Queensboro Council for Social Welfare

Queensboro Council for Social Welfare (QCSW), now 86 years old, is the only generic social policy and planning agency in the County of Queens. Encompassing more than fifty different member agencies and human service workers, QCSW acts as a Queens Human Service Chamber of Commerce in its mission to improve the human service delivery system in the borough for children, adults, teens and senior citizens.

Whether for men or women, rich or poor, QCSW, working with service providers in all fields, attempting to improve and expand services. We provide over 1500 people with needed services through our Information and Referral Program. In addition to Information and Referral, QCSW provides technical assistance and training for service providers, keeping them up to date with the current information, prevailing trends, and necessary tools. QCSW publishes six issues of The Human Services Newsletter of Queens for professionals and twelve issues of Neighbor News for the public free of charge. We also sponsor conference and convene coalitions.

Our special events include: the Salute to Social Workers in March, the Salute to Senior Center and Adult Day Care Center Directors in April, an Orientation to Human Service in Queens in September, and our Annual Networking and Annual Awards Luncheon & Networking Exhibition in October.

A 5013C not-for-profit agency, QCSW is governed by our Board of Directors. Our experienced staff, is assisted by a dedicated corps of volunteers.

QCSW is funded by membership dues and donations as well as grants from government agencies and foundations.