Community Resources

Youth Employment Opportunities:

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development:

Summer Youth Employment Program:


Rape and Sexual Assault Services:

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673)
RAINN Online Hotline Chat:

New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-6906


Domestic Violence Services:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: - online chat available

Contact by phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

NYC Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-4673 (HOPE)

Day One:  Confidential Helpline at 800.214.4150 or text (646) 535-DAY1 (3291)

  • Day One's Direct Services Program provides free and confidential counseling, case management, as well as legal advice, information, and direct representation to young people aged 24 and under related to dating abuse. Day One offers its direct services in both English and Spanish.

NYC Family Justice Center

  • You can visit any New York City Family Justice Center (FJC) to get connected to free and confidential assistance for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, which can include sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking, and intimate partner violence. All Centers are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is needed.


Brooklyn Location:
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Phone: 718-250-5111


Sexual Health Services:

Planned Parenthood - Joan Malin Health Center: 212-965-7000 - select services can be booked online

Address: 44 Court Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

LGBTQ Resources:

The Ali Forney Center: Main Number: (212) 222-3427
Headquarters Address: 224 W. 35th St. 15th Floor, NY, NY 10001

  • Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.


Drop In Center Phone: (212) 206-0574

  • The Drop-In Center is where any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth can access food, medical care, mental health services and much more. Our Drop-In Center is the place where LGBTQ youth can come for meals, showers, clothing, HIV support, mental health services, and case management at any time – day or night. Must call for address.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center: 347-889-7719
Address: 1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11216

  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides support and services to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations.


PFLAG NYC: (212) 463-0629
[email protected]

  • PFLAG NYC’s mission is to create a better future for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults through a partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people.
Homeless Shelters and Services:

Families with minor children:
Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH): 718-503-6400
Address: 151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY

  • All families with children must apply for shelter at DHS' Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) intake center.
  • PATH is open 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays.
  • PATH processes applications during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


Adult Families (Children over 21):
Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC)

Address: 400-430 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016

  • AFIC is open 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays.
Homeless Youth:

SCO Brooklyn Youth Center: 718.685.3850
Call the Hotline at 877-4-DROP-IN (877-437-6746)
Address: 774 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn

  • Services Available to youth ages 14 – 24
  • Brooklyn Youth Center provides a wide array of services to run away and homeless youth throughout the borough of Brooklyn. Youth Center staff provide crisis intervention, counseling and mediation as well as services to help youth pursue educational and career goals and develop independent living skills.

Covenant House New York

Shelter: 460 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036.
Phone: 212-613-0300

  • Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Brooklyn Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) center locations:
Coney Island S22: 2857-2865 West 8th Street, 1st Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 929-221-3537 | Fax: 917-639-1108
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
East New York S28: 404 Pine Street, 1st Fl., Brooklyn, New York 11208
Phone: 929-221-8327 | Fax: 917-639-2520
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Williamsburg S21: 2 George Street, 1st Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: 212-331-4314 | 212-331-4343 | Fax: 917-639-2486
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Brooklyn HRA Job and Service Centers
Bushwick #66: 2 George Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: 212-331-4289 | 212-331-4280
Fax: 917-639-2487 | HDU Fax: 718-963-4284
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Clinton Hill #67: 495 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238
Phone: 929-221-1548 | 929-221-1568
Fax: 917-639-2511 | HDU Fax: 718-639-7705
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Coney Island #63: 3050 West 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 929-221-3856 | 929-221-3867
Fax: 917-639-2515 | HDU Fax: 917-639-2516
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Dekalb #64: 275 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-636-2495 | 929-221-0643
Fax: 917-639-2490 | HDU Fax: 718-636-2358
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Southern Brooklyn #70**: 35 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 929-252-3514 | 929-252-3512
Fax: 917-639-2513 | HDU Fax: 718-636-2430
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Brooklyn Medicaid Offices
Coney Island*
3050 W 21st St., Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 929-221-3790
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
East New York
404 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: 929-221-8204
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Kings County Hospital
441 Clarkson Ave., "T" Building, Nurses' Residence, 1st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: 718-221-2300
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Brooklyn South*
785 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Brooklyn Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) locations
Brooklyn Borough Office: 1 MetroTech Center, North, 6th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 929-221-7620
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Kings County Family Court: 330 Jay St. 12th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-246-7962
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mental Health Resources
Call 24/7 at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

Text WELL to 65173, available 24/7
Online Chat also available

  • NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Online Chat Available
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Outpatient Mental Health Services
JBFCS - Mid-Brooklyn Counseling Center
2020 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: (718) 676-4280
Description: Providing adults and children (ages 5+) with outpatient mental health services including psychiatric evaluation and therapy.
Hours of Operation: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs : 9AM - 9PM Fri : 9AM - 5PM
Language Spoken: English, Hebrew, Russian
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens - Bohan-Denton Flatlands Guidance Center
2037 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 377-5755
Description: Providing children and adults (ages 5+) with outpatient mental health services including individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention, and support services.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs: 9AM - 8PM, Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Interborough Development and Consultation Center
Description: Multiple locations throughout Brooklyn. Therapy, care management and other services available for both children and adults.
Appointments can be requested online or by phone at 718-375-1200
Brooklyn Counseling Services
Call for Appointment: (718) 232-8600 or submit request online
Description: BCS Group are experienced mental health care professionals, offering comprehensive mental health services delivered in a welcoming environment. We are dedicated to helping those members of our community facing emotional stresses and life’s daily challenges. We are also qualified and committed to helping people experiencing more serious mental illness. We offer Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy and Group Therapy. Multiple locations. Online counseling available.
Bay Ridge: 9201 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Brooklyn Heights: 26 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Staten Island: 2205 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306
Dyker Heights: 7316 13th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 11228
Flatbush: 770 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Downtown Brooklyn: 200 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
East New York: 179 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Bensonhurst: 6209 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204
Sheepshead Bay: 260 Avenue X. Brooklyn, NY 11223
Coney Island Hospital Outpatient Services
Child Psychiatry Program
Description: Provides psychiatric services to children and adolescents younger than age 18 and their families. NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Department of Behavioral Health has developed special programs for children and adolescents. These programs provide high quality services to our young patients and their families as well.
Location: 2601 Ocean Parkway, Hammett Pavilion
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 718-616-5321
Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services
Description: The Adult Mental Health Program provides multi-disciplinary clinic treatment services to patients ages 18 and over, including individual, family, group psychotherapy, medication, and crisis services.
Location: 2601 Ocean Parkway, Hammett Pavilion
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 718-616-5321
Substance Abuse Services
Alcoholics Anonymous (NY Intergroup)
Contact: 212.647.1680, Phone volunteers available from 9am to 2am
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 201
New York, NY 10001
Open 365 Days a year from 9 AM to 10 PM
Meeting locations found online
Al-Anon NYC
Phone: 212 941-0094
Services for friends and families
Narcotics Anonymous
Regional Helpline: 212-929-NANA (6262)
Meeting locations available online
Bridge Back to Life Center
Description: Outpatient treatment to recovering individuals as well as education & support for their families, and significant others.
Email for general info: [email protected]
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN CENTER: 175 Remsen St., 10th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 852-5552
3044 Coney Island Ave., 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: (718) 265-4200