CREATE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which
has served the community and the city and state of New
York since 1970. During those turbulent times PROJECT
CREATE began in a storefront on West 112th Street and
St. Nicholas Avenue, with initial funding supplied by
Franciscan Friars. Since then, CREATE, Inc. has grown
into a multi-serivce agency with funding from various
city, state and private agencies.
At CREATE emphasis is placed upon the rehabilitation
of potentially independent, valuable and productive
persons. CREATE recognizes and supports the principle
that drug and alcohol addiction include social, psychological,
spiritual as well as physical components, and that the
free" is only one indication of program effectiveness
and participant achievement.
All treatment, education,
rehabilitation and vocational efforts revolve around
self-esteem as the effective influence towards rehabilitation.
All treatment efforts and services are aimed at developing,
increasing and sustaining the participant's self-actualization
toward a total holistic rehabilitation.
CREATE is committed
to meeting the needs of those afflicted with the
disease of chemical dependence and addressing other problems
which may accompany this illness; further, we strive to
meet these needs with the dignity and respect which each
Our programs do not only mean companionship, comfort
in time of distress, medical, psychological services and
referral to available resources; it means offering the
type of reception, care and concern which imply the acceptance
of each person as valuable.
These rehabilitation services also
include vocational and career training and placement
and transition to independent and productive living.