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Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s Community-Based Programs provide social, educational, and emotional support for families, children, and older adults.

From nutrition programs for women who are pregnant to adult day care programs for older adults, our Community-Based Programs aim to meet the needs of the entire family. Services are available in multiple languages.

Older Adult and Caregiver Services

We offer a social adult day care program for older adults with cognitive or physical impairments, and support for caregivers. Call 347-377-5471 for more information.

Our main location is the Family Support Center at 6025 Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn. Services and programs are also available at Family Health Centers at NYU Langone locations and other sites throughout Brooklyn.

We focus on five areas of service:

For more information on any services provided through our Community-Based Programs, please call 718-630-7171.

Early Childhood Services

Our Early Childhood Services help prepare children for school and support parents and caregivers in building stable and caring relationships with their children.

Our services include the following programs:

Early Childhood Centers

We operate four full-day, year-round early childhood centers for children. Our teachers and caregivers create supportive, stimulating, and enriching environments. Locations include:

  • Magical Years Early Childhood Center: 220 60th Street, Brooklyn NY, 11220; 718-439-0450
  • Seventh Avenue Preschool: 4419 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11220; 347-377-5160
  • Warren Street Center for Children and Families: 343 Warren Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201; 718-237-9578
  • 14th Street Preschool: 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215; 347-377-5026

We also spearhead the Sunset Park Early Learning Network, which aims to expand the capacity of early childhood services in the community and improve the quality of services to ensure that all children enter kindergarten ready to learn. The ELN offers group professional development, on-site coaching and child development associate credentialing for day care centers, family childcare providers, and home visitors as well as family, friend, and neighbor caregivers. For more information, please call 917-921-9622.

Support for Women, Infants, and Children

Access to food and healthcare resources, as well as breastfeeding support, is available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. To learn more, please call 718-630-7161.

We also operate the Family Child Care Network (FCCN), providing subsidized childcare slots as well as additional resources to enhance the learning environment of family child care from birth until age 3. The FCCN works together with providers and families to provide the highest quality care for our communities’ children. For more information, please call 718-630-7150.

Family Literacy

Our family literacy programs support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher.

The Reach Out and Read early literacy program encourages parents to read aloud to their children. These language-rich interactions help stimulate brain development in young children.

Sunset Park ParentChild+ is an early literacy, school readiness, and parenting program that encourages parents to talk, read, and play with their young children to support school readiness. A companion program, ParentChild+ Family Child Care, supports home-based childcare providers in their role of helping young children prepare for school.

VROOM provides tips for caregivers of young children on everyday activities that support child development. Caregivers can receive VROOM tips via direct texts and the free VROOM app.

For more information on Family Literacy programs, please call 347-377-4185.

Parenting Supports

The Healthy Families Program is a home visiting program for pregnant women and new parents that supports positive parent–child bonding and relationships. Programming promotes child and family health, development, and safety. It also helps build early literacy and school readiness skills for children. For more information, please call 347-377-5093 or 347-573-1574.

HealthySteps is a pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, wellbeing, and school readiness of babies and toddlers. The HealthySteps Specialist, a child development expert, addresses common and complex concerns, such as feeding, behavior, sleep, attachment, maternal depression, access to social supports beyond healthcare, and adapting to life with a baby or young child. For more information, please call 646-735-1213.

The Video Interaction Project (VIP) provides parenting support sessions that occur during pediatric well-child visits for babies 0-3 years. VIP offers books, toys, video-recordings, and expert advice to help children learn and grow. For more information, please call 718-630-7171.

Youth and Adolescent Services

Through Project Reach Youth, we provide teenagers and young adults with the support they need to be healthy and safe, reach educational and career goals, develop new skills, and prepare for adulthood.

High School Equivalency Prep Program

The Basic Education, Pre-High School Equivalency (HSE), and HSE Preparation Program provides education, guidance, and support for people age 17 and a half and older who have not completed high school. Classes, tutoring, counseling, and workshops help participants successfully complete the High School Equivalency Exam and prepare for college and a career.

For more information on young adult education programs, please call 718-768-0778.

Project SAFE Program

Project SAFE prevents unintended pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS through evidence-based interventions within a youth development framework, building upon the existing strengths of young people. The program provides youth ages 10 to 19 with support to avoid risky behaviors, develop to their full potential, and become agents of change in their communities. The program model includes evidence-based sexual health workshops, peer-led health education groups and community events, and sexual health services designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents. For more information on the Project SAFE Program, please call 718-768-0778.

The Project SAFE Teen Health Center, based at the Park Slope Family Health Center at NYU Langone, serves youth between the ages of 13 and 20. Birth control, emergency contraception, gynecological exams, and testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and HIV are provided. Health education and counseling are also available. For more information on the Project SAFE Teen Health Center, please call 347-880-8042.

Project TRACK

Project TRACK is an afterschool program that provides high school students with the resources and opportunities they need to successfully complete high school and transition into college and career. Services include case management, college advisement, college trips, homework help, tutoring, community service opportunities, and enrichment activities including cooking, the arts, and sports. For more information, please call 718-832-4281.

Community Development Programs

Our community development programs provide people with the skills they need to effect change in their own lives and in the neighborhoods where they live. This is done through the following programs:

Adult Education and Workforce Development

The Community Empowerment Program provides English language instruction, high school equivalency and basic education classes. The program also offers job trainings focused on the health care and early childhood sectors, career counselingm and other workforce readiness supports. For more information, please call 718-630-7150.

Community Engagement and Volunteerism

We work with the AmeriCorps National Service program to help place community service volunteers in stipend-paid, full-time, full-year service opportunities. Volunteers work at Family Health Centers at NYU Langone locations, as well as other partnering agencies. For more information, please call 718-630-7164. To apply, please visit:

Family Strengthening Services

Family Support Services provide supportive counseling and case management services. We help people apply for public benefits, address immediate needs such as food insecurity and provide referrals to educational, health, legal, housing, and supportive programs best suited to our clients’ needs. Family support counselors speak multiple languages and are available for walk-in appointments. For more information, please call 718-630-7186.

Nutrition Support

Our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and breastfeeding support to pregnant women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age. For more information, please call 718-630-7161.

Greenlight offers parent education workshops on healthy eating behaviors for children starting at age two months. For more information, please call 718-210-1030.

The Family Health Centers is also home to a client-choice food pantry, The Table, which provides emergency food to thousands of people each month. The strategic location of emergency food service at the FHC enables participants to be connected to a continuum of wrap-around services, including access to SNAP food stamps and other benefits that will ensure long-term food security and support the health, stability, and self-sufficiency of the entire family. For more information, please call347-377-4091.

Older Adult Services

Our extensive continuum of Services for Older Adults is here to help support our aging neighbors and their caregivers in the Sunset Park and Bay Ridge neighborhoods. These services are a part of the Family Health Centers’ commitment to helping community members stay socially connected, healthy, and active as they age in place.

Older Adult Centers

We operate two Older Adult Centers (also known as Senior Centers) available to anyone in New York City over the age of 60, providing daily recreational, educational, and health promotion activities as well as a hot and nutritious lunch. Supportive counseling, case assistance, yoga instruction, computer classes, field trips, arts and crafts, and a variety of other activities are offered each month. Please call the Centers directly for more information:

  • Shore Hill Older Adult Center at 9000 Shore Road; 718-630-7588
  • Sunset Park Older Adult Center at 4520 4th Avenue; 718-210-1050

Social Adult Day Services and Caregiver Support

Located in Bay Ridge, our Seniors in Touch social adult day program provides social, recreational, and therapeutic activities to older adults living with cognitive or physical impairments. Our program enhances the overall quality of life, wellbeing, and daily functioning of our participants, while providing peace of mind for their caregivers. Door-to-door, wheelchair-accessible transportation is available for program participants.

VIDEO: The Seniors in Touch social adult day program in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, provides a safe space for older adults with cognitive or physical impairments.

Caregiver Support services are offered to caregivers of elderly and frail adults in the community. Monthly support groups, care consultation, and educational workshops are offered. Please call the program at 347-377-5471, for more details about social adult day and caregiver resources.

Contact Us

For more information on any services provided through Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, please call 718-630-7171.