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Welcome to UNS

Urban Neighborhood Services, Inc. (UNS) is a grass-roots 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization offering a spectrum of vital programs and services to traditionally underserved residents in Coney Island and other surrounding communities in Southern Brooklyn. We are delighted to also serve individuals from all over New York City

Our Programs & Services:

  • Financial Paths Project
    Offers year-round seminars and workshops on personal finance and entrepreneurship
  • Veterans Outreach Project
    Assists local veterans and their families with obtaining services and benefits from the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs
  • CAHI Project (Community Access to Health Information)
    Promotes the health and well-being of our community by distributing health literature, offering free condoms, conducting health workshops and other programming and assisting residents with signing up for health insurance
  • LGBTQ Safe Zone Project
    Offer a safe space for LGBTQ youth and adults to receive emotional support, counseling, and referrals as needed
  • "Ask-a-Lawyer" Series
    Provides opportunities to local residents to meet with multi-specialty attorneys at no cost
  • Job and Housing Search Assistance
    Provides information on available employment opportunities and available housing
  • Criminal Record Repair Counseling & Rap Sheet Review
    Provides an opportunity for formerly incarcerated residents to meet with locally-trained volunteers who will help them review their rap sheets and remove barriers to employment, in partnership with South Brooklyn Legal Services
  • Anti-Violence Organizing
    UNS helps spread anti-violence messaging in the community and is proud to be the lead agency for The Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative
    Coney Island Anti Violence Collaborative

News & Announcements

* November 2016: Shirley F. Juste, MA, has been named UNS site director.

* July 2016: UNS has merged with JCC GCI as an affiliate project.

* Dr. Mathylde Frontus, Executive Director of UNS, selected to receive the 2016 Brooklyn 40 Stars Under 40 Awards by Schneps Communications / Star Network. ...Read more

* Dr. Mathylde Frontus, Executive Director of UNS appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work. ...Read more

* Mathylde Frontus, Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Services and Congressman Jeffries honored by Coney Island Hospital for efforts to revitalize Coney Island. ...Read more

* Mathylde Frontus, Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Services, interviewed by Contessa Brewer on NBC about her work at UNS. ...Read more

* Mathylde Frontus, Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Services, receives 2014 Characters Unite Award from the USA Network. ...Read more

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UNS is eager to hear from you regarding how we can assist you and your family or better meet the needs of our community. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

We remain continually grateful for the public's support of our work. Your financial contribution is crucial in order for us to continue meeting the needs of our community. For your convenience, you can make a donation to our organization with the Pay Pal button below. Please note that you do not need a pay pal account to make a payment.