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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.

Please use the corresponding addresses below to contact us.


AAPCI Corporate Mailing Address:

Corporate Affairs:

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

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P.O. Box 330-707
Brooklyn, New York 11233-0707

Phone: (718)
Fax: (718)

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

Sarah Polight, LPN, SRN, – Board Chair
Matthew Okebiyi – CEO


Other AAPCI Program Contacts:



Serenity House Mailing Address:

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

General Inquiries About Serenity House:

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

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


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


DHS Emergency Shelter in Commercial Hotel Contacts:

Contact: Kimberly K. Jones, MS. Ed., LMHC
Director of Operations – Commercial Hotels


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– Program Director
Valerie Wells, MBA– Director of Social Services
Hector Santiago, MSW – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 490-2949
Fax: (646) 509-2594

Shelter Program Mailing Address:
Holiday Inn Women’s Shelter
c/o African American Planning Commission
P.O. Box 1057
New York, NY 10002

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Brian Bailey, MSW – Program Director
Pamela Anderson, MS, CASAC-T – Director of Social Services
Melissa Quirindongo – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 208-8818
Fax: (929) 295-0281

Shelter Program Mailing Address:
Brooklyn Way Men’s Shelter
c/o African American Planning Commission
P.O. Box 320689
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Cabana Hotel/Red Carpet Inn

Erika Pula, BS – Program Director
– Director of Social Services
Danyely Checo – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 916-8766
Fax: (917) 631-9267

Shelter Program Mailing Address:
Cabana Hotel Men’s Shelter
c/o African American Planning Commission
P.O. Box 521207
Bronx, NY 10452

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– Program Director
Victoria L. Monroe, CMHC-LP, CASAC-T – Director of Social Services
– Case Manager Supervisor

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

Shelter Program Mailing Address:
Econo Lodge Women’s Shelter
c/o African American Planning Commission
P.O. Box 200109
South Ozone, NY 11420


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Iyahen Iduozee, MS – Program Director
Lesley Bruno – Director of Social Services
Peggy Smalls, MPA –  Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 766-9310
Fax: (718)

Shelter Program Mailing Address:
Days Inn Women’s Shelter
c/o African American Planning Commission
P.O. Box 200109
South Ozone Park, NY 11420

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Hotel Fortune

Shorne Poleon, MA, MSW – Program Director
Rebecca Cepero, MPA, CASAC-T – Director of Social Services
Cheryl Challenger – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (347) 931-4180
Fax: (718)

Shelter Program Mailing Address:
Fortune Men’s Shelter
c/o African American Planning Commission
P.O. Box 200109
Jamaica, NY 11432


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.

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