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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT THE H.E.S.
FROM FAMILY WELLNESS TO HEALTH AND FOOD ASSISTANCE THE H.E.S. SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY
The H.E.S. offers a variety of services for Brooklyn individuals and families. Check out the wide variety below.
Not seeing a service you are looking for? Take our quick community engagement survey and tell us what programs you want to see in YOUR community center.
Each month we strive to help inform our community members about topics that are relevant to them. These workshops are aimed at helping adults, families, and children learn strategies for success as they connect with their peers. Such topics include financial literacy, safety, preparing our children for the future, and much more!
Parenting is hard work! This can be especially true for caregivers to children with disabilities. We provide a forum for parents to connect with each other as they learn to navigate the social, emotional, financial, and physical needs of children with disabilities.
FOOD PANTRY SERVICES
More than 1.2 million New York City residents struggle with secure access to enough food to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Through the H.E.S. Food Pantry, each month we provide food to countless residents of the Canarsie area. For more information about how we can help ensure your family doesn’t go hungry and to register or make your monthly pick-up appointment contact the H.E.S. Food Pantry at 718.241.3000 ext 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEEDS ASSESSMENTS AND REFERRALS
Need help? Not sure where to turn when you have questions about the emotional, educational, social, and day-to-day needs of your family? Let us assist you in finding the next step to ensure that you can maintain a happy and healthy life that you deserve for yourself and your family.
We strive to help our children develop the life skills they need to become successful adults. Social skills, self-esteem building, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, communication skills are all a part of our programs designed to help children avoid high-risk behaviors and fulfill their full potential.
For more information about Community Engagement at the H.E.S. please contact us at 718.241.3000
NYC FREE TAX PREP
If you earned $68K or less with dependents or $45K or less without dependents, make a virtual appointment today to file for free and keep your whole refund!
Appointments are available:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.
Fridays 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
For appointments please call 212-453-9532 or 347-729-4793
MLK 2022 – RECAP
We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers that joined us for yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Together, we packed hundreds of soup packages for homebound seniors, cleaned and donated tens of much-needed coats for those without them, and helped maintain the continued operation of our food pantry for the days and weeks ahead, for all of those in need of food stability.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission did not end with his passing, and even today, we know his mission is a continuing one – it is a mission that cannot be restricted to a single day each year.
We hope that with a start to the year filled with collaboration and positivity, we can provide a safer, stronger, and healthier future for our community and beyond. We can only be our best by bringing ourselves together.
“Where there is a need, we stand ready to serve.”
Addiction treatment and recovery services continue to be available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol, drugs, or gambling, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports
continues to provide programs and help.
Whether you need to talk or are worried that you will go into withdrawal or relapse, the OASAS addiction treatment and recovery services are available for you.
Over the phone, programs can offer counseling, family services, peer and recovery support services.
FOR INSURANCE RIGHTS AND QUESTIONS, call the NYS Behavioral Health Ombudsman Office (Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project – CHAMP) 888-614-5400 or email@example.com
CALL THE NY STATE COVID-19 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELPLINE if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression during the coronavirus emergency, 844-863-9314
To find a provider go to FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov
Contact New York State’s Hopeline to find help and resources: Call: 1-877-846-7369. Text: 467369.
To find a recovery center or open-access center: oasas.ny.gov/support-services
JOIN THE H.E.S. TEAM
BE A PART OF THE H.E.S. FAMILY
The H.E.S. is currently hiring for a variety of roles. CLICK HERE to see all open opportunities!
Candidates are welcome to apply directly with the H.E.S. by emailing resumes and cover letters to Jobs@thehes.org. Please ensure to include the position title in the subject of the email.
MISSED THE LINK ABOVE?CLICK HERE TO SEE OPEN H.E.S. JOBS
COMMUNITY RESOURCES SHARED BY THE H.E.S.
BELOW PLEASE FIND A VARIETY OF INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.
The H.E.S. has compiled a variety of NYC community resources for you and your family during COVID-19 beyond. These pieces will be updated regularly as new information and programs become available for residents. Please check back regularly to ensure you are up to date.
GENERAL RESOURCES FROM NEW YORK
- GetCoveredNYC (GCNYC). The annual Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for the Affordable Care Act, which is the time of year when all New Yorkers can apply for health insurance or switch their plans through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Sign up for low or no-cost health insurance today! The annual open enrollment period is from Nov 1, 2020, to Jan 31, 2021. Visit nyc.gov/GetCoveredNYC #GetCoveredNYC
- COIVD-19 Data. NYC Health weekly updates.
- New York City Announces Tenant Resource Portal. Visit the city’s first-ever online resource to help residential renters access free resources from the City to help prevent evictions and keep tenants stably housed. The portal is available in English and Spanish and provides Google Translate in all other languages. This portal brings together resources from multiple City agencies, City-funded nonprofit legal service organizations, and Community Based Organizations, to better improve and streamline how tenants can learn about the options that may be available to them. Click here to read the official press NYC press release.
- FREE COVID-19 testing is here for ALL New York City residents. Find a test site near you at http://nyc.gov/covidtest.
- The Test & Trace Corps is making sure anyone with COVID-19 has the resources they need to recover including hotel rooms and deliveries. Hit accept if you see a call from ‘NYC Test & Trace’ or number starting with ‘(212)-540-****’ or ‘(212)-242-****.’
- From the beginning, the COVID-19 fight keeps coming back to one thing: TESTING. It’s simple, fast, and FREE. Find a test site near you at http://nyc.gov/covidtest.
- Efforts to harass, intimidate, or discriminate against Black New Yorkers will not be tolerated. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against or harassed because of their race, color, or national origin, call 212-416-0197. Learn more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/media/while-black-nyc.page
- If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, NYCWell is here to help. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, Text “WELL” to 65173, or Chat online: http://nyc.gov/nycwell
- Help us beat back COVID-19! FREE face coverings. If you go out, wear a face-covering outside and practice social distancing. We’re handing out 7.5 million free face coverings across the five boroughs, in places like Flushing Meadows Park. To learn more visit http://nyc.gov/facecoverings
- Immigrant New Yorkers: Seek care without fear: The use of health services related to COVID19 will NOT be considered under the Public Charge Rule and will NOT impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship. More info http://NYC.gov/PublicCharge
- NYC will help and support any New Yorker facing an illegal eviction, regardless of immigration status. Call 311 for free legal services. We’ve got your back
- NYC LGBTQ COVID guide. This mobile-accessible website contains nearly 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming services still available citywide, including food programs, legal services, health resources & more. Check it out: nyc.gov/lgbtqcovid
- ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you: If you think a store excessively increased the price of items needed to prevent or limit the spread of or treat COVID19 you can file a complaint at http://on.nyc.gov/overcharge or call 311 and say “Overcharge.”
- Stop the spread of misinformation about COVID19 and stand against stigma: If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to race, national origin, age, or disability, contact NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime. For more information head to http://nyc.gov/stopcovidhate
JOB, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
- #GetFoodNYC Food Delivery Service
The City of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
- $15/hour, plus a $5/hour mileage reimbursement.
- Sign-up by visiting http://nyc.gov/DeliveryTLC
- COVID-19 Jobs
- Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- Coping with Thoughts of Suicide During COVID- 19
- Center for COVID-19 Updates
- CDC- Tips to Manage Anxiety & Stress
- The National Institute of Mental Health Information Resource Center
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Mental Health Services
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Resources to Support Adolescent Mental Health
- Met Council Coronavirus Resource Center
- COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide from the National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Fact Sheet: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
FREE Linkedin Learning Classes
- Working Remotely
- Time Management: Working From Home
- Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset
- Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity
- Managing Stress for Positive Change –
- Building Resilience
- Developing Resourcefulness
- Leading at a Distance
- Managing Virtual Teams
- Leading Virtual Meetings
- Communication in Times of Change
- Learning Zoom
- Learning Webex
- Learning Skype
- Microsoft Teams Tips & Tricks
BROOKLYN BLACK HISTORY DAY OF ACTION
On Wednesday, May 12th H.E.S. participated in the Brooklyn Black History Day of Action, which took place at 56 Marcus Garvey Blvd.
CBO’s were invited to share resources with a high-need community around COVID 19. Information about where and who should be tested as well as how to get tested.
Participants received free giveaways compliments of H.E.S. Individuals were excited to receive the information and giveaways. In a few short hours, the H.E.S. provided over 100 hand sanitizers and over 500 masks to the community!
The H.E.S. has and always will stand against hate. No matter who it affects, or how it takes shape. Year after year, our family works tirelessly to embrace diversity in every form. We practice inclusion, advocate tolerance, and give our shared community of cultures and ideas a space to grow together, share dialogue, and learn from one another.
But this work cannot end at our building’s boundaries, and we refuse to let it stop there. The H.E.S. will always forge forward to bring a voice to those that feel silenced, and to help those in dire need. We advocate for nothing less than absolute equality, equity, and dignity for all. Rights that cannot and will not be influenced by shape, culture, creed, color, or community. The journey may be long, but we will make it there together.
FREE SELF-DEFENSE COURSE
Thank you to everyone who joined us in March for our free introduction to self-defense seminar. It was incredible to welcome the instructors from Brooklyn Mixed Martial Arts to work with us and teach us the basics! Photos coming soon. Make sure to check back for the next exciting H.E.S. community event.
PURIM AT THE H.E.S.
We had a wonderful time Sunday, March 8th celebrating Purim. Families joined for a celebration that included inflatables, magic, face painting, balloon animals and so much more! We can’t wait to see you at our next celebration!
2020 MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT THE H.E.S.
With your help, the Hebrew Educational Society honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Monday, January 20th, with a wonderful day that brought together a diverse group across backgrounds and faiths.
In collaboration with local schools, churches, synagogues, and community-based organizations, we took care of vulnerable members of our community.
Over 150 volunteers came together and helped make over 100 containers of soup for local distribution, sorted over 90 winter coats for donation, and prepared food packages for 145 individuals within our community!
The day culminated with a wonderful community luncheon for isolated older adults, served by volunteers, where a special MLK musical tribute took place thanks to the incredible CLD Music School.
2020 SOLIDARITY MARCH: NO HATE. NO FEAR.
On Sunday, January 5th, several staff members stood alongside H.E.S. community members and over 25,000 individuals from across the county to march across the Brooklyn Bridge under the banner, No Hate. No Fear.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at this monumental event.
SCOTT STRINGER AT THE H.E.S.
The H.E.S. was honored to host the New York City Comptroller meeting in January of this year.
What is the New York City Comptroller you ask?
An independently elected official, this individual safeguards the City’s fiscal health, roots out waste, fraud, and abuse in local government, and ensures that municipal agencies serve the needs of all New Yorkers. As explained on the New York City Comptroller website.
The Comptroller’s responsibilities include:
- Conducting performance and financial audits of all City agencies;
- Providing comprehensive oversight of the City’s budget and fiscal condition; ensuring transparency and accountability in setting prevailing wage and vigorously enforcing prevailing wage and living wage laws;
- and so much more!
Scott M. Stringer, our city of New York Comptroller, has spent his career in public service fighting to ensure that every New Yorker has an equal opportunity to make it in our City. Mr. Stringer has been a champion for policies like a $15 minimum wage, affordable housing, and has worked to strengthen the City’s fiscal health, and promoted open, transparent government.
NEW: Every Other Sunday Beginning November 20th, 2022, 12 P.M. – 2 P.M.
No-on site orders will be provided. Please create orders Sunday orders weekly by Friday.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday | 9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Tuesday | 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.
The Hebrew Educational Society is proud to provide Food Pantry services to the Brooklyn community; ALL are welcome.
The H.E.S. Food Pantry operates by appointment only and an ID is required for pick-up.
In partnership with Met Council, all meals provided are Kosher certified.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SNAP provides monthly benefits that you can use to buy food at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and some online retailers. SNAP helps millions of New Yorkers keep food on their tables.
The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP. We can also help you complete and submit your application.
Contact us today. It is free and confidential.
NOEP Phone: (347-880-2922)
NOEP email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need assistance reserving your monthly pantry pick-up? Contact the H.E.S. front desk at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.