Location: 259 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
The Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center hosts a variety of programs and activities focused on the health and wellness of Brownsville residents. Our clinical partners also offer primary care services. The Action Center is part of the City's effort to promote health equity and reduce health disparities in the neighborhood.
Join our community baby shower for new and expecting parents 30 weeks and beyond. Participants will receive breastfeeding resources, free giveaways and more!
Join us for a day of exploration as we ride from our Action Center building to Shirley Chisholm State Park. The park has a bike library with free bikes and helmets.
Join us as we explore Brooklyn at an easy pace. Citi Bikes will be provided with a free helmet giveaway.
Join us for our Storytime art activity that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages.
Explore your inner creativity through themed art activities! You will have the opportunity to destress as we support you in your current space of self-care and healing.
A support group for birthing people, pregnancy through postpartum.
Free program to learn how to manage stress, anxiety and the baby blues, before and after birth..
Lean about chronic disease and how to prevent it.
This free, virtual, eight-week cycle of classes will teach pregnant and support people about the signs and stages of labor, breathing and relaxation, and breastfeeding.
This free, virtual, 16-session class aims to promote personal and parental growth among fathers.
Crib and Car Seat Distribution
Families can get a car seat or safe sleep surface for their infant if they need one.
Baby Café (Breastfeeding Support group)
This in-person, and virtual support group is for people who are breastfeeding. Trained professionals will provide practical breastfeeding support, such as help with latching and breast milk supply, and answer questions from participants.
Virtual Family Foundations Information Session
This 30-minute session explains our nine-week cycle of virtual classes for parents in Brooklyn as they prepare for childbirth and then adjust to life with their newborn. Classes are suitable for couples and for parents who are not in a relationship with each other.
Car Seat Safety Training
Families can get a car seat for their infant if they need one. The Family Wellness Suite will be hosting in-person DOT Car Seat Safety Trainings.
Healing Pathways to Parenting
Healing Pathways to Parenting is a compassionate parenting class that will focus on psycho educational information as well as the emotional aspects of parenting a child.
Remembering You, Remembering Us
This group is for parents, families and childbirth support people who have lost a pregnancy or a child due to pregnancy-related causes. This is a free virtual support group with occasional in-person gatherings.
Family Wellness Suite
A safe, welcoming and supportive space for women, caregivers and their families to connect to community resources and city agency services. We can refer you to services that will help you and your family avoid eviction, enroll in health insurance and find employment. The program provides services before, during and after pregnancy. Our services include childbirth education and newborn care classes, parenting classes, infant massage, reproductive health workshops, referrals and more.