Family support | East New York
The C.R.I.B. (Community Resources in Brooklyn)
The C.R.I.B. is a warm, inviting space where neighbors identify community-focused resources, share their talents and interests, and offer each other support. Everything about the center – including its name, the physical layout, and offerings – is co-designed with families and the community.
The center provides services within eight key areas:
● Health & Well-Being
● Economic Stability & Employment
● Child Development & Education
● Parenting Skills
● Positive Relationships
● Community Engagement
● Supportive Advocacy
The C.R.I.B. also creates a space for parents to lead through Parent Cafes where they share wisdom and build on their own experience and expertise to support one another. If community residents identify an interest or opportunity such as financial literacy or a men’s group, the FEC staff and parent leaders find ways to make the connection happen. This tailored approach ensures that the FECs fill information and resource gaps, as perceived by the community, and build community capacity to directly support for parents and their children. Traditional “services” are not provided at FECs, which are all open to community members.
The C.R.I.B. is the second of three family enrichment centers (FEC) across New York City, each FEC is led by local communities and nonprofit agencies with support from the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
The C.R.I.B.|East New York
2779 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA