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.
Thanks to a grant from Amie’s Place Foundation, we are introducing “Pet Pals,” a new program for homebound seniors and family caregivers that will match them with volunteers to provide assistance with pet care. A Pet Pals volunteer might walk the dog, for example, or take the pet to a vet appointment. Volunteers also provide companionship to the senior. In addition, SCS will provide volunteers to foster the pet in the event that a client enters the hospital for a short‐term stay. To volunteer or for more information, click here or call (718) 784‐6173, ext. 479.
Thanks to funding from former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, SCS has a roomy new van. Transportation is critical for older individuals with limited mobility who have no other way to access the essential services provided by Sunnyside Community Services. Last year we provided 15,340 rides, enabling hundreds of older adults to participate in our various programs.
SCS Executive Director Judy Zangwill (in purple) and members of Sunnyside Community Services stand in front of our new van made possible by former Queens Borough President, Helen Marshall (right, in red coat.)
On October 29th we honored Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan at our Annual Celebration. Thanks to everyone who made the evening such a great success!
Left to right, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Sunnyside Community Services Executive Director Judy Zangwill, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, and SCS Board President Sanket Bulsara. Photo by Joel Weber, Beechtree Images.
On Saturday, October 12th at 2 p.m., SCS hosted a reading and book signing by celebrated author, Jonathan Lethem. You can see an album of pictures of the event on our Facebook page. A story on the event appeared in the Sunnyside Post.
Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration was held on April 17. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and other special guests dropped in to salute the volunteers and hand out commendations. Several volunteers were recognized for their extraordinary efforts as "Volunteers of the Year." You can see some photos here.
SCS has a variety of rental options for your next large or small personal or business gathering. Email Rentals@scsny.org for more information.