Our Services

We can't wait to see you at one of our centers.

TOGETHER, WE CAN LIVE WITH DIGNITY, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, AND WELL-BEING

We connect people to the services we all need to grow older with confidence, grace, and vitality. Our team of caseworkers provides information and application assistance with Federal, State, and NYC benefits, and entitlements. 

For assistance with services, please find your nearest senior center and contact:

ARC A. Philip Randolph

Vianney Houedjissi at 212-281-1349

ARC Central Harlem

Camilla Ellerbe and Dayanna Alava at 917-639-3054

ARC Fort Washington

Ana Richards, Margot German, Priscilla Dominguez, and Rafaela Rojas at 212-781-7222

HOUSING

We help elders stay in their homes. Forty percent of our cases are housing related and include

  • SCRIE application and renewals: Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemptions
  • DRIE applications and renewals: Disabled Rent Increase Exemptions
  • NYCHA applications, recertification, and support follow-up
  • Affordable housing applications
  • Lease renewals

FOOD INSECURITY

Many of our clients do not know where their next meal is coming from. We're helping to combat food insecurity though

  • SNAP (food stamps): assistance with applications and renewals
  • Food pantry: referrals to nearest food pantry
  • Food distributions on-site: donation received by City Harvest twice a week
  • Farmers Market coupon applications: once a year distribution

TAXES

Did you know there are tax credits for seniors? Even if you're a renter! Ask your case manager for more information on the following

  • IT 214: New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit
  • NYC 210: New York City School Tax Credit
  • Referrals for any other tax-related matters

HEALTH INSURANCE

Now more than ever, our community's elders must take care of their health. We provide health insurance information, counseling, and assistance

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Medicare Supplemental Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • EPIC: Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage

HEALTH EDUCATION

In order to make the most of their insurance, every elder needs to know how to monitor, improve, and care for their own health. Learn more with our services and lectures on the following subjects

  • Monitoring Blood Pressure
  • Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Falls Prevention Programs
  • Supportive Counseling with Social Work Interns
  • Brain Health
  • Nutrition Education

SOCIAL SECURITY

Part of aging with confidence is feeling like your present and future are secure. Let our case workers help you manage your

  • Social Security
  • Retirement
  • Disability
  • Survivor benefits

TRANSPORTATION

Be more independent and enjoy increased mobility and access to community-based resources with

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

In addition to the above programming, we also offer our members assistance with the following

  • HEAP
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Lifeline
  • SafeLink
  • EPIC
  • STAR
  • SCHE
HELP OUR COMMUNITY

Age with dignity

Half of all Americans do not have retirement savings. Those that qualify for social security live on 25-33% of the income they made while working when they retire. Those that do not qualify, must turn to public assistance to try to make ends meet. Everyone deserves to age with grace, dignity, and vitality. Unfortunately, many of our members are struggling with housing, income, and food insecurity. Now, more than ever, we need you to help us keep our community safe, informed, and healthy.