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Thank you for your interest in the work of African American Planning Commission. Won’t YOU include African American Planning Commission on your list of favorite charities by sending a donation today? Not only will you help sustain our work, your donation will bring hope into the lives of those we serve. We need your support and when possible, your involvement in our mission. We ask that you bond with us, and in finding our mission worthy, encourage others to do likewise.

Donate Now (by Credit Card using our secure site) or do it the old-fashioned way — make a Donate by Mail (using our snail mail donation form). You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view this form, if you do not already have it installed on your computer.

Be sure to enclose your check or money order and please; never, send cash or currency through the mail.

Please make your Check or Money Order payable to: African American Planning Commission and send it to the following address:

African American Planning Commission, Inc.
Attn: Development Department
P.O. Box 330-707
Brooklyn, NY 11233-0707

If you wish, you may instruct us to use your contribution in the area of most need or toward a particular program or project (e.g., mental health, substance abuse, employment services, child and infant care, continued case care, staffing), or you may have it completely designated toward a particular purpose such as the development of Affordable Housing for the homeless, for low-income families, for survivors of domestic violence, for the elderly, or the development of HIV/AIDS supportive housing.

Contributions to African American Planning Commission, a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

On behalf of those we serve, we thank you for your support and generosity.

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Please use the corresponding addresses below to contact us.

Corporate Affairs: 
For general inquiries about the African American Planning Commission or its programs and services, please contact our corporate office.

AAPCI_Logo_2012_Medium_WebAfrican American Planning Commission, Inc.
630 Flushing Avenue  
3rd Floor, Suite 316
Brooklyn, NY 11206-5026 
Phone: (718) 635-4235  

Normal Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed on Federal and legal holidays

Walter Campbell – Board Chair
Matthew Okebiyi – CEO

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Other AAPCI Program Contacts:

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Serenity House Mailing Address:

Serenity House Family Residence
P.O. Box 330-704
Brooklyn, New York 11233-0704

General Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 218-7254
Fax: (718) 218-7115

Gladys B. Pipkins, MSW – Program Director
Monica S. Lee, Assistant Program Director

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Renee Steedley Residence Mailing Address:

Renee Steedley Residence
P.O. Box 434
Bronx, New York 10468

For General Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 618-7617
Fax: (718) 618-7827

Latetha M. Jackson, MSW – Program Director
Celida Jimenez – Assistant Program Director

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Edwin’s Place 

For Supportive Housing services, please contact:

Pamela Anderson, MS, CASAC-T, – Program Director
Eddy Alteus, MSW – Acting Clinical Director
Phone: (718) 249-8652

For General Inquiries & Unit Rentals:
Phone: (718) 249-8504

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Emergency Adult Shelters in Commercial Hotel Contacts: 

Brooklyn Way Men’s Shelter

Samantha Sowell, MA, MPA – Interim Program Director
Samantha Sowell, MA, MPA, Director of Social Services
Erica Howard, B.Sc. – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 208-8818

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Delancey Street  Women’s Shelter

Rebecca Canty, MSW – Program Director
Antoinette Blake, MSW – Director of Social Services
Jasmine Aldridge, MPA – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 490-2949 

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EconoLodge Men’s Shelter

Chris Teesdale, MS – Interim Program Director
Chris Teesdale, MS  – Director of Social Services
Sheila Nieto – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 734-7223

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Kings Hotel Senior Women’s Shelter

Janelle Mayers, BA – Program Director
Jeffrey Moye, MPA – Director of Social Services
Tomas Caban, BA – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 916-8766

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Beats Per Minute (BPM) Men’s Shelter

Brittnee Strachan, MSW – Interim Program Director
Terayne Thomas, MSW, Director of Social Services
Alaina Chisolm – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 938-0089

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Sleep Inn, Gowanus Men’s Shelter

Saleh “Sal” Abuhamda, MSW – Program Director
Tashara Cornelius, B.Sc. – Director of Social Services
Jenell Person – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (929) 667-0683 

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La Quinta Men’s Shelter

Blaine Arthur, MBA, MPA – Program Director
Brittany Castillo, MSW, CASAC – Director of Social Services
Elizabeth Selkridge – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (929) 475-1928 

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Emergency Shelter for Asylum Seeking Single Adults Contacts: 


New Beginnings Men’s Shelter

Brittnee Strachan, BS – Program Director
VACANT, Assistant Program Director 
Victoria Watson, B.Sc. – Case Manager Supervisor
Travis Green, B.Sc. – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (347) 381-5301

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Email Contacts:

General Inquiries: Email 

Wish to serve on our board?: Send us an email with “Board Membership” in the subject line. Kindly attach your community resume for consideration. Thank you.

Become A Corporate Sponsor: Click here to learn more about Corporate Underwriting. Contact us by Email to express your interest in Underwriting African American Planning Commission.

Make A Charitable Donation: Use our Online Donation form. It’s fast, easy and secure! Alternatively, you can send your donation by snail mail using our Donation by Mail Form.

Check out Other Donation Options available to you or How You Can Become A Sponsor.

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