General Social Services & Entitlements
Career Counseling – The career counselor assists clients with identifying the ideal job, conducting job search, preparing for interviews and assistance with resumes. Securing a job can be the most important factor in alleviating a client’s crisis.
Crisis Intervention & Disaster Case Management/Recovery Planning – Our crisis intervention team provides grants to clients to help pay for rental arrears, first month’s rent of a new apartment, and moving costs for seniors, beds, utility shut-off and other housing emergency needs. Our Disaster Case Managers provide financial assistance FEMA assistance, counseling, and they serve as a referral source to all of our services.
Financial Counseling – The JCCRP offers on-site financial counseling. Working alongside clients, our counselor excels at helping identify and achieve important financial goals. Our financial counselor helps clients take control of their finances and create a plan for achieving self-sufficiency.
Housing & Landlord/Tenant Mediation – The JCCRP organizes home buyer counseling workshops, renders tenant counseling, landlord/tenant mediation, and community rehabilitation and renewal initiatives for those in need. Through the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development consultant, we inspect neighborhood homes for violations and assist landlords and homeowners in correcting them.
Kosher Client Choice Food Pantry – Rising food costs coupled with the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy has created an increase in clients coming to the pantry to receive assistance. To meet these increased needs, the JCCRP’s food pantry provides food packages to close to 1,800 residents a month. Our holistic approach to our food pantry provides clients food, access to SNAP enrollment and emergency food vouchers to supermarkets.
Legal Assistance – The JCCRP has a longstanding partnership with NYLAG who assists clients by providing free legal advice and representation on a variety of matters.
Medical Insurance Enrollment & Medicare Advocacy/Enrollment – Our navigator guides clients through the process of obtaining health insurance through the marketplace. The navigator will help you sign up for Medicaid, Child Health Plus and to see if you qualify for Tax Credit toward your monthly premium payments. Clients can schedule appointments that are convenient for them, and avoid going to Medicaid offices and waiting on hour-long lines to fill out their applications.
SNAP (Food Stamps) – The JCCRP runs 2 SNAP programs:
- The Paperless Office System (POS) enrollment and the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP). POS: Instead of clients having to wait at HRA’s offices for several hours, the JCCRP’s SNAP enroller conveniently schedules appointments to meet one-on-one with clients and assist with applications that they then submit electronically to HRA. Additionally, we have our own HRA liaison to mediate any issues that may arise for the client.
- NOEP: The goals of the NOEP are to increase awareness and participation in the underutilized food stamp program, Summer Food Service Program, and School Breakfast Program in New York State. The NOEP Coordinator educates the community about the issue of hunger, and the benefits of these three programs to working families, seniors, and children. As such, JCCRP’s NOEP coordinator connects Rockaway’s low-income families to resources that can help them maintain proper nutrition, avoid hunger, and ensure preventative health.
Referrals for other services
The JCCRP is often able to refer individuals to other agencies and services as the situation necessitates.