Congregations Linked in Urban Strategy To Effect Renewal Inc

Yonkers, NY   |  WWW.CLUSTERINC.ORG

Mission

CLUSTER COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSISTS RESIDENTS IN WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH SERVICES SUCH AS: MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING, EVICTION AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION, MEDIATION, LEMON LAW ARBITRATION, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS THAT INCLUDE AFTER-SCHOOL, SUMMER CAMP AND ADOLESCENT LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.

Ruling year info

1976

Principal Officer

KRISTINA YAMIN

Main address

28 Wells Ave Ste 4

Yonkers, NY 10701 United States

EIN

13-2834016

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

CLUSTER'S MENTAL HEALTH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES PROGRAM IS LICENSED THROUGH NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC MENTAL ILLNESS. MANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS WE SERVE HAVE BEEN HOMELESS, INCARCERATED OR HAVE EXPERIENCED LONG TERM HOSPITALIZATION. USING A PERSON CENTERED APPROACH; WE AIM TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS TO ACHIEVE THEIR LIFE GOALS. WITH THE HELP OF OUR SERVICES WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE STABLE HOUSING, DECREASE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND REDUCE RECIDIVISM. 75% OF OUR SUPPORTED HOUSING PROGRAM RESIDENTS HAVE MAINTAINED THEIR HOUSING FOR OVER 5 YEARS. WE PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC WORKSHOPS WITH LOCAL ARTISTS, AND EXERCISE SESSIONS. TO PROMOTE WELLNESS AND RECOVERY, WE PROVIDE GROUPS IN DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT, WELLNESS SELF- MANAGEMENT, AND MENTALLY ILL CHEMICAL ABUSE SUPPORT GROUPS (MICA).

Expenses
$3,434,113
Revenue
$2,189,504

CLUSTER'S EVICTION PREVENTION SERVICES PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SINGLE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FACING EVICTION DUE TO NON-PAYMENT OF RENT AND OTHER LANDLORD-TENANT DISPUTES. CLUSTER CASE MANAGERS PROVIDE ON-SITE ASSISTANCE TO CLIENTS IN DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) DISTRICT OFFICES IN YONKERS AND MT. VERNON, IN HOUSING COURT AND IN OUR MAIN OFFICE LOCATED IN YONKERS, NY. AS PART OF OUR OVERALL ASSESSMENT, CASE MANAGERS PROVIDE DETAILED BUDGET REVIEWS, FINANCIAL COUNSELING AND NEGOTIATE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND TENANTS TO PREVENT CLIENTS FROM BECOMING HOMELESS. IN 2019, CLUSTER PAID OUT ALMOST $292,000 IN PROGRAM FUNDS TO PREVENT EVICTIONS IN 268 CASES, ASSISTING OVER 622 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS TO PRESERVE THEIR HOUSING. AS PART OF OUR WORK IN THESE CASES, CLUSTER LEVERAGED AN ADDITIONAL $626,900 FROM OTHER COMMUNITY SOURCES TO FULLY SATISFY THE RENTAL ARREARS THREATENING OUR CLIENTS' HOUSING.

Expenses
$523,117
Revenue
$0

CLUSTER'S HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION SERVICES ASSIST HOUSEHOLDS WHO FACE THE LOSS OF THEIR HOUSING DUE TO ILLEGAL EVICTIONS, CODE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES AND EMERGENCY DISPLACEMENTS CAUSED BY NATURAL DISASTERS LIKE FIRES. PEOPLE IN UNSTABLE SITUATIONS RECEIVE HOUSING COUNSELING, BENEFITS ADVOCACY, BUDGET COUNSELING, RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND TENANT RIGHTS EDUCATION. PEOPLE WHO FACE DISPLACEMENT DUE TO CALAMITIES LIKE FIRES OR CODE ENFORCEMENT CONDEMNATIONS RECEIVE HOUSING DISASTER RELIEF AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE. RE-HOUSING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR SINGLE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES CURRENTLY LIVING IN SHELTERS. IN 2019, CLUSTER PROVIDED HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION SERVICES IN 400 CASES, ASSISTING OVER 1,021 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

Expenses
$326,919
Revenue
$0

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