Our Agencies

Encore Community Services

Services Provided: 
Emergency Meals /
Permanent Affordable Housing /
Therapeutic Counseling /
Coordinating Services /
Information & Referral /
Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill

Encore Community Services began in the Actor’s Chapel at St. Malachy’s Church in Manhattan’s theatre district where Joan Crawford married Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino’s funeral was held. It now offers a different kind of “encore” to those who visit it, an encore to life.

Since its genesis in 1977, Encore has grown from a support program for the frail elderly to a multi-purpose agency that provides an array of services to elderly persons in need. It provides the hungry with onsite meals. It delivers meals to shut-ins. It offers social services. It provides health and recreational support programs. And it sponsors two housing facilities for homeless elderly with special needs and low-income elderly persons.

Need Help?

If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

Sr. Elizabeth Hasselt, OP

(212) 581-2910

239 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019