Service Program for Older People

SPOP is the proud recipient of the 2018      Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize for distinguished accomplishment in the field of urban public health, awarded by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.  Click here to see the award presentation.

shown left to right: Laurie M. Tisch, Patricia Caldwell, Nancy Harvey, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab


The mission of Service Program for Older People (SPOP) is to enhance the quality of life of adults age 55 and older and to foster their independent living through the delivery of comprehensive mental health and supportive services, advocacy, and education.

We offer these services:

  • Comprehensive mental health care for adults age 55 and older
  • Bereavement support for adults of all ages, offered free of charge
  • Specialized substance use counseling (for adults with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of substance use disorder)
  • PROS/Personalized Recovery Oriented Services for older adults with serious and persistent mental illness
  • Home-based psychotherapy for clients who are homebound due to disability
  • Appointments at clinic satellite sites throughout Manhattan and in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Specialized individual and group therapy for caregivers

Please call 212-787-7120 x514 to learn more.

SPOP is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

Vision Statement:   SPOP will be recognized as a provider of choice in New York City by developing the organizational capacity to remain financially sustainable, support growth in quality services and geographic scope, and contribute to greater recognition of the critical issues affecting the mental health needs of geriatric individuals.

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