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SUS Hosted 2nd Annual Dinner for a Better New York 

Last week, over 150 friends and supporters of Services for the UnderServed gathered at Riverpark to attend the Second Annual Dinner for a Better New York. The event was curated by celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, creator, host and co-executive producer of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. Zimmern teamed with nine other celebrity chefs who donated their time and talent to raise funds for SUS' low-income and supported housing, employment, wellness, treatment, and habilitation services. The event served as a platform for launching a new initiative, Women for SUS, a group which brings together emerging and established women business leaders in NYC to raise visibility and funds for SUS. For those who were unable to attend the event, contribute to SUS' mission by bidding in SUS' CharityBuzz online auction at www.charitybuzz.com/sus. Read More

 

SUS Offers Low-Income and Affordable Apartments

SUS is currently offering permanent affordable housing to individuals in Brooklyn who qualify as low income. Each studio apartment is furnished, and contain a full bath and kitchenette and the building's features include 24-hour, 7 days a week front desk security, a rear yard with a landscaped garden and seating. For photos of units, full descriptions, and apartment applications, please call (917) 408-1625 or email info@sus.org.

 

 SUS Launches Webcast Series on Urban Farms Initiative

This spring, the SUS Urban Farms Initiative is launching a webcast series which will share its progress and achievements with the SUS and urban farming communities. Co-hosted by SUS Urban Farms Manager and urban farmers, the podcasts will include testimonials from farmers, farming tips, and updates on the expansion of the initiative at SUS sites throughout New York City. To watch and receive the podcasts, please subscribe to SUS' YouTube channel.

 

Dr. Brian Iwata to Lead Workshop in Conjunction with SUS 

In partnership with Dr. Brian Iwata, prominent researcher, clinician, and educator in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), SUS is offering a half-day workshop on May 9, 2014. Dr. Iwata will review modern methods for the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, and discuss strategies for using ABA-based methods. The session will provide essential information for program administrators, behavior analysts, psychologists, special education staff, and supervisors of direct care providers, and has been approved for continuing education hours for BCBAs and BCaBAs. To learn more and to register for the event, please click here.      

 

Quitting Smoking Through the Healing Power of Art

To encourage individuals with mental illness to quit smoking, SUS' Wellness Works team recently began offering an art therapy smoking cessation group. Group meetings help individuals connect on issues of health and wellness through discussion and art activities that offer insight and a visual reminder for members to remain focused on their quitting goals. Meetings are opportunities for members to support one another in quitting smoking as they create works of art in a relaxing, healthful environment. The Wellness Works team anticipates promising results in the coming months.