Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone provides social, educational, and emotional support programs 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. Many of our services are also available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
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: early childhood services, youth and adolescent services, community development, family strengthening services, and older adult services.
Our Early Childhood Services help prepare children for school and teach parents and caregivers ways to build stable and caring relationships with their children.
Our services include the following programs.
Early Childhood Centers
We operate six full-day, year-round early childhood centers for children. Our teachers and caregivers create supportive, stimulating, and enriching environments. For more information on learning centers, including locations, please call 718-439-0450.
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.
For more information on Family Literacy programs, please call 347-377-4185.
Healthy Families Program
The Healthy Families Program 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.
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.
Young Adult Education Programs
We have three educational programs geared toward young adults.
- The Basic Education, Pre-High School Equivalency (HSE), and HSE Preparation Program provides education, guidance, and support for people age 17 and older who have not completed high school. Day and evening classes, tutoring, counseling, and workshops help participants successfully complete the High School Equivalency Exam and prepare for college and career.
- The Next Steps College Access Center helps students enrolled in Project Reach Youth programs to prepare for and apply to college. Our free services include college advisement, college preparatory workshops, and college trips.
- The Work Progress Program provides paid internships to help low-income young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 gain work experience, develop job readiness skills, and explore career options. Interns receive support and coaching.
For more information on young adult education programs, please call 718-768-0778.
Project SAFE Program
The Project SAFE Program uses peer education to teach youth the skills they need to make healthy choices, avoid risky behaviors, and access needed services. 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 is a dropout prevention program that supports high school students as they transition from high school into adulthood. Services available include college advisement, college trips, homework help, tutoring, community service opportunities, and classes in conflict resolution, cooking, dance, and fitness. For more information, please call 718-768-0778.
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, career counseling, and job training. 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.
The Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood is a partnership between community residents, organizations, and schools to foster children’s educational success from cradle to career. Programs provided include the Early Learning Network, educational and vocational support for disconnected youth, health outreach, parent education, and academic support and enrichment for children. For more information, please call 718-630-7171.
Faith Health Partnership
The Faith Health Partnership works with the faith-based groups to promote health and disease prevention through educational opportunities and health screening activities. We help congregations train and recruit their own health ministry teams to provide health screenings and healthy eating, cooking, and exercise classes and wellness workshops. For more information, please call 718-630-7171.
Family Strengthening Services provide the resources people need to achieve health, family stability, and economic self-sufficiency. Programs and services are listed below and include Healthy Connections, a grief, loss, and trauma counseling program for adults and children.
Family Support Services
Family Support Services provide supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services. We help people access public benefits, address emergency situations such as food insecurity and domestic violence, and provide referrals to educational, health, 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.
Our Nutrition Support programs include the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, which 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.
We also promote good nutrition and healthy food choices through our childhood obesity prevention programs, which are run through early childcare centers and elementary schools. In addition, we run a 12-week specialized childhood obesity medical program for children ages 10 and 11 who are overweight or obese. For more information, please call 718-630-7171.
Immigration and Legal Services
Her Justice Legal Services connects licensed attorneys with low-income women who need assistance with matters related to family, divorce, domestic violence, and immigration law. Free legal services are available at Family Health Centers at NYU Langone locations and at the Family Support Center. Please call 718-630-7186 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted.
Our programs for older adults provide wellness and social activities as well as assistance with housing, access to medical and rehabilitative care, caregiver support, and long-term care. For more information on any of our older adult services, please call 718-630-7588.
The Sunset Park Neighborhood Center at 4520 Fourth Avenue and Shore Hill Neighborhood Center at 9000 Shore Road provide hot meals and recreational activities for older adults. Immigration counseling, yoga instruction, computer classes, arts and crafts, and English classes are offered, as well as case management assistance and health education.
Service Coordination and Caregiver Support
Service coordinators provide the information, referrals, and advocacy needed to help older adults continue to live independently. This includes working with building management to find ways for older adults to safely remain in their homes.
Caregiver Support Resources are provided to caregivers of elderly and frail adults in the community. Weekly support groups and educational workshops are offered.
Seniors in Touch Adult Day Service
Seniors in Touch is a social adult day program that 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.
Transportation for older adults is provided by Bay Ridge on the Move, a fixed-route bus service. Bay Ridge on the Move brings people to neighborhood shopping, medical appointments, and visits with family and friends. The service operates Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday from 8:00AM to 1:30PM.
For more information on any services provided through Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, please call 718-630-7171.