General Social Services and Entitlements
The JCCRP is a Housing Preservation Company that under the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewals’ Neighborhood Preservation Program
performs housing and community renewal activities in the eastern portion of the Rockaway Peninsula. The JCCRP organizes home buyer counseling workshops, renders tenant counseling, landlord/tenant mediation, and community rehabilitation and renewal initiatives for those in need.
Through the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
consultant, working on a grant from the City of New York to inspect neighborhood homes for violations and to assist landlords and homeowners in correcting them. Kathy also assists clients in applying for HPD subsidized home improvement loans.
The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program
(NOEP) is funded by the New York State Department of Health
and managed by the Nutrition Consortium of NYS
The JCCRP NOEP Coordinator connects Rockaway’s low-income families to resources that can help them maintain proper nutrition, avoid hunger, and ensure preventative health. The coordinator strategizes outreach campaigns including television, radio, and newspaper ads, as well as flyers, brochures, and posters to educate local residents on the availability of nutrition assistance programs on the Rockaway Peninsula.
The NOEP Coordinator designs outreach messaging that is specific to the diversity of the targeted audience, and ensures that all messaging meets a standard of respect and compassion for its recipients.
The goals of the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program are to increase awareness and participation in the underutilized Food Stamp Program
, Summer Food Service Program, and School Breakfast Program in New York State. The NOEP Coordinator educates the community about the issue of hunger, and the benefits of these three programs to working families, seniors, children, and more.
To enroll in Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus, call Lisa Segelnick or come in to the JCCRP offices Wednesday or Thursday from 9-5 and Friday 9-2.
The JCCRP assists Medicare recipients with advice, advocacy and enrollment for Medicare Part D. Clients are also helped with applying (if eligible) for the Medicare Savings Program that pays for the Part B premium with an added benefit of lower prescription costs. To make an appointment call Kathy Rosenberg at ext. 6119. The JCCRP receives funding for Medicare outreach and assistance from Community Service Society of NY
Referrals for other services
The JCCRP is often able to refer individuals to other agencies and services as the situation necessitates.