March 30, 2015

Henry Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony speakers and supporters. From left: Paula Roy Carethers, Executive Vice President of Real Estate, New York City Housing Development Corporation; Jennifer Trepinski, Loan Officer, Corporation for Supportive Housing; Page Travelstead, Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank; Jessica Katz, Assistant Commissioner for Special Needs Housing, New York City Housing Preservation and Development; Mark Reed, Principal, Alembic Community Development; Latrice Walker, New York State Assembly Member, District 55; Bettie Kollock-Wallace, Chair, Community Board 16; Diana Reyna, Deputy Borough President, Brooklyn; Darlene Mealy, New York City Council Member, District 41; Donna Colonna, CEO, SUS; Stan Henry, Co-Developer; Noel Henderson-James, Vice President, Richman Housing Resources.

Construction Underway On Henry Apartments In Ocean Hill

Brooklyn community leaders and city officials joined Ocean Hill residents and business owners recently for the groundbreaking for The Henry Apartments, the new construction of two multi-story buildings along Broadway.

A joint project of SUS and Alembic Community Development, the buildings will provide 134 affordable apartments for both individuals with mental health challenges and for community members. The development will also provide new retail space on Broadway and office space for SUS' supportive housing services.  READ MORE 

Second Annual Anniversary of Parachute Brooklyn Respite Center

SUS' Parachute Respite Center will celebrate its second anniversary on April 15th and you're invited! 


In April 2013, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) launched Parachute NYC, a new citywide pilot which provides options for adults experiencing emotional and mental health concerns. As a partner of Parachute NYC, SUS' Respite Center offers adults ages 18-65 temporary respite care for up to 14 days in a safe and supportive home-like environment, helping to prevent chronicity of mental illness. Come celebrate the program's success and learn more while enjoying music and refreshments. GET THE DETAILS

FREE Training to Prepare For Employment in the Agriculture and Food Services Industries
SUS' Food and Farms Employment Preparation Program (FFEPP) teaches practical, job-oriented skills to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and we're currently seeking applicants. The program is an opportunity to l earn key work skills for jobs in urban agriculture, landscaping or food services. Spread the word!  APPLY TODAY