2016-09-21 / Front Page

Selfhelp Receives City Council Proclamation

(L. to r.); Raymond V.J. Schrag, Selfhelp President; Council Member Paul Vallone; Stuart C. Kaplan, CEO; and Sandy Myers, Director of Government & External Relations, Selfhelp.
(L. to r.); Raymond V.J. Schrag, Selfhelp President; Council Member Paul Vallone; Stuart C. Kaplan, CEO; and Sandy Myers, Director of Government & External Relations, Selfhelp. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Paul Vallone, and 15 other City Council Members presented a Proclamation to Selfhelp Community Services in honor of its 80th anniversary.

Stuart C. Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Selfhelp is honored to serve 20,000 of New York’s seniors, including approximately 4,700 Holocaust survivors. The support of the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, is critical to the success of our programs. Our Board of Directors, staff, clients and volunteers are grateful for this hallmark recognition and look forward to continuing to partner with the Council to serve seniors citywide.”

Selfhelp is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care and social services at 27 sites throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The organization will also continue to serve as the “last surviving relative” to its historic constituency, victims of Nazi persecution. Selfhelp operates 10 affordable residential complexes, 7 Holocaust Survivor programs, 5 senior centers, provides services at 4 NORCs, operates 3 case management programs and 2 legal guardianship programs.


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