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.
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.
In March, the Prince George supportive housing site in Manhattan was the first of CUCS’s programs to have a resident test positive for COVID-19. In the weeks and months after, Prince George staff and residents have worked tirelessly to maintain their close sense of community and help each other through all the unpredictable challenges that COVID-19 brought to New York City.