Age with Independence and Dignity

Getting older can mean adjusting to changes. Sometimes all that’s needed is a helping hand.


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Home Care

Providing caring services in New York City and on Long Island. Training the next generation of caregivers.

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Community-Based Programs

Supporting older and vulnerable New Yorkers through skilled social services and programs, to help them age comfortably at home and stay connected.

Holocaust Survivor Program

Holocaust Survivor Program

Operating the oldest and largest comprehensive program serving Holocaust survivors in North America.

Real Estate & Housing

Real Estate & Housing

The Selfhelp Realty Group (SRG) provides affordable housing for more than 1,400 older adults in New York. SHASAM (Selfhelp’s Active Services for Aging Model) offers social work services to support the health and wellness of residents aging in their own home.

2022 Report to the Community

We are proud to share Connecting the Dots.

Thanks to Selfhelp’s comprehensive network of programs and services, we are helping over 25,000 older adults live with independence and dignity. Selfhelp is there every step of the way – Connecting the Dots of care.


Selfhelp’s Home Health Aide (HHA) and Personal Care Aide (PCA) training programs are approved by the New York State Department of Health and are provided free of charge. Students attend core curriculum trainings in the classroom, and then progress to the laboratory to learn clinical skills, and conclude with field training in clients’ homes.


“We Are Their Trusted Partners” Supporting Older Adults in Affordable Housing During COVID-19 Published by Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. November 2022 Click here to read the white paper Want to receive a printed copy of the report? Email

Latest Research! Click here to read Selfhelp's latest research on Affordable Housing for older adults.

COVID-19 has been especially trying for the 25,000 older New Yorkers we serve. Since March 2020, we’ve adapted to new protocols to keep our staff safe, while continuing to serve our clients. Learn about our COVID-19 work.

Join us in remembering those we've lost to COVID-19



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