Community Organizations

  • Crow HIll is represented by Community Board 8 (718-467-5574), which meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.
  • The local police station is the 77th Precinct, 127 Utica Avenue; main number: 718-735-0611; community affairs: 718-735-0634. The Precinct Council meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month.
  • Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
    A unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations.
  • Crown Heights North Association (CHNA)
    Dedicated to preserving the architectural jewels of Crown Heights North.

Block Associations


Employment and Training
Brooklyn Adult Learning Center
475 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
For adults 21 and older. Offers job training and placement, as well as computer classes, GED preparation, English as a second language, typing, computer repair, A+ certification. Classes are Mon – Sat. Free.

Community Counseling and Mediation
1047 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Contact: Kathy Hypolitte 718-622-6700
Needs: Mentors for teens and clerical volunteers. Fort Greene/Red Hook Service Project – Males & Females ages 10-21, mentoring, life skills planning workshops, GED, regent & college preparation, work readiness/youth employment opportunities, counseling referrals, & pregnancy prevention & parenting skills.

Family Assistance

Kianga House
Contact: Andrea Carington
1504 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Needs: non-perishable foods, twin sized bed linins, blankets, sheets, towels and toiletries. (Kianga meaning a “Ray of sunlight) is a 22 year old transitional family shelter located in the Crown Heights community of Brooklyn, NY and is sponsored by the Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association. Residents generally consist of 17 young women, 18-24 years of age, who are pregnant or parenting one infant or toddler.

Homelessness/Housing Service

CAMBA: The Gathering Place
Homeless Drop-In Center
1720 Church Avenue between 17th and 18th, Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 385-8726, ext. 325 or 323
CAMBA is a homeless drop-in center that serves adult individuals (18+). Services include: 2 meals a day, shower & laundry facilities, access to clothing, mail & phone services, case management, entitlement assistance, substance abuse treatment, medical/mental health care, recreational activities, and acupuncture.

Department of Homeless Services

Atlantic Armory Shelter: Single Men Assesment
1322 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 636-3908
Contact: Ms. Flood
Needs: Men’s articles of clothes. Drop off: Sundays 8am-4pm
We assist single homeless men in need of temporary emergency housing. The stay at an Assessment Shelter could be ninety days. During the initial or “intake” period the homeless individual receives a comprehensive evaluation, including a medical examination.

HIV/AIDS-Related Services

Bridging Access to Care (formerly Brooklyn Aids Task Force)
502 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 622-2910
Housing for infected individuals, clinic services, counseling, HIV testing, case management for people infected with AIDS, and a chemical dependency treatment program.

Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
1413 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 636-4500
Provides mental health, prevention and education, outreach, and support services to HIV+ individuals and their loved ones.

Better Brooklyn Community Center
900 Fulton Street 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 624-1992
A Prevention Support Center that provides educational outreach and training to the
Brooklyn community, including the Youth Voice program for young people of color or young people within the LGBTQ community. Drop-in center and a variety of other services. We provide infectious disease prevention and support service.

Incarcerated Family & Individual Support

Doe Fund
520 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
124 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221
(718)622-0634/47, (718)443-0511
To be eligible for this program, all individuals must be assessed and referred by his or her parole or probation officer is drug tested and has at least one years remaining on parole or probation. Provides paid work, substance abuse services, education, mentoring, job training, preparation and placement.

Ready, Willing and Able
520 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Residential, work and job skills training program which empowers, employs and supports homeless individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. The program targets single, able-bodied adults, the majority of whom have histories of incarceration and substance abuse. A criterion for acceptance into the program is that the applicant be ready, willing and able, both physically and mentally, to work and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

The Community Justice Program @ Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Provide educational support for the formerly incarcerated and those at risk for incarceration.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation
62 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Substance abuse education and rehab center for ex-offenders.

Legal Assistance

Bedford Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation
1360 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 773-4116
Assist low-income individuals in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights areas of Brooklyn with issues in housing, social security, SSI, ACS, and unemployment. You
must call the office to schedule a telephone interview. Offer free legal assistance to financially eligible low-income residents of Brooklyn. The program focuses its work on family law, wills/estates and consumer law.

Caribbean Women’s Health Association
Caledonia Complex, 4th Floor
100 Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 826-2942
Provide legal assistance in several areas, including immigration, deportation, removal
proceedings, political/refugee asylum, status adjustment, self-petitions/battered spouse and citizenship. Primarily serves women with children, seniors, people with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of domestic violence.

New York Bike Lawyers
Provides legal advice for all cycling-related activities. You can find out more information in the following documents:
A Guide To Understanding Bike Damage Claims in New York
Bike and Cycle Crashes
Bike crash info
Bike Lane Crashes In New York
Bike Tickets in New York
Cycling Laws in New York State and New York City
MVAIC Claims

Local Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries

Bethel S.H.A.R.I.N.G. Ministries
457 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Wednesdays 3 PM – 5 PM

Brotherhood Baptist Church
232 St. Mark’s Avenue, between Vanderbilt and Underhill
(718) 638-7763
625 Vanderbilt Avenue, between Prospect Place and St. Mark’s Avenue
Tuesday-Friday 11am-1:30pm during the school year.

Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Mondays 12 Pm – 2 PM
3rd Thursday 9 AM – 12 PM

Child Development Support Corp. Pantry
352-358 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Thursdays 10 AM – 12 PM

Church of God Feeding Hungry
836 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Affordable Housing Organizations

St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation
11 Catherine St. Bklyn, NY
(718)388 – 5454

Southside United Housing Development Fund Corp
213 South 4th St, Bklyn, NY
(718) 387 – 3600

Shinda Management (Accepting Section 8 Vouchers)
77 New York Ave. Bklyn, NY,11216
(718) 221 – 5464

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council
217 Wyckoff Ave. Bklyn, NY 11237
(718) 366 – 3800

Pratt Area Community Council
201 Dekalb Ave. Bklyn, NY 11205
(718) 522 – 2613

Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp
132 Ralph Ave. Bklyn, NY 11233
(718) 453 – 9490

Multi Family Management
200 West 57th St..NY NY 11216
(212) 765 – 7900

New Start Development, LLC
50 Greene Ave. Bklyn, NY 11217
(718) 399 – 7395

Fifth Avenue Committee
621 DeGraw St, Bklyn, NY 11217
(718) 237- 2017

ELH Management LLC
98 Rockwell Place Bklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855 – 5620

Cypress Hills Local Development Corp.
625 Jamaica Ave Bklyn, NY 11208
(718) 647 – 2800

Crown Heights LDC
252 Kingston Ave. Bklyn, NY 11213
(718) 604 – 0020)

885 Flatbush Ave. Bklyn, NY 11226
(718) 287 – 0010

Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Assoc, Inc.
1482 St. Johns Pl. Bklyn, NY 11213
(718) 773 – 4116

Bridge Street Development Corp
460 Nostrand Ave, Bklyn, NY 11216
(718) 399 – 0146

BEC New Communities
67 Hanson Place Bklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858 – 8803

Astella Development Corp.
1618 Mermaid Ave. Bklyn, NY 11224
(718) 266- 4653

Asians Americans for Equality
807 48th St. Bklyn, NY 11210
(718) 686 – 8223