In December Tony Hannigan, will step down from his role as President and CEO following 37 years with CUCS. Tony will be succeeded by long-time CUCS veteran, Joseph DeGenova, who has been with the organization for 30 years. Under Tony's leadership, CUCS has become one of the largest service providers for New Yorkers through its housing, psychiatric, medical, and social services programs. Tony has spearheaded bold programs and has helped foster progressive policies to support New York City’s most marginalized individuals and families.
For men and women experiencing street homelessness in New York City, being able to find and move into permanent housing is the ultimate goal. Often times, the path to housing is complicated, but CUCS staff stays in step with each and every client through ups, downs, and setbacks, providing encouragement and support throughout the journey to a new, permanent home.
On West 43rd Street in Manhattan, CUCS provides supportive services to 650 tenants at the Times Square, a permanent supportive residence for men and women. Marlene Karlin, the Times Square’s Program Director, discussed what she is grateful for and how hard she and her staff have worked to stay connected while adjusting to the “new normal” of living and working during Covid-19.