You may be homeless or housed, a veteran, a student, an unemployed individual looking to be connected to benefits, or a professional in the human services field looking for training. We are here to help.
Free and open to the public, CUCS Benefit Centers can connect you to the housing, financial and legal resources you may need.
Income Support: Assistance accessing various benefits including health insurance, nutrition assistance, such as SNAP or WIC, unemployment insurance, and rental freeze programs.
Legal Assistance: Legal counseling from the Legal Aid Society around a wide range of family, immigration and housing issues.
Financial Coaching: One-on-one assistance with understanding debt reduction, saving for the future and budgeting.
Referrals: Connecting to various support services including food pantries, mental health counseling, domestic violence support and substance abuse services.
Our Housing Resource Center provides information and access to housing for homeless people with psychiatric disabilities and other special needs.
Single Point of Access | SPOA Housing Program: Individualized assistance for housing applicants referred by other agencies.
Publications: We offer two bi-weekly newsletters, a Jobs Journal for residents in supportive housing and a Housing Vacancy Update about vacancies and policy updates concerning New York City’s mental health housing system.
Housing Consultants: Provide consultation and referrals to service providers, advocates, family members and homeless individuals.
Are you a human services, behavioral health or judicial professional looking for training? Our Training Institute and Academy for Justice-Informed Practice are here to help.
Our Training Institute offers live trainings on over 50 different topics related to housing and homelessness, evidence-based and clinical practices, case management and much more.
Our Academy for Justice-Informed Practice provides training to judicial and behavioral health professionals who work with individuals with mental health illnesses and criminal justice involvement.