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Open Air Care Connections

Speak with trained Community Health Workers in Prospect Park! Prospect Park Alliance and the NYC Health Department have launched Open Air Care Connections, a pilot program which seeks to remove the stigma around mental healthcare through community health outreach, events and educational programs. Through the pilot, community health workers provided by Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn, will be placed at key locations in the park and embedded into Alliance events and public programs to address mental health needs of our community.

Engage with Community Health Workers to assess social needs and receive direct referrals to find support for emotional health, substance use, physical health, housing, career, education and food-access concerns.

  • 12-2 pm – Engage with Community Health Workers in the area surrounding the Boathouse.
  • 2-3 pm – Engage with Community Health Workers inside the Boathouse during Spring Break Nature Exploration Activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center.
  • 3-4 pm – Enjoy a nature walk with Community Health Workers to boost your mood and health and decrease stress by spending time in nature.

Learn more about health and wellness in Prospect Park.