1,463 low-income residents, from BCHS and throughout Brooklyn, received training, assistance and computer instruction last year.

More than 200 formerly homeless veterans utilized the Vocational Assistance program in 2013.


BCHS provides education, job readiness preparation, and a free computer lab to clients, as well as to low-income Brooklyn residents, through the Working Community Vocational Assistance Program.

The program also offers supervised internship opportunities in fields such as human resources, computers, facilities maintenance, and accounting.

In addition, in partnership with the Veterans Administration’s Project TORCH (Outreach and Rehabilitation Center for Homeless Veterans), BCHS gives special attention to formerly homeless veterans, offering personal assistance and training from agency employment specialists. Veterans utilize the Working Community program to prepare resumes, search for jobs, participate in online courses, and develop important job-related skills.