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ELECTED OFFICIALS

If you are having trouble with any city agency and need assistance, contact your elected representatives:

Find out which elected officals represent you: Vote Smart, 888-Vote-Smart (888-868-3762) http://www.votesmart.org

Public Advocate's Office: Betsy Gotbaum, (212) 669-7250
http://www.pubadvocate.nyc.gov

Brooklyn Borough President's Office: Marty Markowitz, (718) 802-3959/3700
http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/

City Council: http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml

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CHILD CARE

Finding Child Care
Call the Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium at 888-469-5999 or 311 for a list of your local child care providers. You can search for a family day care, group family day care, or day care center online at http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/ccfs_facilitysearch/.

Accessing Child Care Subsidies
Public Assistance recipients: Tell your PA case worker that you are interested in Child Care Assistance or Child care in Lieu of Public Assistance.

Transitional child care for welfare leavers: If you do not automatically receive information about Transitional Child Care assistance when your PA case is closed, contact the Work Related Benefits office at 212-835-7681 to request an application.

Subsidized care for low-income families: If you are at the end of your 12 months of Transitional Child Care, you should automatically receive an application from ACS to transfer your child care subsidy from HRA to ACS. If you do not receive an ACS application before the end of your Transitional Child Care, contact the Work Related Benefits office at 212-835-7681.

If you have not been receiving transitional child care assistance, ask at the child care center you choose if you can apply for a subsidy through them. If you cannot apply at the center you choose or through your local community organization or you have not chosen a center, you can call 311 and ask to apply for Subsidized Child Care. The operator will ask basic questions about your income and household and forward your request to the ACS Resource Area Office, which will mail you an application for child care and further instructions on how to complete the process.

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FOOD STAMPS

You may apply for Food Stamps at any office you choose, although your application will be processed at the office nearest your home.

Food Stamp offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm, except for extended-hour offices, marked here with an asterisk(*). One office in each borough has additional weekday hours and is open on Saturday.

Food Stamp Office

Zip Codes Served

Ft. Greene (F-20)
275 Bergen Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 694-7356, 7357, 8510,8196

11203, 11215-11217, 11226, 11231, 11238

Williamsburg (F-21)
30 Thornton Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-5121, 5122, 5140, 5115

11206, 11221, 11233, 11237

Coney Island (F-22)
2865 West 8th St, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718)265-5605, 5606, 5607

11201, 11204, 11205, 11209, 11210, 11214-20, 11223-26, 11234, 11235, 11238

Greenwood (F-24)
227 Schermerhorn St, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(178)722-4004, 4005, 4006, 4007

11201, 11203, 11206, 11208, 11211-13, 11215, 11221, 11222, 11225-27, 11231-33, 11236, 11237, 11239

Midwood (F-25)
3050 W. 21st Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 333-3286, 3308, 3297, 3587

11223, 11224, 11229, 11234, 11235

North Brooklyn (F-26)
500 DeKalb Avenue, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 398-8451, 8202, 5057

11205, 11211, 11222

New Utrecht (F-27)
6740 Fourth Avenue, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 921-2110, 2137, 2049

11209, 11214, 11220, 11228

Brighton (F-28)
2865 West 8th Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 265-5621, 5623

11204, 11218, 11219, 11230, 11232

Boro Hall, Brooklyn* (F-23)
45 Hoyt St. OR 210 Livingston St., 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 237-4792, 4793, 4695, 4818

Extended hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

11201, 11207, 11208, 11210, 11212, 11213, 11225, 11227, 11236, 11239


Offices in other boroughs with extended hours

Zip codes served

Waverly, New York* (F-19)
12 W. 14th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 352-2519, 2524, 2526, 2576, 2578

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 7pm.
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

10001-10016, 10038, 10047, 10048, 10069, 10280, 10281, 10282

Fordham, Bronx* (F-44)
2551 Bainbridge Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 220-6672, 6673, 6674, 6675, 6679, 6680, 6681

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

10458, 10463, 10464, 10466, 10468-71, 10475

Jamaica, Queens* (F-41/ F-54)
165-08 88th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 523-1298, 883-8344

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

11411-11424, 11426, 11428, 11430, 11432-11436, 11451

Richmond, Staten Island* (F-51/ F-59)
201 Bay Street, 1st Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 556-4753, 7249

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

All Staten Island zip codes


Special Food Stamp Offices

Population Served

SSI Center (F-15)
253 Schermerhorn Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 722-4009

For NYC residents who receive SSI and live alone or only with a spouse who also receives SSI, request an application from this office by mail or phone.

Homebound Unit (F-63)
253 Schermerhorn Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 722-4800, 4801, 4802, 4803

For NYC clients who are homebound and do not receive SSI, contact this office to apply by mail.

Residential Treatment Center (F-61)
253 Schermerhorn Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 722-4868, 4817

This is a mail and phone office, which serves all NYC clients who live in state certified residential treatment group homes.

For more information about the Food Stamp Program, call the HRA Infoline at 1-(877) 472-8411.

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HEAD START

Call the ACS' main Head Start Office at 212-932-0966 for information about Early Head Start and Head Start programs and centers.

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HEALTH INSURANCE (Medicaid, Child Health Plus & Family Health Plus)

Facilitated Enrollers in Brooklyn

Agency Address

How to get an appointment

Enrollment hours

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
(Lead agency for multiple agencies serving Southern Brooklyn)

Call Met Council's Facilitated Enrollment Hotline at 212-453-9532 to find an agency in your Southern Brooklyn neighborhood.

*The hotline also lists languages spoken at each agency.

Varies by agency. Please call hotline for details & to schedule an appointment.

Brooklyn Perinatal Network
76 Nevins St., 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Drop in or call 718-643-8258 x819 to schedule an appointment.

*English, Spanish and Creole speaking enrollers are available.

Mon-Fri, 9 am- 5pm

Caribbean Women's Health Association
at the Caledonia Health Complex
100 Parkside Avenue, 4th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Call 718-826-2942 and dial zero to speak with an operator to schedule an appointment. Evening appointments are available.

*English, Creole & Spanish speaking enrollers are available.

Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm

Appointments are preferred, but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council
217 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Drop in or call 718-366-3800 to schedule an appointment.

* English and Spanish speaking enrollers available

Mon, Tu, Th & Fri, 9am-5pm
Wed, 9am-7 pm

Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
1288 Central Ave, Basement
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Call 718-868-8291ext. 8 to schedule an appointment. Hours are Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

*English, Spanish & Hebrew speaking enrollers available

Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm
Mon 9am-7:30 pm

Appointments are preferred, but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center
650 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Call Donna Love at 718-596-9800 to schedule an appointment.

Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-5 pm
Tu, Th 10 am-7 pm

Only emergency drop-ins. Please call to schedule an appointment.

NY Diagnostic Center
1657 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Call 718-363-8562 to schedule an appointment. For Saturday appointments call at least one day in advance.

* English and Spanish speaking enrollers available

Mon-Sat, 9am-5:00pm.

Appointments are preferred, but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

United Jewish Organization
32 Penn St.
Brooklyn, NY11211

Drop in or call 718-643-9700 for an appointment or for more information.

Mon-Th, 10 am-4 pm

Brownsville Health Center
259 Bristol St, 2nd FL
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Call Rose Marie Higgins at 718-495-8234 or 8235 to schedule an appointment.

*English & Chinese speaking enrollers are available.

Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm

Appointments are preferred , but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Homecrest Health Center
1601 Avenue S, RM 112
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Call Natalya Kagno at 718-336-2553 x 144 to schedule an appointment.

*English, Russian & Spanish speaking enrollers are available.

Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm

Appointments are preferred , but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Fort Greene Health Center
295 Flatbush Extension, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Call Mary Ann Rowan at 718-643-4467 to schedule an appointment.

*English & Spanish speaking enrollers available.

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm

Appointments are preferred, but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Public Health Solutions
2555 Ocean Ave, 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Call 347-274-0705 to schedule an appointment.

*English, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Russian & Chinese speaking enrollers available.

Mon, Tu, Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Sat 10 am-5 pm


Appointments are preferred , but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Public Health Solutions
366 86th Street
Bay Ridge, NY 11209

Call 347-274-0705 to schedule an appointment.

*English, Arabic, Albanian, Bosnian, Serbian, Turkish & Macedonian speaking enrollers available.

Mon, Tu, Wed 8:30 am-4 pm
Th 1 pm-5 pm


Appointments are preferred , but drop-ins are accepted during normal business hours.

Make the Road New York
301 Grove Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Call Julissa Santiago at 718-418-7690 ext. 229 or Josefina Davila at ext 239 to schedule an appointment.

Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm

By appointment only.

Please see the other Borough Contact Pages for information about facilitated enrollers in other parts of the city. You can also find a list of enrollers including health plan offices and hospitals on the Mayor's Office for Health Insurance Access website http://www.nyc.gov/html/hia/html/public_insurance/enroll.shtml.

NYS Medicaid Helpline: Call (800) 541- 2831 Mon-Fri 8am - 4:45pm to get help finding a doctor who accepts Medicaid fee-for-service. In addition, there is an online directory of physicians on the New York City website where you can search for doctors in your community that accept your insurance at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/stat/hp.html

If you have questions regarding managed care coverage (enrollment, transferring, or disenrollment) for your children contact NY Medicaid Choice at (800) 505-5678.

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LIFELINE

To have an application mailed to you or for general information about the Lifeline program call (718) 890-1550 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm.

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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (WELFARE)

Welfare-to-Work Job Centers are open Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5pm. They do not currently have extended hours for individuals who are working.

Bay Ridge Job Center (#70)
6740 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 921-2000/2103/2084

Bushwick Job Center (#66)
30 Thornton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-5120/5117

Greenwood Job Center (#85)
275 Bergen Street
(enter at 88 Third Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 694-8390/91
(718) 694-8819/37

Linden Job Center (#67)
45 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 237-6509/7249

DeKalb Job Center (#64)
500 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636-2495
(718)636-2819

Euclid Job Center (#78)
404 Pine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 827-3969/68
(718)827-3721

Coney Island Job Center (#63)
3050 W. 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 333-3100/3014/3020/3237

Refugee Annex (#49)
98 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 237-5617/18
(718) 923-5562

*Primarily serves immigrants and individuals with language barriers

 

 

Offices (in all boroughs) that serve special populations:

Veterans Service Center (#62)
25 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 473-8313
(718) 222-2430/31

*Primarily serves PA recipients with at least one household member that is a veteran

Refugee Job Center (#47)
2 Washington Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 495-7050/53

*Primarily serves refugee or immigrant clients and those with language barriers.

Riverview Job Center
213-215 Duffield Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 237-2226
(718) 722-4180

*Primarily serves shelter residents--single adults and families

Family Service Call Center
32-28 Northern Blvd.
L.I.C., NY 11101
(718)392-7283
(718) 392-6454

* Primarily a mail and phone operations that serves active child-only cases whose payees are NOT in receipt or PA.

Union Square Job Center (#39)
109 E. 16th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 835-7361/8300

* Primarily serves individuals identified as having significant barriers to employment and needing specialized services

Residential Treatment Center (#52)
109 E. 16th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 835-7937
(212) 835-7671

*Primarily serves clients residing in alcohol and drug treatment centers. Must be referred to job center by residential placement.

Senior Works
109 E. 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 835-8445
(212) 835-7691

* Primarily serves individuals age 60 and over

Family Services Center
275 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 1217
(718) 752-3937
(718) 694-8647

*Primarily handles face to face recertifications and emergency walk in activities for the Family Call Centers active child only cases whose payees are not in receipt of Public Assistance.

 

Eligibility Verification Review Offices:
320 Schermerhorn Street
250 Livingston Street in Brooklyn, NY

HRA Information Line: Call the Human Resources Administration toll free at (877) 472-8411 for eligibility information or to find the Job Center closest to you. The automated line operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week in English, Spanish, Russian and Cantonese; you can talk to a live person if you call M-F, 8-5.

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PUBLIC HOUSING & SECTION 8

NYCHA Applications Office
350 Livingston Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 250-5900

Phone calls are accepted all weekdays, 8am - 4pm. Office is closed to the public on Wed.

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SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS

Contact the Principal at your child's school if you have any questions about the School Food Programs or need help completing the application.

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSI & SSD)

East New York
27 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 385-4483

Canarsie
1329 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 272-8225

Bushwick
790 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-9410
Mon-Fri, 8 am- 4 pm

Boro Hall
195/200 Montague Street, 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11202
(718) 330-7601

Bedford Heights
1196 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 773-6438

Williamsburg
217 Havemeyer St., Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-7914

Bay Ridge
6011 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 972-3971

Avenue X
10 Bouck Court
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 627-7057

Cypress Hill
3386 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 827-3858

Flatbush
2250 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718)859-6002

Kings Plaza
4123 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 951-1005


Offices are open Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm. They can be very difficult to reach by telephone. For general information and forms call the national toll-free information line at (800) 772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration website at www.ssa.gov.

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TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE

  • For free tax help, call 311 and ask for free tax preparation sites or visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/initiatives/eitc.shtml. For problems with the tax site you visited, call 311 and ask to file a "tax preparer complaint."
  • For questions on Federal tax preparation, credits and returns, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. You can also check the status of your Federal tax refund online at http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96596,00.html. Ask for the IRS' free tax credit publications:
    "Child Tax Credit" (Publication 972).
    "Earned Income Tax Credit" (Publication 596).
    "Child and Dependent Care Expenses" (Publication 503).
  • For questions on NYS tax preparation, credits and returns, call the NY State tax info line at 1-800-225-5829.
  • For year-round advice about your taxes or finances or free help if you are being audited, visit Food Change's Food and Finance Center in Harlem, at 284 St. Nicholas Avenue between 124th and 125th Street. Walk in hours are Mon - Thurs., 9am - 7pm, and Fri. and Sat., 9am - 5pm.
  • For free help solving tax problems, call the Taxpayer Advocate Service toll-free phone number at 1-877-777-4778 or go to http://www.irs.gov/advocate/. This is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who need help resolving tax problems, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI)

You may apply over the telephone by calling the NYS Unemployment Insurance Claim Center at 888-209-8124 (English, Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin & Creole & translation services should be provided for other languages). The average call lasts 15-20 minutes. (Hearing impaired individuals should call a relay operator at 800-662-1220 and have the operator call the NYS Department of Labor at 888-783-1370.) You can also apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits online at https://ui.labor.state.ny.us/UBC/index.jsp.

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UTILITY ASSISTANCE

HEAP: Pick up an application at:
98 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Lobby
210 Livingston Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
3050 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, NY 11224
1 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Keyspan Office)
1535 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212 (Keyspan Office)
* All offices open Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.

Energy Share, Neighborhood Heating Fund, Neighbor Fund: Call Heart Share at 718-422-4207 to find out where to apply.

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VESID

New York State Office Building
55 Hanson Place, Second Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1580
(718) 722-6701/6700
TTY/TDD: (718)722-6736
Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm
www.vesid.nysed.gov/brooklyn/home.html

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WIC

Contact the Growing Up Healthy Hotline (800) 522-5006 for a list of WIC offices near you. There are over one hundred sites in the city. You will need to call in advance and schedule an appointment to apply for WIC.

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WORKFORCE 1 CAREER CENTERS (ONE STOPS)
For job training and career counseling, visit the Career Center near you.

Brooklyn Workforce 1 Career Center
9 Bond Street (between Livingston and Fulton Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 246-5219
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5pm (Computer Center 9am - 4:00pm)

 

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