Opening Doors Across New York City

All over New York City we are helping individuals and families rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy.

Textbook Talk: Dr. Van Yu on Housing First and the Role of Psychiatry in Supported Housing

Dr. Rob Gadomski and Dr. Van Yu discuss key takeaways from the Housing First and the Role of Psychiatry in Supported Housing chapter of the Textbook of Community Psychiatry and more.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

Reaching the Unreachable

This article, published in the Community Mental Health Journal, introduces the CUCS Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) model. IMT arose from a 2016 New York City initiative to engage individuals who were “falling through the cracks” of the mental health, housing, and criminal justice systems.

CUCS IMT’s strength can be seen in how it helps people change and grow over time by building trusting, therapeutic relationships. In outlining our model and its methodology, we hope to empower other practitioners to adapt IMT to other settings beyond the New York City area.

Read the article today.

Daily News Op-Ed: Intensive Mobile Treatment Invests in Humanity

Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) is an essential system of targeted care and support for individuals who are at high risk of mental illness. In this op-ed, you will learn how IMT programs, including ours at the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), help individuals who are transient and isolated from care. The IMT program stands as a testament to the idea that investing in human lives is an investment in the future of New York.

Please take a moment to read this important op-ed.

Our Impact

Jennifer’s story is a success story - a story of hope. Her journey out of homelessness takes her through transitional housing, case management, and permanent supportive housing.


I am so excited for every new permanent supportive housing program we open because that is the best, most effective intervention to solve homelessness.


What's important to me? My health, stability...I just want a job. I'm thankful for the Hannigan.