For the past four years, our Janian Medical Care has gathered a group of formerly homeless men and women who received psychiatric services to serve on the PPOH Consumer Advisory Board (CAB). Members directly interact with individuals, using their lived experience of mental health challenges and homelessness to connect, engage and support others facing similar situations.
27 years and counting. That’s how long Rudy de la Haya has been working at CUCS. His career with us spans across decades and programs and we can’t get enough of his stories. We recently sat down with Rudy to learn about the evolution of his career, CUCS, and his take on the humanization of the people we serve.
June 6th marked a special day for CUCS! We celebrated the opening of The Sydelle, our newest supportive housing residence in the Bronx, on a bright, sunny June morning. Located at 600 East 181st Street in the Bronx, the newly constructed building provides 107 homes and on-site support services to homeless and low-income individuals and families, including people with complex psychiatric and medical needs.
Every year, more than 1.1 million people diagnosed with mental illnesses are arrested and booked into jails in the United States.* Poverty, homelessness and substance abuse are common among people with serious mental illnesses who come in contact with the justice system. The CUCS Institute recognized the need to help these inmates learn to cope with their issues to better navigate the prison system. We sat down with Mike Golub, a long time CUCS trainer, who shed some light into the program and his experience as a trainer at Fishkill Correctional Facility.