We are very grateful to Teresa Mettela and the QNS staff for featuring our CEO Danielle Ellman and her efforts to lead Commonpoint Queens in serving the Queens community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ellman discussed with QNS the implementation of several initiatives including a hotline and online portal for emergency services, online college counseling and career assistance for our high school and college success programs, and emergency childcare centers for children of essential workers.
“With the shift to online platforms and aid, we now run our agency through technology and I don’t see us going back,” stated Ellman. “It has provided a way to expand our reach, especially by engaging with senior members of the community. I believe that the labor force will come back in a more flexible manner.”
She also spoke about the increased need for mental health services and how our CAPE Mental Health Clinic staff hours, according to Ellman, “went up by 40 percent as they are filling the therapeutic need that community members have right now.”
To read the full profile, visit the QNS website at https://qns.com/story/2020/06/16/commonpoint-queens-ceo-doesnt-quit-in-quest-to-serve-borough-during-covid-19-pandemic/.