Community Linkage Unit (CLU) staff conduct outreach to service providers across New York City to identify women who could benefit from our programming and services. They also provide case management to women with histories of criminal justice involvement, working collaboratively with women to define their short- and long-term goals, and help women implement plans to achieve those goals.
Emergency Assistance includes emergency food, hygiene supplies, emergency shelter assistance and MetroCards for travel to critical services.
Working It Out (WIO) is a gender-specific work readiness and employment program designed for women ages 18 and older who are on probation, court-referred, or enrolled in an alternative to incarceration program in New York City. The program’s goal is to eliminate barriers that have prevented justice-involved women from obtaining and maintaining employment. WIO staff prepare women to enter the workforce with confidence and continued support, and work directly with employers to connect clients to employment based on their skills and interests. More information for clients. More information for providers.
HIV Services: WPA offers a continuum of services for women who are HIV+ and at risk for infection. Our community, jail, and prison-based programs provide confidential rapid HIV counseling and testing; linkage to care, medication adherence support, and connection to partner services for HIV+ women; linkage to support services and other needed medical care for HIV+ and high-risk women (including referral to PrEP and nPEP, as appropriate); evidence-based risk reduction groups for women with HIV; peer support for treatment adherence; and enhancement of services for HIV+ women on and recently released from Rikers Island. Inside Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities, WPA provides transitional planning and education and trains women to be peer educators on HIV and other health issues. More information on WPA's High Impact Prevention Program.
WPA Law Project staff offer on-site legal services, primarily in family law, including child custody cases. WPA also offers assistance in understanding and navigating other civil legal issues clients may encounter, including employment and housing discrimination and domestic violence.
Hopper Home Transitional Shelter is a 38-bed homeless shelter for women with or at risk for criminal justice involvement. The program provides transitional housing and case management to help women identify permanent community housing. WPA staff help women achieve long-term stability through access to mental health services, education, sobriety, stable housing, employment and reunification with their children.
110 Second Avenue
Brooklyn Community Office
2632 Atlantic Avenue
New York, NY 11207
If you’re not sure which program is best for you or your client, please call WPA’s Community Linkage Unit (CLU). The CLU team links women to the appropriate program at WPA or within the community based on their specific needs. Call CLU at 646.292.7724.