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Saltzman Center Mission Statement

The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center at Hofstra University joins the talents and capabilities of five separate organizations to support the two closely coupled objectives of its mission-education of our students and service in support of the health and well-being of the community.

These organizations – the Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute, the Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic, the Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic, the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic and the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic – are part of the fabric of University life and offer to the Long Island and surrounding communities, as well as to the students and employees of Hofstra University, excellent, cost-effective services in a professional and attractive environment.

The presence of all these organizations under the same roof in a University setting affords special benefits as well as opportunities to better serve our clients with a cross-disciplinary and complementary model of care. The University strives to raise funds to help offset the costs to the clients we serve. At the same time, the Saltzman Center supplements and complements the education of our students in related academic programs, giving them clinical experience under the close supervision of highly skilled professionals.

Our objectives are to serve and educate at the highest possible levels, using the combination of service and education to provide superior professional services at competitive and affordable prices, and to disseminate what we do and how we do it through a program of research presented in publications and conferences and available to the general public.

The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is a valuable resource today especially because of the vision, dedication and generosity of two families: Joan and Arnold Saltzman, for whom the center is named, and Robert Goldberg, whose support through the Fay J. Lindner Foundation has made possible the Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute, named in honor of his late wife.