OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Like so many health organizations, HCC has spent the past year learning about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, processing what this pandemic means for our staff, clients, and the communities we serve, and adjusting to a new way of life.

 

Many of our colleagues, clients, neighbors, and friends are more vulnerable to COVID-19 because of underlying chronic conditions, homelessness, undocumented or uninsured statuses, especially within communities of color. Our communities need more care in the face of this pandemic and depend on our extra help. For HCC, this means changing the way we work to keep our communities safer and healthier.

 

We’re all in this together, and we are committed to keeping essential services open to provide for those most in need. Therefore, HCC has suspended some services and changed the hours of other services until further notice.

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OUR CURRENT ON-SITE

HOURS OF OPERATION

3807 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203

*The office is open on limited hours and by appointment only

Monday - Friday        11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

There are no appointments on Saturdays, however if there is an urgent need, please call: 718-940-2200 x 114

Congregate Supportive Housing

Rachael Dure

rdure@hccinc.org  

HIV Self Test, Covid-19 testing & vaccine appointments

Maria Velazquez ext. 139

mvelazquez@hccinc.org  

HIV Navigation Services

Tyheim Walker

twalker@hccinc.org 

BeWell Mental Health Services & Counseling (also via telehealth and telephone)

Sabrina Jean Baptiste, Clinical Therapist

sjeanbaptiste@hccinc.org

Appointment Protocols

We continue to conduct telehealth visits and virtual calls with our housing tenants and we are seeing people on-site for high need, urgent follow-up care, by appointment only. We are also welcoming new clients, however, we are encouraging people to call the office first at 718-940-2200 or email one of our program managers directly

HCC is proud to announce the launch of Flatlands Community Partnership, an initiative created in April 2020 in partnership with Flatlands Reformed Church and Utica to Flatbush Initiatives, to address food insecurity, social needs and to offer emergency Covid-19 relief to vulnerable residents in Flatlands, Flatbush, Carnarise, Mill Basin and Georgetown areas. We are community leaders and advocates working together to urgently mobilize and coordinate all available community resources to support residents.

Our Core Values: Cooperation. Equity. Respect. Transparency. Compassion.

 

We have partnered wth NYC Health & Hospitals Test & Trace Corps. to make it easier for people to book appointments for their Covid-19 vaccinations at nearby locations in Brooklyn. Please contact Maria Velazquez at 718-940-2200 ext. 139 or email mvelazquez@hccinc.org to book your vaccine appointments.

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Food & Nutrition Services

Effective immediately, HCC will provide assistance with pantry bags and fresh food boxes twice a week on Fridays outdoors at our via our mobile unit and Saturdays in Flatlands. Pantry bags include non-perishable food and fresh produce

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On-the-Go

Locations vary. Call 718-940-2200 for locations.

Fridays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Flatlands Reformed Church

Community Center

3931 Kings Highway

Brooklyn, NY 11210

(@ E 40th St. Near Flatbush Ave)

Saturdays thru June 30th

10:00 AM -

While Supplies Last

*Assessments, reassessments, and individual counseling take place by telephone

We are working tirelessly to distribute fresh food boxes, and non-perishable food items until June 30th, 2021.  Food boxes and pantry include fresh produce and nonperishable items to support individuals and families.

 

Though face-to-face meetings are limited, we are still working with our clients to make sure they get what they need during the isolation period. From Housing to 340B pharmacy, our programs are continuing to operate remotely, connecting clients to care, stability, fitness and mental health.

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Fitness at Home Programs

The FITBK program offers weekly virtual fitness programming easily accessible to everyone at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. Follow on Facebook and Instagram @officialfitbk for further details, live videos and schedules.

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*Anyone entering the building must wear a face mask. If they do not have a face mask, one will be provided upon entry, and a temperature check will be implemented upon arrival. Everyone is encouraged to maintain social distance while in the facility and we have signs on our doors which lists the rules for maintaining safety. Also, we are stepping up on all facility cleaning efforts, working to ensure that our essential services can go on without interruption, while additionally considering the safety and security of our staff, clients, and other community members. All of our messaging and promotional efforts around the pandemic protocols and now the recent race war that is taken place all over the world, are being supported through weekly and daily social media engagement postings and advertisements to keep all of our followers and supporters informed and educated.