Healthy Community

Healthy Community

Recreation, sports, health and wellbeing, mediation, youth programs, and community services.

Classes from Riis Community Center

The Riis community center in Queensbridge offers free programs for youth, seniors, and immigrants. These programs include tutoring, and classes on test preparation, college readiness, and language.

Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement
10-25 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-7447
Wheelchair Accessible
View classes from the Riis Settlement

696 Build Queensbridge

696 Build Queensbridge is a community-based youth program for residents ages 16 to 24. The program works to engage with youth to build relationships and reduce violence. 696 comes from the six blocks and 96 buildings that make up Queensbridge Houses.

696 Build Queensbridge
10-31 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(929) 328-1835

Conflict Resolution Services

Community Mediation Services offers conflict mediation, family-based services, a training institute, youth development programs, and legal help.

Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 523-6868
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Next Steps Youth Program

Next Steps is a group for young people that meets twice a week to discuss current events and learn about local opportunities.

Next Steps with Cassandra Jones
12-15 40th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(Urban Upbound side entrance)
Mondays & Wednesday, 6:00pm -8:00pm

Help For Unemployed Youth

Next Move NYC is a program that helps people ages 16 to 24 who aren’t in school or working find help. You can use Next Move NYC to get help finding a job, going back to school, finding housing, getting childcare and medical care, and more.
Visit Next Move NYC

Mental Health Services

Learn about mental illness and find help through the service finder on ThriveNYC. The website also has information on the most common mental health issues and services.
Visit Thrive NYC

To get help now, call 1-800-543-3638 (1-800-LifeNet), which is free, confidential, and available 24/7. In the case of an emergency, call 911.

Domestic Violence Services

Find help for someone affected by domestic violence. Visit the website of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) or find a Family Justice Center. The OCDV works with City agencies and community groups to help survivors of domestic violence.

Visit OCDV’s website
Find a Family Justice Center in the city

Find Child Care

Get information about your options for high quality child care. Through the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), you can find the right program for you and get help enrolling your child.
Get more details about finding Child Care or contact ACS

Resources for Older Adults

The City’s Department for the Aging (DFTA) offers a range of programs for older adults. Programs include senior centers, free meal delivery, legal help, healthcare, and more.
Learn about DFTA services

NYCHA Family Services

NYCHA’s Family Services Department helps residents get assistance for their families and their homes. Family Services help in crises, with emergency relocation, and with older residents.
View Family Services Program Information

Mobile Farmer's Market at Queensbridge

Queensbridge Houses residents can get free fruits, vegetables, and recipes from this mobile farmer’s market. To qualify, you’ll need a photo ID and a second matching proof of address.

Mobile Market
10-25 41st Avenue
(basketball court behind Riis)
Wheelchair Accessible
Every second Tuesday and 4th Saturday
9:30am - 11:30am
Visit City Harvest

Queensbridge Health Center

The Floating Hospital is a community center that offers health care, dental care, and mental health assistance. The Floating Hospital also hosts workshops and classes to teach you more about taking care of your family. You can get free transportation to the Floating Hospital for yourself and your children

Floating Hospital at Queensbridge
10-29 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 361-6266
Visit the Floating Hospital

Resources for NYC Kids and Families

From health to education to social development, Growing Up NYC is here for you. To access resources for NYC kids and families, visit the new Growing Up NYC site.
Visit Growing Up NYC

Eligibility Screening for Health Programs

ACCESS NYC is a public screening website that you can use to find out which government programs you may be eligible for. In addition to screening, you can learn about the programs, how to apply, and where to go. You can also print filled-in applications.

Free Identification Card

IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents.  It can help you get City services, museum memberships, and much more.
Get an IDNYC