The Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center continues to expand
within the community, and has plans to construct a new building
at the site of Restoration Plaza. Gathering support from both
public and private sources, the Center is well on the way to securing
the financing necessary to break ground for the new facility,
and aims to complete construction in early 2006. This goal came
closer to becoming a reality with the generous gift of $1 Million
from The Starr Foundation in June 2005. To see photos from the
presentation of the grant, click
Starr Foundation has had a longtime commitment to expanding
access to primary health care in New York City and we are especially
pleased to support the relocation and expansion of the Bedford
Stuyvesant Family Health Clinic. It is a critical resource
for families in the community and its value is reflected in
the tireless, devoted efforts of its staff and board. We look
forward to the day when the new facility is fully operational.
People in Bed-Stuy deserve the highest quality care and we are
glad that The Starr Foundation can play a small part in making
Courtney O'Malley, The Starr Foundation
In early 2005, news about the financial health of local hospitals,
St. Mary's and Interfaith Community Hospital, has troubled many
local residents. Politicians and community leaders alike recognize
the importance of BSFHC's role in providing primary health care.
"The BSFHC has provided outstanding medical care to the residents
of Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Bushwick and Fort Greene
for over 27 years. We all know that these central Brooklyn communities
suffer exceedingly high health disparities and great barriers
to the availability and accessibility of quality medical care.
BSFHC health services have been critical in keeping community
residents healthy and at work and their children healthy and
in school. The Center has been a stalwart of the community and
has provided employment opportunities, as well as training and
educational opportunities for the residents, providing vital
support in this underserved community.
To learn more about our fundraising efforts, please
The Family Health Center on Fulton Street is an Article 28 facility
(New York State Health Codes) incorporated in 1976, and in 1978,
started delivering services out of 6,000 square feet of space
on the fifth floor of Restoration Plaza.
With the vision and support of a dedicated board of directors,
the Center has continued to grow over the years, despite the ongoing
challenges presented by the health care environment. The Center
has achieved designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center
In 1989, the Center moved to its present location, with 10,000
square feet of space on one of the busiest streets in Central Brooklyn.
Because of increasing patient volume, the present space has become
inadequate to meet patient demands. Consequently, property has been
acquired on which a new and larger primary care facility will be
built. The new structure will be more than three times the size
of our current one.
Although the Center is highly regarded for its array and quality
of services, there is a constant search for new approaches to better
serve our patients. The Center aims to assure you a most satisfying
Additional services planned for the new site include: