Prevention Education

Prevention Education comprises programs for middle and high school students, women of all ages, young men of color who have sex with me, and people who had experienced the criminal justice system.


UPWISE is a comprehensive program designed to support women, who are formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, low-income, or are immigrants, to succeed in the workplace and society.

  • HEALTH EDUCATION educates and supports linkages to HIV testing, STD testing, PrEP and PEP, primary care and treatment, behavioral health counseling, HIV viral load suppression, substance use prevention and education, communication skills for condom negotiations, and creating healthy relationships.
  • Social Support provides assistance to address challenges such as HIV status, housing, immigration, former incarceration, commercial sex work, or mental and behavioral health issues.
  • Workforce Development, Empowerment, and Training assist those who are seeking employment and job training. Computer lab available for participants to improve their general computer skills.

 For more information about UPWISE, call 347-505-5142.

BE BETTER BROOKLYN – Youth is a school-based/afterschool program that aims to prevent alcohol, tobacco, marijuana use, and violence. It addresses multiple risk and protective factors and teaches personal and social skills that build resilience and resist drug influences. For more information, call 347-505-5000.

BE BETTER BROOKLYN – Adult is a group-based program that aims to initiate behavioral change by educating individuals about risky behaviors and empowering them to choose alternative safer behaviors. Programs include group and individual sessions. Interactive workshops include: Parenting Journey, Making The Connection (MTC), VOICES/VOCES, Healthy Relationships, WILLOW, Sister To Sister, and Alternative to Violence (ATV). For more information, call 347-505-5000.

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MEN TO KINGS is a program designed to educate and improve the health and wellbeing of young gay and bisexual men of color, and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ages 17-29 in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City. It provides health education services through community outreach, evidence-based group and individual interventions such as Defend Yourself (D-UP)!, counseling,  HIV testing (in person or at home) in various settings. Our program is LGTBQ affirming. We encourage and promote positive self-image and offer a safe space for all who participate in our program. For more information, call 347-505-5000.

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