Brooklyn and Queens have the largest senior populations of the five boroughs, each with about 282,000 seniors. (NYC Office of the Public Advocate)

United Community Centers

Brooklyn

United Community Centers (UCC) was founded by residents of local housing projects to organize East New York neighbors to struggle for a better community and higher quality of life. The settlement offers service programs and advocacy campaigns.

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative



The Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is designed to promote the healthy social emotional development of young children in areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The collaborative links early childhood professional staff at UNH member agencies most affected by Superstorm Sandy with expert consultants of the New York Center for Child Development. The NYCCD professionals provide training and consultation to staff members.

The leadership and teaching staff of the four UNH member settlement houses are committed to working with UNH and the NYCCD to develop a network of early childhood teaching professionals and agencies that have the capacities, built on evidenced-based training and expert support, to effectively address the mental health needs of young children.

To date, 75 staff members have participated in the program and have learned:

Participating member organizations are:




The program is supported by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


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