CUCS Benefit Centers

Each year, billions of dollars and countless services are allocated to help individuals and families overcome financial and personal obstacles. And every year, funds go unclaimed.

Free and open to the public, CUCS Benefit Centers provide individuals and families with coordinated access to life-changing resources, enabling them to move up the economic ladder and lead better lives.

Students, veterans, families and community members from all walks of life come to our benefit centers, where counselors are on hand to help them access all available resources.

Our two benefit centers on Rikers Island help ease the transition of incarcerated men and women with wraparound services that pave the way for a more successful reentry into their communities.

Wraparound services at CUCS Benefit Centers include:
Income Support

Assistance with screening for and applying to various benefits including health insurance, nutrition assistance such as SNAP and WIC, unemployment, rental freeze programs and many more

Legal Assistance

Legal counseling from the Legal Aid Society around a wide range of civil issues including housing, immigration, family and employment

Financial Coaching

One-on-one assistance with understanding your credit report, debt reduction, saving for the future, budgeting and identity theft


Assistance in getting connected to various support services including food pantries, mental health counseling, domestic violence support, and substance abuse services

CUCS Benefit Centers
  • East Harlem
    198 E 121st St, 5th Fl
    New York, NY 10035
    212-801-3300 Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Map
  • Crotona Park Bronx
    1510 Southern Blvd, Ground Fl
    Bronx, NY 10460
    347-833-4914 or 4917 Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm Map
  • Bronx Workforce1
    400 E Fordham Rd, 8th Fl
    Bronx, NY 10458
    718-933-5123 Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm Map
  • Bronx VA
    130 W Kingsbridge Rd,
    3rd Fl - Rm 3B-28
    Bronx, NY 10468
    917-771-8750 Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Map
  • Brooklyn VA
    800 Poly Pl, 5W - Rm 310
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    718-836-6600 Ext. 3169 Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Map
  • Manhattan VA
    423 E. 23rd St, 15S - Rm
    New York, NY 10010
    212-686-7500 Ext. 5111, 5112, or 5113 Map