budget cuts

Facing cuts, seniors rally for Friendship Center
Facing cuts, seniors rally for Friendship Center
News Liam La Guerre 5/29/2012 at 2:12PM

Outraged senior residents rallied to protect their center from what they call a city attack on the young and the elderly. The Friendship Center of the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) is facing about $400,000 in cuts from the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene as part of the city’s [...]

Children rally to save Pomonok after-school program from shutting down
Children rally to save Pomonok after-school program from shutting down
News Sarah Yu 5/23/2012 at 5:05PM

Children, parents and politicians rallied recently against the closing of after-school programs at the Pomonok Center at the Queens Community House. The center offers a free after-school program for children from grades kindergarten to sixth that includes homework help, arts and crafts, fitness, character development and team-building games. “I worry that without such a program [...]

Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 11:43AM

Some seniors in southeast Queens may soon lose their “friends.” The Friendship Center — a program under the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) — relies heavily on funding from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to support its rehabilitative programs. However, due to fiscal constraints, the agency said it could no [...]

Will Forest Park Senior Center close its doors for good?
Will Forest Park Senior Center close its doors for good?
News Melissa Chan 3/20/2012 at 1:55PM

Another round of budget cuts may force the Forest Park Senior Center — along with five others in the borough — to close its doors for good. The Woodhaven-based center narrowly escaped the chopping block last year, after it received $120,000 in funding — half from the City Council and the other half from the [...]