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BRC Lexington Avenue Women's Residence85 Lexington AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11238


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.

Well, so do a number of our residents at the Women's Residence! In an effort to foster the love of reading, as well as engage our clients in conversation, we would love to host a weekly reading group. Topics can cover current events, short stories, poems, Chicken Soup anecdotes or any other format that can be read aloud and shared in a single sitting. Not only will this continue our clients' passion for reading, but the conversational insight provided afterwards will prove rewarding for all participants. If you are available mid-week in the evening, or even on Sunday mid-day, this is the perfect fit for you.

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.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours, once weekly

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