CPCA, Inc LEADS THE WAY TO NEW SENIOR HOUSINGÂ
Dedra Wade, President of CPCA, Inc. coordinated the land acquisiton and grant preparation that lead to the organization being awarded more than $12 million dollars grant from HUD to create Coretta Scott King Senior Apartments - 51 units of low-income senior housing. The project has also reciverd the financial support of Senator John Sampson, Borough President Markowitz; as well as support from HPD .and Councilman Charles Barron to secure a parcel of city owned land to build the project worth more than $2 million dollars.
In the year of the HUD award, CPCA, Inc was the only Brooklyn organization to recieve a HUD grant and 1 of 5 organizations funded in the State of New York. The organization and seniors have a lot to be proud of and look forward to.
The future home of Coretta Scott-King Senior apartments is a location that has not been used in over forty years. The tree lined property will be use to create a four-story, elevator equipped structure with 51 units of quality low-income senior housing. Each one-bedroom and studio apartment will have a kitchen, dining area and full bathroom. The handi-capped accessible building design and the proposed activities will allow active seniors easy access to all building locations and services.
The amenities and comforts include 24-hour security, on site parking, laundry room, community room, an exercise room, out door recreation and garden space. Social and health services will be planned both on location and in the surrounding community. Seniors will enjoy a computer lab/learning center where seniors will have access to computer technology. Local community seniors will be welcomed to join residents and participate in the services
Coretta Scott-Kng Senior Apartments will encourage affiliations that cultivate relationships and build community
CPCA,Inc - East New York Enrichment Program
The CPCA, Inc East New York Enrichment ProgramÂ was conceived by Dedra Wade, President of CPCA, Inc (former NYC Probation Chief & liaison to the Mayor's Office of Health Insurance Access).
The CPCA, Inc Community Enrchment Progam has gown into a coalition of coordinated social service, education and business organizations who provide their specialized service at CPCA, Inc. "one stop shopping" style mulit-service locations.
Each service location gives clients access to a comprehensive assortment of services and businesses that enhance the quality of life of community residents, organizations and businesses.Â The comprehensive coordinated services have helped many to achieve permanent independence. We utilize local services as a first resort to enhance community economics and up lift the quality of life in the community as a whole.
In addition to the services provided by CPCA, Inc., our clients are being served by experience professional who have a vast amount of experience in their specialized fields:
Brooklyn District Attorney Programs "Back on Track", Com Alert
Police Athletic League ( PAL)
Center for Court Innovation
NYC Dept. of Education Continuing Adult Education
Restart Middle School
Easter Seals Senior Community Service Employment
CPCA, Inc Senior Housing
Ferrari Driving School
Foreclosure Prevention and Home Preservation Assistance
HUD Home owner and rent subsidy
Organization Funding & Grant Writing
East New York Family Day
Since 1999, Community Partners has been the lead organizer in the East New York Family Day. As lead organizer, CPCA, Inc s responsible for raising the cash and in-king service that was valued at over $24,000 (twenty four thousand) dollars for the 2006 event. The event has been held annually at Thomas Jefferson athletic field. The initial and primary focus of the event is intergenerational public awareness and entertainment. The target population is low-income families, senior residents, grandparents and at risk youth. This intergenerational event has been held annually to date. In addition to over forty resource and business information booths, the event is a fun filled day of rides, amusements and food that encourages family unity, intergenerational experiences and information to change the quality of life for the East New York seniors and their families The CPCA other community based organizations and businesses coordinate and sponsor the entire event and everything for the participants is free. The ultimate focus of the day is public awareness, access to social services and enhancing the quality of life in the community.
Community Partners Commission Association Resource Fairs
Since 1997, Community Partners Commission Association, has conducted the Community Partners Commission Association Resource Fairs where literal hundreds of business and service providers develop linkages that provide a variety of social services, recruit for employment, housing and more. At our smallest venue in East New York Brooklyn, 387 (three hundred eighty seven) participants came through our doors and left better informed of community services and housing. Follow up on employment and housing success revealed that 30 resource fair attendees were employed and six months later they were still on the job. Of 85 persons seeking housing, 15 found housing within one week of attending the resource fair and 35 were assisted with applications that lead to rental subsidies and/or home-owner assistance. Among the senior attendees the most popular resource and information requested were: senior housing, retiree job training, employment for 55 years of age, social security, Medicare and health insurance.