Welcome to Sunnyside Community Services, Sunnyside Citywide Home Care Services, and Sunnyside Home Care Project, serving the communities of Western Queens since 1974 and now providing home care throughout New York City.
Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is thrilled to announce that is has been awarded a Renewal Grant from Amie’s Place Foundation for its Pet Pals program to benefit homebound seniors and family caregivers by matching them with volunteers to help care for their animal companions. Since 2014, SCS’ Pet Pal volunteers provided about 500 hours of pet‐care assistance visits to home-bound seniors, making it possible for them to fully enjoy their pets and the company of their new friends. If you need help with your pet, or would like more information, all (718) 784‐6173, ext. 479. To see the latest Press Release click here.
Sunnyside Community Services held its annual Celebration on October 28 at M. Wells in Long Island City. This year SCS honored Gerald (Jerry) Lederman, a local business owner and long-standing member of the SCS Board of Directors. Elected officials Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz were on hand to congratulate Jerry, and speak of their support for Sunnyside Community Services. One of our program participants, Linda Brickman moved the guests with her emotional description how SCS’ Caregivers Support program provided her with a lifeline when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her husband with a debilitating muscular disease. Thank everyone who helped us to celebrate another year of helping change the lives of so many. To see pictures from the event click here.
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Sunnyside UP, our pre-Kindergarten program, to talk to the children and their parents about the importance of Universal Pre-K (UPK) and early childhood education. NY1 featured the visit in a story you can watch here. On hand to show their support were New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, and New York State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, shown below with Mayor de Blasio and SCS Executive Director Judy Zangwill.