The Center for Social Services exists to serve low-income individuals and families by providing case management services and health care services. We provide case management services and health care services.
Case Management Service
Case management services that we provide includes but are not limited to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Social Security, Public Housing, Affordable Housing, Senior Housing, Reduced-Fare metro card, free phone, translating mails/documents, etc.
The YWCA of Queens provides one-on-one service to those who want to enroll in Affordable Care (a.k.a. Obamacare).
Our licensed Navigator will guide you through step-by-step to register for health insurance.
We also provide public education about health care options that New York City provides for the low-income individuals and families including but not limited to Emergency Medicaid, Medicaid for Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care Assistance Essential Care Plan, Family Planning Extension Program, AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program, etc.
Our services are provided in Korean, Chinese, Bengali, and English.
Service location: 42-07 Parsons Blvd, Flushing NY 11355 (YWCA of Queens) 718-353-4553
92-07 175th St, Jamaica, NY 11433 (PS/IS 268)
Service hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Please don’t hesitate to call us when you need help…!
“I have visited Minkwon Center, KCS and YWCA of Queens to receive assistance with Obamacare and tax issues. I used to try to figure things out on my own, because I didn’t want to bother anyone, but realized that I was missing out on a lot of assistance because I was not informed. After visiting YWCA of Queens for an appointment, I was able to learn more about the Affordable Care Act. It was helpful to hear detailed explanations from the Navigator about how the law applies to my situation. It was a tremendous help to me in my current situation and I am sure other Korean American immigrants can similarly benefit from the services offered in the community by organizations like YWCA of Queens” –Eun Sik Yoon (2/24/14)
“I’m thankful that the navigator kindly explained the details regarding my insurance. I’m really happy that we were able to find a plan that I needed. I would definitely refer to others who need navigating assistance” — Park Hyoun Ok (2/24/14)
*She was in the process of applying for permanent status, and still on a student visa. Due to previous existing conditions and health concerns, she really needed insurance as soon as possible, but wasn’t sure if she was eligible to purchase plans through the Marketplace.