SSB Programs

SSB members have created, financed, staffed and sustained many rewarding and meaningful “core projects” with their dedicated efforts.  Among these are:

Empowering Ethical Elders Join the Social Service Board (SSB) of the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC)for a series of presentations by experts on a range of issues facing seniors, their caregivers, families and friends today. Learn how to protect and promote good health—physical, mental and emotional—and empower yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions about health care, and social support, and social justice.

Are you a family member, a companion or a paid caregiver caring for an elderly person?  Do you have questions?  Don’t know where to go for answers? Or not know what questions to ask?  We want to help.  The Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE) program at the New York Society for Ethical Culture will provide you with personalized guidance, helping you through the maze of resources available to you.  Our social workers Mark Zilberman Rosemary Irving, will consult with you.  Call (212) 721-4407. or see our schedule. For more information, please visit our official website.

Supportive Televisiting Services - Providing non-custodial parents the opportunity to visit with their children in a safe and supportive environment and helping bring families back together using teleconferencing.

All Healers Mental Health Alliance - In association with the Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York & Associates (BPGNY), supporting the mental health needs of survivors, caregivers and first responders of natural and man-made disasters including 9/11 World Trade Center attack, Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Sandy, the recent earthquake in Haiti, the BP oil spill, and the bankruptcy in Detroit.

Homeless Women’s Shelter - Giving comfort and support to women in transition as they take the necessary steps to self-sufficiency, finding a new home and job.

Homeless Artists Project - Nurturing the creative spirit of those living on the streets through periodic live performances and exhibitions of their work

Queens Soccer Foundation Team - Giving financial and logistical support to dozens of underserved boys and girls to experience the power of sport and being part of a team.

Fundraising initiatives - In support of the ongoing projects of the SSB, we periodically hold special events such as used book sales and jumble sales, with all proceeds going to support our work.  In addition, we accept items for sale on Ebay and Craigslist to support the important work we do. We apply for grants to endowments, foundations, government funding sources, and other faith-based programs. We accept donations and estate tributes.