Description & History

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) is one of Brooklyn's oldest and largest non-profit organizations serving low-income communities. BCS has 25 locations in Brooklyn, and serves over 18,000 people every year. 

Our mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face, as we strive to ensure opportunity for all to learn, grow and contribute to ONE Brooklyn Community.


To achieve this mission, we offer comprehensive services, including:

·         Early childhood education

·         Youth development 

·         Counseling for at-risk families

·         Treatment, recovery and job training for adults living                 with mental illness

·         Services for adults with developmental disabilities

·         Disaster recovery case management and relief services

BCS seeks to increase public awareness of the impacts of poverty on individuals and the community at-large.  In concert with our consumers and the neighborhoods we serve, we advocate their cause toward our shared vision of ONE Brooklyn Community.


About the organization

Brooklyn Community Services

Janelle Farris
Executive Director
Volunteer Department
Volunteer Team
Organization’s website: