UJC Social Services

UJC Social Services

We help families and individuals with housing, employment, immigration, government assistance, and legal issues. 

Do You Need Our Help?

We’ve been in the community more than 30 years, enriching lives by helping people deal with challenges, both large and small. Our social workers take on many problems —housing, counseling, immigration, help with benefits, and much more.

We can help with:

 

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Immigration
Inmigración
иммиграционные вопросы
移民

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Legal Issues
Asuntos legales
правовые вопросы
法律问题

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Housing
Vivienda
квартирные вопросы
房屋

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In-Home Care
Atención domiciliaria
уход на дому
家庭护理

 

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Applications & Entitlements
Formularios y derechos
помощь в определении права на пособия и заполнения аппликации
政府福利的申请

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Home Visits
Visitas domiciliarias
домашние посещения
家访

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Counseling
Asesoramiento
советы, информация, направления в соответствующие агентства
辅导

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Emergency Cash Assistance
Dinero en efectivo para emergencias
помощь деньгами в крайней необходимости
紧急现金补助

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Elder Abuse Prevention
Prevención de abuso a los ancianos
предупреждение словесного, физического, финансового надругательства над пожилым человеком
预防老人虐待

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Disability & Medical Issues
Discapacidad y problemas médicos
помощь в получении пособия в случае физичесого недостатка, инвалидности и медицинских проблем проблемы
残障与医疗问题

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Access to Government Benefits

If you need help finding out if you qualify for government programs, we can assist you with Benefit and Entitlement Counseling. We can help with:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid issues
  • Social Security issues
  • Home heating costs / problems
  • Government assisted housing
  • Free or low cost prescription medicines

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 212-233-6037 or

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Housing Advocacy

Here at UJC, our social workers fight for tenant rights. Our services are available in English, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.

We can help with:

  • Learning how to get better housing.
  • Working with landlords to solve problems.
  • Applying for government-assisted housing (including lotteries, NYCHA and Section 8 apartments).
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Immigration Assistance

Our social workers understand immigration and can help you get legal residency and citizenship.

We can help with:

  • Completing the application for citizenship
  • Passing the citizenship exams for civics and language
  • Securing needed benefits
  • Preparing employment authorization, travel documents, petitions for alien relatives, and 1-90 replacement
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Other Services

UJC has a host of additional services to assist the many special needs and circumstances of our clients.

Among them:

  • Assistance with various life transition issues
  • Telephone reassurance program
  • Single-room occupancy housing for formerly homeless or people suffering from cognitive issues
  • Meals-on-Heels food delivery service for the homebound
  • Emergency cash assistance

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Elder Abuse Prevention and Scam Awareness

Seniors are often the target of fraud and abuse — financial, physical or psychological. Working with the Office of the District Attorney, UJC educates seniors throughout the Lower East Side so they can identify and report — but not fall victim to — abuse of any kind.

We present workshops and distribute flyers on specific threats such as telephone and email scams, and provide direct lines to call if abuse is suspected.

Supportive Housing

We provide individualized, recovery-oriented services to 22 residents who have been homeless, have a mental health diagnosis or substance abuse issues. We help them improve their quality of life by providing help establishing financial solvency, consistent and effective medical and psychiatric care, and positive engagement in daily social activities. Gathering around our large dining table to celebrate holidays and other special occasions gives tenants, who are otherwise living by themselves, a sense of belonging to a supportive community.

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Learn more about the Social Services we provide in New York City