Join SUS for the HOPE Homeless Count 2014


On January 27, the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will host its Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), an annual citywide point-in-time count of the number of unsheltered homeless New Yorkers. The survey will be held from 10:30 PM to 4:00 AM, when approximately 3,000 volunteers will count the number of people living in public places. The information gathered by volunteers during the survey is critical to the ongoing efforts to overcome street homelessness by DHS and partner agencies. To participate on behalf of SUS, please register online and select SUS from the "Enter Organization Name" drop-down menu... Register now 


SUS Holiday Stocking Project Brings Holiday Cheer 


Thanks to the generous and thoughtful donations collected from SUS friends before the holidays, SUS consumers shared in the spirit of the holiday season this past December. Donors helped fill personalized gift stockings for veterans and individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS who are served by SUS. SUS staff at residences in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx hosted holiday parties in which consumers received apparel, art supplies, and sports paraphernalia, among other gifts. ... View photos 


New Education to Employment Program Helps Bridge Gap for Veterans 


SUS has partnered with the Continuing Education Department of Hostos Community College, a CUNY affiliate school, to launch a pilot program to help veterans facing co-occurring life challenges qualify for jobs by offering certifications in a wide range of industries. As part of the program, an SUS-assigned case manager ensures veteran students have the support services they need to remain engaged and on track to graduation. For many veterans, this is the first step in work readiness. If successful, SUS will partner with other CUNY schools to offer this program to more veterans.

SUS Partners with Project Sweep to Hire Individuals with Developmental Disabilities


SUS is working with Project Sweep, one of New York City's oldest supported-employment programs, to secure employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Four SUS consumers have been hired by Project Sweep to clean commercial streets and clean offices of local businesses, merchant associations, and business improvement districts. Through this experience, these individuals will benefit from continued support from job coaches, who will regularly work with them individually to ensure their ongoing employment success.