At Queens Community House, we serve many of the communities that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. As the crisis continues, we are doing everything we can to keep our families safe and supported while expanding vital services for some of our most vulnerable neighbors:
- Food Pantries: We have expanded the food pantries at both our Forest Hills Community Center and our Pomonok Community Center to serve a growing number of families in need of assistance. If you are in need of food, please call 347-287-9001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Forest Hills) or email@example.com (Pomonok) to make an appointment.
- Meals for Homebound Seniors: Our drivers/deliverers continue to provide daily meal service to homebound seniors living in Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills and Rego Park. While we typically deliver 2900 meals a week, we are now serving more than 4,300 weekly and are working to secure the funds needed to support a rapidly growing caseload. For assistance call 347-507-0486.
- Emergency Case Management Support for Our Families: QCH program staff are in regular contact with our participants and their families to make sure they are safe, healthy, and connected to available resources during this unsettling times. We are assessing needs related to financial hardship; ability to afford food and rent; health & mental health services; and access to remote learning technology and child care, and providing an array of resources and case management services, including: housing assistance, immigration counseling, benefits enrollment assistance (SNAP, unemployment, COVID stimulus payments, etc), and emergency relief.
- Remote Friendly Visiting Services for Isolated Seniors: With the help of volunteers, we are expanding our Friendly Visiting services remotely and connecting by phone to more than 800 older adults who live alone in our community. If you are in need of friendly visiting or would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Online ESOL/Citizenship Classes: ESOL and Citizenship classes have continued to operate virtually via Zoom. For more information, please call 718-592-5757 x216 (day classes) or x222 (evening classes) or e-mail: EnglishSchool@qchnyc.org
- Housing & Homelessness Prevention Services are being conducted by telephone. Contact our Housing Department at Msotomayor@qchnyc.org or 347-659-5671. To meet our staff and learn more about our program, click here for our dedicated Housing Support page.
- Our Caregiver Support Services have expanded during this time and are providing one-on-one and group support by phone and virtually. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Classes in our Young Adult Food Sector Employment Initiative are being offered virtually. In addition to chef-led courses on food prep and food safety, all students are receiving customer service training (provided by Starbucks) and interning at our food pantries, where they are helping with food tracking, storage, packing and delivery, and calling families to set up appointments using the Plentiful app. Email email@example.com for more details.
- Financial Counseling, through our partnership with Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners and the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment, is being offered virtually. The professional Financial Counselor is available, regargless of income or immigration status, to provide personalized guidance and can help you address a wide range of personal financial topics including managing debt including student loans, strenghtening your credit score, opening a bank account, and much more. To schedule a session, please contact 917-822-5839 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other QCH programs continue to operate remotely; you can contact staff as you usually would do by phone or email. Our primary phone # is 718-592-5757 and our email is email@example.com. We will continue to update this website and social media platforms as things change.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. Please continue to do what you can to keep yourself, you family, and your neighbors safe and healthy.