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Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON)

The Basics

What is NeON?  NeON is a network of community organizations, government agencies, local businesses, and community residents focused on connecting probation clients who live in the target neighborhood to opportunities, resources and services.  

Where are NeONs located? Throughout NYC: Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Staten Island, Central Harlem, South Jamaica and the South Bronx.

Whom does NeON serve? People on probation meet with their probation officers in community settings.

What is the primary goal of the NeON? To help clients succeed and make communities stronger and safer.


What Resources Can Clients Access Through NeON?

  1. Probation Services
  2. Employment Preparation
  3. Academic Support
  4. Technical Education
  5. Mentoring
  1. Literacy Programs
  2. Healthcare
  3. Community Benefit Projects
  4. After School Activities

Five Reasons To Be Excited About the NeON
  1. NeON is a central element of the Young Men’s Initiative, which is helping black and Latino youth achieve their goals.
  2. NeON offices are located close to where clients live.
  3. NeON staff share office space with community-based organizations that provide the kinds of services and opportunities clients need.
  4. NeON is joining local networks of businesses, community-based organizations, residents and community leaders.
  5. NeONs staff are specially trained and culturally competent.

The Ideas that Light Up the NeON
  1. NYC is home to a uniquely strong network of community-based and business organizations.
  2. Clients who feel invested in their community are less likely to engage in criminal activity.
  3. Probation clients who find work, continue their education, support their families and contribute to the well-being and stability of their neighborhoods help build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities.


NeON Locations


Staten Island NeON
340 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301


YMCA of Greater New York Counseling Services
285 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304

Camelot Counseling Center
267 Port Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302

Daytop Village, Inc.
1915 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303


South Bronx NeON
198 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451


Castle Hill YMCA
2 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473


Jamaica NeON 
162-24 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432


Safe Space
1600 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691


Brownsville NeON 
444 Thomas Boyland Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212

East New York NeON
400 Liberty Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207


Bedford-Stuyvesant NeON
510 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216


Harlem NeON 
127 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027


Exodus Transitional Community
2271 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Fortune Society
625 West 140th Street
New York, NY 10031