Four Winds Foundation

A Non-Profit Organization

Four Winds Foundation

A Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission is to promote an Increased Understanding and Awareness about Mental Health Issues in Children, Adolescents & Adults.

The Four Winds Foundation is a non-profit, community-minded organization whose mission is to promote an increased understanding and awareness about mental health issues in children, adolescents and adults. The Foundation provides training opportunities and educational seminars to the community-at-large and to specific-needs groups including government agencies and schools.

In conjunction with the New York State Education Department, the Four Winds Foundation provides training twice each year in: The Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. This comprehensive class is required of all licensed professionals involved in reporting child abuse and neglect including, but not limited to, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Psychoanalysts, Licensed Social Workers, Physicians, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Chiropractors, Psychologists, RNs, School Administrators, Teachers, etc. A State Education Certificate of Completion is given at the end of each class.

What motivates us?

A man was walking down the beach one day. Just ahead of him was a little boy picking up each starfish that was stranded on the beach and throwing it back into the ocean. The man said, "Why are you doing that?" and the boy answered, "The starfish cannot live in the hot sun, they need to be back in the water." "My goodness," said the man, "look in front of you, the beach is littered with starfish, you couldn't possibly help them all. So why do you bother? What does it matter?" The boy looked at the man as he threw the starfish that he'd cradled gently in his hand back in to the water and said, "It matters to this one."

Project TEACH,
Region 2 Provider

Project TEACH is a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Our mission is to strengthen and support the ability of New York’s pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.

We provide:

• Telephone consultations for mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.
• Direct face-to-face consultations for your patients, if needed.
• CME-certified training on how to assess, treat and manage mental health concerns.
• Referrals to mental health professionals and community resources across the state.
• Linkage to key resources that your patients and their families need in their communities.

For more information, please visit our website at

If you have questions or would like to access our services, contact your Region 2 Provider at: 1-844-892-5070