About Family Dynamics

At Family Dynamics our core objective is to get young children off to a good start, help youth become responsible and independent adults and stabilize and strengthen families. Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York, Brooklyn, our community-based services include family counseling, after-school programs, literacy and workforce preparedness. Brochure

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Programs & Services

Youth Services
After-School
Our after-school programs for elementary and middle school students include academic enrichment, homework assistance and weekly instruction in creative/visual arts, performing arts, literacy, and recreation. The program continues during school breaks and operates during the summer.

Family Dynamics runs after-school programs at the following schools:
PS 81 – 990 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY     718.602.6082
PS 5 – 820 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY     718.443.8527
East New York Middle School of Excellence – 605 Shepherd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY     718.345.4103
Family Dynamics Beacon Community Center – MS 35 – 272 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, NY     718.453.7004

Summer Enrichment
Our Summer Enrichment Program runs from 6-8 weeks during the summer and gives students the opportunity to learn about different cultures utilizing their academic, creative and artistic abilities through art, music, film, writing and dance. The program is open to students in grades K-12.

Family Dynamics provides summer enrichment programs at the following schools:
PS 81 – 990 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY     718.602.6082
PS 5 – 820 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY     718.443.8527
East New York Middle School of Excellence – 605 Shepherd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY     718.345.4103
Family Dynamics Beacon Community Center – MS 35 – 272 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, NY     718.453.7004

Young Adult Internship Program
Our Young Adult Internship Program is open to low-income young adults in Brooklyn and offers paid internships that provide structured work opportunities in the community. This year-round program incorporates ongoing education and other participant and work supports as well as follow-up services to help place the participants in permanent jobs, training programs, or educational settings.

613-619 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.919.1226

Family Counseling
Preventive Services
Through a combination of center-based workshops and counseling, SCO works closely with families who have experienced crises and helps prevent crisis situations in the future. We offer individual and family counseling services both on site and at home that help to ensure that all families get healthier and happier starts. These efforts have been highly successful at reducing foster care placements as well as accelerating family reunification when a placement was unavoidable.

613-619 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY     718.919.1226
1420 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY     718.455.2300
444 Thomas S. Boyland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY   718.342.4254

Project AFFIRM
Project AFFIRM works with incarcerated fathers at Queensboro Correctional Facility in Queens to strengthen and maintain connections with their families and promote stability for their children who might otherwise be placed in foster care. Our program provides parenting classes, a family visitation program and life skills workshops. Family Dynamics provides transportation for the children and their caregivers to attend these visits. All services are free.

47-04 Van Dam Street, Queens, NY

Community Services
Beacon Community Center
The Beacon Community Center provides a wide range of after-school activities, workshops, enrichment programs, recreational and fitness activities, as well as evening and weekend services year-round for community residents of all ages. The programs promote individual growth, support family life and create a sense of community and welcomes all children and adults living in the community.

Family Dynamics’ Beacon Community Center is located at:
MS 35 – 272 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, NY     718.453.7004

News & Events

April 28, 2014 - Family Dynamics Spring Art Auction – Site/109 - NYC - More Info

Contact

Family Dynamics
613-619 Throop Avenue
5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718.919.1226

Directions
By Car
From Long Island
Take the Grand Central Parkway West to the Jackie Robinson Expressway (Brooklyn). Take the Jackie Robinson to Jamaica Avenue exit (last exit on expressway). Take Jamaica Avenue to Fulton Street. Take Fulton Street to Throop Avenue. Right onto Throop and go one block to Decatur Avenue. The building is at Decatur Avenue and Throop Avenue.

From Queens
Take the Jackie Robinson Parkway West and merge onto Jamaica Avenue. Take a slight right onto Fulton Street. Drive 2.1 miles and then turn right onto Throop Avenue. Family Dynamics is on the right side about 200 feet down the road.

By Subway
Take the C train from either Manhattan or Queens to the Kingston-Throop Avenues stop. Walk one block up Throop Avenue to Decatur Avenue.

By Bus
Take the B43 to Throop Avenue and Decatur.
Take the B25 to Fulton Avenue and Throop Avenue. Walk one block up Throop Avenue to Decatur Avenue.

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