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Health & Well-Being

Our community thrives when every Brooklynite has access to holistic services and support to lead healthy lives

2019 Spark Prize Winner The Campaign Against Hunger
Two men posing for a photo.
Organizers with VOCAL-NY
Food pantry distribution at the Council of Peoples Organization. Courtesy COPO.

Of Brooklynites are living with a disability

4 years

Gap in life expectancy between Black New Yorkers and the citywide average


Highest number of drug overdose deaths in NYC occurred in Brooklyn

Our Approach

We know that health disparities in our borough – like many places in our nation – fall along racial and class lines. Brooklyn Org backs community-based organizations that address the many facets of health and well-being, including mental health, reproductive rights, substance misuse, and public health through direct interventions and long-term support. We want to take on the inequities that leave our neighbors without the care they need so that all Brooklynites can live long and prosperous lives.

Nonprofit Resources

Brooklyn Org provides holistic support and resources to nonprofits across the borough, from funding to capacity building, and more.

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Who We Back

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Dr. Florence Saint-Jean, Executive Director of Global Trauma Research
Brooklyn Org has really helped us become a stronger organization through their unflinching support. When you reach out for assistance, they’re always there to say, ‘How can we help?’ Dr. Florence Saint-Jean
Executive Director, Global Trauma Research
A diverse group of people pose for a photo outside of VOCAL New York's office in Brooklyn.
At the heart of what we do is community organizing. We see this as critical to shifting power so that people can play a more active role in improving their own lives. Alyssa Aguilera
Co-Executive Director, VOCAL-NY