Service Program for Older People

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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.

Counseling offered in English, Spanish, French, Cantonese and other languages.

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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New York City Senior Centers and Public Libraries serve as Cooling Centers and are open during regular business hours.

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