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Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation

Queens

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation was established in 1999. The organization serves the NYCHA community in Far Rockaway, which is home to more than 10,000 residents in 3,576 apartments in 60 buildings on five campuses, all within a four-mile stretch of Far Rockaway.

OBCDC has provides “wrap-around” social services to residents in NYCHA housing and develops resources to revitalize and transform the community including work with seniors and youth. Work with older adults includes computer training, access to senior services, and transportation to local doctor’s appointments, community services, and activities.

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