The BCS Transitional Living Community, a 30-bed section of the Brooklyn Women’s Shelter in East New York, was established in 1989. TLC supports women who are recovering from severe trauma (domestic violence, sexual assault, and mental health conditions) with temporary shelter and assistance to secure permanent housing.
TLC recruits its clients from the general shelter population by conducting comprehensive assessments to identify women with a severe and persistent mental illness. They’re usually diagnosed with psychosis, major depression or manic-depression. With assistance from our staff, these women are able to practice the skills they will need to live successfully outside the shelter system.
Through private funding, TLC staff and residents transformed a formerly derelict vacant lot into a flower and vegetable garden. The community garden has become our residents’ preferred setting for many of TLC’s group activities. For TLC residents, tending the garden, and/or simply spending time there, is healthy and highly therapeutic. To volunteer at the garden, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transitional Living Community
116 Williams Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207