April 23, 2015

From left: Latrice Walker, New York State Assembly Member, District 55;  Ray Hodges Director of Planning and Development of Special Needs Housing, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD);  Bettie Kollock-Wallace, Chair, Community Board 16; Donna Colonna, CEO, SUS; Judi Kende, Vice President and New York Market Leader, Enterprise; and Nannearl Blackshear, Brooklyn North Director, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams gather to plant a blueberry bush at the Truxton Residence housewarming event.  Top right: SUS' CEO Donna Colonna welcomes residents to their new home.  
SUS Celebrates Truxton Residence's Opening With Brooklyn Community
This month SUS celebrated the opening of our Truxton Residence, a 48-unit studio apartment building located in the Brownsville/Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn. The building officially opened for residency in February with 80% percent of the units  reserved for homeless single adults with mental illness and 20% reserved for low-income single adults.  Get the recap of the housewarming celebration from Pix 11's coverage and see how this supportive and affordable housing opportunity is already making a big difference in the lives of residents.   WATCH

SUS To Assume Responsibility For Brooklyn Men's Shelter
On July 1, SUS will take over the contract for a men's shelter in Brooklyn from SCO Family of Services.  The Renaissance Shelter serves 175 to 200 men in Crown Heights. Learn more about the acquisition in this article from Crain's Health Pulse. 


Robin Hood Volunteers Help Prepare Vets For Employment
Finding employment can be one of the biggest challenges for a veteran returning to civilian life.   Many of our veterans express a need for help with job search skills such as interviewing, translating their military skills to a business/civilian environment and networking. See how SUS and Robin Hood volunteers teamed up during National Volunteer Week to assist in our continued efforts to meet those needs. READ MORE
VOTE Daily To Help SUS Receive a $20K Grant For Our Urban Farms 

Seeds of Change is awarding $20,000 in grants and SUS may be one of the recipients, but we need your help! The only way to get to the next round is to secure a significant number of votes from you, your family, your friends and your professional contacts. 


Vote daily by searching the garden name "Fountain" (for Fountain Avenue Community Farm) on the voting website. You may vote once per calendar day through April 27. VOTE NOW