Organization Name: Community Counseling & Mediation (CCM)
Project Title: Jackson's Place
Project Location: 745-749 Snediker Avenue, 736-742 Hinsdale Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (East New York)
This 48,000 square foot, 65-unit permanent supportive housing development will provide 58 studios and 7 one-bedrooms (plus a super’s apartment) as well as a 4,000 square foot community facility space in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Residents will have access to a rear yard and two outdoor landscaped terraces located off the second-floor community room and laundry room respectively. The ground floor will house a preschool with its own outdoor play space, and offices for social and mental health services which look out onto a community garden. In deference to the more traditional character of the neighborhood, the building is wrapped in a masonry exterior and setbacks deemphasize height and break up the massing. Still, large windows and inset brick detailing in and around window openings offer variation in texture and a visual interest across the façade. These subtle design moves work in consort with the simple geometries of this efficient, economical structure to achieve an understated yet refined presence. In so doing, Jackson’s Place will welcome residents with dignity and underscore the value of supportive housing.
The residential portion of this development will serve chronically homeless individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI) as well as low income individuals and families. The residents will receive on-site services including case management and training in Activities of Daily Living.
The community facility space will provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy services to pre-school aged children from low-income families in Brooklyn. Through this work, children will learn to express feelings, manage everyday challenges, and discover new ways to relate to the world. The ground floor will also house a preschool based center providing analytic treatment for approximately 20 children.
As another service to the those in the neighborhood, the community room will be offered free of charge for the Community Board and other neighborhood groups in need of meeting or special event space.
CCM works to improve the lives of at-risk children and families through innovative behavioral health, supportive housing, education, and youth services. Our expanding network of licensed outpatient mental health and chemical dependence clinics, award-winning housing facilities, HIV and hepatitis prevention and care coordination, and after-school and child-welfare programs, utilize evidence-based, culturally competent practices to achieve positive outcomes and keep families together.
Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP); Community Counseling & Mediation (CCM) - Owner; Skyline Engineering, LLC; CityScape Engineering