Social Services

Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned our Social Services department to operate virtually. Please email socialservices@wscah.org or call 212-362-3662 ext. 126 for assistance.

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WSCAH recognizes that food insecurity is a multifaceted issue and there are many other factors that might contribute to why one is food insecure. In response, WSCAH created its Social Services department to provide customers with a comprehensive suite of benefits to aid them on their paths to self sufficiency. Benefits include: referrals to access shelter, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, financial counseling and tax preparation, educational programs, immigration legal assistance, and sign ups for health insurance, SNAP, SCRIE, and DRIE. All clients who come through WSCAH’s door meet with a member of the Social Services team who guide first-time customers through an initial intake assessment which informs what benefits and services they might be eligible for.

Health Care

If you are not insured, we can help you enroll in a health plan, find a doctor, and obtain prescription drugs. We can also help you find an affordable clinic to receive medical services you may need.

Financial Relief

From February through April, we host a free tax return service. If you work, you can apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit. We can help you with Public Assistance, HASA, Social Security benefits, rent increase and exemption programs.

Food & Nutrition

You may be eligible for SNAP (Food Stamps), Women Infants and Children (WIC), Free or Reduced School Meals. We can also help you find senior meals, food pantries and soup kitchens in your community.

Education & Job Training

West Side Campaign Against Hunger can refer you to many programs: our own Customer Chef Training Class or GED, English as a Second Language Class, child care, resources for special needs, job training and resume assistance.

Housing & Homelessness

West Side Campaign Against Hunger can refer you to housing services, and provide information on supportive housing, legal advocacy and other options.

Partnerships

To better serve our customers, we offer workshops and services on-site that are made possible through key partnerships with not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. Read more about our other partnerships with like-minded organizations.

AARP Tax Aide

AARP-logoReceive free tax preparation from February to April for seniors, working, disabled, and immigrants.

GMHC

GMHC GMHC offers free HIV testing at West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

NYLAG

NYLAG An onsite counselor offers free financial counseling and help with opening a bank account, budgeting, identity theft, credit reports, and home ownership.

Urban Justice Center

Urban Justice CenterThrough the Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Project (HOPP), meet with a legal representative for problems with Public Assistance, Food Stamps and Eviction Prevention.

Visiting Nurse Services of New York

VNSNY Connect with Visiting Nurse Services of New York at West Side Campaign Against Hunger and learn about home care services, private care services, hospice and palliative care, and VNSNY community programs.