How We Can Help
We conduct comprehensive benefit screening for health care, SNAP (formerly food stamps), heating assistance, Social Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), tax benefits, veteran’s benefits, housing subsidies, prescription assistance, unemployment insurance, subsidized transit, long-term care options, among other benefits. We provide information on these programs, help with applications and navigating complex systems, assist with the appeals process, and make referrals. We help people understand their options and to advocate for themselves.
We have walk-in hours in Manhattan every Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. Please note that walk-in hours are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Our Manhattan office is located at 1010 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 301, New York, NY 10018. We are in an elevator building that is wheelchair accessible.
Our Queens office is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 400, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. We are in an elevator building that is wheelchair accessible.
For General Contact and referrals:
**If you have your counselor’s contact information, please email or call them directly.**
We train people with disabilities in job readiness skills and provide resources for training, employment, and vocational rehabilitation services.
We assist with enrolling in food assistance programs including SNAP, school breakfast, and summer meals programs.
We offer assistance in navigating health insurance including employer-based, Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.
We educate and assist people with their rights for accommodations and modifications under the Fair Housing Act.
We help people learn how to search for housing and housing subsidies so that they understand and can use online and other resources.
We help people with basic life skills, to understand their benefits and rights, and to become better advocates for themselves.
We encourage participants to advocate for themselves and work to reduce barriers in society through advocacy and organizing.
We share information and resources so that people with disabilities can come closer to living the lives they imagine for themselves.
We educate, empower, and advocate for long-term care residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We assist people with their managed long-term care cases.
We help people avoid institutionalization or transition from an institution back into the community.
Our benefits counselors are people with disabilities informed by their own experiences.
We can help you apply for social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.