Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse neighborhoods of Queens. They serve residents of all ages, races, faiths, and ethnicities while supporting the viability of the borough as a whole.
QCH was formed in 1975 (as Forest Hills Community House) to help heal the wounds of a neighborhood conflict. Over four decades, the reach and breadth have grown; today they offer a broad network of comprehensive services at 25 program sites in 11 different neighborhoods in Queens, allowing them to impact individuals, families, and entire communities.
They are committed to a holistic approach that deals with immediate needs as well as the barriers that may impede personal, family, and community stability. They recognize the interconnected relationship between housing, health, employment, education, self-esteem, and financial wellbeing, and ensure all participants in every program have access to a full range of resources to help them achieve wellness and life-long security. Each year, the programs help thousands of the neighbors to thrive in school, make healthy life choices, succeed in educating themselves, become engaged citizens, stabilize their housing situations, and make the most of their senior years.
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