A signature mental-health program funded by First Lady Chirlane McCray’s $1.2 billion ThriveNYC initiative was so badly mismanaged during its first 18 months that it may have done more harm than good, a report said Tuesday.
A dozen former clinicians who worked for the Mental Health Service Corps — a program aimed at bringing social workers and psychologists to needy communities — described mismanagement from the very beginning of the program in 2016, Politico NY reported.
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“It sounded like the second I walked in the door I was hired,” a social worker who served a year in the program told the news site.
Problems continued during training process, where participants were “paid to sit...