The Madison Area YMCA is excited to share that Christine McIntyre, LCSW, has been recently appointed as the new Director of Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA. Prior to taking on the role of Director, Christine served as a Program Specialist at Project Community Pride for more than five years. She has extensive experience working with children, teens and their families for more than twenty years in private and group practice. Christine earned a Master of Social Work from Hunter College in New York City.    

Christine said, “I am pleased to step into this new role at Project Community Pride. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to share my passion, skills and contribute to the Y’s goals of advocacy, outreach and raising awareness of mental health issues in our community.” 

Madison Area YMCA Human Resources Director & Risk Manager Kathy Martini said, “As the new Director, Christine's skills will continue to advance the mission of Project Community Pride, and her previous experience with the program will provide important continuity to those we serve.” 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has added layers of stress and continually evolving routines. Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA is a no-fee youth counseling and support program for children, teens and families in Chatham, Florham Park and Madison who are struggling with social, emotional and/or behavioral issues and our skilled and dedicated practitioners are here to help. Project Community Pride is currently offering telehealth appointments for clients and is ready to support children, teens and families who need additional assistance and resources during these challenging times. Please contact Christine at CMcIntyre@madisonymca.org, call 973-845-6480 or visit www.madisonareaymca.org/project-community-pride to learn more about our offerings. If you are experiencing a psychiatric or medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.   

Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA is an important extension of youth development services that was made possible through the collaboration of community leaders and a partnership with the municipalities and School Districts of the Chathams, Florham Park and Madison.