Center for Family Life in Sunset Park

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Organization Name:
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Primary Address 1:
443 39th Street
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11232
Long Organization Description:

The mission of the Community Services program is to address the urgent needs of residents in Sunset Park who are experiencing an acute crisis. The Community Service Program acts as both a resource and a gateway to help enhance individual functioning, family stability and community building in Sunset Park. Access to all service components is open and eligibility determinations are minimal.

Community Services is an informal, accessible point of entry into the Center for Family Life’s comprehensive service system. As such, it provides a valuable first point of contact for many neighborhood residents who ultimately may choose to engage in other more “high intensity” services.

Organization Phone Number:
(718) 438-9500
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Douglas O’Dell
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Community Meetings
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
We serve approximately 9,000 families each year at six different community locations.
Community members (approx.):
1,500
Number of staff/employees:
5,000
Year Started:
1895
Major Funders:
Federal and State Funding, Private Donations
Organization Type:
Food Bank, Food Pantry
About the Organization:
The work of Center for Family Life is grounded in the daily, lived experience of the Sunset Park community and guided by a vision of neighborhood families and social institutions evolving over time and contributing to each other’s ongoing development. Our comprehensive range of services aims to sustain and nurture families, and to create a supportive community from which children can emerge as confident, capable adults. The Center’s programs are designed to reinforce the role of the agency as a stabilizing anchor in the community, one that provides culturally consonant services and creates environments where participants’ strengths are recognized and they are treated as valued partners rather than subjects.
Areas Served:
Brooklyn
Core Programs:
Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Nutrition Education
Major Issues:
Food Pantry, Healthy Food Access, Increase Food Access, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth), Nutrition Education (Adult)
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#brooklyn #SCO
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#roadtrax #roadrecovery
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