News

Our programs and clients are regularly making the news! We share our press clips on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, so be sure to take a look there as well. Here are some recent stories, videos, and upcoming events:

2020

An Interview with Selfhelp CEO, Stuart Kaplan: Offering Healthcare to Seniors That Makes a Difference
5th Element, November 13th, 2020

Holocaust Survivor Programs

KAVOD SHEF and Selfhelp Community Services Support Holocaust Survivors
Jewish Link, November 25th, 2020

Selfhelp Provides Care to Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Using PPE Donations Organized by 5th Element with Direct Relief, SGN and The Starbucks Foundation
5th Element, October 16th, 2020

At 94, Holocaust Survivor Faced COVID-19
UJA Federation-New York, October 16th, 2020

Selfhelp Community Services Provides Care to Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Using PPE Donations from Direct Relief and the SGN Community
5th Element, October 16th, 2020

‘Witness Theater: The Film,’ a Collaboration of HS Students and Holocaust Survivors, Premieres Tuesday
Jewish Link, September 17th, 2020

Witness Theater on Jewish Life
Jewish Life, August 21st, 2020

Jewish Film Festival soldiers on as a virtual event
The Buffalo News, July 27th, 2020

Nonprofit for Holocaust survivors lands lease in Coney Island
Crain's New York Business, July 14th, 2020

Non-profit leases 15,000 s/f at Cammeby’s Coney Island property
Real Estate Weekly, July 16th, 2020

Nonprofit Selfhelp Consolidates into Sheepshead Bay Offices
Connect New York, July 17th, 2020

Eva Konrad Hawkins, 90, Holocaust survivor who designed underwater museum exhibits
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 18th, 2020

Program Offers Free Medical Care To Vulnerable New York Seniors
MSN, April 30th, 2020

They Survived the Holocaust. Now They’re Confronting the Virus.
New York Times, May 4th, 2020

Program Offers Free Medical Care To Vulnerable New York Seniors
Patch.com Washington Heights Inwood, April 30th, 2020

Program Offers Free Medical Care To Vulnerable New York Seniors
yahoo! news, April 30th, 2020

‘I’m Dying to Be Able to See People’
The New York Jewish Week, April 29th, 2020

Yom Hashoah Online Ceremonies and Resources
My Jewish Learning, April 19th, 2020

Women Holocaust survivors find joy in fighting poverty
AP News, February 24th, 2020

Selfhelp Launches Novel Holocaust Ed Program
The Jewish Link, Bronx, Westchester & Connecticut, February 20th, 2020

Virtual gallery helps keep stories of the Holocaust alive
New 12 The Bronx, February 6th, 2020

Holocaust Survivors in New York: "Talk to the Children"
Tagesschau ARD, January 26th, 2020

Auschwitz was liberated 75 years ago today; one survivor tells his harrowing tale for posterity
ABC News, January 27th, 2020

Take it from a Holocaust survivor: We need Non-Jews to stand up against anti-Semitism
Forward, January 15th, 2020

Virtual Senior Center
2019

Lori Stokes discusses Selfhelp's 2019 Gala on Good Day New York
Good Day New York, May 22nd, 2019

Chinese Advisory Council
Virtual Senior Center

Aging in the digital age: How technology is changing the way we grow old
The Garage, October 31st, 2019

Our Voices participants graduate
Senior Planet Blog, March 13th, 2019

Remembering that the Elderly Have So Much to Give
The Times of Israel (blog), March 24th, 2019

Home Care

Fixing the caregiver shortage: Why these health aides are twice as likely to stay on the job
Democrat & Chronicle, December 18th, 2019

Specialized Care for Holocaust Survivors
Home Care Association of New York State, December 12th, 2019

Demand for home care workers on LI is outstripping supply
Newsday, July 29th, 2019

2018
Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing With Supportive Services Leads to Reduced Hospital Use Among Seniors
AJMC Managed Markets Network, October 17th, 2018

Affordable housing with supportive social services may trim hospital costs, study finds
Mcknights Senior Living, October 15th, 2018

Study finds elderly housing with supportive social services reduces costly hospital use
NJ Biz, October 12th, 2018

Elderly housing with supportive social services can reduce hospital use, study finds
EurekAlert! The Glocal Source for Science News, October 11th, 2018

Study: Affordable housing with supportive social services for senior citizens can reduce hospital use
News Medical Life Sciences, October 12th, 2018

Seniors Benefit from Housing with Supportive Services
MedPage Today, October 7th, 2018

How Housing With Supportive Services Can Cut Hospital Utilization
Health Leaders, October 1st, 2018

Medicare Beneficiaries Living In Housing With Supportive Services Experienced Lower Hospital Use Than Others
Health Affairs Vol. 37, No. 10: Social Determinants, Drug & Device Prices & More, October 1st, 2018

Debrah Lee Charatan on Selfhelp's Important Legacy
Brooklyn Patch, September 30th, 2018

Housing Plus Services: Providers Make the Most of Opportunities
LeadingAge Magazine, May 16th, 2018

Daniel Libeskind doesn’t cut any corners with senior housing design
Real Estate Weekly, May 16th, 2018

What RAD for PRAC Means for Affordable Housing for Older Adults
Affordable Housing Finance, May 9th, 2018

NYC Carbon Challenge Progress Report April 2018
The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, April 24th, 2018

Atrium at Sumner
Architect Magazine, April 18th, 2018

Acclaimed architect designs first NYC building to be built from ground up
Spectrum News NY1, April 13th, 2018

New renderings revealed for Daniel Libeskind’s affordable senior housing building in Bed-Stuy
6sqft, April 10th, 2018

Studio Libeskind Tapped to Design Affordable Senior Housing in Brooklyn
Metropolis, April 6th, 2018

New Affordable Senior Housing Available in Brooklyn
Patch.com, April 3rd, 2018

Daniel Libeskind’s first New York City building may be affordable senior housing in Bed-Stuy
6sqft, March 29th, 2018

Holocaust Survivor Programs

The Neediest Cases Fund: A Daughter’s Death Leaves a Mother Struggling
New York Times, December 25th, 2018

SAR HS Students Portray Holocaust Survivors in ‘Witness Theater’ Production
The Jewish Link, May 10th, 2018

New Call To Help Local Holocaust Survivors Living In Poverty
CBS New York, May 9th, 2018

Never abandon: Increase funding for the City Council’s Holocaust Survivors Initiative
City and State NY, May 8th, 2018

Teens act out Holocaust survivors’ stories in Witness Theater
Newsday, April 27th, 2018

Students pay tribute to Holocaust victims
CBS, April 12th, 2018

Helping Holocaust survivors with state funds
Queens Chronicle, April 12th, 2018

In New York Living Rooms, Survivors Share Memories of the Holocaust
Haaretz, April 12th, 2018

Brooklyn Holocaust survivors share stories of survival on remembrance day
News12 Brooklyn, April 11th, 2018

Rozic Allocates Funding For Holocaust Survivors
Queens Tribune, April 10th, 2018

‘After So Many Years Of What We Went Through, We Are Still Here’
The New York Jewish Week, April 5th, 2018

Keeping the Promise: 108 Year Old Holocaust Survivor Receives Burial in Israel
Patch (Brooklyn), March 28th, 2018

Westchester Selfhelp Volunteers Bond With Holocaust Survivors
The Jewish Link, March 22nd, 2018

Volunteer dedicates time with Holocaust survivors in pre-Passover Seder
FiOS1 News Long Island, March 14th, 2018

Teaching About Trauma: Models for Training Service Providers in Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care
Kavod, A Journal for Caregivers and Families, February 27th, 2018

A Conversation With Selfhelp, a Non-Profit Dedicated to Helping Holocaust Survivors
Tablet Magazine and Unorthodox Podcast, January 25th, 2018

Chinese Advisory Council
Virtual Senior Center

MetroFocus on Virtual Senior Centers
MetroFocus , February 6th, 2018

2017
Senior Centers

Queens seniors can now get free transportation to medical appointments under new program
QNS, December 13th, 2017

Free Senior Care Service Expands to All of Queens
Queens Tribune, December 13th, 2017

Vallone Relaunches Senior Transportation Program
Times Ledger, November 1st, 2017

Vallone Re-Launches Senior Ride Program
Queens Chronicle, October 26th, 2017

Free Senior Transportation Program Relaunches for Northeast Queens Residents
QNS, October 24th, 2017

Free Senior Transportation Returns To NE Queens
Queens Tribune, October 23rd, 2017

DOT, Electeds Unveil Long-Awaited Traffic Signal
Queens Tribune, October 2nd, 2017

Bayside Intersection Getting Left-turn Signal that Residents Wanted
QNS, August 18th, 2017

Citizenship Ceremony at Flushing Senior Center
NTD TV, July 19th, 2017

Transportation Options Slim for Seniors
Queens Press, July 14th, 2017

New Program To Transport Queens Seniors To Doctor Appointments And Stores A Success, Councilman Says
Bayside Patch, May 11th, 2017

New Car Service Open to Seniors
Times Ledger, May 9th, 2017

Pol Launches Senior Transit Pilot Program
Queens Chronicle, May 4th, 2017

Free Transportation Program Comes to NE Queens
Queens Tribune, May 1st, 2017

Free Transportation Program for Northeast Queens Seniors Launches
QNS, April 28th, 2017

New Senior Transportation Program Launches in Northeast Queens
NY1, April 27th, 2017

Seniors Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Forest Hills
NY1, March 17th, 2017

IDNYC Pop-Up Comes to Selfhelp in Flushing
Times Ledger, February 28th, 2017

IDNYC Pop-Up Opens in Flushing
NY1, February 16th, 2017

Holocaust Survivor Programs

For Holocaust Survivor, America Is the ‘Reason I Can Smile’
New York Times, November 6th, 2017

Aging Holocaust Survivors Face New Welfare Challenges
NY1, November 7th, 2017

Holocaust Survivor: This is Not the America I Came To
CNN, August 20th, 2017

Sally Shatzkes: A Witness for the Survivor Generation
Jewish Week, May 25th, 2017

Shanghai Memoirs Project
June 6th, 2017

'Either We Go or We Burn Right Here': A Survivor Remembers the Warsaw Ghetto
TIME, May 16th, 2017

Eviction Blocked for 89-year-old Queens Holocaust Survivor with Debilitating Health Issues
NY Daily News, May 9th, 2017

SAR HS Commemorates Yom HaShoah
Jewish Link, April 27th, 2017

Jewish High School Students Hear Holocaust Tales
New York Daily News, April 25th, 2017

Holocaust Survivors Gather in Kensington for Remembrance Ceremony
Brooklyn News 12, April 25th, 2017

Bronx Teen Grateful for Friendship with Holocaust Survivor
Bronx News 12, April 24th, 2017

Students at Riverdale High School Retell Holocaust Survival Stories
Bronx News 12, April 22nd, 2017

Oceanside Community Dedicated to Remembering the Holocaust
Long Island Herald, April 20th, 2017

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story, on Stage
New York Times, April 18th, 2017

Students and Shoah Survivors Share Stories
Brooklyn Daily, March 15th, 2017

Students Celebrate Purim with Holocaust Survivors
Brooklyn News 12, March 7th, 2017

Local Non-Profit Brings Holocaust Survivors and Their Families Together for Purim
NY1, March 5th, 2017

Saved from the Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’
New York Times, February 14th, 2017

Holocaust Survivors Living in Poverty
CNN, January 27th, 2017

Chinese Advisory Council

Shanghai Memoirs Project
June 6th, 2017

Virtual Senior Center
Home Care
2016

Helping New York’s Elderly Thrive
MetroFocus, November 18th, 2016

SELFHELP WHITE PAPER: On Nonprofits, Ethics, and Doing Things Right
May 1st, 2016

2015
Affordable Housing

Readers Sound off on Taxis and Affordable Housing for Seniors
Wall Street Journal, Letter to the Editor, December 10th, 2015

Opinion: City Zoning Plan Key To Expanding Senior Housing
City & State, November 24th, 2015

Senior Centers
Holocaust Survivor Programs

Brooklyn Chanukah Celebration for Holocaust Survivors
New York Daily News, December 7th, 2017

Seeking a Better Life While Trying to Forget the ‘Long Terrible Years’ of the Holocaust
New York Times (The Neediest Cases), November 10th, 2015

Chinese Advisory Council

Selfhelp Chinese Advisory Council Raises $250,000
Epoch Times, September 23rd, 2016

Selfhelp Addresses Needs of Older Chinese Immigrants
Queens Gazette, January 27th, 2016

Advocacy

Queens Councilman Saves Three Senior Centers from Closing
NY1, December 31st, 2015

Readers Sound off on Taxis and Affordable Housing for Seniors
Wall Street Journal, Letter to the Editor, December 10th, 2015

Opinion: City Zoning Plan Key To Expanding Senior Housing
City & State, November 24th, 2015

Virtual Senior Center
Research

Healthy Housing: An Evaluation of Selfhelp Active Services for Aging Model (SHASAM)
Selfhelp Community Services, December 3rd, 2020

Integrating Formerly Homeless Seniors into Affordable Housing
Selfhelp Community Services, June 15th, 2018

On Nonprofits, Ethics, and Doing Things Right
Selfhelp Community Services, May 1st, 2016

Holocaust Survivors in New York: Today Though 2025
Selfhelp Community Services, April 1st, 2013

Testimony

Testimony to the NYC Council, FY21 Aging Committee Hearing: Senior Home Delivered Meals
Selfhelp Community Services, October 30th, 2020

Testimony to the NYC Council, FY21 Aging Committee Hearing: Senior Centers
Selfhelp Community Services, September 21st, 2020

Testimony to the NYC Council, FY21 Executive Budget Hearing
Selfhelp Community Services, May 14th, 2020

Testimony to the NYC Council Aging Committee, FY21 Preliminary Budget Hearing
Selfhelp Community Services, March 6th, 2020

Testimony from Selfhelp Community Services for Senate Housing and Social Services Committees
Selfhelp Community Services, February 28th, 2020

Selfhelp Testimony for Health and Human Services Budget Hearings FY21
Selfhelp Community Services, January 30th, 2020

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYC Council Aging & Housing Committees
Selfhelp Community Services, December 12th, 2019

Selfhelp Testimony for Assembly Standing Committee on Housing
Selfhelp Community Services, November 25th, 2019

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYC Council Jewish Caucus FY20
Selfhelp Community Services, March 26th, 2019

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYC Council Aging Committee FY20
Selfhelp Community Services, March 12th, 2019

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYC Council Queens Delegation FY20
Selfhelp Community Services, March 4th, 2019

Testimony for Aging Committee on Model Senior Center Food Budgets
Selfhelp Community Services, February 27th, 2019

Testimony for Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Group Relations
Selfhelp Community Services, January 16th, 2019

Testimony for Aging Committee on Oversight - Senior Services and Centers in NYCHA
Selfhelp Community Services, December 5th, 2018

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Aging
Selfhelp Community Services, November 14th, 2018

Testimony for Aging Committee on Oversight - Repairs and Upgrades at NYC Senior Centers
Selfhelp Community Services, October 23rd, 2018

Testimony on DFTA Annual Plan 2019-2020
Selfhelp Community Services, October 22nd, 2018

Testimony on the Model Senior Center Budget for the Committee on Contracts FY19
Selfhelp Community Services, June 21st, 2018

Testimony on the Model Senior Center Budget for the Aging Committee FY19
Selfhelp Community Services, June 21st, 2018

Testimony to the NYC Council Aging Committee, FY19 Preliminary Budget Hearing
Selfhelp Community Services, March 23rd, 2018

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYC Council Queens Delegation FY19
Selfhelp Community Services, March 12th, 2018

Testimony on the 2018-2019 NYS Executive Budget Proposal regarding Housing
Selfhelp Community Services, January 24th, 2018

Testimony from Selfhelp to the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Aging - Examination of Non-Medical Programs that Support Seniors in the Community
Selfhelp Community Services, December 6th, 2017