Our Community Partners

Our close relationships with community partners exponentially increases the impact of our programs and services.

We've listed our partners in alphabetical order below. Learn more about the incredible work they do.

Brooklyn Community Services
Brooklyn Community Services empowers at-risk children, youth and families, as well as adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities, to overcome the obstacles they face.

Caribbean Women's Health Association (CWHA)
CWHA has served as an urban problem solver, creating innovative solutions to community issues with a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through building diverse partnership and grassroots leadership initiatives. CWHA conducts programs that aim to improve the well being of individuals, to strengthen families and empower communities. These programs are uniquely designed to provide comprehensive, integrated, culturally appropriate and coordinated “one-stop” service.

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
CUCS' mission is to rebuild the lives of homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. They develop affordable housing and provide integrated programs that link housing, health and social services for New York’s homeless and most vulnerable people.

City Living NY
City Living NY is dedicated to helping youth aging out of the foster care system to achieve their personal goals and reach for their dreams. 

El Nido
El Nido provides a place of hope and community in Washington Heights for families and their young children (ages 0-3 years) who are at or below the federal poverty line. 

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)
GEMS empowers girls and young women ages 12–24 who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Guided by the Jewish mandate of tikkun olam — the responsibility of every person to make the world a better place — JCCA offers foster and residential care, educational assistance and remediation, case management for young people with mental health challenges, and services to families to prevent child abuse and maltreatment. 

NYPD Clergy Task Force
This task force partners Brooklyn clergy with the NYPD to combat violence, especially among young men, and to promote improved cooperation and understanding between the police and the community.

Power of Two 
Power of Two provides parents with the tools they need to break through toxic stress and provide their child with the best possible start in life.

Recovery House of Worship
Recovery House of Worship is a congregation dedicated to spreading the love of Christ and serving community members in need.

Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

The Alex House Project
The Alex House Project increases long-term family-sufficiency and independence for young mothers (25 and younger) and their children by providing parenting classes and leadership development in a safe and caring environment.

University Settlement - Early Head Start Family Child Care
University Settlement's Early Head Start offers eligible families with children under the age of three a range of programs and services at their centers and through home visits. 

Youth Represent
Youth Represent is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of young people affected by the criminal justice system. 


If you are interested in becoming a Little Essentials partner, or to learn more about any of our offerings, we'd love to hear from you!