Community Agency for Senior Citizens, Inc.
56 Bay Street
Community Agency for Senior Citizens, Inc. or CASC is a social services agency that provides comprehensive services to older adults living on Staten Island. Started in 1974 by a consortium of community leaders, CASC operated under the auspices of the Community Service Society (CCS) until June 1985. Since June 1985, CASC has been operating as a fully independent, non-profit agency.
The mission of CASC is to address the needs of adults age 60 years and older, so as to assist them in leading viable independent lives in the community. To this end CASC creates and maintains community-based social, health and related support services for older adults living on Staten Island. CASC works individually and with other social service agencies and organizations, both on and off Staten Island, so as to ensure that a maximum number of seniors are provided with assistance.
As an outgrowth of its involvement in addressing the housing needs of seniors, CASC in 1989, established the Senior Housing Resource Corporation (SHRC). SHRC serves as the umbrella corporation for a variety of housing activities for older adults and other low income persons on Staten Island. Since 1989, SHRC has been involved in developing and managing 10 properties under the Low-Income Tax Credit program and currently manages 78 units.
- Information & Referral Services
- Case Assistance Services
- Entitlement Assistance
- Transportation Services
- Housing Assistance
- Elder Abuse Programs
- Crime Victims Assistance
- Crime Prevention Programs
- Senior Center Services
- Community Education Programs