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Human Services Committee Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:00PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office (810 E 16th Street, Brooklyn)

1. VITA Free Tax Assistance Program – Makeela Brathwaite, VITA Program Director, Grow Brooklyn
2. New York City Commission on Human Rights Services & Resources – Edwidge Menard, Associate Human
Rights Specialist, Brooklyn Community Service Center
3. Other business

Winter Heating Bill Assistance

Image result for HEARTSHARE HEATING FUNDDo you need assistance paying your heating bill this winter? Heartshare Neighborhood Heating Fund (NHF) is offering $200 grants to all qualified households. Eligibility is based on household size and gross monthly income. Families can qualify whether they have unpaid bills, zero balance, or even a credit on your bill. As long as you are income eligible, you qualify for the grant. To see if you are eligible, what documentation to bring and for more information, contact a local enrollment site. This program ends March 31, 2017. Click here for locations to apply for a HeartShare heating assistance grant.

The HEAP Cooling Assistance Benefit opens on May 1, 2017.  Those who are eligible may receive a onetime benefit per household for the purchase and installation of an air conditioner or a fan to help cool their home.   Please visit OTDA’s website for more information on the eligibility requirements and where to apply.

Joint Executive & Human Services Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7 PM
Location: CB14 District Office (810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn)


1. Report on Housing New York: Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment Proposal: Presentation by Johah Rogoff, City Planner, New York City Department of City Planning

2. Other business

Family Foster Care Informational Forum

DATE: Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 12-2 PM
LOCATION: MercyFirst (6301 12th Avenue, Brooklyn)

There are many children in foster care in need of a safe and loving home. MercyFirst presents a community event that hopes to inspire individuals to make a difference in a child’s life. As a prospective foster parent, you will have the opportunity to meet with and discuss foster care with professionals, along with foster and adoptive parents. To register or for more information, call 718-232-1500 (ext. 219 for Jennifer Hayes or ext. 212 for Jenilee Fuertes.) Click here to see event flyer.

Human Services Committee Meeting

DATE: Thursday, October 1, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn


1. Restoring Family Links Program –
Marie-Celine Vandenbempt, International Service Specialist, American Red Cross

2. Workforce Development Program –
Janice Tosto, Deputy Director, Skills Training Program, St. Nick’s Alliance

3. New York City SchoolFood Program –
Marian Osei-Boateng, District 17 Supervisor, NYC Department of Education

4. Other business

Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program

September 8-14, 2014 has been designated as National Lifeline Awareness Week by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS.) The Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program offers affordable rates for basic telephone service for income-eligible consumers. To qualify for Lifeline, consumers must participate in any one of a number of federal assistance programs or have an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. To find out if you qualify and for more details about the program, please visit their website at

CB14 Nonprofit Organizations Map

Check out a new community resource available on Brooklyn Community Board 14′s website! Click on square icon on the top right of the map below or click this link to view the full CB14 Nonprofit Organizations Map.


Human Services Committee Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 E 16th Street, Brooklyn 11230


1. Presentation of Services, Programs and Initiatives – Chaz Crowder, Brooklyn Borough Coordinator, New York City Human Resources Administration

2. Presentation of Services, Programs and Initiatives – Ricky Wong, Director of Community Affairs, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

3. Introduction of Programs and Services; Update on Office Relocation to Avenue M & East 14th Street (former NBC Studio building) – David Mandel, CEO; Reggi Salzberg, Director of Program Development, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services

4. Other business

We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship

Do you want to create change and serve Brooklyn? Are you a non-profit, faith, or community leader who wants to expand your network? Are you seeking professional development and leadership training? Community Leaders are encouraged to apply for the 2013-2014 We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship. CLICK HERE to visit the WAAB Website to read more about the opportunity and to download the application. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. For more information, email

Cancer Support Group for Women

Connect with others and share resources at this monthly support group for women affected by cancer. All women are welcome including those newly diagnosed, in treatment or survivors.

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2-3:30 PM
Where: SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks Street, Avram Conference Center, Room F/G

Register today at 718-780-1481 or email

NYC Cooling Centers Open Monday & Tuesday

The NYC Office of Emergency Management announced cooling centers will open Monday, July 16 & Tuesday, July 17, to help New Yorkers stay cool. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, the heat index is expected to exceed 95 degrees Monday and Tuesday. With temperatures soaring, it is important to keep hydrated and stay cool. During officially-declared heat waves, New York City offers hundreds of cooling centers  in air-conditioned public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries around the five boroughs. To find a cooling center or pool near you, call 311 or Click Here to use the online Cooling Center locator. These centers are free and open to the public. Individuals who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the cooling centers during a heat wave.


Community Resource Fair

Saturday, June 30, 1-3 PM * Cortelyou Church of God, 1085 Flatbush Ave.

Services provided will include health information, foster parent sign-up, mental health information, shelters and housing options, daycare vouchers and children’s resources, loan modifications, employment information and more!

The event is free and open to the public. Click Here for more information.

Youth Conference Today (Office Closed at 2 PM)

The Community Board 14 District Office will be closed today, Wednesday, May 2 at 2 PM.

Join us at the
Brooklyn College Student Center
(East 27th and Campus Road)
for the
5th Annual Youth Conference

from 4-7 PM today!

For more information, CLICK HERE!

Cyber-Bullying Town Hall Event

Midwood High School is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 19th 2012 at 5 PM. The topic will be on Cyber-bullying and how schools, students, and parents can implement effective measures to deal with this problem. The guest speaker will be ADA Frank Laghezza from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. His presentation will provide insight on how to recognize and resolve matters surrounding cyber-bullying. This meeting is open to the public.

CYBER-BULLYING: How schools, students & parents can work together

MIDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: 2839 Bedford Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: (718) 724-8500

Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 5 pm

Guest Speaker: Frank Laghezza, ADA, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

CB14 Additional Passover Sanitation Collection Services

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Friday, April 6, 2012. The plan provides for an additional collection.

For areas with regular pick up on Monday/Thursday or Wednesday/Saturday the plan provides for an additional collection on Friday, April 6th. For areas with regular pick up on Tuesday/Friday the plan provides for enhanced collection on Friday, April 6th. (Click on the map to see a larger image).

The additional/enhanced Friday recycling collection will take place from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 AM. Therefore all recycling materials must be placed at curbside on the evening of Thursday, April 5th for collection on Friday, April 6th.  The use of plastic bags for these special collections is strongly suggested.

All regular refuse materials, including Chometz, should be placed at curbside no later than 11:00 AM on Friday, April 6th.


H.E.A.T. – Help Employ Ambitious Teens

Town Meeting: Health Care In Brooklyn

Free Income Tax Preparation

Introduction to Medicare seminar


Human Services Committee Meeting

Location: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM

1. Presentation on Hospital the Health Care Safety Net and Health Care Issues in Central Brooklyn – Representative from the Safe Our Safety Net Campaign.

2. Update on the NYC Department for the Aging Programs and Services; Pre-budget Consultation and Overview of District Needs of Community District 14 – Charise Lawrence, Director – Brooklyn Community Outreach, NYC Department for the Aging.

3. Other Business

REMEMBER TO VOTE!  Thursday, September 13th is Primary Vote Day.

Human Services Committee Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7PM

LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn



1. Presentation on Make a Wish Metro New York and Western New York Volunteer Opportunities – Katherine McManus, Manager, Volunteer Resources

2. Presentation on Single Stop Human Services Programs – Charissa Townsend, Senior Program Officer, Single Stop USA

3. Report on Flatbush YMCA Programs and Services – Kendall Charter, Executive Director, Flatbush YMCA

4. Other Business

Flatbush Town Hall Meeting, March 8th

Flatbush Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting
March 8, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
PS 269, 1957 Nostrand Ave, between Foster & Farragut

Click here to see the Event Flyer in ENGLISH.
Click here to see the Event Flyer in SPANISH.
Click here to see the Event Flyer in CREOLE.

To find out more about Flatbush Promise Neighborhood, continue reading below.


Human Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February  19, 2014, 7:00 PM 
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Presentation on Affordable Care Act In Person Assistance/Navigator Program – Melissa Chapman,  Vice President, Government & Community Relations, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

2. Presentation on Take Care New York Partner Portal – Heidi Exline, Community Relations Specialist, Intergovernmental Affairs, NYC Health Department

3. Other business

NYPD Gun Buyback Program

The 70th Precinct is encouraging people from all over Brooklyn to take advantage of a gun buyback program that’s coming up in Brooklyn North.

On Saturday, January 28, the 77th Precinct is hosting the program at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, located at 1200 Dean Street at Nostrand. The cash-for-guns program will exchange $200 bank card for operable handguns and $20 bank card for operable rifles and shotguns.

For more information, call the 70th Precinct Community Affairs Office at 718-851-5557

NYC Prescription Discount Program

NYC Prescription Discount Card
All New York City residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of the city’s discount prescription program. No paperwork required. All are automatically qualified. Simply visit the Big Apple Rx website, call 311 or call 1-800-697-6974 to receive your new card start saving on your prescriptions.

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