Organization Name: WellLife Network
Project Title: Cypress Avenue Apartments
Project Location: Cypress Avenue Neighborhood-Glendale, Queens
The Cypress Avenue mixed-use housing apartment building features 66 apartments, 40 of which will be used to offer safe and secure housing for individuals and families of the community who are chronically homeless. Twenty-six apartments will provide housing for low-income individuals or families. This life-changing initiative will target New York’s most vulnerable citizens in need of supportive housing.
The Cypress Avenue housing complex offers a unique opportunity for the community. Now, for the first time, Glendale residents will have access to permanent, affordable housing expressly designed for chronically homeless individuals and families. The complex will feature an urban garden, forest-like landscaping, a communal event room, an exercise facility, and a high-tech laundromat. Classes in meditation, breathing, yoga, and healthy meal planning will be offered in the event room. These critical amenities foster wellness, encourage mindfulness, and offer the opportunity for prevocational training through its on-site urban gardens.
Another unique feature is its model apartments, including furniture and accessories, which will be an option offered to low-income residents at wholesale prices. This special perk offers first-time residential dwellers the opportunity to “easily transition” into a fully furnished and customized apartment setting with low monthly payments.
WellLife Network is dedicated to empowering individuals and families with diverse needs to realize their full potential, guided by principles of independence, health, wellness, safety, and recovery. WellLife delivers critical services in the areas of behavioral health, intellectual/ developmental disabilities, housing, co-occurring substance use behaviors, family support, vocational training, and care management. A culture of caring, best practices models, a spirit of innovation, and high ethical standards drive our work.
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