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Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

Queens

The mission of Jacob A. Riis Settlement House is to build and strengthen the underserved communities of Western Queens and act as a catalyst for change. Riis Settlement is a community-based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services to the youth, adults, seniors, and families of Queensbridge, Ravenswood and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Participant Spotlight

Meet Alyssa. She is currently a senior at Hunter College studying social work, who credits her mentor at UNH Member Queens Community House for helping her break out of her shell. Now, she is a program assistant for the Neighborhood Intergenerational Chore and Errand Program, which services older adults in the area, and looking forward to pursuing a Master's Degree!   Read more

Meet Arif. He found a home in UNH member Queens Community House, by participating in their Teen Outreach Athletics Program and helping homebound older adults run errands through their NICE Program. QCH has provided him "wonderful mentors", and he's currently applying to college.   Read more

Meet Dauris, a 2014 Viacom Scholarship winner. Dauris' time spent at Hudson Guild helped steer him to a better path, and now he's a student at the College of Staten Island.  Read more

Meet David. Through the help of a case manager, he was granted subsidized housing after years of hardship, and now lives in UNH member CAMBA's supportive housing development. Having a stable living situation has allowed David to pursue his goals of owning business and starting a family.  Read more

Meet Diane. As an HIV positive woman living in Brooklyn, she has found her calling as a peer educator at UNH member CAMBA's HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Program, teaching others how to cope with the disease and reducing the attached stigma.   Read more