about Amsterdam's opportunities and looks forward to many fruitful years of operation in the community. The organization continues to be a home and community-based network offering individualized services to those dealing with social, emotional, mental health, and behavioral challenges from prenatal to the end of life.