Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s Community-Based Programs provide social, educational, and emotional support 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.
Older Adult and Caregiver Services
We offer a social adult day care program for older adults with cognitive or physical impairments, and support for caregivers. Call 347-377-5471 for more information.
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
- older adult services
For more information on any services provided through our Community-Based Programs, please call 718-630-7171.
Early Childhood 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 four full-day, year-round early childhood centers in Brooklyn, with contact information listed below. Our teachers and caregivers create supportive, stimulating, and enriching environments.
- Magical Years Early Childhood Center, 230 60th Street, 718-439-0450
- Seventh Avenue Preschool, 4419 Seventh Avenue, 347-377-5160
- Warren Street Center for Children and Families: 343 Warren Street, 718-237-9578
- 14th Street Preschool, 199 14th Street, 347-377-5026
Early Childhood Support Programs
We spearhead the Sunset Park Early Learning Network (ELN), which aims to expand the capacity of early childhood services in the community and improve the quality of services to ensure that all children enter kindergarten ready to learn. The ELN offers group professional development and on-site coaching and mentorship for day care centers, family childcare providers, and home visitors as well as family, friend, and neighbor caregivers. For more information, please call 347-377-4105.
Support for Women, Infants, and Children
Access to food and healthcare resources, as well as breastfeeding support, is available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. To learn more, please call 718-630-7161.
We also operate the Family Child Care Network (FCCN), providing subsidized childcare slots as well as additional resources to enhance the FCCN learning environment from birth until age 3. The FCCN works together with providers and families to provide the highest-quality care for our communities’ children. For more information, please call 718-630-7099.
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 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.
VROOM is a program that provides tips for caregivers of young children on everyday activities that support child development. Caregivers can receive VROOM tips through text messages and the free VROOM app.
For more information on Family Literacy programs, please call 347-377-4185.
The Healthy Families Program supports positive parent–child bonding and relationships. Programming promotes child and family health, development, and safety. It also helps build children’s early-literacy and school-readiness skills. For more information, please call 347-377-5093.
HealthySteps is a pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, wellbeing, and school readiness of babies and toddlers. The HealthySteps Specialist, a child development expert, addresses common and complex concerns, such as feeding, behavior, sleep, attachment, maternal depression, access to social supports beyond healthcare, and adapting to life with a baby or young child. For more information, please call 646-735-1213.
The Video Interaction Project (VIP) provides parenting support sessions that occur during pediatric well-child visits for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old. VIP offers books, toys, video recordings, and expert advice to help children learn and grow. For more information, please call 718-630-7171.
Youth and Adolescent Services
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.
High School Equivalency Exam Preparation
The Basic Education, Pre-High School Equivalency (HSE), and HSE Preparation Program provides education, guidance, and support for people who have not completed high school and who are at least 17 years and 6 months old. Classes, tutoring, counseling, and workshops help participants successfully complete the HSE exam and prepare for college and a career. For more information on young adult education programs, please call 718-768-0778.
Project SAFE Program
Project SAFE uses evidence-based sexual health workshops, peer-led health education groups and community events, and sexual health services to help prevent unintended pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS, in youth ages 13 to 19. We build on the existing strengths of teens and help them avoid risky behaviors, develop to their full potential, and become agents of change in their communities. For more information on the Project SAFE Program, please call 718-768-0778.
The Project SAFE Teen Health Center, 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 and sexually transmitted diseases, including 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 an afterschool program that helps high school students get the support and opportunities they need to successfully complete high school and transition into college and a career. Services available include case management, college advisement, college trips, homework help, tutoring, community service opportunities, and enrichment activities, including cooking, the arts, and sports. For more information, please call 718-832-4281.
Community Development Programs
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. Applications are available through Education and School Readiness Corps, Healthy Futures Corps, and Opioid Corps.
Faith Health Partnership
The Faith Health Partnership is a collaboration with 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, wellness workshops, and healthy eating, cooking, and exercise classes. For more information, please call 718-630-7171.
Family Strengthening Services
Family Strengthening Services provide the resources people need to achieve health, family stability, and economic self-sufficiency. They include Healthy Connections, a grief, loss, and trauma counseling program for adults and children. Additional programs are listed below.
Family Support Services
Family Support Services provide supportive counseling and case management services. We help people apply for public benefits and address immediate needs such as food insecurity. We also provide referrals to educational, health, legal, housing, 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 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program 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.
Greenlight offers parent education workshops on healthy eating behaviors for children starting at age 2 months. For more information, please call 718-210-1030.
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone is also home to a client-choice food pantry, The Table, which provides emergency food to more than 4,000 people each month. The strategic location of emergency food service within our centers enables participants to connect to a continuum of related services, including access to SNAP, also known as food stamps, and other benefits that ensure long-term food security and support the health, stability, and self-sufficiency of the entire family. For more information, please call 718-630-7186.
Older Adult Services
Our extensive continuum of services supports our aging neighbors and their caregivers in the Sunset Park and Bay Ridge neighborhoods. These services are a part of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s commitment to helping community members stay socially connected, healthy, and active as they age in place.
Older Adult Centers
We operate two older adult centers, also known as senior centers. They are available to anyone in New York City over the age of 60. Daily recreational, educational, and health promotion activities as well as a hot and nutritious lunch are available. Supportive counseling, case assistance, yoga instruction, computer classes, field trips, arts and crafts, and a variety of other activities are offered each month. Please call each location directly for more information.
- Shore Hill Older Adult Center at 9000 Shore Road: 347-377-5474
- Sunset Park Older Adult Center at 4520 Fourth Avenue: 718-210-1050
Social Adult Day Services and Caregiver Support
Located in Bay Ridge, our Seniors in Touch social adult day program 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. Door-to-door, wheelchair-accessible transportation is available for program participants.
Caregiver Support services are offered to caregivers of elderly and frail adults in the community. Monthly support groups, care consultation, and educational workshops are offered. For more information, please call the program at 347-377-5471.
For more information on any services provided through Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s community-based programs, please call 718-630-7171.