Mission Statement:

The COJO of Flatbush, established 33 years ago, is an umbrella agency for over 220 affiliated member organizations serving the Greater Flatbush community and its environs. Since its inception, our agency's mission has been to identify and address the needs of the disadvantaged, alleviate the plight of the poor, and serve as the oasis of support and assistance for the community. Through its many and diverse programs, we provide services to the disadvantaged and those of low-income. We assist all those clients whose financial, housing, family, and living situations have become destabilized, and provide the necessary assistance to render these conditions stabilized once again.


Our primary objective is to ensure that our community residents access their basic need for food, shelter, clothing and medical care. To secure financial self-sufficiency, we provide programs in the areas of education, job training and job placement. COJO's mandate is to assure that the most vulnerable residents of the Jewish community and the community-at-large have their daily sustenance needs met. Our goal is to assist our community residents to obtain a good quality of life. This year, over 25,000 clients received approximately 55,000 services from all Council Programs.

All COJO Programs and Services offered to the Public are free of charge.

Services We Offer:

  • Social Services, Case Management, Information & Referral
  • Emergency Assistance, Crisis Intervention
  • Obtaining Public Entitlements
  • Housing Advocacy & Assistance
  • Client Representation & Advocacy
  • Legal Services - Citizenship Issues, Unemployment, Evictions
  • Immigrant Opportunities Initiatives (IOI)
  • Food Packages & Pantries
  • Leader Family Employment Center
    • Job-Readiness Skills and Training
    • Job Placement
    • ESL & Civics Classes
    • Computer Literacy
    • Wage Subsidy Program (Benefits Employers & Job-Seekers)
    • Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
    • GED Preparation Classes for H.S. Youth
  • Project Care - Safety Net Services for the Elderly - [Funded by UJA-Federation of NY]
    • Social Visits
    • Telephone Assurance
    • Social Gatherings
    • Medical Support
    • Services for Holocaust Survivors
  • Social, Cultural & Support Programs for Seniors
  • Financial Counseling & Small Business Services (SBBOC)
  • Family Health Plus/Medicaid/Child Health Plus programs