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Reaching Out For Service Programs, Inc.
Our Mission

Reaching Out For Service Programs, Inc. is a non-profit service and advocacy organization that coordinates and administers programs for the homeless, low income, and underserved members of the community by providing, referring, or creating appropriate housing, as well as providing, information about employment, recreation, etc.

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From left to right: Fred Rodgers , VP & Eugene Bernhardt, President

We are an advocacy for high quality services and appropriate benefits, which would include access to health and substance abuse services. Once of our goals is to educate to remove attitudinal barriers, as well as to sponsor and facilitate events to serve constituencies. We plan to cooperate with, and seek the support of kindred organizations in order to enhance our goals. Moreover, our mission is driven by core values of dignity, caring, and respect for those we serve.

 

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Background

Reaching Out For Service Programs, Inc. was founded in 1988 by its President, Eugene Bernhardt, and is a 501 (c) (3) (tax exempt) organization.

Our mission since 1988 has not changed, as we have assisted with thousands of under serviced people in the metropolitan area. We have provided a "help line" for the past 18 years. This line is used for referral as well as information which we can provide for assistance with the following people:

  • Substance abusers
  • Senior citizens who are in need of adult homes, housing, and nursing homes
  • Mentally challenged and/or people who are not capagble of taking care of their day-to-day living; and
  • Homeless people

Services Provided

We work in collaboration with two churches (Full Gospel Church of God, Queens, NY; and Coney Island Lighthouse Mission, Brooklyn, NY), and we provide meals and clothing for the homeless and under serviced people.

We assist with troubled teenagers by providing them with a referral to Youth D.A.R.E.S. and other programs that can better help them with drug addiction, involvement with the Justice System; and educational support.

We provide free CPR courses to members of the community, with Red Cross certification.

All of the above mentioned services are provided with private funding.

If you are in need please contact us at 718-627-6972. Please have the following information available when you call.

 

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