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Upper Room Human Services Agency
180 Van Buren St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
The Upper Room Human Services Agency is a community program focusing on urban outreach and homeless issues. TheMore program offers the chance for young people to learn about homeless issues in the city, and Christian idea of helping those in need. The program works to raise funds to support the homeless, gather up nonperishable can foods and clothing, serve in soup kitchens, and distribute goods area ministries. Call for details on the program or for information on services.
Service for The Underserved
602 Quincy St, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Services for the Underserved was founded in 1978 and is a non-profit community organization that helps individualsMore and families dealing with mental illness, physical disability, homelessness, developmental disability, AIDS, unemployment and poverty.

The Quincy location is a housing facility  for the homeless and those suffering from mental illness.

Bowery Residents' Commitee (BRC)
85 Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) was founded in 1971 by residents of a homeless shelter in the Bowery area ofMore Manhattan. Today, BRC has grown to add 27 total programs, all of which are aimed at improving the lives of New York City residents battling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction.

BRC has a strong volunteer base and prides itself on being an organization that is compassionate of its clients, accepting them at face value. BRC offers drug treatment, mental health care, medical services, transitional housing, senior services and vocational services.

It also expects clients to advocate for their own needs.

The 3sixty House
430 Pulaski St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
The 3sixty House is a safe-haven and mid-way point for homeless men in the community who want to overcome drugMore addiction. The 3sixty House was founded in 2007 inside of a three-story town house. The organization is nonprofit and privately funded. The house manager is Charles, an affable man and former drug addict who came to the house in 2008 and now helps others. Although the organization is not affiliated with any religion, it does encourage a Christian-based faith towards recovery. The house prefers discretion, as it tries to blend into the neighborhood's overall fabric.
P.S. 305 (Dr. Peter Ray School)
344 Monroe St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
P.S. 305 is a public school that serves preschoolers through fifth-graders. Student enrollment is 351. The students wearMore uniforms. In 2001, the school was on the SURR list (school under registration review). But since the hiring of new administration and staff in 2002, the school has  slowly  improved. Many of the school's students come from the area's surrounding projects and homeless shelters. Although there is a dedicated staff committed to reviving the school, it still lacks many academic resources. The school shares its campus with M.S. 301, a high-performing middle school.
The Rose F. Kennedy Family Center
178 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Founded in 1989, The Rose F. Kennedy Family Center is a four-storey brownstone that provides transitional housing andMore daycare services for pregnant women and women with young children who are homeless. The center is a part of Brooklyn Child and Family Services and funded by the Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

Each floor of the building accommodates four young women and their children with one room, including a kitchen and living room that they share. Although meager, the quarters have a lived-in, sunny feel, while children's toys are stacked away neatly in each corner. And despite its total 14 residents under one roof, the building is quiet and clean.

The daycare on the first floor is a part of the Early Head Start Program that serves up to 21 children-- a mix between shelter residents and children from the community.

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