September 9, 2014

New Innovation Award for SUS

SUS has been awarded $1,942,164 from the NYS Department of Health Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) Innovation Fund. SUS will use these funds to implement a "Transition to Independence Program" for adults with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviors. Using the expertise of SUS and 53 other awarded providers, the state will help to identify how best to address barriers to transitioning from institutional to community-based settings, as well as how to support individuals who live in their own homes within the community. Read More

SUS to Expand Veteran Services 

SUS has been selected to serve as the Administrative Services Organization (ASO) Provider for the NYC Veteran and Military Families Coordinated Network (NYC4RVETS). In this role, SUS will coordinate and deliver services, resources and care to New York City veterans and their families. Set to launch on October 15, 2014, NYC4VETS will help 3,000 unique veterans and their families ease and stabilize their transition into everyday life by providing access to benefits and services to which they are entitled. SUS was also recently awarded two additional Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) grants that will begin operations next month, allowing SUS to provide short-term rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services to more homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.

This week, SUS joins other organizations in celebrating Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, which recognizes excellence and promotes awareness of the importance of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). We are thankful for the DSPs who are dedicated to helping the 750 individuals with intellectual disabilities served by SUS live up to their fullest potential by creating opportunities for meaningful relationships, full integration into their community and personal growth. Read More

Veterans Unemployment on Radio JobLine
During Labor Day weekend, Brett Morash, Vice President of SUS' Veterans Services was interviewed as a guest on Radio Jobline on 103.9 FM, Long Island Talk Radio. Hosted by Scott Passeser, the program discussed the challenges faced by veterans entering the civilian workforce, the support they receive in identifying employers and community resources, and marketing skills gained in the military. Morash shared the range of support services offered by SUS to returning service members, including resume review, job placement, and SUS' education-to-employment program. Listen to Interview
Fluent Golf Outing a Success
Thank you to all who supported, donated, participated and volunteered at Fluent's Fourth Annual Charity Golf Outing. The benefit event, which was sponsored by Legend Securities, raised $55,000 for SUS. As a token of appreciation for the dedicated service of veterans, Fluent sponsored the attendance of several veterans as guests of honor. The success of the event was well received, and we look forward to next year's outing. View Photos
SUS' Donna Colonna: Woman of Note


SUS CEO Donna Colonna has been invited to join Women of Note. Led by The Wall Street Journal's advertising and marketing department, Women of Note is a global network of noteworthy leaders that fosters and recognizes the success of innovative women. As a member of the Women of Note network, Colonna will join forces with other women who will share their expertise and inspiration through events and relationship building.



SUS Harvest Luncheon

September 12, 2014


373 Dewitt Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 

Join us as we celebrate the great progress that SUS' urban farms made this year and hear SUS' urban farmers talk about what their experience working in the farms has meant to them. 



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