Motivating changes in behavior and developing trust to encourage self-care are core elements of a.i.r. nyc's work. Through a home-based approach, a.i.r. nyc CHWs screen for anxiety and depression, as well as provide support, education, and referrals. 

Depression is the leading cause of disability in New York City, where 8% of adults experience symptoms of depression each year. And depression is more common in adults living in poverty. Anxiety disorders are also common and debilitating conditions.