Commonpoint Queens In-Person Programs and Services Suspended for the Immediate Future

Updates from Danielle Ellman, CEO (Keep scrolling for updates in Russian, Spanish, and Chinese)

May 21, 2020

Before our lives were turned upside down, this weekend would have marked the unofficial beginning of summer.

We would have welcomed members of our Tanenbaum Family and Bay Terrace Pool Clubs back—although we remain cautiously optimistic that we will open our pool clubs in early July.

In “normal” times we would have celebrated with barbecues, going to the beach, and by watching a Memorial Day parade.

This week we reached an incredible milestone—131,232 meals delivered—this is more than double the number from just 3 weeks ago! But what does it really mean?

“I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you so much. I was in tears that you sent me the box full of groceries. I now have plenty of food. May God bless you and keep you healthy! You are doing a great job!”

This Memorial Day we honor and thank our American heroes for their sacrifices on battlefields of all types. Military, first responders, medical professionals, childcare workers— each of you are the heroes who will inspire generations to come. Your dedication, commitment, and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration. To celebrate you, we will do what we do best, continue to serve our community in a multitude of ways.

“I had lost all hope and you brought me back. First, you helped me find a new job in February but then COVID hit and I couldn’t even start. Then you helped me find another job and I started in April. What would I have done without you?”

As an agency, we have lost millions of dollars in funding, and millions more in revenue from membership fees, camp programs, and pool clubs. We are now facing the very real possibility of a significant financial loss if our traditional summer programs can’t run—and we are heartbroken that we have already had to cancel this summer’s session at our beloved Camp Poyntelle, our sleepaway camp in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

Even as we struggle to meet our new financial realities, we have responded to every family who contacted us that has been affected by COVID-19. This, in turn, means an increasing need for our services. “You stepped in and helped us pay for our father’s funeral. That allowed us to bury him with dignity. Words will never express our gratitude for your help.” In addition, requests for refunds to our camp families and pool club members have soared. If you requested a refund, we ask for patience. We ask this so that our critical services, needed by so many, are not cut back.

As we stand with our community we ask that our community stands with us.

This Memorial Day will be different from Memorial Days’ past but the significance has never been greater. I leave you with a quote from the poet Maya Angelou, and a poem from a member of our community who asked to remain anonymous.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” Maya Angelou

Meals sustain me
Comfort on the phone
I am not alone
I cry
But
With you by my side
I will survive
—Anonymous

Wishing you health and safety,

Danielle Ellman
Chief Executive Officer

 

May 17, 2020

Shining Lights in our Community!

We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy as we continue to face the coronavirus together.

We have received so many calls asking us how you can help. We are incredibly grateful for your compassion and generosity during this time of unprecedented need. Our staff got together and came up with the top areas where our community needs the greatest assistance.

  1. Deliver food to homebound seniors – we provide the meals and you provide a friendly face on the other side of a life-saving food delivery. “Thank you so much for all your help and support. The phone calls to see how I’m feeling and if I need anything. And the meals delivered twice a week. It is so comforting to know there is such a support system out there. You are truly a blessing”
  2. Write a note or draw a picture – you provide the creativity and we’ll make sure your greeting is delivered to a homebound senior. “The note I received from Maya (age 4) in my meal package warmed my soul. I miss my grandchildren and great-grandchildren but they live so far away. I hung her picture on my window so I can see it when I eat.”

  3. Hold a collection drive – you gather critical personal hygiene and cleaning supplies (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, diapers & wipes, formula, tampons, sponges, etc.) and we distribute them to people in need through our food pantry. “The soap and diapers help me so much. We lost our jobs and don’t have money to buy. You are a blessing.”

  4. Sew fabric masks for children and adults. Click HERE for a pattern – you sew fabric and we’ll get them to the frontline line workers, children in emergency childcare, and seniors. “Jake loves his mask! I bought masks online but they didn’t fit and he hated wearing them.”

    Visit the volunteer page of our website for more information on how you can help.

*Here’s one more bonus project!

Collect small rocks from your yard and paint or decorate them with a message of gratitude.

Add your decorated rock to one of our Gratitude Gardens – in front of our Forest Hills Food Pantry, 108-13 67th Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375 and at Sam Field Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362.

A special shout out to Columbia University and Stuyvesant High School who have recently partnered with our North Flushing Senior Center and launched a Phone Angel Project. Currently, there are 32+ students involved in this project, making wellness check-in phone calls to seniors.

Participate in TODAY’S VIRTUAL 5K!

Run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) with us today and support Commonpoint Queens’ Food Pantry.
Max Velocity Fitness + Performance is a locally owned fitness studio in Bayside. They have connected with Commonpoint Queens to help us continue providing our meal deliveries throughout the borough. This fun, healthy, family-friendly event will bring our community together virtually!

Make a donation to support us in this event and be sure to select, “Supporting Virtual 5K Run With Max Velocity Fitness.” And for more information visit our Facebook event.

Have some bananas past their prime?
Try Elizabeth’s famous and delicious Banana Bread recipe!


Ingredients:
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour (Can be regular or Gluten-Free)
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
3 RIPE Bananas (emphasis on the ripe, it is essential!)
2 Eggs
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ Cup Butter
Optional: Chocolate chips!

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, melt butter and combine with brown sugar.
Add butter/sugar to a large bowl and mix.
In two separate bowls, mash 3 bananas and whisk two eggs.
Combine bananas and eggs in a large flour bowl and mix until smooth.

If you want to make chocolate chip banana bread, now’s the time to add your chocolate chips
Pour batter into a greased 9.5 in x 5.5-inch bread pan.

Place in the oven for ~35 minutes, or until the top of your bread is nice and brown. If you stick a toothpick or knife into the bread, it should come out nice and clean! Otherwise, let it cook a bit longer!

Let the bread cool for ~15 minutes. Slice and serve!

Services & Resources:

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact us here or call 929-255-6060, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Free, remote, one-on-one financial coaching, in partnership with the Financial Coaching Corps of the Community Service Society of NY. Discuss how best to manage your finances during the COVID-19 crisis. We can assist you in identifying your financial options during the crisis and developing long-term, financial wellness skills. For more information or to make a remote appointment email [email protected]org.

Keep an eye on our website for upcoming live and on-demand programs.

May 14, 2020

I am astonished that this Saturday will mark two months since the shutdown. However, at Commonpoint Queens we remain very much open and serving the community. We not only continue to provide almost all of our traditional programming by Zoom and other digital options, but we have also expanded and extended the services we offer to the community. Since March 16th we have provided 8,512 hours of virtual programming to 19,873 children, teens, and adults!

Each week I try to highlight a different program area of the agency and for this week’s update, I’d like to showcase the amazing programming going on in our five partner high schools–Queens High School of Teaching, Martin Van Buren, John Bowne High School, Forest Hills High School, and Queens Academy.

Last Friday, we delivered 140 packages to the single moms of our high school program participants and members of our Single Parent program in celebration of Mother’s Day! Each package contained a dozen mini bagels, cream cheese, butter, & juice and of course, chocolate chip cookies!  A huge thank you to our program staff for making the deliveries all over Queens!

High School Programming Update
Over the past 7-weeks, we have provided 2,745 hours of virtual content & outreach to more than 7,000 students across our 5 partner high schools — Queens High School of Teaching, Martin Van Buren, John Bowne High School, Forest Hills High School, and Queens Academy.  A few brief highlights from this week alone include:

  • The Education Specialist Apprenticeship Program in partnership with the Pinkerton Foundation at Queens High School of Teaching launched its student-led lesson planning and facilitation module. The College Now class focuses on skill-building in education.  This week the students began using techniques that they’ve learned to implement lessons to their peers during our weekly Google Meets class.
  • John Bowne High School staff partners offered Bowne Beauties, Gaming, GSA, and Book Club remotely.
  • The Strive Program brings group workshops that address social justice, food, and culture, as well as leadership. Students are getting creative during the expressions group, and utilizing the entrepreneurship workshop to develop business skills.
  • The SOAR program at Martin Van Buren hosted a virtual Mother’s Day edition where the students invited their parents and made Caramel Popcorn together during the live class.
  • CASE Academy at Forest Hills HS continues to provide weekly social-emotional learning workshops focusing on female empowerment, self-care, work readiness, college mindfulness, and more.  In addition, academic support remains the number one need for many of the students served.
  • Offering emergency cash assistance. The program is available to students’ parents who can demonstrate loss of employment due to COVID-19.
  • Free workshops for students and families

Commonpoint Queens has officially delivered more than 68,388 meals since the start of COVID-19. We have been bringing food to vulnerable families and seniors every day to make sure our community has what it needs. We are now operating two fully functioning food pantries in Forest Hills and Little Neck, and utilizing over 40 vehicles to get the food to the people who need it!

Thank you for your ongoing support, your partnership means the world to us.

COMMONPOINT QUEENS: COMMUNITY IS STILL HAPPENING HERE!

Free Cooking Workshop for students and families
Quarantine Banana Bread & Blueberry Muffins!
5/15/20: 3:45 pm-5:00 pm

Join us as we go through a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the quintessential quarantine staple, banana bread! Cook alongside us! And, if bananas are not your thing-we will also teach you how to create bakery-style blueberry muffins!
Ingredients for Banana Bread include Flour, Brown Sugar, Ripe Bananas (3), Eggs (2), Salt, Baking Soda, Butter, and toppings or mix-ins of your choice!
Ingredients for Blueberry Muffins Include: Butter, Sugar, Eggs(2), Vanilla Extract, Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Milk, Blueberries (2) cups
 Join us on Google Hangouts by clicking here.

Fitness Classes
Visit our website for free community health & wellness and fitness classes for everyone: Commonpoint Queens at Home – Health and Wellness

Virtual 5K Fundraiser – THIS SUNDAY!
Run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) on Sunday, May 17th and support Commonpoint Queens’ Food Pantry.
Max Velocity Fitness + Performance is a locally owned fitness studio in Bayside. They have connected with Commonpoint Queens to help us continue providing our meal deliveries throughout the borough. This fun, healthy, family-friendly event will bring our community together virtually!

Make a donation to support us in this event and be sure to select, “Supporting Virtual 5K Run With Max Velocity Fitness.” And for more information visit our Facebook event.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Remote Interviewing Skills
Our workforce department is committed to supporting job seekers who have been impacted by the pandemic – join us Friday, May 15, at 10:00 am for a virtual workshop on Remote Interviewing Skills in the World of Covid-19.

The Jewish Board Virtual Job Recruitment Event
Join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 pm. Job seekers will be able to meet with the HR Director and discuss open positions. A full list of available positions can be found at https://jewishboard.org/for-professionals/careers/. To register, please send us an email.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Commonpoint Queens – Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP)
We have emergency cash available for anyone who wants to apply.  The only qualification is that applicants have to demonstrate loss of employment due to COVID-19. Complete the Emergency Cash Assistance Form, or share it with someone in need of assistance.

Unemployment & Workforce Assistance for Families
Our Employment Assistance Department is open and available for individual appointments. For more information click HERE.
Please also feel free to share our last Facebook Live event discussing Unemployment.

Emergency Assistance & Food Package Delivery
People in need of emergency assistance or food delivery can call our hotline at (929) 255-6060, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or complete our online Emergency Assistance Form.

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May 5, 2020

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become known as #GivingTuesday. It is a day set aside to give back to the community. Today, May 5, 2020, there is a second Giving Tuesday, #GivingTuesdayNOW in response to the unprecedented need caused by the coronavirus.

As the stay-at-home order continues and businesses remain shuttered, the urgent calls for food support continue to grow. From March 16 – April 30th we distributed 58,692 meals in 45 neighborhoods.

We are also seeing increasing requests for emergency cash assistance. We receive calls from families who cannot pay their rent or need help paying funeral costs of a loved one who passed away from COVID-19. If you or someone you know needs emergency assistance click HERE.

For more than 60-years, we have supported our community and today our community needs us more than ever. We are here for your immediate needs and needs for the future by helping you prepare to reenter the workforce, identify and apply for jobs, and transition into a new position. For this special #GivingTuesdayNow we are sharing how our Youth and Adult Workforce Departments are available and ready to support newcomers to the workforce, recently unemployed, chronically unemployed, and under-employed youth and adults.

Adult workforce resources, available virtually, include job placement assistance, vocational training, High School Equivalency and Pre-HSE classes, English for Speakers of Other Languages, work support services, digital literacy classes, and more. Young adult resources include Summer Youth Employment (SYEP), Ladders for Leaders (L4L), Opportunity Youth, and others. In addition, Commonpoint Queens’ new innovative Upward New York Hub is scheduled to open this summer in Elmhurst, Queens. The Hub will greatly expand the workforce programs and resources available to the community.

Our staff is now hard at work preparing ways to provide safe, in-person programs when we are allowed to reopen our doors while our online opportunities will continue.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our ability to raise funds that support critical services for our community – putting our mission in jeopardy. We hope that you will support us this #GivingTuesdayNow and know that your tax-deductible donation will go to supporting your friends and neighbors during this crisis and getting back on their feet. As an added incentive, Chair of the Board, Larry Gottlieb has pledged to match the first $10,000 in donations on #GivingTuesdayNOW. Thank you, Larry!

For more information about all of our Workforce Development programming, please visit our website at www.CommonpointQueens.org.

givingtuesdaynow employment graphic

 

April 29, 2020

I recently found out that April 28th is National Superhero Day and was very excited! I am so lucky to be surrounded by superheroes every day. Superheroes are all around us but sometimes we miss or overlook their specialness.

Being a superhero isn’t only leaping tall buildings or being able to fly, it’s about being there for people day in and day out. Last week we celebrated and recognized our volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week – they are all superheroes.

The staff who are working in our emergency childcare REC centers are superheroes. They provide a safe, fun, caring environment for the children of our frontline medical personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.

Calming anxiety and advocating for clients is the social worker’s power. Teachers share their power of knowledge. Counselors use their power of boundless enthusiasm to help people find jobs. Superheroes provide teletherapy, keep kids on track to graduate high school and go to college, provide medical care to homebound seniors, they support our most vulnerable.

Most superheroes work under the radar. Superheroes don’t look for applause but they deserve a standing ovation.

Today on National Superhero Day, share pictures and stories of your superheroes with us. Tag us on InstagramSam Field FacebookCentral Queens Facebook, or email them here.

Wishing you good health,

Danielle Ellman
Chief Executive Officer

  • If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call our emergency hotline at (929) 255-6060 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or complete our online emergency assistance form.
  • Emergency cash assistance providing financial support to people seeking to get themselves and their families back on their feet. Contact [email protected]org.
  • Free, remote, one-on-one, financial coaching, in partnership with the Financial Coaching Corps of the Community Service Society of NY. Discuss how best to manage your finances during the COVID-19 crisis. We can assist you in identifying your financial options and develop long-term, financial wellness skills. For more information or to make an appointment email [email protected]org.
  • Emergency food packages are available from our Digital Food Pantry Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. A driver’s license/non-driver ID number and date of birth are required.
  • Curbside pantry pick-up will be available from the Tanenbaum Family Pool, 58-25 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck, NY 11362. Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. To schedule a pick-up email [email protected] or call 718-423-6111

 

April 21, 2020

Jewish tradition tells us that we are obligated to help make the world a better, more whole place. This is expressed in the concept of Tikun Olam—repair the world.

Volunteering is, essentially, holy work. And, we are proud to be the partner for so many in finding meaningful volunteer opportunities.

This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week. I can think of no better way to celebrate our amazing volunteers than to show you them in action. Enjoy our volunteer photo album with just some of our wonderful, amazing, dedicated, admirable, inspiring, committed, brilliant, awesome, beautiful, magnificent volunteers.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all our volunteers. From Conrad who helps at Sam’s Cafe every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, to John who handles the switchboard on Tuesdays; from Ralph who helps with just about everything, to Joan and Scott who love helping in our food pantry; from John who provides sound financial advice, to George who serves lunch to seniors and reads to nursery children; from Irene and Eric who deliver meals, to Marilyn, Marlene, Rayhana, Elvira, Lisa, and others who make face masks (300 and counting) that are donated to hospitals and first responders.  I can’t name each of our beloved volunteers but know that we treasure you all. Volunteers Make it Happen!

Today we delivered our 20,000th meal with help from New York City Council Member, Barry Grodenchik, and United States Congressman, Tom Suozzi! This milestone starkly highlights the enormous numbers of people affected by Coronavirus. But, big numbers can mask the human story. We know there are 20,000 very real people to go along with each of the meals delivered. One example is from a woman whose father has been receiving food packages from us for the past 5 weeks. “On behalf of my father, who will be 96 this month, I want to thank you for the wonderful meals you have sent. They are a godsend! We appreciate your kindness.” Rachel

 

April 14, 2020

I hope that everyone enjoyed a peaceful, meaningful, and joyous holiday over the past week and weekend.

The other day I was reminded of a quote from President Theodore Roosevelt, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” When we first began this coronavirus journey we had to rethink everything we do and how we do it. It was eye-opening and quite honestly, very stressful. Every member of our staff was tasked with evaluating and designing a program to deliver their services remotely. You can see the results, they did it, and they did it well. Today we are offering programming in ways we never conceived a few short weeks ago. Today our programming is reaching an even broader audience.

My mother always told me it’s not nice to brag, but I must take a moment to give a shout out to my Commonpoint Queens’ staff. They are true heroes. They are the ones who deliver each meal and provide every counseling session. Members of the Job Assistance Department are helping people update their resumes and place them in jobs. The Job Supports Team is helping people prepare for the workforce with ESOL, HSE, Digital Literacy, and Vocational Training classes. And, there are many, many more. They are coming to work and serving the community.

To see some of our amazing staff singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, check out CBS News from April 10th by clicking HERE.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact our Emergency Assistance hotline at 929-255-6060, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or the online form HERE.

Every dollar can make a difference and no gift is too small. Please consider a gift in support of our staff and their ongoing efforts to support our community. As a Guidestar platinum-rated non-profit we can promise you that your gift will go directly to providing the high-quality programs and services our friends, neighbors, and community depend on.

Danielle Ellman
Chief Executive Officer

 

April 8, 2020

This evening many of us will mark the beginning of the Passover holiday with a Seder, many others will celebrate Easter on Sunday, and Ramadan begins in a couple of weeks. This year our holiday celebrations will be different. Our dining rooms won’t be filled with relatives and friends. Instead, some of us will have computers and iPads propped up on tables as we virtually celebrate with our loved ones and others will celebrate alone or with fewer guests than normal.

These are our new realities. In such difficult times, we sincerely wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday. I encourage you to take a break from the news and fear, to enjoy the holiday. It will be different this year, yes, but we can make it special.

There are still so many things to be grateful for. I am very thankful for the incredible support I get every day from my husband, my children, the board of directors and all the staff at Commonpoint Queens. I am especially grateful to our community. The kind words, the thanks, the donations that sustain us – they all inspire me to keep going, to get out more food to homebound seniors, provide more hours of counseling, to do more.

Although we cannot go to our places of worship, please set aside time to reflect on what is good in your life. Do something that will bring you joy. Sit in the window and let the sun shine on your face. Read a book. Take a walk. Have dinner with a friend by video chat.

Over the course of a single lifetime, we go through moments of crisis as well as times of stability. We are in the midst of a moment of crisis, let’s stay together while we are apart.

We promise you this: No matter how long the coronavirus outbreak lasts, Commonpoint Queens will continue to do everything we can to help you. We cannot be with you in person but we are with you.

From our house to yours, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, peaceful, and healthy holiday.

Together, we will go from strength to strength.

Danielle Ellman
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. If you have any need for emergency assistance over the holiday, please click HERE or call us Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 929-255-6060

From our family to yours-
We invite you to watch a video from the Commonpoint Queens staff….

 

April 1, 2020

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

When so much is uncertain all around us, there is one thing that we can all absolutely agree on: our community has never been more important.

In the Merriam Webster dictionary, a community is defined as “a unified body of individuals: such as a: the people with common interests living in a particular area.” I have never before seen a community come together to help one another than we have witnessed over the past few weeks.

A social worker in our community shared with me, “I have a few clients (seniors) who told me about Commonpoint reaching out and sending them packages of food. They said that it’s not just about food insecurity but also feeling supported during a time when their isolation and fragility are magnified.”

On the other end of the age spectrum, a nursery parent wrote to us, “Thank you all for everything you have done and your continuing streaming services and amazing community support. You all make this community great. My daughter has looked forward to all these online classes and they have substantially helped her adjust to our current reality.”

These are the stories that warm my heart and keep us going day after day in such uncertain times. We couldn’t do what we do without our community standing shoulder to shoulder with us, volunteering their time to deliver meals, pack groceries, make masks and face shields. You support us.

I think Anne Frank would be proud of the Commonpoint Queens community. No one has waited a single moment before they started to improve the world.

Together we keep one another strong! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Danielle Ellman
Chief Executive Officer

 

March 25, 2020

Commonpoint Queens is now a community resource without boundaries, without walls.

As you, the members of our community requested services, we provided them. We thrive because we adapt and listen to our community. We continue that tradition today in these most uncertain of times.

Inside our walls, we are still active. 

  • We are an NYC and NYS registered emergency child care facility – offering Full Day childcare for children ages 2-11, whose families are in jobs that provide essential services. Programs are hosted in our Sam Field Center (Little Neck), Central Queens (Forest Hills), and Bay Terrace (Bayside) sites as well as supporting the DOE running six additional sites. If you qualify for this serviceplease click here for more information or registration instructions.

  • Our food pantry is distributing groceries including chicken, eggs, and fresh produce Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Older adults and those with compromised immune systems can receive food delivery. For more information call Jay at 718-268-5011 x433.

  • Prepared meals are available to older adults grab-n-go at our Sam Field Center (5820 Little Neck Parkway) or through home meal delivery. For more information please click HERE.

Inside our virtual walls, we continue to wrap our arms around our most vulnerable.

  • Zoom and telephone mental health care.

  • Emergency assistance needed for individuals and families experiencing financial hardships caused by job loss and quarantine.

  • Live streaming classes and enrichment events to educate young minds. Including resources from familiar faces for Early Childhood, and Elementary-aged students (including those with developmental disabilities).

  • Distance learning and experiences to provide structure for people with developmental disabilities.

  • Arts and culture with a virtual book club, film appreciation, and art history seminars.

  • Keeping you fit with live and video workouts.

We continue to deliver community. You may only see us virtually, or hear our voices, but we are here.

We are grateful to everyone who has reached out asking how they can help. Here are some ways you can help right now. If you would like to volunteer, please click HERE.

  • Deliver meals to homebound older adults. Click HERE to sign up.

  • Sew masks for medical personnel and send them to Commonpoint Queens (5820 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 attn: J. Vladimir) for distribution to local hospitals. Click HERE for instructions.

  • Donate your old iPhone or iPad and charging cords to help us provide life-saving services to homebound seniors and help people with developmental disabilities stay connected. Phones can be dropped off at Commonpoint Queens, Sam Field Center (5820 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 attn: J. Vladimir)

Please let us know how we can be here for you and your ideas for programming. Let us know if you, a friend, or neighbor needs assistance by clicking HERE.

As we have throughout our history, we are transforming how we provide the services you and everyone in our community needs. To do all of this, we need you. We need those who can, to donate to Commonpoint Queens to help fund all of the programs and services, click HERE to donate. We need our community.

Each day we develop additional virtual resources and engagement opportunities bringing our programs to you. To stay up-to-date with all we are doing, please regularly check our websiteSF-FacebookCQFacebookInstagram, and Twitter. As always, you can connect with any staff member by going to our staff directory.

Thank you for being our community. We look forward to when our virtual hugs become real.
Wishing you good health and safety,

Danielle Ellman
Chief Executive Officer

 

March 24, 2020 – Many people have asked how they can help in this time of crisis. We currently need people to do the following:

Make surgical masks for medical personnel (according to the CDC guidelines – watch this video) or purchase supplies from our Amazon wish list for others to make them

Donate your old smartphones or tablets for homebound seniors/people with developmental disabilities. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Sam Field Center (58-20 Little Neck Parkway)

Donate money to help us purchase supplies for mask making and Internet for smartphones and tablets

 

March 18th, 2020

I hope that everyone in our Commonpoint community is staying healthy and safe. We find ourselves living in the most interesting of times. One bright spot is that as of today we are not aware of any individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our community. This includes all of our on and off-site programs. That is a blessing.  

This situation continues to be fluid, so the end of the closure is not known at this time and we will keep you apprised as decisions are made. 

Each day we get as we get more comfortable with a variety of technologies. We are adding more program offerings to our community. I am so proud to share with you just a taste of the programs we already have up and running. I am incredibly proud of our hard-working staff who continue to serve our community.

EMERGENCY AID – if you need help with any of the following services, please click here.

  • Emergency food packages from our Digital Food Pantry. 
  • Fully cooked meals for Older Adults. Pick-up is available at Sam Field Center or home-delivered. 
  • Transportation to medical appointments and supermarkets for Older Adults. 
  • Virtual Mental Health Counseling. Call 718.224.0566 to speak with one of our licensed therapists.
  • Case Assistance and Crisis Management for SCRIE, HEAP, Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefit enrollment. 
  • Job Placement and Career Assistance. 
  • Application Assistance for a coronavirus financial impact loan. (In partnership with the Hebrew Free Loan Society). 

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING

Our teachers are creating live and video programs for your children to keep them engaged and learning.

  • Bedtime stories 
  • Shake It Out exercise  
  • Sing-a-long 
  • Creative Puzzle Challenges

AFTER SCHOOL LIVE STREAMS AND VIDEOS

  • Nature Company
  • Zumba
  • Art
  • Mainstages (theater)
  • Cooking
  • So Fun City
  • Sports

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE SUCCESS

  • Individual counseling 
  • Group workshops
  • Interactive experiences in programs such as self-care, college access, work readiness, career exploration, fitness, leadership, counseling

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Our Health & Wellness professionals are here for you! We want to make sure you stay healthy. 

  • Live stream Zumba classes with Jessica
  • Bar Bell Fitness Live Stream
  • Yoga Videos
  • Balance Training videos
  • Chair Exercises videos
  • Zumba videos

ADULT LEARNING

  • Film class
  • Art History
  • Book Club

LIVE WORKFORCE CLASSES

  • Pre-HSE and HSE classes
  • Virtual vocational training
  • ESOL
  • Job placement assistance
  • Career Readiness
  • Summer job training

During this process, we’re actively reviewing how the closure of our buildings affects program-related fees, enrollment expenses, camp deposits, and membership dues. I ask for your patience as we learn how to navigate these troubled waters. Our Board of Directors and the Executive Staff are in constant contact to make the right decisions so that Commonpoint Queens will be ready to reopen as soon as possible. As always, we are accessible to you either by email or phone.

We are hopeful that our members, clients, donors, and program participants will continue to support Commonpoint Queens in all ways possible during this period; in this way, we can ensure that we can serve our community for years to come. 

Together, let’s commit to doing all that we can to reach out and assist one another. It is the reason why our community is so special. Please let us know how we can help you. We plan to share additional updates periodically. Stay tuned for future updates on how we’re planning on continuing to hang out with all of our friends afterschool, and make sure you’re following our Instagram, Facebook (Sam Field + Central Queens) and Twitter accounts.

We are so very grateful for your patience and support.

We look forward to seeing everyone again very soon.

Additional Resources Can Be Found At:

Center for Disease Control 2019 nCoV website

NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Website

NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065

New York State Center for School Health

stop the spread of coronavirus

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25 de marzo 2020

Commonpoint Queens es ahora un recurso comunitario sin límites, sin muros. Como ustedes, los miembros de nuestra comunidad solicitaron servicios, los brindamos. Prosperamos porque nos adaptamos y escuchamos a nuestra comunidad. Continuamos esa tradición hoy en estos tiempos más inciertos.

 Dentro de nuestros muros, todavía estamos activos.

  • Somos un centro de cuidado infantil de emergencia registrado en NYC y NYS en nuestros sitios Sam Field Center (Little Neck), Central Queens (Forest Hills) y Bay Terrace (Bayside), además de apoyar al DOE que administra seis sitios adicionales.
  • Nuestra despensa de alimentos está distribuyendo víveres que incluyen pollo, huevos y productos frescos los martes, miércoles y jueves de 10:00 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. Los adultos mayores y aquellos con sistemas inmunes comprometidos pueden recibir la entrega de alimentos. Para más información llame a Jay al 718-268-5011 x433.
  • Las comidas preparadas están disponibles para adultos mayores para llevar en nuestro Sam Field Center (5820 Little Neck Parkway) o mediante la entrega de comidas a domicilio. Para obtener más información, haga clic AQUÍ.

Desde nuestros muros virtuales, continuamos envolviendo nuestros brazos alrededor de nuestros más vulnerables.

  • Zoom y atención telefónica de salud mental.
  • Se necesita asistencia de emergencia para individuos y familias que experimentan dificultades financieras causadas por la pérdida de empleos y la cuarentena.
  • Clases de transmisión en vivo y eventos de enriquecimiento para educar a las mentes jóvenes.
  • Aprendizaje a distancia y experiencias para proporcionar estructura para personas con discapacidades del desarrollo.
  • Arte y cultura con un club virtual de lectura, apreciación cinematográfica y seminarios de historia del arte.
  • Manteniéndote en forma con entrenamientos en vivo y en video.

Continuamos entregando comunidad. Es posible que solo nos vea virtualmente, o escuche nuestras voces, pero estamos aquí.

Agradecemos a todos los que se han comunicado preguntando cómo pueden ayudar. Aquí hay algunas formas en que puede ayudar en este momento. Si desea ser voluntario, haga clic AQUÍ.

Entregue comidas a adultos mayores confinados en su hogar. Haga clic aquí para registrarte.

  • Coser máscaras para el personal médico y enviarlas a Commonpoint Queens (5820 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 attn: J. Vladimir) para su distribución a los hospitales locales. Haga clic AQUÍ para obtener instrucciones.
  • Done su viejo iPhone o iPad y los cables de carga para ayudarnos a proporcionar servicios que salvan vidas a las personas mayores confinadas en el hogar y ayudar a las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo a mantenerse conectadas. Los teléfonos se pueden dejar en Commonpoint Queens, Sam Field Center (5820 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 attn: J. Vladimir)

Por favor, háganos saber cómo podemos estar aquí para usted y sus ideas para la programación. Háganos saber si usted, un amigo o vecino necesita ayuda haciendo clic AQUI

Por favor, háganos saber cómo podemos estar aquí para usted y sus ideas para la programación. Háganos saber si usted, un amigo o vecino necesita ayuda haciendo clic AQUÍ.

Como lo hemos hecho a lo largo de nuestra historia, estamos transformando la forma en que brindamos los servicios que usted y todos en nuestra comunidad necesitan. Para hacer todo esto, te necesitamos. Necesitamos aquellos que puedan, para donar a Commonpoint Queens para ayudar a financiar todos los programas y servicios, haga clic AQUÍ para donar. Necesitamos nuestra comunidad.

Cada día desarrollamos recursos virtuales adicionales y oportunidades de participación para brindarle nuestros programas. Para mantenerse al día con todo lo que estamos haciendo, visite regularmente nuestro sitio web, Facebook, Instagram y Twitter. Como siempre, puede conectarse con cualquier miembro del personal yendo a nuestro directorio de personal. 

Gracias por ser nuestra comunidad. Esperamos que nuestros abrazos virtuales se vuelvan reales. 

Deseándole buena salud y seguridad,

Danielle Ellman

 

18 de marzo 2020

Espero que todos en nuestra comunidad de Commonpoint se mantengan sanos y seguros. Nos encontramos viviendo en los tiempos más interesantes. Un punto positivo es que a partir de hoy no tenemos conocimiento de ninguna persona que haya dado positivo por COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad de Commonpoint. Esto incluye todos nuestros programas dentro y fuera del sitio. Eso es una bendición.

Esta situación continúa siendo fluida, por lo que no se conoce el final del cierre en este momento y lo mantendremos informado mientras se toman las decisiones.

Cada día nos ponemos más cómodos con una variedad de tecnologías. Estamos agregando más ofertas de programas a nuestra comunidad. Estoy muy orgulloso de compartir con ustedes una muestra de los programas que ya tenemos en funcionamiento. Estoy increíblemente orgulloso de nuestro trabajadores que continúa sirviendo a nuestra comunidad.

AYUDA DE EMERGENCIA: si necesita ayuda con alguno de los siguientes servicios,please click here (haga clic aquí)

  • Paquetes de alimentos de emergencia de nuestra despensa digital de alimentos.
  • Comidas totalmente cocinadas para adultos mayores. La recogida está disponible en Sam Field Center o se entrega a domicilio.
  • Transporte a citas médicas y supermercados para adultos mayores.
  • Asesoramiento virtual sobre salud mental. Llame al 718.224.0566 para hablar con uno de nuestros terapeutas con licencia.
  • Asistencia de casos y gestión de crisis para SCRIE, HEAP, Medicare, Medicaid y otras inscripciones de beneficios.
  • Colocación laboral y asistencia profesional.
  • Solicitud de asistencia para un préstamo de impacto financiero de coronavirus. (En asociación con la Sociedad Hebrea de Préstamo Gratuito).

APRENDIZAJE TEMPRANO DE LA INFANCIA

Nuestros maestros están creando programas en vivo y de video para sus hijos para mantenerlos interesados ​​y aprender.

  • Cuentos para dormir
  • Ejercicio sacudelo
  • Cantar junto
  • Desafíos de rompecabezas creativos

CORRIENTES EN VIVO DESPUÉS DE LA ESCUELA

  • Empresa de la naturaleza
  • Zumba
  • arte
  • teatro
  • cocina
  • Ciudad tan divertida
  • deportes

ÉXITO EN LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA Y LA UNIVERSIDAD

  • Asesoramiento individual
  • Talleres grupales
  • Experiencias interactivas en programas tales como autocuidado, acceso a la universidad, preparación para el trabajo, exploración de carreras, estado físico, liderazgo, asesoramiento.

SALUD Y BIENESTAR

¡Nuestros profesionales de salud y bienestar están aquí para usted! Queremos asegurarnos de que se mantenga saludable.

  • Transmisión en vivo de clases de Zumba con Jessica
  • Transmisión en vivo de Fitness con barra
  • Videos de yoga
  • Videos de entrenamiento de equilibrio
  • Videos de ejercicios de silla
  • Videos de zumba

APRENDIZAJE DE ADULTOS

  • Clase de cine
  • Historia del arte
  • Club de lectura

CLASES DE FUERZA DE TRABAJO EN VIVO

  • Clases previas a HSE y HSE
  • Formación profesional virtual
  • ESOL
  • Asistencia de colocación laboral
  • Preparación profesional
  • Entrenamiento laboral de verano

Durante este proceso, estamos revisando activamente cómo el cierre de nuestros edificios afecta las tarifas relacionadas con el programa, los gastos de inscripción, los depósitos en los campamentos y las cuotas de membresía. Continuaremos pagando a todo nuestro personal sus salarios y beneficios, así como a nuestros empleados regulares programados por hora durante al menos las próximas dos semanas y trabajarán en uno de nuestros edificios o de forma remota. Como siempre, podemos acceder a usted por correo electrónico o por teléfono.

Le pido paciencia mientras aprendemos a navegar por estas aguas turbulentas. Nuestra Junta Directiva y el personal ejecutivo están en contacto constante para tomar las decisiones correctas para que Commonpoint Queens esté lista para reabrir lo antes posible.

Esperamos que nuestros miembros, clientes, donantes y participantes del programa continúen apoyando a Commonpoint Queens de todas las formas posibles durante este período; de esta manera, podemos asegurarnos de poder servir a nuestra comunidad en los años venideros. Sabemos que sin el apoyo de nuestra comunidad, el futuro será mucho más incierto para Commonpoint Queens.

Juntos, comprometámonos a hacer todo lo posible para llegar y ayudarnos unos a otros. Es la razón por la cual nuestra comunidad es tan especial. Por favor, déjanos saber como podemos ayudarte. Planeamos compartir actualizaciones adicionales periódicamente.

Estamos muy agradecidos por su paciencia y apoyo.

Esperamos verlos a todos muy pronto.

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April 4, 2020

Как замечательно, что никому не нужно ждать подходящий момент, чтобы начать улучшать мир!

Анна Франk

Никогда наша община не была так важна для нас, как в этот непростой период времени .

Я думаю, что вы со мной в этом согласитесь.

В словаре Merriam Webster слова община или сообщество определяются как ‘’единое целое: объединение людей , связанное общими интересами и живущими в определённых местах ‘’.

За последние несколько недель наша община , как никогда раньше, сплотилась, готовая помогать друг другу.

Один из сотрудников недавно поделился со мной:

‘’ Некоторые из наших senior citizens рассказали мне как Commonpoint отправляет им пакеты с едой. Это не только продовольственная помощь, но и моральная поддержка в период изоляции и нестабильности ‘’.

 Другое письмо было от мамы ребёнка из нашего детского сада: ‘’ Спасибо вам за все, что вы делаете для наших детей, за вашу необыкновенную поддержку. Благодаря вам наша община становится сильной. Моя дочь с нетерпением ждала занятий он-лайн и они помогли ей адаптироваться в нынешней ситуации ‘’.

Такие истории согревают мое сердце и помогают нам преодолевать трудности.

Только с вами, чувствуя ваш локоть, мы можем идти вперёд.

Наши волонтёры доставляют еду, пакуют продукты, шьют маски.

Вы – наша опора!

Я думаю, Анна Франк гордилась бы Commonpoint. Никто из нас не ждёт подходящего момента чтобы улучшить мир, мы это делаем сейчас! Мы сильны в нашем единстве.

P.S. Если вы хотите познакомиться с нашими новыми идеями или скучаете без друзей за вашим обеденным столом , присоединяйтесь к нам. Мы виртуально соберёмся вместе в пятницу вечером на весёлый субботний ужин.

 

March 25, 2020

В настоящий момент Commonpoint работает виртуально, без границ, вне физических стен наших центров. Мы стараемся учесть все ваши требования и предоставить существующие услуги.

Мы успешны потому, что понимаем сложившуюся ситуацию и прислушиваемся к нуждам общины. Мы будем продолжать эту традицию особенно сейчас, в это непростое для всех время.

Мы продолжаем активную деятельность в Commonpoint центрах:

  • В городе и штате Нью-Йорк мы являемся лицензированым учреждением неотложной помощи по уходу за детьми в наших центрах Sam Field Center (Little Neck), Central Queens (Forest Hills) и Bay Terrace (Bayside). Мы также поддерживаем DOE, работающие в шести дополнительных местах.
  • Наша продовольственная кладовая распределяет продукты, (включая курицу, яйца и свежие продукты,) по вторникам, средам и четвергам с 10:00 до 13:30. Пожилым людям и людям с ослабленной иммунной системой продукты могут быть доставлены на дом. Для получения дополнительной информации звоните Джею в 718-268-5011 x433.
  • Готовые блюда доступны пожилым людям в нашем Sam Field center (5820 Little Neck Parkway) или доставка еды может осуществляться на дом. Для дополнительной информации, пожалуйста нажмите ЗДЕСЬ.

 Виртуальная поддержка для наиболее нуждающихся членов общины:

  • Zoom и телефонная форма общения для моральной и психологической поддержки.
  • Чрезвычайная помощь лицам и семьям, испытывающим финансовые трудности в результате потери работы и карантина.
  • Он-Лайн классы и программы обучения подростков.
  • Дистанционное обучение и опыт для создания структуры поддержки людей с нарушениями в развитии.
  • Искусство и культура. Виртуальный книжный клуб. Обсуждение фильмов и семинары по истории искусств.
  • Держим себя в форме . Видео тренировки.

Мы продолжаем поддерживать нашу общину. Несмотря на то, что вы можете видеть нас только виртуально или слышать наши голоса, мы всегда с вами.

 Мы благодарны всем, кто изъявил желание протянуть руку нашей общине всеми доступными вам средствами . Вот примеры нескольких способов помощи . Если вы хотите стать волонтером, пожалуйста, нажмите ЗДЕСЬ.

  • Доставить еду пожилым людям на дому. Нажмите ЗДЕСЬ, чтобы зарегистрироваться.
  • Шейте маски для медицинского персонала в местных больницах отправляйте их в Commonpoint Queens (5820 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 attn: J. Vladimir) . Нажмите ЗДЕСЬ для получения инструкций.
  • Пожертвуйте свой старый iPhone или iPad и зарядные шнуры, чтобы помочь нам предоставить жизненно важные услуги пожилым людям, живущим дома, и помочь людям с нарушениями развития , оставаться на связи. Телефоны можно оставить в Commonpoint Queens, Sam Field Center (5820 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 attn: J. Vladimir)

 Пожалуйста, поделитесь с нами вашими идеями как мы можем быть полезны. Сообщите если вам, другу или соседу нужна помощь, нажав ЗДЕСЬ.

 На протяжении всей нашей истории мы всегда стараемся улучшить сервис, но во многом успех зависит от вашей финансовой поддержки .

Те, кто может помочь финансировать Commonpoint Queens , программы и услуги, нажмите ЗДЕСЬ.

Нам нужна наша сильная община.

 Каждый день мы разрабатываем дополнительные виртуальные ресурсы и возможности взаимодействия, предлагая вам наши программы. Чтобы быть в курсе всего нового, регулярно проверяйте наш веб-сайт, Facebook, Instagram и Twitter. Кроме того вы можете связаться с любым из нас перейдя в наш каталог сотрудников.

 Спасибо за то, что вы принадлежите к нашей общине.

Мы с нетерпением ждем, когда вновь сможем обнять вас не виртуально, а по-настоящему, реально.

 Желаю всем крепкого здоровья и безопасности,

 

March 18, 2020

Я надеюсь, что все члены

Commonpoint общины здоровы и находятся в безопасности.

Мы рады вам сообщить, что на сегодняшний день в Commonpoint и всех его программах нет ни одного случая COVID-19 . Это замечательная новость!

 Однако , ситуация по-прежнему остаётся нестабильной и непредсказуемой. Мы не можем сказать когда наш Commonpoint будет опять открыт.

Мы будем держать вас в курсе событий и сообщать о принятии любых новых решений.

 Мы очень гордимся нашими сотрудниками и благодарны им за хорошую работу. Наш необыкновенный коллектив продолжает трудиться и помогать в это трудное время.

В мире каждый день появляются новые технологии и наша жизнь становится более интересной и разнообразной. У нас в Comonpoint также существует множество различных программ. С большой гордостью я хочу предложить вам наши существующие и действующие программы.

ЭКСТРЕННАЯ ПОМОЩЬ – если вам нужна помощь по любой из следующих услуг, нажмите здесь.

  • Digital Food Pantry. Пакеты продуктов для экстренной помощи из нашей продовольственной кладовой.
  • Полностью приготовленные блюда для пожилых людей. Получение доступно в Sam Field Center или доставка на дом.
  • Транспорт на прием к врачу и в супермаркеты для пожилых людей.
  • Виртуальное консультирование по вопросам психического здоровья. Позвоните 718.224.0566, чтобы поговорить с одним из наших лицензированных терапевтов.
  • Помощь с документами для SCRIE, HEAP, Medicare, Medicaid и других пособий.
  • Трудоустройство и помощь в карьере.
  • Помощь в оформлении заявки на получение кредита после заболевания коронавирусом. (В сотрудничестве с Hebrew Free Loan Society)

 РАННЕЕ ДЕТСКОЕ ОБУЧЕНИЕ

Наши учителя создают он-Лайн и видео-программы для ваших детей, чтобы они учились и были заняты .

  • Сказки на ночь
  • Shake It Out упражнение
  • Sing-a-long Поем вместе.
  • Креативные головоломки

 ПОСЛЕ ШКОЛЫ LIVE STREAMS

  • Native Company .- Природа
  • Zumba
  • Искусство
  • Mainstages (театр)
  • Готовка
  • So Fun City – Веселый город
  • Спорт

ВЫСШАЯ ШКОЛА И УСПЕХ КОЛЛЕДЖА

  • Индивидуальное консультирование
  • Групповые семинары
  • Интерактивный опыт в таких программах, как самообслуживание, поступление в колледж, готовность к работе, карьерный рост, фитнес, лидерство, консультирование

ЗДОРОВЬЕ

Наши специалисты по фитнесу здесь для вас! Мы хотим, чтобы вы были здоровы.

  • Zumba с Джессикой
  • Bar Bell Fitness Live Stream
  • Йога Видео
  • Balance Training видео
  • Видео упражнений на стуле
  • Zumba видео

ОБУЧЕНИЕ ДЛЯ ВЗРОСЛЫХ

  • Фильм класс
  • История искусства
  • Книжный клуб

КЛАССЫ ОН-ЛАЙН

  • Pre-HSE и HSE классы
  • Виртуальное профессиональное обучение
  • ESOL
  • Помощь в трудоустройстве
  • Готовность к карьере
  • Летняя профессиональная подготовка

В данный момент мы хотим понять как закрытие наших зданий повлияет на связанные с программой сборы, расходы на регистрацию, взносы в лагеря и членские взносы.

Мы продолжаем , по крайней мере в течение двух недель , выплачивать зарплаты и пособия всем нашим сотрудникам .

Наш коллектив будет продолжать работать в одном из наших зданий, либо дистанционно.

Как всегда, вы можете связаться с нами по электронной почте или по телефону.

Я прошу всех вас набраться терпения и помочь нам преодолеть это непростое время.

Наш Board of Directors и наши сотрудники стараются принять правильные решения, чтобы наш Commonpoint был готов к открытию как можно скорее.

 Мы надеемся, что в этот трудный час все вы, клиенты, доноры и участники программы будете продолжать поддерживать Commonpoint Queens всеми возможными способами . Только таким образом мы можем гарантировать, что сможем служить нашей общине долгие годы. Мы знаем, что без вашей поддержки будущее Comminpoint Queens будет весьма неопределенным .

Давайте вместе сделаем все возможное, протянем руку помощи друг другу, ведь наша община такая особенная!Пожалуйста, дайте нам знать, как мы можем вам помочь.

Мы планируем периодически предоставлять вам дополнительные обновления и сообщения. Следите за будущими обновлениями о том, как мы планируем продолжать общаться со всеми нашими друзьями в школе, и следите за нашими аккаунтами в Instagram, Facebook (Sam Field + Central Queens) и Twitter. 

Мы очень благодарны за ваше терпение и поддержку.

Мы с нетерпением ждем встречи с вами в ближайшем будущем.

 

Даниэль Эллман

 

Директор компании.

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4/10/2020

題點介紹 (Program Highlights)

收到大量電郵短訊對我們最近做的工作熱情支持我們感到鼓勵更有動力非常感謝.我希望大能為我們做些小事情請把圖片.動畫或短訊誠意多謝為我們付出的前線工作的醫護人員,電話接線生,藥房工作人員,什貨店員,及送貨人員,他們不惜生命危險為我們作出偉大貢獻希望大家熱誠對他們留言鼓勵為享圖片或故事 [email protected]

想查看common queens 最近動態 website

(Successes/Masks)

感謝做口罩義工 

在這我要特別感謝為大家做口罩的義工們以下是他們名單

Marlene, Lisa, Marilyn, Elvira, Barbara, Deepoli, Leontine! 

他們把做完的口罩150 只捐送到長島猶太醫院另外60 只捐送NYPD 這些口罩對前線工作人

員至為重要

 

(Laundry Service)

在這我要感謝 Yellowstone Wash 的店主 Miedy 及 Erwin.  

他們慷慨為老人家提供 50% off/五折洗衣服務.

Shelly Channan 為附近老人家因洗衣問題提供幫助是她聯絡上 Yellowstone Wash.

如有洗衣上須要請電 Shelly或Ellen (718)268-5011 Ext. 421或160

 

如想知本會未來活動上罔 www.commonpointqueens.org

家人朋友須要幫忙罔址 https://www.commonpointqueens.org/commonpoint-queens-emergency-assistance/

電話929- 2556060

(Services & Resources)

星期一至五 9-5 pm 

如你或朋友因疫情失去工作面對困難

[email protected]

 

Wednesday, 4/8/2020 節日假期與家庭

這是特別星期逾越節復活節及齋戒節裏讓我們一起來慶祝及感恩

因為疫情今年慶祝方法跟以往不同我們借助 iphone.ipad 或其他工具在罔跟家人朋友互動及祝福. 

我們須要是耐心及關懷不須害怕一起共同渡過

 

感謝大家熱情的支持由其是我丈夫及兒女及委員特別多謝大家慷慨捐贈對老人家送食物他們感到冇限溫暖.

須然不能到自己宗教地方禱告希望大家不忘感恩及做些自己快樂的事情去外散步或看書跟家人聚餐

我及家人邀請你看看我們義工的動片請按 HERE

無論這疫情多久我們都盡全力幫助同心就是力量

 

如果有特別事情須要幫助上 HERE.

或電 (929)2556060

星期一至五, 9am-5pm 

 

March 18, 2020

我希望我们Commonpoint社区中的每个人都能保持健康和安全。我们发现自己生活在最有趣的时代。一个亮点是,截止到今天,我们还没有发现在我们的Commonpoint社区中对COVID-19检测呈阳性的任何人。这包括我们所有的内部和外部程序。那是一种祝福。

 

这种情况一直很不稳定,因此关闭的结束时间目前未知,我们将在作出决定时通知您。

 

每天,我们都会对各种技术感到更加自在。我们正在向我们的社区添加更多计划产品。我很荣幸与您分享我们已经启动并运行的程序。我为我们的辛勤工作的员工继续为我们的社区服务而感到自豪。

 

紧急援助-如果您需要以下任何服务的帮助,请单击此处。

来自数字食品储藏室的紧急食品包装。

老年人完全煮熟的饭菜。可在Sam现场中心或自家送货。

老年人到医疗预约和超市的运输。

虚拟心理健康咨询。致电718.224.0566与我们授权的治疗师之一交谈。

SCRIE,HEAP,Medicare,Medicaid和其他福利登记的案件援助和危机管理。

工作安置和职业协助。

冠状病毒财务影响贷款的申请协助。 (与希伯来免费贷款协会合作)。

 

儿童早期学习

我们的老师正在为您的孩子创建直播和视频节目,以保持他们的参与和学习。

睡前故事

锻炼身体

长唱

创意拼图挑战

 

学校直播后

自然公司

尊巴舞

艺术

主要舞台(剧院)

烹饪

好玩的城市

体育

高中和大学成功

个人辅导

小组研讨会

诸如自助,大学入学,工作准备,职业探索,健身,领导能力,咨询等计划的互动经验

 

健康与养生

我们的健康专家会为您服务!我们希望确保您保持健康。

杰西卡(Jessica)现场直播尊巴舞课程

杠铃健身直播

瑜伽视频

平衡训练视频

椅子练习视频

尊巴舞视频

 

成人学习

电影课

艺术史

图书俱乐部

 

现场培训班

HSE之前和HSE班

虚拟职业培训

ESOL

工作安置协助

职业准备

暑期工作培训

 

在此过程中,我们正在积极审查建筑物的关闭如何影响与计划相关的费用,注册费用,营地押金和会费。我们将继续支付所有员工的薪水和福利,以及至少在接下来的两周内按时安排的固定小时工,他们将在我们的一栋大楼或远程工作。与往常一样,您可以通过电子邮件或电话与我们联系。

 

我们希望我们的会员,客户,捐助者和计划参与者在此期间将继续以一切可能的方式支持Queens Queens;通过这种方式,我们可以确保我们能够在未来的几年中为社区服务。我们确实知道,如果没有我们社区的支持,Commonpoint Queens的未来将更加不确定。

 

让我们共同致力于尽我们所能,互相帮助。这就是我们的社区如此特别的原因。请让我们知道我们将如何为您提供帮助。我们计划定期共享其他更新。请随时关注我们计划如何继续与所有朋友放学后一起聚会的最新消息,并确保您关注我们的Instagram,Facebook(Sam Field + Central Queens)和Twitter帐户。

 

非常感谢您的耐心与支持。

 

我们期待很快再次与大家见面。

 

丹妮尔·埃尔曼

 

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