The Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment (WeCARE) program serves public assistance clients.  

If you have a barrier to self-sufficiency, you may be eligible for help. 

Barriers can be: 

  • Medical
  • Psychological

Contracted service providers provide:

  • Clinical assessments
  • Wellness services
  • SSI assistance
  • Job development, placement, and retention services

Appointments are required and can be in person or online. 

In Person

Visit a Benefits Access Center that serves your zip code if you:

  • Need help with your case
  • Feel you may have a barrier to self-sufficiency

Benefits Access Centers were formerly known as Job Centers. 

Your Benefits Access Center can refer you to WeCARE if needed. 

Find a Benefits Access Center.

By Phone

  • Agency: Human Resources Administration
  • Phone Number: (718) 557-1399
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • You can reach staff during business hours (except for City Holidays). You can get help in most languages. Automated Assistance is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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