October 16, 2014

Mobile Team Hosts SUS Got Talent

Individuals who receive mental health services from SUS' mobile team participated in a half-day event that showcased and celebrated their diverse talents. Twelve individuals performed at the 2nd Annual SUS Got Talent event in front of 100 guests at SUS' Marcy Hart residence in Brooklyn. Performances included singing, dancing, rapping, and poetry and were followed by food, dancing, karaoke and raffle giveaways. Winners of the contest were chosen by a panel of judges and took home great prizes. The day stands as a testament to the potential of these individuals to excel in their own creative passions. 


SUS has been awarded $2 million from SAMHSA's Minority AIDS Initiative Continuum of Care Pilot (MAI CoC) Program. The grant will increase SUS' capacity to better integrate HIV testing, treatment and other care into existing mental health and substance use treatment programs for individuals in the Bronx and Brooklyn who are most at risk for or living with HIV. The program, which is estimated to serve 320 individuals over a four year grant period, will target current and potential participants of SUS' outpatient programs and residents of SUS' transitional residences, focusing on those from minority communities.

As we recognize Disability Awareness Employment Month, SUS celebrates the recognition of our Urban Farms Initiative as a Non-for-Profit Business Employer of the Year, a 2014 Works for Me Award granted by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The Initiative was selected for demonstrating a commitment to workforce diversity by creating meaningful job opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. SUS was also selected for the award based on the valued contribution of SUS urban farmer Phill Cayenne and his peers who have used urban farming as an opportunity to enter the world of work and gain greater independence. SUS will receive the 2014 OPWDD Works for Me Award at the annual awards ceremony in November. Read More

Mental Illness Awareness

Last week, SUS honored Mental Illness Awareness Week, in which mental health advocates across the country join with others in their communities to sponsor activities for public education about mental illness. Beyond the week, we encourage all SUS friends to serve as mental health advocates by helping to dispel the myths about mental illness. You can start by reading and sharing the week's blog post on SUS' website. Read More

Serving More Veterans

SUS was recently awarded two additional Supportive Services for  Veterans Families (SSVF) grants to provide short-term rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services to homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. Starting in October, with the support from this funding, SUS will serve 400 more veterans in New York City and over 1,000 more veterans on Long Island than we have in previous years. 


SUS Annual Benefit

November 18, 2014


Join us as we honor Peter Magistro and Samantha Magistro of BronxPro Real Estate Management for their shared committment to providing housing for New Yorkers with low incomes. This event, co-hosted by Women for SUS, will promote Housing for All.  



Professional Ethics in Behavior Analysis 

November 4, 2014

Cost: $125 

In conjunction with the Verbal Behavior Institute, SUS will present a workshop on ethics for Behavior Analysts, featuring educator and seasoned Behavior Analyst Lisa Rinaldo, BCBA. This three-credit course is recommended for BCBA-D, BCBA and BCaBA level behavior analysts, and meets the requirement for recertification for Behavior Analysts. 


SUS Holiday Stocking Project

The SUS Holiday Stocking Project offers New Yorkers an opportunity to share in the spirit of the holiday season by creating a personalized stocking filled with gifts for individuals served by SUS with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS, so that they may have a holiday filled with job. Read More

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