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Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS) is committed to ending homelessness in Brooklyn. Each year, we provide safe and clean supportive housing for more than 1,000 formerly homeless women, children, and men. We help them learn how to live productively and independently, with dignity and hope. Our programs provide short-term, transitional and permanent housing, homelessness prevention, personalized case management, mental health care, on-site nursing, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, recreational activities, and other vital services.
BCHS prevents homelessness for more than 1,000 formerly homeless and at-risk children, women and men each year, and provides safe and clean supportive housing for 412 people each day. BCHS employs 120 people and has a total revenue of $9.3 million. What has always made BCHS unique in the field is our commitment to creating a sense of community for all of the formerly homeless residents who come to us, and then using this as a concrete programmatic model and approach.
Founded in 1978, BCHS has received awards such as the Fannie Mae Foundation's Maxwell Award for excellence in low-income housing development, as well as top ratings from the New York City Department of Homeless Services for the Arbor Inn program (mothers and children) and from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Oak Hall (adults with chronic mental illness). Visit www.bchands.org for more information.