Our mission is to help aging New Yorkers live independently with dignity in their own homes. We provide seniors with the right set of services so they can avoid institutional care. Our origins date back to 1936, just before the Holocaust, when Selfhelp was founded to assist refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. We are the largest organization in North America providing comprehensive services for Holocaust survivors. Over the decades we have greatly expanded and today we provide care to 20,000 New Yorkers of all backgrounds.
Selfhelp is a leader in providing home and community based services. We operate a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) and two (2) Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSA) that are licensed by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). We offer these services in Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
In addition, we have an Administration for Children's Services (ACS) Homemaking Program and a Human Resources Administration (HRA) Home Care program which are funded by New York City. We also offer a home health aide training program, which is renowned in the industry. Upon graduation, students receive certification, and are ready to begin their new careers as New York State Department of Health approved home health aides.