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As a strength-based organization, Neighborhood Self-Help by Older Persons Project's (SHOPP) mission is based on the philosophy of self-help and mutual assistance. We believe that older people are resilient, that they are capable of helping themselves and others improve their capacity to deal with the physical, emotional, social and financial challenges they face as they age. We are currently looking for volunteers to enhance the lives of homebound seniors known to our Case Management program and assist with the Friendly Visiting program initiative.
Founded in 1980 and incorporated in 1981, Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, Inc. (SHOPP) is a non-profit multiservice agency, serving over 5,000 Hispanic, African-American and West Indian-Caribbean and other older Bronx residents a year. While our central office is located in Bronx Community Board District 2, we have 35 off site service locations in almost every community board district in the Bronx. Our main programs are: SHOPP Senior Network Group Work Program; three SHOPP Senior Centers- Casa Boricua (Innovative Senior Center), Leon and Guess; SHOPP Case Management Program; SHOPP Senior Network Access Program; SHOPP VIP Elder Abuse and Crime Victims Program; NY Connects; SHOPP- NORC Supportive Services and Transportation. For a full description of our programs please visit: nshopp.org
Our funding partners are as follows: NYC DFTA, NYC DYCD, Office of the Bronx Borough President, NYC Council Local Initiatives, NYS OVS and NY SOFA.