Among her many accomplishments, she gave her time to The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, founded to provide affordable psychological treatment for people with emotional problems.
She died recently and in her honor, MCMH dedicated a site to her, at 94th Street and Central Park West. I was honored to attend with family and friends, and it was a proud moment. She was very loved.
When I asked my mother, toward the end, what made her most proud, she responded that “it was her children and her work with the institute.” It’s a resource that people need to know about and can benefit from.
I hope to emulate her.
DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR LOUISE S. HOROWITZ
October 30, 2011
ODE TO LOUISE
By Ruby R. Benjamin, Ed.D.
Today, we honor Louise, our past Illustrious Board President
Who guided us through the years that came and went,
It is fitting to dedicate this site to her,
On this, we did not need to confer,
The Clinic grew by leaps and bounds,
This was the first site that we found,
It was 25 years and counting
Her ideas for MCMH kept mounting,
We appreciated her many a productive meeting,
Always begun with a hospitable greeting,
She kept her eyes on our mission,
Working tirelessly to see,
that it came to fruition,
Louise always took a call,
Applying her knowledge and skill to one and all,
Her legal expertise kept us afloat,
We sometimes felt like a capsized boat,
We gathered quarterly to discuss the Clinic,
Exchanges were lively minute to minute,
We also had disagreements from time to time,
Helped along by glasses of wine,
She gave presentations which were always thoughtful,
Filled with substance and not bull,
She left behind a thriving clinic,
to the less fortunate in the community,
We try to follow the regs, but NOT with impunity,
Her MCMH accomplishments are too many to list
Suffice it to say she will be missed,
The Board will continue to carry on,
Louise’s spirit will prevail, although she is gone.