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Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children Now Part of Jewish Child Care Association

The Jewish Child Care Association of New York has absorbed Childville, a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children, it was announced today by Norman Rosow, president, and Jacob L. Trobe, executive director of the Association. The facility will be known henceforth as the Childville Division of the Jewish Child Care Association, the announcement said. The Association, a beneficiary of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, annually serves about 1500 New York children and youth in need of residential care because of family breakdown or emotional problems. Childville, a non-sectarian agency, now serves about 45 severely disturbed boys and girls from six to 14 years old at its new residence in Manhattan and 13 other youngsters at its home in Flushing.

Its program will continue under the direction of its medical director. Dr. Morton P. Svigals, the Child Care Association announcement said. Mrs. Salim Lewis, president of Childville since 1964, has joined the JCCA’s board of trustees and will serve as chairman of its Childville committee. Childville’s Manhattan residence, remodelled and furnished at a cost of $1 million, replaces an old building in the Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn. The building was acquired and renovated as a result of fund-raising efforts headed by Mrs. Lewis. It will be dedicated Nov. 1. Mr. Rosow said that with the consolidation of Childville into the JCCA, “a uniquely versatile range of treatment services geared to meet a wide variety of individual needs is now available to our city’s troubled children and families under a single umbrella.”

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