Council for Fashion & Social Change
Social Impact Through Collaboration
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Bowery Residents' Committee



We believe that human relationships are as important as physical environment to solving the challenges faced by the people we serve. By recognizing that each of our clients has unique needs and strengths, and by treating each person with dignity and respect, and expecting the same in return, we are able to successfully empower those we serve to achieve and maintain a healthier and more independent life. We do this by listening, by meeting people where they're at, and by empowering them to be a force of change in their own lives.


Where your support goes

BRC's legacy still resonates in our programs and the people we serve, even as both have grown and changed, adapting to the needs of those we serve. BRC is where change happens – where individuals change their lives and where our programs adapt in response to new challenges and changing needs. We engage men and women who have serious and complex problems at a point when they are ready to take the risk inherent in trying to turn their lives around. Our programs empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to permanently overcome poverty, addiction, physical and mental illness, homelessness, and unemployment.


The results 

Today BRC operates a continuum of 27 programs throughout New York, with a fiscal year 2016 budget of $68.8 million, close to 800 employees, and hundreds more registered volunteers.