CONGREGATIONS LINKED IN URBAN STRATEGY TO EFFECT RENEWAL INC
28 WELLS AVENUE 4TH FLOOR, YONKERS, NY 10701 www.clusterinc.org

Total Revenue
$6,252,401
Total Expenses
$5,900,559
Net Assets
$1,624,920

Organizations Filed Purposes: CLUSTER COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSISTS RESIDENTS IN WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH SERVICES SUCH AS: MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING, EVICTION AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION, MEDIATION, LEMON LAW ARBITRATION, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS THAT INCLUDE AFTER-SCHOOL, SUMMER CAMP AND ADOLESCENT LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.

CLUSTER'S MENTAL HEALTH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES PROGRAM IS LICENSED THROUGH NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC MENTAL ILLNESS. MANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS WE SERVE HAVE BEEN HOMELESS, INCARCERATED OR HAVE EXPERIENCED LONG TERM HOSPITALIZATION. USING A PERSON CENTERED APPROACH; WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO INDIVIDUALS TO ACHIEVE THEIR LIFE GOALS. OUR CLIENTS BENEFIT FROM THIS WITH STABLE HOUSING, DECREASED HOSPITALIZATIONS AND REDUCED RECIDIVISM. 89% OF OUR SUPPORTED HOUSING PROGRAM RESIDENTS HAVE MAINTAINED INDEPENDENT HOUSING IN THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 2 YEARS. WE PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC WORKSHOPS WITH LOCAL ARTISTS, A GARDENING PROGRAM AND EXERCISE SESSIONS. TO PROMOTE WELLNESS AND RECOVERY, WE PROVIDE GROUPS IN DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT, WELLNESS SELF- MANAGEMENT, AND MENTALLY ILL CHEMICAL ABUSE SUPPORT GROUPS (MICA).

CLUSTER'S EVICTION PREVENTION SERVICES PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SINGLE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FACING EVICTION DUE TO NON-PAYMENT OF RENT AND INTER-PERSONAL DISPUTES. CLUSTER CASE MANAGERS PROVIDE ON-SITE ASSISTANCE TO CLIENTS IN DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) DISTRICT OFFICES IN YONKERS AND MT. VERNON, IN HOUSING COURT AND IN OUR MAIN OFFICE LOCATED IN YONKERS, NY. AS PART OF OUR OVERALL ASSESSMENT, CASE MANAGERS PROVIDE DETAILED BUDGET REVIEWS, FINANCIAL COUNSELING AND NEGOTIATE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND TENANTS TO PREVENT CLIENTS FROM BECOMING HOMELESS. IN 2018, CLUSTER SECURED OVER $300,000 IN FUNDS TO HALT COURT INVOLVED EVICTIONS AND PRESERVE HOUSING FOR 138 SINGLE INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILIES.

CLUSTER'S HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION SERVICES ASSIST INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST THEIR HOUSING DUE TO ILLEGAL EVICTIONS, CODE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES AND EMERGENCY DISPLACEMENTS CAUSED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. CLIENTS ARE ALSO PROVIDED WITH BENEFITS ADVOCACY, BUDGET COUNSELING, RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND TENANT RIGHTS EDUCATION, IN ADDITION TO RE-HOUSING SERVICES FOR SINGLE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES CURRENTLY LIVING IN SHELTERS. IN 2018, CLUSTER RESOLVED OVER 236 CASES SERVING 800+ HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Kristina YaminEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR35$96,505
Ezra EbanksFISCAL DIRECTOR35$88,104
Esmeralda Mandriota MbaBOARD MEMBER2$0
Eli GlanzBOARD MEMBER2$0
Rinku BhattacharyaBOARD MEMBER2$0
Estelle WilliamsBOARD MEMBER2$0
Kathiryn WerlinichBOARD MEMBER THRU JUNE 20182$0
Robert M KreekBOARD MEMBER2$0
Kathleen A Dean MphBOARD MEMBER2$0
Rev Winfield S PeacockSECRETARY2$0
Devra Lynn Braun MdSECRETARY THRU JUNE 20182$0
Tony J Carrizales PhdVICE PRESIDENT2$0
Thomas A RothPRESIDENT / TREASURER2$0

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