WE ARE THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
Through the adversity of COVID-19 on our community, we remain resilient in providing services
EXCLUDED WORKERS FUND
CASH PAYMENTS to workers who have suffered income loss due to COVID-19, but who are ineligible for Unemployment Insurance or related federal benefits. Diaspora Community Services is partnering with the NYS Department of Labor to assist individuals with applying to the Excluded Workers Fund. Our organization has been contracted to serve as a trusted messenger and helper within our community.
As a nonprofit organization based in Central Brooklyn for over 35 years, we have the experience and knowledge and were prepared as best as possible to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on our clients. Our mission has always been to address quality access to healthcare, advocacy and support to individuals and families. The COVID epidemic showed us that we are rooted in the community, able to respond with impact and that our work remains not only necessary but relevant.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Diaspora Community Services proudly supports the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight for justice, freedom and liberation of the black community. Our services are designed to fight for black lives by helping to build a stronger and healthier community.
Continuation of services
All of our programs continue to provide a normal level of service, despite restrictions and barriers
We are prepared to maintain a safe environment for our staff and clients by ensuring: limited capacity and access to needed PPE- face shields, temperature readings, masks, sanitizer and increased cleaning supplies.
Many of our programs are initiating virtual workshops, and services to also include Telehealth.
Two meeting rooms in the main office will be set up for Telehealth services; providing needed computers/tablets in a confidential space.
Despite the many challenges of the pandemic, our dedicated staff continued to provide support and a safe environment for homeless youth in our residential services program.