This 103-bed women’s shelter in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn serves a population suffering from multiple issues including mental illness, substance abuse and serious medical problems. The program offers the full range of case management services as well as on-site psychiatric and medical care. It also incorporates a workforce development component for women who can benefit from this service.
Whether through paints, yarn, markers, pencils, construction paper, or more, creating beauty from seemingly innocent articles is a fantastic outlet for everyone, and our clients are no different. We hope to introduce a weekly arts & crafts or knitting class to the women of 85 Lex, and we look to your skills and talents to make it happen. If you can provide the time, enthusiasm, knowledge and support, we can bring the materials and eager audience. Ideally, this would be held on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening, or perhaps a Sunday afternoon.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to insure the integrity of the BRC volunteer program, as well as the well being of the clients we service, all interested parties must complete a New Volunteer Registration form and attend an orientation, prior to receiving an assignment. Apologies, but we are unable to accept walk-ins.