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MISSION Greenwich House helps individuals and families lead more fulfilling lives by offering social and health services, cultural and educational programs and opportunities for civic involvement to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.
LETTER FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
We are here
Language is fluid and meanings change over time. Today, join us is just as likely to be an invitation to ‘like’ a social media page as it is an invitation to a social gathering; talk to you later has the expectation of an abbreviated text message; and go here is more likely to be followed by a web address than a street address. However, at Greenwich House, when we say we are here we intend it with the same meaning it had 113 years ago when we first opened our doors. We are musicians and ceramicists who provide hands-on instruction for students of all ages interested in learning a new skill. We are dedicated teachers who offer tailored guidance to children expressing themselves, building confidence as they explore new mediums. We are drug counselors with the personal touch to help those struggling with addiction remain committed to recovery. We are licensed social workers who walk seniors through the physical and mental struggles of aging. While we are here can often imply at the other end of a hotline, Greenwich House is truly rooted in the physical, a quality that can’t be conferred with an HTML code. We are the original message board, a place where people come to learn from each other, support each other and feel a part of a community. In the settlement house tradition, we are a place where people can come to lead a more fulfilling life. Thank you to all our partners and supporters who make this community possible.
Samir Hussein Board Chair
Roy Leavitt Executive Director
Greenwich House Annual Report 2014
Greenwich House Music School Launches Choir For Public School Students Greenwich House has filled a gap in arts programming at public schools that the New York City budget cannot support. Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) expanded its public school outreach program with the introduction of a fifth grade choir at PS89 in lower Manhattan. The choir, PS89’s first choral program, fulfills GHMS’s mission and enriches the public school‘s education for their youth.
Children in the program learned critical developmental skills appropriate for their age, while having fun. Lessons emphasized pitch, rhythm, posture and diction along with reading music. The program enabled students to master collaboration, gain the ability to listen and focus and build self-confidence and self-discipline.
Chemical Dependency Program Exceeds Treatment Goals Over the years Greenwich House’s Chemical Dependency Program (CDP) has pioneered alternative methodologies to meet client needs. These innovative treatments include group sessions that use the “Stages of Recovery” model to encourage wellness, self-awareness and growth. Most recently, CDP launched its Client Peer Advisory Council. The Council’s purpose is to represent clients and assist the Clinical and Administrative staff in better understanding the collective needs of the CDP community, helping to determine best practices and enhance the overall client treatment experience. In its first year seven clients volunteered for the Council which has elevated the experience for the hundreds of clients served each year.
Senior Health and Consultation Center Gets A Perfect Score The Senior Health and Consultation Center (SHCC) at Greenwich House received a perfect score during its April 2014 audit conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. No deficiencies were noted. Additionally, SHCC achieved four exemplary results in the areas of Intake Process, Screening for Substance Abuse, Health Screening and Monitoring and Crisis Services during its New York State Office of Mental Health audit in May 2014.
Congratulations to the SHCC staff, including from left to right Home Health Aide Donna Gordon, Emily Yurberg, MD, Clare Lazar, LCSW, Center Director Judy Jones, LCSW and Office Manager Aisha Serrano.
Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Sees Higher Number Of Patients Discontinue Substance Use And Maintain Employment In 2014, Greenwich Houseâ€™s Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) had challenging admissions: 54% of the admitted patients were highly dysfunctional; 39% were homeless and 59% were Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers.* Lack of stable housing and poor mental health placed new admissions at high risk for relapse and inconsistent attendance for treatment that can directly impact retention rates. Despite having higher dysfunction when admitted, the program has seen a higher than average, (74%) number of patients discontinue substance use and a higher than average (40%) number of patients maintain or improve employment status. To realize the best long term positive results, clients at MMTP were immediately engaged in treatment with a dedicated counselor upon entering the program. Counselors provided patient-centered treatment and focused on educating the patient about methadone and discussing misperceptions, myths and stigma of the medication and the disease of addiction. Through evidenced-based practices, counselors focused on progress made and identified and reduced barriers to treatment and recovery so each patient could realize self-sufficiency and regain their full health potential.
*As noted by New York Stateâ€™s Information Performance Measure of OASAS Demographic Indices Profile.
Greenwich House Annual Report 2014
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS After-School Weekend Program Bridges the Digital and Physical Greenwich House After-School provides quality, affordable educational programming that encourages creativity and builds self-esteem. Diverse classes, from architecture and woodworking to sewing and fashion design, are taught by seasoned professionals in their field who break down their crafts for inquiring young minds. Greenwich House’s commitment to creative learning led the After-School program to include weekend workshops for the first time. The topic-specific workshops allowed children to complete more complex projects than are otherwise possible in the hours between school and dinner. Gamecraft was one such workshop that melded the popularity of computer games with the benefits of group play. Students first studied the logic behind the online game Minecraft and then used it as inspiration to design their own board games. Using a new 3D printer (seen above), generously donated by NYC Best Bars, students created the intricate pieces needed to replicate video games for real world play. Unlike single player computer game, at the end of the workshop each student not only had their own board game to take home but something to share with their parents and friends, face-to-face.
Greenwich House and Poets House Join Forces Greenwich House Senior Centers provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere where friendships grow while participating in a spectrum of social, educational and cultural activities. The centers also serve lunch daily to over 400 of the Center’s members who come for a hot meal. A new partnership with Poets House brought an intimate workshop for aspiring poets to Greenwich House’s Independence Plaza Senior Center. The goal of the program was to help seniors develop their artistic voices while learning different poetic styles and techniques. Over the course of eight months, seniors were asked to recall their earliest memories of New York. A common theme was the poets’ affinity for New York, old and new, rooted in their shared experiences of life in the city which the senior poets continue to foster at Greenwich House. The workshop culminated in a reception and reading at Poets House, where their writings were debuted.
The Jungle Gym as a New Center for Early Childhood Education Barrow Street Nursery School (BSNS) believes the early years are the most formative of a child’s life; BSNS challenges its students to excel in ways that fit their own unique development. Creativity and artistic expression are developed through individual exploration and group collaboration and provide children with the building blocks of knowledge, thinking and reasoning. To continue to provide students with new experiences and encounters that can not be replicated through an education app or even a new book, the Nursery School redesigned the rooftop space at 27 Barrow Street to create an outdoor learning environment for the children. The rooftop provides new resources where children are able to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematic activities as they explore the space. Additionally, materials supporting art and dramatic play were added to the roof to provide a wide range of learning opportunities and to encourage development in all areas.
The Changing Face of Trauma As a settlement house, Greenwich House is here to help the entire community lead more fulfilling lives and the Children’s Safety Project (CSP) exemplifies this mission. CSP was established in 1987 to provide counseling and other support services to children and families that have been affected by physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence and other violent crimes. Licensed therapists assess each child and each family’s unique needs and plan individualized treatment programs using a variety of techniques. Recognizing a change in the type of trauma clients experienced, from trauma related to a single event to long-lasting developmental trauma, CSP expanded its focus to treat individuals who are the victims of either. Rose is one such client. She grew up in a disruptive unstable household and suffered through a traumatic childhood. Despite overcoming her early trauma, Rose still returns to the Children’s Safety Project for support to address anxieties that recur as she encounters new relationships in adulthood.
Greenwich House Annual Report 2014
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS CONT’D Senior Health and Consultation Center Pools Community Resources to Treat Patients Greenwich Village is more than just a center of the arts in New York; it’s also one of the city’s largest naturally occurring retirement communities. The population of seniors aged 65 and over increased 9.2% from 2011 to 2013 alone. Greenwich House’s Senior Health and Consultation Center provides psychological, psychiatric, medical and home health assistance to seniors and has developed a strong network of community partners to help its clients adjust to changing life in the Village. Michael is one senior who has recently benefited from SHCC’s strong community connections. He is a well-educated writer but who has serious mental ailments and a series of health concerns. Michael was a very isolated individual, often forgoing meals to avoid trips outside. He had been receiving treatment at Lenox Hill HealthPlex, but the large hospital setting was overwhelming for him. He needed a smaller, more personalized environment and our neighbors at Lenox Hill knew just the place. At Greenwich House, Michael began having regular appointments with a social worker and psychiatrist, in addition to medical monitoring. To address his malnutrition and lack of socialization, he was encouraged to attend group meals at a senior center. Luckily, Greenwich House’s Judith C. White Senior Center was just one flight up from SHCC. With its location upstairs, his social worker was easily able to check on Michael during his lunches and offer assistance as needed. Since coming to SHCC, Michael has begun eating lunch regularly at the senior center, and while he does not yet talk to other diners, just sharing a table is a major breakthrough for him.
Preserving the Original â€œDIYâ€? Community Greenwich House Pottery is the oldest non-profit program in the country dedicated to the inquiry and advancement of ceramic arts. At the heart of the Pottery is a commitment to arts education. The dedicated faculty and staff of professional artist-educators create diverse and all-encompassing programs. Offerings include hands-on instruction, workshops and seminars for adults, teens and children. As students of all mediums increasingly turn toward sites like YouTube to learn new skills, the Pottery remains the rare place where novices and experienced students can work side-by-side, developing their skills and sharing their inspirations. To harness the dynamism when potters of all levels share a workspace, the Pottery introduced Studio Tech Tuesday. Studio Tech Tuesday is a new monthly series of free tutorials on the use of equipment, special techniques and materials as well as on more advanced and unique processes, like repairs, luster and working with decals. The workshops not only provide a chance for new students to delve into the diverse ceramic world. Veteran potters are inspired by fresh perspectives and new techniques. They preserve and build on one of the few truly collaborative workspaces remaining in New York.
Dancing Clarinets Sashay Downtown Greenwich House Music School is a community arts school serving the musical needs of students of all ages with private lessons, group classes, ensembles and regular student and faculty recitals. Dance Clarinets is one of the schoolâ€™s programs that truly bonds a community. Led by renowned jazz musician and faculty member JD Parran, the ensemble consists of a diverse group of students ranging in age from their mid-20s through their 60s. The students, all receiving scholarships to study the woodwind of their choice, practice regularly and hold an annual fall community concert in the Renee Weiler Concert Hall. Their annual concert features contemporary music as well as pieces commissioned specifically for the ensemble. This year, Dance Clarinets performed at our Independence Plaza Senior Center for the first time. The ensemble was able to expand its audience as well as provide its members with more experience. It also provided the seniors, many with limited mobility, with an amenity that many in New York take for granted: live music, not to mention a good time.
Greenwich House Annual Report 2014
FINANCIALS Year Ending June 30, 2013 Total Operating revenues and other support Contributions Special Events Less direct cost of special events
Year Ending June 30, 2014 Total
Program Tuition and Fees Less Financial Aid
$4,777,793 36.44% (104,440) (.80%)
$5,066,024 34.72% (80,953) (.56%)
Medicaid and Other Insurance
Interest and Dividend Income
Total Operating Revenues and Other Support
Non-operating activities Net realized and unrealized loss on investments Change in value of beneficial interest in remainder trust
This statement was extracted from the Greenwich House audited financial statements. A copy of the audited financial report (prepared by Loeb and Troper, LLP), may be obtained by writing to: Greenwich House, 122 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
FUNDING SOURCES Year Ending June 30, 2014
Year Ending June 30, 2013 Private Support Events, Individual Giving and Foundations 10%
Miscellaneous Income Rent, Interest and Dividends 2%
Private Support Events, Individual Giving and Foundations 11%
Medicaid and Other Insurance 24%
Government Grants 27%
Government Grants 24%
Program Tuition and Fees 37%
Miscellaneous Income Rent, Interest and Dividends 4%
Medicaid and Other Insurance 27%
Program Tuition and Fees 34%
DEMOGRAPHICS Clients By Program Behavioral Health Chemical Dependency Program Childrenâ€™s Safety Project Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program 32%
Clients By Age Arts and Education Greenwich House Pottery Barrow Street Nursery School Greenwich House Music School After-School and Summer Arts Camp 31% 18 and Under 24% 60 and Up 53%
19-39 6% Senior Services Senior Health and Consultation Case Management Senior Centers 37%
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DONORS Greenwich House gratefully acknowledges the many individuals, companies and foundations for their generosity during the 2014 fiscal year: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 $50,000+ CME Group Community Foundation The Paul E. Singer Foundation $25,000-$49,999 Myrna Chao Lotte Fields Isaac H. Tuttle Fund RBC Capital Markets, LLC Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc. $10,000-$24,999 Karen and Edward A.K. Adler The Caring Community Joyce Cunningham Annette and George A. Davidson DCI Group, LLC Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group DJ McManus Foundation The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York The Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher Foundation Donna Green Maria Gutierrez and Gabriel Orzoco Diane and Gerard Koeppel Elissa Lipcon Kramer and Jay Newman Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation Margaret B. Lowe Morgan Stanley The Neuberger Berman Foundation New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene New York University Marguerite S. Nichols The Rite Aid Foundation Tracy Dockray Rudd and Mark Rudd Standard General, LLP Richard C. Steadman Theodore and Renee Weiler Foundation Jeff Yass $5,000-$9,999 Dechert, LLP Mary Ann Eddy Ernst and Young Hughes Hubbard and Reed, LLP Erin and Samir H. Hussein Hyde and Watson Foundation Peter J. Lane Kenneth Lee Levine Lee, LLP Ricarda Linder and Jan-Willem van den Dorpel Vilma and Richard Matteis Bess Oransky and Craig deLaurier Pamela C. Scott and Phil Balshi $1,000-$4,999 Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Anna Carolina and Soo Kim Foundation Toby Baldinger Josephine Balshi Beth Israel Medical Center Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Assc. Alison and Barry H. Berke Lois and Stephen Bernstein
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Clark and Delvecchio, LLC Corcoran Group Cares Dammann Fund, Inc. Jennifer and Daniel Daniels Stephen W. Dizard Lita and Walter Elvers Epiq Systems Irina and Roger Erickson Peyton Evans Mark D. Falk Samantha and Matthew Fremont-Smith David D. Gibson Christine Grygiel and Todd West Barbara Hajim Corey Hajim Elisabeth and Ryan Heslop Mott Hupfel Judith C. White Foundation Amy and Christopher K. Kiplok Eli O. Koenig Daniel R. Kramer Ronald H. Lamey Thomas C. Laris Laura Vogler Foundation, Inc. Lawrence Israel Family Foundation Aura Levitas Limited Brands, Inc. Loeb and Troper Kristen J. and Robert Lopez Lower Manhattan Community Church The Lucretia Philanthropic Fund, Inc. Theodore Mayer Elizabeth D. Mazza Manton B. Metcalf, III Metzger-Price Fund, Inc. Brian Miller Lillian Miller
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Anne and Peter Nadin New York Community Trust New York University Bookstore New York University Community Fund Sarah Oâ€™Neill and Barry Munger Shevi and Tom Peters Principal Financial Group Lester Richter The Robert and Beatrice Hompe Foundation Rockefeller Foundation Joan Rappoport and Steven B. Rosenfeld Joan B. and Mark J. Siegel Amy Sillman Robert Silverstein SMART Management, Inc. David Sonenberg Mila and Chris Tewell Thompson Hine, LLP Thrive Capital Management Laura Valeroso and David Seidman James Vinick Wells Fargo Insurance Services Robert F. Wright Carole Yass Valerie Yates $500-$999 3 Sheets Saloon Isabelle Autones and Francis Greenburger Peter Axilrod Gabrielle Bamberger Barbara and Donald Tober Foundation Evelyn Berezin James Berger
Jeffrey Berman Andy Braiterman Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz Catherine and William Carmody Anne and John Coffey Jeffrey Coffman Cowgirl Hall of Fame Cushman and Wakefield, Inc. Charlotte Davidson, Esq. Debra Kameros Group, LLC Cathy Diamond and Jonathan A. Goldstein Down the Hatch Bertram Elgot Marc O. Ellman Stuart Erickson Sarah and Robert B. Fairbairn Marc Falcone Giovanni Ferrero Charlotte M. Fischman, Esq. Jon Friedland Fund for Public Schools Patricia Gibson Nancy S. Glauberman David Glazek Dr. Gerald Goldhaber Dr. Carmen Grange Judi and Martin Grant Lee Grinberg Margaret J. Hoag and Adrian B. Cockerill Alice Jarcho and Thomas Gallagher Carol and George Jochnowitz Gary Kahn Diane R. Katzin Joan Kedziora Brendan Kelly Elise Kirban Gordon Leavitt David Lerner Sarah Lutz and John Van Rens
Maple Avenue Marina Robin Marsico and Jeffrey R. Coleman John P. McGinn Marsha McGogney Satyen Mehta Nina and Leonard Nathanson, Esq. Andrea Newman Sallie Newman Bianca Niggli Laurie Niles and Jim Erwin Off the Wagon Rob Parker Isabel and Holton Rower Margaret L. Skaggs Liadain and Palmer Smith Sheila Solow Jenny Stapleton Esta Stecher Honorable Sidney H. Stein Eleanor Linda Stetson Michelle and Stephen Stoneburn Sharon Tomao and Richard Sokolow Jacquie and Joel Tractenberg Adriana Trigiani Lisa M. Uribe and Daniel Lipton Christine Varney and Tom Graham Daniel Weiner Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Dr. James C. Wernz M.D. West Tenth Street Block Association Leslie and Sidney Wexler $250-$499 Anne Abraham Howard Abrahams Jan and Stefan Abrams Roberta Babcock
Marion Bachrach and Jon Siegfried Peter Bainlardi Reia Balchan and Sharad Khemani Jason Benton Victoria and Steven Bernstein Jennifer Bodenweber Benice Brilliant Kristopher Brown Rhoda Cahan Patricia Cappeto Joseph Caputo Dorothy Carpenter and Dr. Emek Basker Sherikay and Darren Chaffee Denise Chickery Eve Cohen Myrna Comerchero Terry Connell J. Patrick Cooney Jane R. Crotty Patricia Crown and Tony Radice Cathy Dantchik Anne DiGiovanna Kathryn Donaldson Diane Donnelly Lauren N. Doyle Robert J. Egan Joan Ellis Rachel and Melvin Epstein, Esq. Honorable Timothy W. Ferguson Kerri Fersel Fern and Danny Flamberg Rose A. Folliero Amanda Foukas Savvas Foukas Karen and Paul Freitas Nancy and Robert Funkhouser Rosemarie Garcia Joshua M. Gendel James Giddens
Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick The Glory of Everything Co. Herman Goldstein Betsy Gould and Alan Bomser Sari Granat and Timothy Greensfelder Deborah A. Green Karen Greenstein and Sean Sullivan Trish and Jim Gutman Jessica and Matthew Harris Vilia Hayes Lauren Hennessy Carol Intner Nicole A. Jackson Miho Kawagoe and Robert A. Siegel Valerie Kay and Bruce Graham Emma and Michael Kerins Jamnu Khemani Mark Kindrachuk James B. Kobak Elinor Koeppel Benjamin Lam Paul D. Leavitt Martin R. Lewis Frank W. Lopez Carey Lowell Claire and Christopher Mann Kyle McCarthy Lindsay McGarry Bethany Menzies Eileen Michael Susan Midler Mark Miller Mary K. Missett Hanna and Jeffrey Moskin Margaret Murphy Bernadette Murray Lauren and Brier Muse Alex Neil and John C. Vennema Lucy Newman
Paul Onderdonk Jane Opper Stephen H. Palitz, Esq. Caroline Parker-Beaudrais David M. Parsons Diane Perrin Kathryn and Daniel Pitiger Donald Reitz Carolyn Renner Stuart Robinowitz Maj-Britt and Michael Rosenbaum Robert S. Rosenbaum Jill Ross Nancy Ross Catherine Ryan Lena Saltos Michael E. Salzman Jacqui and Michael Schein Robert Scherzer Shoko Sekiguchi Beth Serebransky John Shandorf Glenn Siegel Laurie Stearn and Phil Poppinga Jamie B.W. Stecher Jane B. and Richard Stewart Conrad Strabone Rosemarie P. Strickland James Supple Marilyn and John Takacs Crystal and Vipul Tandon Migdalia Taratunio Elizabeth and Ryan Taylor Victoria Traube Glen E. Trostle James Turnbull United Federation of Teachers Theodora and Howard Waltman Carrie Weprin Michelle Wernli Elizabeth and Brad Whitman Joshua Wilkes Jason Zakai Eric Zerof
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GREENWICH HOUSE PROGRAMS After-School and Summer Arts Camp Arts programs that provide children ages 5-17 the opportunity to learn and have fun outside of school by tapping into their interests in the arts through unique curricula. Greenwich House Music School A community center for artistic education and expression, providing music instruction for youth and adults, dance and visual art programs for children, concerts, workshops and music education outreach to New York City public schools. Greenwich House Pottery A school with studio and exhibition space for ceramics, offering classes for all ages, workshops, fabrications, residencies, intern programs and solo and group shows.
Senior Centers Four senior centers in lower Manhattan that provide hot meals every week day and offer social, cultural, health and recreational activities to seniors 60 years and older. The Centers also offer Case Management and Daily Money Management services. Senior Health and Consultation Center The center provides mental health care for seniors, including the homebound, who are coping with the challenges brought on by aging. Childrenâ€™s Safety Project A treatment and prevention program for victims of child abuse, domestic violence or other types of trauma. Chemical Dependency Program An outpatient clinic that provides diagnosis, treatment and medically supervised drugfree counseling to people and their families struggling with substance abuse. Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program An outpatient clinic that offers individual and group counseling, medical treatment, harm reduction and vocational counseling to individuals 18 years and older. Barrow Street Nursery School A private education and childcare program with half and full-day sessions that features a serviceoriented curriculum.
GREENWICH HOUSE LOCATIONS After-School and Summer Arts Camp 27 Barrow Street 212-242-4140, ext. 263
Center on the Square Senior Center 20 Washington Square North 212-777-3555, ext. 106
Chemical Dependency Program 122 West 27th Street, 6th Floor 212-691-2900
Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow Street 212-242-4770
Independence Plaza North Senior Center 310 Greenwich Street 212-267-0499
Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program 190 Mercer Street, 4th Floor 212-677-3400
Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center 25 Carmine Street 212-989-3620
Barrow Street Nursery School 27 Barrow Street 212-633-1203
Senior Health and Consultation Center 27 Barrow Street 212-242-4140, ext. 251
Administrative Offices 122 West 27th Street, 6th Floor 212-991-0003
Greenwich House Pottery 16 Jones Street 212-242-4106 Senior Case Management and Daily Money Management 20 Washington Square North 212-777-3555, ext. 114 Judith C. White Senior Center 27 Barrow Street 212-242-4140, ext. 260
Childrenâ€™s Safety Project 27 Barrow Street 212-242-4140, ext. 237
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Samir Hussein Chair Edward A.K. Adler* Vice-Chair George A. Davidson* Vice-Chair Elissa Kramer* Vice-Chair Jan-Willem van den Dorpel Secretary
Myrna Chao Treasurer Alison Berke Craig deLaurier Mary Ann Eddy Christine Grygiel Soohyung Kim Christopher Kiplok Diane C. Koeppel
Joan Rappoport Rosenfeld Mark Rudd Pamela Scott Laura Valeroso Robert F. Wright Roy Leavitt Executive Director *Past Chair
Directors Emeriti Robert J. Egan* Ronald H. Lamey* Margaret B. Lowe Manton B. Metcalf, III David M. Parsons Katheryn C. Patterson Alvah O. Rock Carol A. Strickland Steven I. Wulf
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