As a trusted center of our Brooklyn community, the H.E.S. plays a vital role in supporting our neighbors. During the past year, the agency has served 106,858 community members through our Food Pantry, benefits access and connecting our patrons to community resources.

From family wellness to food and financial support, the H.E.S. provides a variety of community support services.

Educational Workshops & Consultations

We conduct workshops aimed at helping adults, families, and children learn strategies for success while they connect with their peers.  Topics include financial literacy, educational and job skills, safety, preparing our children for the future, and much more!

Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups meet weekly on Thursdays, via zoom, for parents to connect and navigate the social, emotional, financial, and physical needs of children and adolescents. We currently lead four different groups:

  • First Thursday of the Month: Bereavement Support
  • Second Thursday: 1st Time Young Parents
  • Third Thursday: Families with Children with Disabilities
  • Fourth Thursday: Parents of Adolescents

Community Health

Our staff works to improve health outcomes and increase vaccination rates through the NYC Public Health Equity initiatives. H.E.S.’s OASAS funded Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program uses proven evidence-based practices to reach more than 2,000 Brooklyn residents annually. Senior services, offered in collaboration with other agencies.

Food Pantry

The HES Food Pantry provides 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 HES Food Pantry at (718) 241-3000 ext. 4 or email [email protected].


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.

Prevention Services

We strive to help our children develop the life skills they need to become successful adults.  Social, self-esteem building, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and 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 Support or Social Services and Community Engagement, please email [email protected] or call  (718) 241-3000 ext. 129.