It has been a year since CUCS took the lead in a campaign to reduce street homelessness across Manhattan. In July of 2017, we became the lead agency of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium (MOC), overseeing all outreach and housing placement services for men and women living on the streets of Manhattan. To mark this milestone, we sat down with MOC Deputy Director Lauren Taylor for some insight into her career, the program’s evolution and what working in this field means to her.
It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of our new Volunteer Program! To celebrate this milestone, we sat down with our Volunteer Coordinator, Grace, who is spearheading the program and will be organizing the volunteer events as the program takes off.
After a long and successful career with CUCS, Joanne Karnik, the Controller with our Fiscal Department, will be retiring in July. We sat down with Joanne to discuss her career, successes and what she is looking forward to the most in retirement. We wish her all the best, and a very happy retirement!
On the morning of June 18th, an eager audience trickled into a conference room at the New York Ethical Culture Society for a timely, yet divisive, topic: the closing of Riker’s Island. Organized by CUCS’s Academy for Justice-Informed Practice, panelists came together to discuss The Path to Closing Rikers and more specifically, what it means for justice-involved people with significant behavioral health needs.