The Allen Neighborhood Preservation and Development Corp. (Allen NPD) was established in 1976 to meet the housing needs of the Southeast Queens community.  Our mission is to focus on the preservation, revitalization and restoration of the historically undeserved and underutilized communities in Southeast Queens.  Through collaborations with local elected officials and community partners, Allen NPD offers the following educational workshops, series and events:  First Time Homebuyers Series, Career Development Forums, Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Modifications, Job Fairs, Financial Literacy and Debt Elimination Series and Tenant/Landlord Resource Fairs. Additionally, Allen NPD helped to organize a new Merchants Association with the goal of building stronger merchant partnerships and developing goals for meeting the needs of the merchants and their businesses.   Strengthening these businesses helps to strengthen the community.  Using a holistic approach, we provided resources and information that covers every aspect of uplifting and improving the Southeast Queens area to ensure that we have stability and sustainability in our community for years to come.


Allen NPD is funded by a grant from the New York State Housing and Community Renewal Fund as well as grants from Councilmember I. Daneek Miller.


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The Allen Senior Center’s (ASC) mission is to programmatically serve the elderly in the Southeast Queens community by providing a variety of comprehensive services that meet the nutritional, recreational, and educational needs of the program participants.  ASC has been providing these services to the Southeast Queens senior population since 1984.  To accomplish the program goals, the center staff offers services designed to foster socialization and prevent isolation and loneliness.  


Activities at the center are available for a broad range of seniors who span the spectrum from very active to limited activity. These activities include, Zumba, Yoga Line Dancing, and strength training classes as well as; arts & crafts, knitting and health & nutrition workshops.  Seniors with limited English proficiency are welcome to utilize the language access services provided to obtain assistance in their native language. The program offers healthy meals that meet the daily dietary requirements recommended by the Department for the Aging.  Through these and other services and activities, seniors retain full and active lifestyles and the ability to age in communities that are familiar to them.


The Allen Community Senior Citizens Center is funded by a grant from the Department for the Aging as well as grants from Councilmember I. Daneek Miller.


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The Allen Women’s Resource Center (AWRC) is the creation of the Women of the Fannie Lou Hamer Missionary Society of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York.  It was their heart-filled desire to provide a treatment approach to the needs of the women and their minor children who have been or are in imminent danger of domestic violence, by providing temporary shelter, counseling, and other resources.

The Allen Women’s Resource Center has been in existence for over thirty years.  The Center provides a temporary 24 Hour communal environment for female victims and their minor children.  The staff provides crisis intervention counseling as well as resources that enable victims to realize self-sufficiency through action.  AWRC also provides individual and group counseling sessions and information on educational and vocational training, legal and medical assistance, income maintenance, housing assistance, and child care services.

AWRC serves as a support system for the residents as they take the necessary steps towards self-determination and self-actualization.  We encourage all victims of domestic abuse to seek control of their lives through empowerment.  If you or anyone you know is in need of help call Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-621-4673 or Dial 311.

The Allen Women’s Resource Center receives funding from the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the DOVE (Domestic and Other Violence emergencies) Program through Councilmember I. Daneek Miller’s office.

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