Community Resources

Health Insurance Resources

ODA Health Insurance Navigator and Financial Assistance
718-260-4600 x317

United Jewish Organization of Williamsburg
718-643-9700 — English and Yiddish

Kings County Hospital Medicaid Office

New York State Medicaid Helpline
1-800-541-2831 — English and Español

Su Familia
The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
1-866-783-2645 — English and Español

La Linea Nacional Prenatal Hispana
1-800-504-7081 — English and Español

Transportation to Medical Appointments

Call 718-260-4600 (press 3 then 2) — English, Yiddish, and Español

718-218-9000 — Yiddish

Meal Support

Wayside Home Delivery Program
718-443-2574 — English and Español

Smoking Cessation Resources

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
718-620-3256 — English
718-630-3258 — Español

Exercise and Physical Activity for Seniors

Williamsburg Senior Center
718-625-1608 — English and Yiddish

About the Community

Williamsburg is located on the northern edge of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Bushwick and is easily accessible by mass transit. Home to a diverse ethnic community, Williamsburg contains a thriving art community, an assortment of restaurants, the nation's largest Hassidic Jewish community, and one of New York's largest Latino communities. In recent years Williamsburg has attracted a large community of artists, musicians, and more recently a growing number of upwardly mobile professionals. "South Williamsburg" refers to an area south of the Williamsburg Bridge, which is occupied predominantly by Yiddish-speaking Hasidim. Further north is an area known as the "South Side," occupied by a diverse Latin community.

The "North Side," traditionally Polish and Italian, is now host to a large community of musicians, artists, and recently arrived Manhattanites. East Williamsburg is home to the Italian American, African American, and the Hispanic communities and is located in the area between Williamsburg and Bushwick.