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About BRC

BRC is among New York City’s leading nonprofit organizations providing caring and effective services and housing to vulnerable New Yorkers, serving more than 10,000 individuals each year. BRC operates 30 programs and services throughout New York City, ranging from outreach to the unsheltered homeless to transitional housing and shelter, permanent housing, substance abuse treatment, mental and physical health services, workforce development and senior services.



Helping people reclaim lives lost:

We restore hope and dignity by offering

opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.

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Holistic care

We believe that human relationships are as important as physical environment to solving the challenges faced by the people we serve.


By recognizing that each of our clients has unique needs and strengths, and by treating each person with dignity and respect, and expecting the same in return, we are able to successfully empower those we serve to achieve and maintain a healthier and more independent life.

Result Driven

We do this by listening, by meeting people where they're at, and by empowering them to be a force of change in their own lives.


The People of BRC

As an enterprise founded by clients, BRC recognizes that we work in service to their needs. Success stories of our clients inspire us - staff, volunteers, and donors - to continue this important work of helping each person achieve their potential. 

From the Desk of Muzzy


BRC’s CEO & President, Muzzy Rosenblatt, shares his thoughts and expertise on the issues impacting the homeless services sector, New York City, and the nation, demonstrating BRC’s continued commitment to creating and delivering caring, effective, and innovative services. 

Our History

For 50 years, BRC has worked to break the cycle of homelessness in New York City. We help people reclaim lives lost, restoring hope and dignity by offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.

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