385 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218
T: (718) 226-0425
The Kensington is a temporary family
homeless shelter in Brooklyn, NY with a capacity for 64
families. Staff provides ongoing case management, relocation
to permanent housing, crisis intervention (emergency food,
clothing, carfare and supportive services) for any family in need.
The Kensington 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.
Eligibility: Families referred by DHS/HERO
Clients Served Annually: 200
Referrals Accepted: No
This program is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.