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Multi-Social Services

Multi-social services at CPC encompass a suite of programs and services which may be accessed through our Community Centers. Community members seeking services, who are predominantly newcomers, families, and seniors, may use walk-in hours to make an appointment at the Center.

Please see more in our Multi-Social Service brochure here and/or on our Community Centers here.

Assistance provided to community members includes the following:

  •       Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  •       Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  •       Housing Assistance
  •       Medicaid and Medicare Part D
  •       Naturalization Assistance
  •       Immigration Legal Consultation
  •       Other government entitlement applications

CPC is a NYS Dept. of Justice recognized agency with accredited representatives.

Our affiliate, CPC Home Attendant Program, also offers care for homebound individuals.

Child Tax Credit

Many families can receive the second half of their child tax credit this year when they file their taxes in 2022.

How much is your CTC worth?

Your Child Tax Credit Return is worth the other half of your monthly 2021 CTC (Child Tax Credit) payments. Depending on your monthly payments:

You can receive up to $1,800 for each child aged 0-5 and $1,500 for each child aged 6-17. For more information on CTC, one available resource is NYC Consumer Affairs Get Tax Credit Information.

Parents filing their tax return will need either a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and children must have a Social Security Number.

Tax Assistance

For Tax Assistance when filing your taxes, here are a few City resources available to you:

File your taxes for free using Access NYC Or

Get Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) help at their website or call 800-906-9887. VITA sites are staffed by IRA certified workers who can help you prepare your own tax returns. Please note that there is no application required for VITA and that to qualify you must: earn a moderate income ($54,000 or less); or be a person with a disability; or be a limited English proficiency taxpayer; or be a senior citizen.

Call 311 and ask for tax prep assistance.


Multi-social services are funded by various city, state, and federal government contracts as well as the generosity of private corporate and foundations, and from individual contributions.