To provide a supportive and enriching residential opportunity where the quality of life for senior citizens is strongly emphasized.
Casabe Houses provides individual assistance with senior benefit entitlements provided by the on-site social worker. Experienced guidance concerning Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, and other services of specific concern to residents is provided. As needed, the social worker also arranges medical appointments on behalf of residents. Other benefits for residents include a lunch program sponsored by East Harlem Council for Human Services (EHCHS). While not a service directly provided by Casabe itself, Casabe and community residents benefit from the lunch program's location because it is operated within the residence and is open to other senior community residents. In addition, Casabe offers a host of cultural and social activities such as bingo, holiday celebrations, a monthly social gathering, cultural enrichment activities, arts and crafts and trips to State parks. A very active Board of Directors oversees all operations, ensuring that that residence exceeds all City, State and Federal regulations.
Casabe Houses' 136 residents live in a safe haven of independent, affordable apartments with services that meet the needs of the special needs of its elderly population. Contributing to the benefits of living in a supportive group environment of fellow senior citizens, the facility provides quality management and has an active tenants association. The wheel-chair accessible residence offers spacious living quarters, affordable rent based on individual income, 24 hour security, a full time social worker and an attentive live-in superintendent.