Metro East 99th Street Adult Day Program

Metro East 99th St. Demonstration Project

The new Metro East 99th Street Adult Day Program is the New York State’s first innovative Adult Day Program located in an affordable housing development in East Harlem across from Metropolitan Hospital. Designed for adult residents who are low-income Medicaid beneficiaries and physically as well as cognitively challenged, it is a joint project of the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). Its goal is to transition residents into successful independent living by providing programs and services that increase both confidence through mastery of basic living skills, and levels of self-care in collaboration with health care professionals and community-based organizations.

As of January, 2015 the majority of older adult tenants, who were formerly institutionalized (between 2 and 22 years) at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital as well as other New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) facilities and homeless shelters have moved into their new homes. A one year start-up grant from the New York State Department of Health and additional funding from the New York Community Trust have financed the hiring of a new program director and coordinator to develop  and implement a menu of programs and services to assist the tenants’ integration into independent living. Earlier this year, The New York Community Trust has also agreed to fund the second year of this project.

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the 99th Street Program as the appropriate model for deinstitutionalization of patients into independent living and its impact on health care management and outcomes and cost containment. The evidence-based process will be developed in partnership with Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. The model will provide other governments and organizations nationwide with:

  • Method of service delivery and programming
  • Funding structures
  • Transition programs
  • Health outcomes after transition


Carter Burden/Metro East 99th Street Adult Day Program
301A East 99th Street
New York, NY 10029