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 address is 841 Broadway #301. We are in an elevator building that is wheelchair accessible. We have walk-in days in Queens every Monday from 10 am to 3 pm. Our address is 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. We are in an elevator building that is wheelchair accessible.
For General Contact and referrals:
Call 212-674-2300 or 646-442-1520 to reach our intake line and refer to a counselor.
**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.