Genovese Family Life Center, a social services provider in Jamaica, Queens, reopened this week following an extensive renovation project designed by Spacesmith. Located at 89-30 161st Street, the property is owned and operated by SCO Family of Services, an organization that assists people facing significant life challenges with a focus on education, family support, housing, youth justice services, people with developmental disabilities, and community wellness.
Today, the 30,000-square-foot center features a spatial layout, acoustic design, and a trauma-informed material palette designed to foster a sense of welcome and comfort for visitors and patients. On-site facilities include a medical clinic, exam rooms, nurse practitioner and doctor offices, and a phlebotomy lab. The first floor also offers a foster care visiting room. The upper levels have a second reception area, rooms for mental health counseling, and flexible meeting space for staff.
“This project brings together the best of trauma-informed design with innovative, flexible administrative space that will support our organization well into the future,” said SCO president and CEO Keith Little. “Every detail of this new space will have a meaningful impact on our clients and staff, while realizing financial efficiencies in the process.”