Description & History

Encore's mission is to provide care and service to the senior population of the Clinton/Times Square Communities, and to any senior who comes to us for assistance.  To assist those who are vulnerable, frail, poor,  homeless, desperate, and ignored.  To help meet their daily needs so that they may live as independently as possible with dignity and decency in a safe and caring environment.

Encore Community Services provides a variety of services to seniors in NYC.

* Encore's Senior Center serves congregate lunch Monday-Friday, provides social, recreational, and educational activities, entitlements counseling, crisis intervention, and mental health services.  Meals for the homebound population are prepared and packed at the center as well.  The homebound are also offered the following services:Friendly Visiting Program in which a volunteer commits to visit one senior, once a week; Escort and Shopping which assists frail seniors with medical appointments or shopping needs; End of Life Program that enables a senior to prepare documents that deal with end of life issues. If the senior qualifies for free legal services, these documents can be prepared ahead of time. For those who do not financially qualify education and available resources will be shared.

*Encore also runs Encore 49 , a permanent residential facility for 89 persons with special needs many of whom have chronic mental health histories. This program is staffed with a Director of Social Services and case managers; all supportive assistance as needed; recreational program; and supportive environment.

*Encore West is a HUD apartment building for low income seniors on 10 Ave& 51-52 St. It consists of 83 apartments.

About the organization

Encore Community Services

Emma Anderson
Director of Volunteer Services
212-581-2910 ext: 1118
Teresa Moises
Volunteer Coordinator
2125812910 ext: 1110
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