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.



A Queens Literary Event

with Atticus Lish and Akhil Sharma

moderated by Bill Cheng




Hearts and Crafts




SCS Annual Event


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.


A Novel Evening


Author Matthew Thomas (left) with Judy Zangwill, SCS executive director, and author Scott Cheshire (right) at book reading and signing on October 29.





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.






A little time and kindness can improve the quality of life for homebound seniors, and help keep people and their pets together where they belong - at home.


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. If you would like help with your pet, would like to volunteer, or would like more information, all (718) 784‐6173, ext. 479 or click here.



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Stay Connected


Read the latest Sunnyside Community Services Newsletter


You can explore our programs and meet our participants via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Among our recent updates:


Queens Vocational and Technical HS Students Serve Seniors

Invest in Their Future: UPKNYC Video featuring Sunnyside UP pre-k participants

Volunteers from Credit Suisse Lend a Hand

SCS, Amie’s Place Help Keep Seniors’ Pets Home

SCS After-school Program at PS 150 "Winter Showcase" 2013

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris at SCS

Jonathan Lethem at Sunnyside Community Services

Our thanks to Jimmy Van Bramer for his support and commitment

Queens Borough President Candidates Forum at SCS

SCS WQCN at the 2013 Innovations in Caregiving Awards Ceremony

Food Club at PS 150

The Lights on Broadway

Volcanos Erupt in Sunnyside!


Latest Tweets


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43-31 39th Street Sunnyside, NY 11104   Phone 718 784 6173   Fax 718 784 7266
SCS provides equal opportunity employment + programs.   TDD/TTY 800 662 1220
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.