How We Work

About Us:

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 ranging from, outreach to the unsheltered homeless; transitional housing and shelter; permanent housing; substance abuse treatment; mental and physical health services; workforce development and senior services, throughout New York City.


Helping people reclaim lives lost: We restore hope and dignity by offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.

Core Values:

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.

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.

We do our work holistically, with the goal of making a lasting and positive impact in the lives of the people we serve and the communities in which we work, and we believe in regularly measuring and evaluating ourselves to know whether we have succeeded, and why.

We recognize the potential our work has to not only transform the lives of those we serve, but the society in which we live, and believe it is our responsibility to use the collective experience of our work to inform the public discourse.

We believe that people succeed when they work together.

Our clients succeed when our staff and programs partner together, and BRC succeeds when we work collaboratively with all our peers: other providers, government, the private sector, our community neighbors, and the general public.


From the Desk of Muzzy

Rather than create wealth for private developers, could we use the same shelter contract to create housing for low-income people?

Muzzy Rosenblatt,
CEO & President