CUCS’ mission is to end homelessness for as many people as possible and to provide opportunities for low income individuals and families, particularly those living with disabling conditions, to be productive members of the community.
CUCS addresses needs on three mutually-reinforcing levels:
- Direct Services – CUCS rebuilds lives by offering a range of programs and services to more than 25,000 individuals and families in New York City who are homeless, formerly homeless, low-income, living with mental illness or who have other special needs.
- Training and Consultation – CUCS shares knowledge with several thousand direct care staff annually, and has provided consultation and technical assistance to hundreds of organizations and government agencies throughout the nation.
- Systems Change – CUCS shapes systems by making effective models standard practice nation-wide; by working with government entities and coalitions of public and non-profit organizations to develop strategies for meeting local goals; and by leveraging our expertise to affect public policy that meets the needs of our constituents.