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BK Farmyards

Mission: To bring communities together around the dinner table by building a local food network that enhances the health of our culture, our people and our environment.

BK Farmyards is a collective of experienced urban farmers dedicated to expanding food justice through agricultural production & education in Brooklyn. They manage their farms and consult other new urban farms. They specialize in building production farms with an educational and training component for those who want to learn more about how to grow their own food.
Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC)
4912 14th Avenue

The Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) was formed in 1997 to address the urgent social services needs of individuals and families residing in Boro Park. To that end the BPJCC presently operates a wide array of social services and programs to assist clients in obtaining government benefits and entitlements with the dual goal of providing immediate relief and simultaneously directing them towards a path of self-sufficiency and independence.

(718) 972-6600
Boro Park JCC, founded in 1997, provides career counseling and job development to both displaced employees and those looking to enter the workforce for the first time., resulting from large family size and other cultural factors. BPJCC’s additional services are tailored to its community’s residents, which include large Orthodox families, Russian émigrés, and young yeshiva graduates. As a gateway to a network of grassroots services, BPJCC provides free and confidential benefits and services including: Medicaid, Low Cost Health Insurance, Section 8 recertification, food stamps, emergency food vouchers, family violence assistance, crisis assistance, NYLAG aid, employment services, and HEAP enrollment. For its elderly clientele, particularly Holocaust survivors, BPJCC helps to enroll residents in Medicaid spend-down, social security disability, SCRIE/DRIE, NYSARC, as well as an array of services for survivors of the Holocaust. Boro Park JCC provides services in English, Yiddish, and Russian. BPJCC is a-UJA affiliated organization.
Bridge Street Missionary
277 Stuyvesant Avenue

The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.

(718) 452-3936
The Bridge Street Church family is very active in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. Our Pastor works closely with the 81st Precinct Clergy Council and is actively engaged in bringing people and precinct together to make our community a more desirable place for families to live.

Our feeding program provides free clothing and over 15,000 meals annually to the disenfranchised in our community. At Thanksgiving, we provide food baskets to needy families with children. The youth, missionary society and women’s ministry organize teams at Christmas to visit our ill and homebound members to provide them with gifts.
Bridging Access to Care (Brooklyn AIDS Task Force)
2261 Church Avenue

The mission of Bridging Access To Care, Inc (“BAC”) is to reduce the incidence of HIV in Brooklyn through information and education to ensure that the message reaches the most vulnerable individuals. The corporation primarily provides preventative, educational and direct services to the general population of the borough of Brooklyn and to people with AIDS and their families.

(347) 505-5000
Founded in 1985, BAC has since provided HIV/AIDS education, prevention and treatment, including HIV primary care and counseling and testing, as well as state licensed substance abuse treatment services and prevention services. BAC’s comprehensive services include housing placement assistance/living skills education and COBRA case management; treatment education and adherence services; nutritional services, mental health screening, case management, youth services, and employment services; risk- reduction/harm reduction services; adolescent peer education; and several behavioral modification programs targeting ex-offenders and/or recently incarcerated individuals with long histories of substance abuse.
BrightFarms Inc
21 W 46th Street
Suite 1109
New York

For the Health of the Planet, we seek to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain.

(212) 358-1100
BrightFarms designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at, or near, supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and cost from the food supply chain. They produce local, fresh produce for local retailers. They sell food immediately upon harvesting and deliver locally, which means a longer shelf life and the elimination of storage and shipping costs. Their production methods have less impact on the environment than traditional farms as they use less land and water, do not use chemical pesticides or agricultural runoff and leave a dramatically reduced carbon footprint. Retailers are provided a long-term, fixed-price contract to protect them from rising costs and inconsistent supply.
Bronx Bethany Community Corporation
964 E. 227 St.

Mission: To respond compassionately and practically to human need through servanthood by providing Counsel, Information, Access to Resources, and Academic Support to youth so as to increase the quality of life of families within the North East Bronx and the community at large.

(718) 231-5276
We view compassion as relief, intervention as well as, prevention. Our priority is to serve families with children between the ages of 5 years and 12 years. We understand that strategic partnerships are essential in the development of the community. While we cannot provide every service our constituents will need, we can be the information clearinghouse that steers persons to other organizations that are also providing excellent services.
Bronx CookSpace (WHEDco)
50 East 168th Street

Bronx CookSpace is operated by WHEDco, a nonprofit community development organization that believes all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. WHEDco provides resources that help South Bronx neighborhoods thrive: from high-quality early childhood education to commercial revitalization. Learn more at http://whedco.org/bronx-cookspace.

(718) 839-1100 Ext.105 or 646-691- 6704
Bronx CookSpace is a fully equipped commercial kitchen that provides flexible, affordable workspace and individualized technical assistance to small food businesses. We give entrepreneurs a place to test products and ideas as they develop and grow cost-effectively. The 4,000 square foot kitchen is divided into four workspaces, or bays, that can be rented alone or in combination. It is ideal for caterers, bakers, and food and beverage manufacturers who would otherwise not be able to afford the commercial kitchen space or equipment they need to start and grow their business.
Bronx Green-Up (at The New York Botanical Garden)
The New York Botanical Garden

Our work is threefold: we are trainers in urban horticulture; partners on Bronx greening projects, most often in community gardens and urban farms; and a conduit for bringing people and resources together to bring these projects to fruition. We create and redevelop urban green space. We teach people of all ages how to care for urban land and grow food with limited resources. We partner with local individuals, groups, and institutions to further community gardening efforts.

(718) 817-8026
Bronx Green-Up is a community gardening outreach program located at The New York Botanical Garden that provides horticulture education, training and technical assistance to Bronx residents, community gardeners, urban farmers, local schools and community organizations. The program is the visible presence of the Botanical Garden beyond the Garden’s gates, inspiring NYC residents to get involved in improving their communities through greening projects.

Working hand in hand with Bronx residents, Bronx Green-Up strives to benefit local communities through education and hands-on training. Discover what NYBG’s horticultural outreach is all about.

Established nearly three decades ago, Bronx Green-Up has become one of the foremost organizations devoted to sustainable gardening and beautification in the borough.
Bronx Health REACH; Institute for Family Health
Institute for Family Health, Manhattan
2006 Madison Avenue
New York

Mission: To improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities.

(212) 633-0800
Bronx Health REACH publishes educational materials, articles, newsletters, and other information for use by community groups, faith-based organizations, schools, businesses, and individuals. Materials include information on health disparity, diabetes, nutrition and fitness. They advocate for legislation and public policy to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
21 East Mount Eden Avenue

For over 120 years, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center has provided quality health care to those in need. Today, Bronx-Lebanon is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 972 beds at two major hospital divisions, comprehensive psychiatric and chemical dependency programs, two specialized long-term care facilities, and an extensive BronxCare Network of medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center, that provides more than 1.1 million visits annually. Bronx-Lebanon is now among the largest providers of outpatient services in New York City, and its ER is responding to 140,000 visits, one of the busiest in New York. Its outpatient practices are also certified as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (the highest designation) by the National Center for Quality Assurance.

(718) 583-4278
Bronx-Lebanon is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 964 beds at two major hospital divisions.
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