January 27, 2016

Working Together To Keep NYC Safe
When individuals experience a combination of homelessness, mental health issues and incarceration they need to be treated by a united team who have expertise in all three fields because if their treatment is segmented, these individuals often become inconsistently engaged. In order to remove the silos that sometimes separate mental health services, homeless services and the criminal justice system, the New York City Mayor's Office and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have created a special evidence-driven public safety program named NYC Safe...MORE

Empowering Individuals With Developmental Disabilities Through Technology
For some individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), the technological revolution has passed them by.  But many of the individuals with DD who SUS serves are learning to access information on the Internet based on their interests, write emails as a way to stay in touch with friends. MORE
Bright Corner Transforms Fears Into Confidence
Jenna* is a 58-year old woman with a history of substance and alcohol use who began to have delusions that her landlord was entering her apartment at night and rearranging her belongings.  Jenna's mental health providers explained that her fears might be a sign of unresolved trauma and that she could benefit from a change of environment.  That's when Jenna agreed to respite care.

When she first arrived at the SUS Bright Corner Respite for the voluntary two-week stay, Jenna's clothes and overall


Veterans Benefits Fair
There will be a Veterans Benefits Fair on the 3rd floor of the VA NY Regional Office at 245 West Houston Street, New York on January 29 from 10 am to 4 pm.  SUS will be working alongside the VA and staff from other community providers to help veterans apply for benefits and access income supports. 

Is It Time To Rethink Our Attitude To HIV-AIDS?
In the early 1980s until the mid-to late 1990s, HIV/AIDS was essentially a death sentence. But thanks to progress in medications and research, that is no longer the case. Unfortunately, laws and public attitudes have failed to keep up. That needs to change... MORE

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