Community Services

Our free public benefits screening and enrollment (including unemployment, SNAP, health insurance, etc.), legal counseling, financial coaching, and tax prep assistance are offered via phone or in person. Call 347-844-0220 to schedule an appointment or walk in to our office on Tuesdays, from 10 am- 3 pm.

Community Services at FAC creates an equitable NYC  by connecting more than a thousand low- and moderate-income New Yorkers with benefits and supports each year including public benefits, financial coaching, legal services and tax preparation assistance.

FAC's Community Services provides a place for the community. In life, there are challenging times, but Community Services creates a place that makes you feel like you're a human being and you're not alone in your time of need. The staff truly cares.

Michele B.

Community Services Participant

Public Benefits Access

One of the first Robin Hood Benefits Access and Assistance sites (formerly Single Stop) in the city, FAC’s Community Services program screens more than 1,000 people annually, connecting those who are eligible with public benefits and entitlements, such as low-cost and no-cost health insurance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), SCRIE and DRIE and other benefits to support family and housing stability.

For a full list of benefits that FAC can help connect you to, click here.

Financial Coaching

FAC is home to a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), which provides ongoing one-on-one financial education and coaching to low-income individuals. Our FOC coach helps participants build their net worth, improve their credit score, and set and advance toward financial goals.

To make an appointment with FAC’s Financial Coach, click here.

Free Legal Services and Tax Preparation Assistance

We partner with Brooklyn Legal Services to help our participants access legal services. Each year, we partner with Grow Brooklyn to provide free tax preparation services for low income individuals and families.