A community group in Borough Park opened a new state-of-the-art social service center on April 29.
The Boro Park Jewish Community Council welcomed neighbors to its new facility, located at 1310 46th St., which will serve more than 20,000 clients who utilize the council’s various services annually, according to its CEO.
“We are at the point where we’re bursting out of our seams, so we have a new opportunity to move to this new space,” said Avi Greenstein. “It’s much bigger, much more accommodating, with more modern technology to help us service the community.”
Founded in 1997, the council provides numerous services to local residents, including job counseling, disability information, and immigration consultation.
“The BPJCC presently operates a wide array of social services and programs to assist clients in obtaining government and other benefits and entitlements with the dual goal of providing immediate relief and simultaneously directing them towards a path of self-sufficiency and independence,” according to the organization’s website.
The new location, which is just five blocks from the former site, will house 19 employees in the modern, luxurious space, according to Greenstein.
“People need to feel they are truly valued. We have people coming it at the lowest points of their lives, and we help them by providing all of these services,” he said. “Now they can come to an office that is beautiful, and lavish, and it is really a pickup. It’s a high end facility.”
The council will also be expanding to another location in the coming months, according to Greenstein.
“We’re growing, in terms of providing more service, because of the tremendous passion we have about helping people,” he said.