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.
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
HIV Self Test, Covid-19 testing & vaccine appointments
Maria Velazquez ext. 139
HIV Navigation Services
BeWell Mental Health Services & Counseling (also via telehealth and telephone)
Sabrina Jean Baptiste, Clinical Therapist
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 to book your vaccine appointments.
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
Locations vary. Call 718-940-2200 for locations.
Fridays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Flatlands Reformed Church
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.