Social Services

Social Services

The JCC is dedicated to building a stronger community by promoting the welfare of our clients.

Neshama Marcus, Director of Social Services 718.475.5228 nmarcus@sijcc.com

Kosher Food Pantry

Donations are received from the Food Bank of New York and MET Council, as well as many local businesses and private donations. The Kosher Food Pantry is by appointment only Monday-Thursday 10:30am-7:30pm and Friday 10:00am-2:00pm in order to ensure personal, confidential, one-on-one services. The Kosher Food Pantry also accepts donations of nonperishable food items. To schedule your initial appointment, please contact Devorah Weiss, LMSW, at 718.475.5245 or dweiss@sijcc.com.  For additional information about our food pantry, please contact Sara Cohen at 718.475.5242 or sacohen@sijcc.com.

Free Individual Supportive Counseling

Through funding from UJA Federation of New York and partnerships with the New York University Silver School of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work, College of Staten Island, Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Touro College, Rutgers University School of Social Work, Hunter College School of Social Work, and Fordham University, the JCC provides one-on-one counseling sessions to older adults (age 60+) with MSW Student Interns. Your counselor can assist and guide you in life’s transitions and challenges, including:

  • Bereavement/Grief/Loss
  • Social Isolation
  • Caregiver Support
  • Marital Issues/Separation/Divorce
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Relationships

For more information, please contact Neshama Marcus, LMSW, at 718.475.5228 or nmarcus@sijcc.com.

Free Benefits/Entitlements Screening & Enrollment

Case Management provides individuals and families with a personal case manager who can help navigate the maze of services to develop strength-based individual care plans.

  • SNAP Benefits (Food stamps)
  • Health Insurance Options
  • Utility Assistance Programs i.e. HEAP, etc. (November-May)
  • Life Line/Safe Link (free cell phone)
  • Access-a-Ride (for Senior Citizens/Disabled)
  • Income Tax Preparation
    And more!

For clients under age 60, please contact Devorah Weiss, LMSW, at 718.475.5245 or dweiss@sijcc.com.

For clients over age 60 (North Shore), please contact Maritza Rivera at 718.981.8828 or mrivera@sijcc.com.

For client over age 60 (South Shore), please contact Jodie Kornblum at 718.475.5283 or jkornblum@sijcc.com.

Free Legal Counseling

Through UJA Federation of New York and our partnership with New York Legal Assistance Group, the JCC provides free legal support in the following areas:

  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Evictions/Foreclosures
  • HRA/Social Security/Unemployment Benefits, etc.
  • Elder Law – Will/Healthcare Proxy/Power of Attorney

For more information, please contact Devorah Weiss, LMSW, at 718.475.5245 or dweiss@sijcc.com.

Free Financial Counseling

Through UJA Federation of New York and our partnership with New York Legal Assistance Group, the JCC provides free financial counseling in the following areas:

  • Managing Debt
  • Budgeting
  • Bankruptcy, etc.

For more information, please contact Devorah Weiss, LMSW, at 718.475.5245 or dweiss@sijcc.com.

The JCC provides vital services to every constituency on our Island with the goal of making it a better place for everyone. There are many ways you can choose to make a difference and financially assist those in need. Please click on the link below to make a tax deductible donation today.

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For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Select JCC facilities are available to all organizations, groups and individuals for life cycle events, meetings and celebrations. Call 718.475.5261 for information.

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