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The Kensington

​​​​385 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218
T: (718) 226-0425

Program Summary:

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.