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Nonprofit Delivers Gifts to Kids in Families with Active Housing Court Cases

Queens Community House hands out holiday presents to more than 50 children.

Photo courtesy of Queens Community House.
Photo courtesy of Queens Community House.
The Queens Community House partnered with a Forest Hills church this week to deliver gifts to children in families with active housing court cases.

The nonprofit and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, located at 85 Greenway S., handed out new, wrapped gifts to more than 50 children in the Community House's Eviction Prevention Program.

The gifts were all donated by members of St. Luke's congregation.

"The church parishioners are providing many families with the only gifts that their children will receive this holiday," said Marilyn Sotomayor, Queens Community House's director of housing and homelessness prevention. "The larger gift to those that we serve is the reminder that there are people within our community that care and this is a tradition we hope to continue.”

Queens Community House's Eviction Prevention Program works with families that are eligible for public assistance and have an active housing court case.


The program's services include benefits advocacy, landlord-tenant mediation and referrals to legal services. 

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