Encore Community Services

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger
  • Seniors


239 W. 49th StreetNew York, NY 10019 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To provide care and service to the elderly at the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities; to assist those who are vulnerable and frail, poor and homeless, homebound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored; to help them with their daily needs, that they might live as independently as possible with dignity and decency in a safe and caring environment. Encore hopes to improve the quality of an older person's life in an approach that emanates from the core of Encore's commitment. We believe that what we do comes from the heart, and the heart is the center of all.


Encore Community Services is a multi-purpose, not-for-profit, nonsectarian agency serving the needs of poor, frail, homebound, mentally impaired and homeless elderly. Founded in 1977, Encore provides services to more than 14,000 elderly men and women annually. Services include: congregate, home-delivered & weekend meals, shop & escort service, friendly visiting, holiday meals, educational & recreational activities, telephone assurance, health & social services counseling, supportive housing for formerly homeless and mentally impaired eldely. These services are provided at the Encore 49 Residence and Encore Senior Center, located at St. Malachy's, The Actors' Chapel.

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