Our mission is to create long-term sustainable programs that benefit the lives of the people in the community.
The Center provides a safe, friendly place for all members of the family to convene and find appropriate services. Members come to the Center to seek a variety of services — from immediate social support, to information need, to ongoing senior care, to recreational activities, to individualized support in improving economics, family dynamics and education.
To learn more about the social services available at CCCF, contact Jamie Chen via phone at (347)542-3700 or email at Jamie.Chen@cccflushing.org.
HEALTH SCREENING FOR SENIORS
In response to the most linguistically isolated non-English speaking seniors, the Center has offered direct Health Screenings, such as free blood and sugar tests. Trained clinicians provide screenings onsite to seniors attending their recreational or other adult day care services. In the Fall of each year, a volunteer doctor come on premises to provide Flu Shots.
FOOD STAMP APPLICATION
This service quickly became a high need for many members. Case workers help community residents learn about their eligibility by reviewing their income and household financials. They assist applicants in gathering proper documentation and help them fill out the application as much as necessary.
ACCESS TO PHONE SERVICES
With limited income, seniors could not afford the expensive mobile services of today. The Center’s social workers help them apply for free cell or land line services.
Front desk staff speak at least English and one Chinese dialect. Community members who cannot read or write English bring English letters and documents in for translation.
PROVIDING INFORMATION & ADVOCACY ASSISTANCE
It became clear to the Center early on that when members were eligible for one government program, they usually were eligible for others. The Center organized group information sessions and individualized services to help members obtain needed benefits.
OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FLUSHING BRANCH OF THE QUEENS LIBRARY
CCCF staff is at the Flushing Branch of the Queens Library five days per week in addition to regular services available at CCCF’s own site to provide social services and support translation needs. Our partnership with the Flushing Library has maximized our ability to reach out and serve the most vulnerable sector of the community – those who are monolingual and socially isolated.