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Flagstone Family Center

​​​199 Amboy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
T: (718) 675-3356

Program Summary: Flagstone Family Center is a 158-bed family homeless shelter in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Staff provide ongoing case management, relocation to permanent housing, crisis intervention (emergency food, clothing, carfare and supportive services) for any family in need. The Flagstone Family Center provides comprehensive social services designed to prepare and return families to independent living in permanent housing as quickly as possible.

Each family has an individualized service plan that outlines their unique set of strengths and needs and the steps needed to stabilize family functioning and transition to permanent housing as soon as possible. Emphasis in securing active benefits, employment, searching for permanent housing and securing a better quality of life when returning to the community is paramount.​

Families at Flagstone can take advantage of the following programs offered at the shelter:

LEADER CONNECT: The program helps homeless and disconnected young adults at the shelter prepare for independent living by providing one-on-one support, career counseling and connections to real world work experience through a job shadowing program.

SAFECARE: An evidence-based parenting model proven to reduce incidents of abuse and neglect and improve attachment among low-income parents and their children. Started at Flagstone in 2015, SafeCare works with families with 0-4 year-olds.Through three modules (Health, Home Safety and Parent-Child Interaction), parents learn to identify and treat or seek help for childhood illnesses and injuries, eliminate safety hazards in the home and interact and play with their children to improve development and bonding.Supported with NY City Council funds, SafeCare is part of a broader initiative to adapt evidence-based practices to a shelter environment.

SONYC: A high-quality after-school enrichment program for middle school youth living at the shelter. The program engages 10–14 year-olds in a range of unique enrichment activities designed to provide social and emotional support for students who are experiencing serious disruption in their lives, as well as fostering creativity through art and music and providing academic support.

  • Eligibility: Families referred by DHS/HERO
  • Clients Served Annually: 650
  • Referrals Accepted: No

This shelter is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services, New York City Council, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.​