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.
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.