History

Since 1978, we’ve been providing services for people in and around New York City whose lives have been unsettled by circumstances beyond their control. Since then, our growth has been driven by the growth in needs and their complexity. Every day brings fresh opportunities to address these needs one person at a time.

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1978

Seventh Day Adventist
Charities founded

1980

Seventh Day Adventist
Charities incorporated

1981

First affordable housing program
with supports for people with
behavioral health concerns opens.

1982

First residence for adults with
intellectual/developmental
disabilities in the Bronx pens.

1989

Seventh Day Adventist
Charities becomes Services
for the UnderServed (SUS)

1990

SUS begins to provide affordable housing with
supports for homeless men and women living
with AIDS throughout Brooklyn

1992

First SUS housing program
in the borough of Queens opens

1995

First supportive housing dedicated
to homeless veterans with
behavioral health concerns

1996

SUS begins to provide
non-residential services

2000

SUS provides harm reduction
outreach to inadequately housed
individuals living with HIV/AIDS

2002

SUS provides affordable
housing for low income
individuals (without disabilities)

2005

First SUS after-school and weekend
programs for children with intellectual/
developmental disabilities begin.

2008

SUS provides care
coordination services

2010

SUS Urban Farms
initiative launched

2012

SUS opens first shelter for homeless
men with mental health challenges

2013

SUS operates Parachute pilot
project —an alternative to
psychiatric hospitalization

2015

SUS’ first modular construction of a 63-unit apartment building in the Bronx.
Integration of primary care services at the SUS Recovery Center.

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