Mission: To develop, implement and administer various services for the betterment of the general community including social, educational, employment training, mental health, cultural, child care, housing, home care for senior citizens, and youth services, to any and all who are needy without discrimination as to race, creed, national origin or other defining characteristic, and to work closely with other service providers, the city, state and federal government for the betterment of the community.
Programs: Aging -the hanac senior centers offer citizens, age 60 and above, an opportunity to gather in a congenial environment to participate in activities that will enhance their ability to remain active and involved in their community. The jvl senior center and its satellite the archbishop iakovos senior center are year round programs that operate daily from 9 am to 4pm with scheduled programming that offer members active informal and planned social activities; the opportunity to develop new friendships, interest, hobbies, and educational opportunities; referrals for social services; and, a daily luncheon program. Members are encouraged to play an active role in program planning and in the daily operations of the centers. The advisory committee, at each center, is comprised of senior citizens and community leaders and meets regularly to discuss programmatic issues and to formulate new goals for the program. A strong emphasis is placed on services to the frail elderly. This program services almost 50,000 meals annually with 970 educational/recreational activities and 12 nutrition classes. This program is funded through the new york city department for the aging; meals and activities to over 2,000 elderly clients.
youth services - provides after school programs in schools, nycha's astoria housing development and on site on hanac property, to elementary, middle school and high school students including homework help, tutoring, arts and crafts, sports and curriculum based programming as well as literacy program to students in need of these services. Youth programming is available for students related to training and job placement .
residential - the weatherization assistance program is committed to reducing heating and electrical costs while increasing comfort for low-income families by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Once an applicant is deemed eligible, a comprehensive energy analysis of the applicant's home is conducted. Based on that analysis and the funds available, weatherization measures are instituted which have been determined to be the most cost-effective in reducing the applicant's energy consumption while increasing their comfort.
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This organization is basically a phony that claims to serve the general community but is totally Greek in terms of its board and services. Greek poverty is kind of a joke at this stage. Their expertise is limited to political influence, often by claiming to speak for the Greeks, which has enabled them to survive. No one reputable has ever contributed to them. They are a total taxpayer ripoff.