Southside United H.D.F.C., better known as “Los Sures®,” is a community-based, non-profit organization that has served as an integral part in rebuilding the South Side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1972. Los Sures has undertaken large-scale rehabilitation of many buildings, allowing families and individuals to live comfortably and creating a safe and sustainable neighborhood. Additionally, the organization provides a multitude of much-needed services, including a senior center and a food pantry.
Through its Real Estate Development Department, Los Sures® acquires and develops low-income housing for the community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. To date, it has been involved in the rehabilitation and construction of over 5,000 units in over 340 buildings and co-ops, including seven small vacant buildings that were purchased and rehabilitated and later sold to local residents. The department continually seeks opportunities to create housing for low and moderate-income families. Financing for these projects are secured from the City, State, Federal Government, banks, and financial intermediaries.
Tenant & Community Organizing
[three_fifth]The Los Sures® Tenant and Community Organizing Departments continuously work to unite the residents of the South Side of Williamsburg around issues that concern them, including affordable housing, tenants’ rights, civic engagement, education, immigration and more. Additionally, the departments’ experienced staff offers various services to directly assist clients with housing issues. The organizers also help to form tenant associations; maintaining active associations in Los Sures’ current buildings; and advise tenants with building-wide problems to unite them and discuss the issues and take action.[/three_fifth][two_fifth_last] [/two_fifth_last]
The Los Sures® Social Services Department employs a non-traditional community-based approach to assisting local residents of the South Side of Williamsburg, including formerly homeless tenants. The staff provides individual case management, crisis intervention, information and referral, supportive counseling, and advocacy. In addition, over 800 low-income individuals per month visit the Los Sures Food Pantry, which features a Hydroponic Farm. The Los Sures® Social Services Department also operates the Los Sures “David Santiago” Senior Center where about 80 seniors per day enjoy lunch and social recreation.
[three_fifth]The Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc., (NAICA) is a designated tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation in New York established under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). The organization has been providing housing intervention and assistance services to residents of the Bronx since 1974. NAICA’s mission is to provide culturally and linguistically client-centered housing, legal and social support services that promote self-efficacy and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. NAICA is a multiservice, family-oriented housing and human service agency providing culturally sensitive services to children, youth, seniors, and families.[/three_fifth][two_fifth_last][/two_fifth_last]
The agency’s core methods of service include affordable housing development, transitional housing shelters, legal assistance and representation, homeless prevention & stabilization, case management/case work, and community education and development.
NAICA Eviction Prevention Program serves over nine hundred families annually who have been petitioned or are at risk of being evicted. Learn More
NAICA Transitional Housing Programs are homeless shelter for single men and women that provides not only housing but social and career development. Learn More
NAICA has incorporated and developed numerous programs through the state of New York for children, youth, seniors and families. Learn More
To learn more about the Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, visit their website.
Register nowfor free SER MUJER workshops at the 2018 Annual Ser National Conference! The SER MUJER program seeks to encourage and empower aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing financial literacy, entrepreneurship and business development training. The conference and training will be held May 15-16, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Dallas in Addison, Texas. Training includes courses on business development, financial management, risk management, and tax planning, as well as networking and funding opportunities with other women entrepreneurs.
Since 1979, SER-Jobs has held numerous contracts from a variety of funding sources whose goals coincide with those of our stated mission and is recognized in the Southeastern Massachusetts region as a leader in the adult education, training, and employment fields. Throughout its history, SER-Jobs has been a vibrant trendsetter and on the forefront of confronting the social, cultural, educational, and economic concerns of our community. Innovative approaches have been taken to forge collaborative enterprises and partnerships in an effort to maximize ever-dwindling resources. Consequently, SER-Jobs has made a conscious effort to involve social and linguistic minority organizations in educational investment partnerships. As a result, SER-Jobs has been invited by community organizations and social clubs to use their facilities for classes, graduation ceremonies and other functions; SER-Jobs has tapped into many community and linguistic minority organizations and churches for recruitment drives; and SER-Jobs has formed partnerships with many youth organization and social service programs in Fall River. We are proudly, a United Way Agency.
In this season of Thanksgiving, we are so grateful for the generosity of the Fall River Women’s Union from whom we just received $5000 to help support our Family Learning Center. Anne Snyder, President and Elizabeth Lane, Treasurer, visited us today to get to know the families their support will positively impact. Thank you Fall River Women’s Union!
Centro CHA is a non-profit Hispanic/Latino human and social service agency formed in 1992 and incorporated in 1999. Since 1992, Centro CHA strives to create a record of service that advances and advocates extensively for the well-being of underrepresented, low-income Hispanic children, youth and families in the City of Long Beach. A recognized leader at the local, county and state levels, Centro CHA is a committed grassroots, community-based nonprofit organization that continuously provides quality, necessary and compassionate services to more than 5,000 families from underserved, impoverished Hispanic neighborhoods.
Centro C.H.A. is located in an area of Long Beach, California with a Hispanic population over 65%, effectively making Centro CHA one of the most accessible organizations in the area and a leader in the Long Beach community.
One of many programs CHA offers is Employment for Adults & Youth
The Youth Diversion & Workforce Development Program at Centro C.H.A. assists communities that suffer the highest rates of poverty, violence, unemployment, and low levels of educational attainment. Centro C.H.A. has made it their mission to increase opportunities and improve the lives of socially, economically disadvantaged families through advocacy, health education, violence prevention, mentoring, youth workforce development, community service, and civic leadership activities. The organization has made it their initiative to help and assist the underserved population of Long Beach.
Centro C.H.A. is committed to empowering youth and young adults with knowledge and skills towards becoming healthy, productive, and self-sufficient members in their community. The youth diversion program is for young adults and high school students between 16-24 years old; some program services are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program serves to assist the City of Long Beach community in hopes of reducing violence, by providing recreation programs such as arts and crafts outdoor games, sports, science activities that appeal to youth and families. Furthermore, the programs at CHA offer supportive services to ensure success of all participants enrolled in program activities (e.g. transportation assistance, and weekly incentives of participation/attendance). Centro C.H.A., Inc. is committed to working cooperatively with all youth that come through our doors to continue guiding them on the pathway to success.