Preventing homelessness, incarceration and relapse is as important as responding to it. BRC's outpatient programs focus on that. For those dealing with addictions, BRC offers the Fred Cooper Substance Abuse Service Center (licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services). This program offers individuals committed to maintaining their sobriety a safe space to go every weekday - and most evenings. Here, they gain insight into their illness, participate in skill development activities, and develop social support networks. In 2012, 415 individuals participated in this outpatient program.