COVID-19 Response Announcement

By Max Slutsky
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Following guidance from the Mayor’s office and Department of Health, most programs at Marks JCH have transitioned to remote operations.

All fitness, aquatics, and membership in-the-building activities as well as classes, are on pause and postponed. Please visit our events section to join Membership Fitness Classes online.  

Early Childhood, Youth Classes, Services for Kids with Disabilities, Teen Programs, and After School and COMPASS operations have moved online till further notice.  If you are interested to learn more, please reach out to:

EMAIL or CALL (718) 331-6800 + EXT

  • Rebecca Novikov (ext. 133) for Early Childhood and Pre-K for All
  • Nataliya Golub (ext. 115)  for After School, COMPASS, and Services for Youth with Disabilities
  • Nina Faynberg (ext. 190) for Teen Services and Programs
  • Yanina Abramova (ext. 141) for Art, Music and Dance Classes
  • Joseph Armanious (ext. 190) for Summer Day Camp

We continue to provide meals for vulnerable seniors with the help of the Department for the Aging (DFTA). All meals are now delivered to homes of the senior adults. If you need a meal or have questions, please reach out to: 

  • Rachel Libus (718-331-6800, ext. 173) Senior Center Director or
  • Anna Geiman (718-331-6800, ext. 172) Senior Center Coordinator

SOCIAL SERVICES, CASE MANAGEMENT, NEW MOTHERS/WOMEN’S CENTER,  SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SNAP (FOOD STAMPS) ASSISTANCE.  

All of our case managers continue to work (remotely) and are available by phone and email for consultations.  Please see phone numbers below (alphabetical list):

CALL (718) 331-6800 + EXT.

  • Natalia Petrova (ext. 144) General Social Service questions & referrals
  • Irina Balagula (ext. 137) SNAP-Food Stamp Program Questions and Applications
  • Vera Ciulla (ext. 187)  Financial Advice and Medical Bills advocacy/assistance.
  • Alla Itkina (ext. 157) Immigrant Services – Naturalization, Citizenship Examination and Prep, questions about unemployment
  • Maryana Netis (ext. 127) Safety Net Services, Assistance with Entitlements, and questions that might need Legal Help/Involvement.
  • Susan Somers (ext. 147) Domestic and Family Violence Prevention
  • Laura Vladimirova (ext 194) for New Mother’s/Women’s Center Programs

SENIOR ADULT NNORC SERVICES and SERVICES FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS:

CALL (718) 331-6800 + EXT. 

SELF-SUFFICIENCY CENTER INCLUDING:

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – offering classes on a regular schedule, via remote learning:  free intensive online ESOL classes for adults, ages 18 and up.

We offer morning (9 am to 12 pm) and evening (6:45 pm-9:45 pm) English classes with highly experienced instructors. The classes run three-four times a week, Monday through Friday. Interested? Please sign up at https://www.jchb.org/esol-schedule-information/ or call TETYANA IZYUMENKO (ext. 121) – ESOL Case Manager.

Job Placement and Vocational Training Center –  Marks JCH provides relevant training and education to those interested in exploring new careers. During this time, we are offering the following online trainings:

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping
  2. Medical billing and coding
  3. Home Health Aide (HHA) certificate training

Please contact Anastasia Zhukova, 718-331-6800, ext.166 for Workforce training and Job Placement services.

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