Child Center Benefits Access


Our Benefits Access program provides free counseling on entitlements, health insurance, financial guidance, social services, and legal services. On-site health insurance and SNAP (“food stamp”) enrollment available. These services are open to the community for people of all ages, with or without children.

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. and some evenings; please call individual sites for details; virtual appointments are available.
  • Services provided: Assistance in accessing entitlements, health insurance and social services. Free on-site legal services; financial counseling, medical and SNAP (“food stamp”) enrollment, assistance in tax preparation. Referral to social services such as afterschool programs, child care, summer camp, unemployment / employment programs, GED/ESL.
  • Special services: On-site health insurance and SNAP (“food stamp”) enrollment, Medicaid, and other types of health insurance from NYSOH (New York State of Health), with direct linkage to the Human Resource Administration, enabling families to obtain their medical and/or food stamp benefits within a 30-day period.
  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish. In addition, we can provide services to clients in any language through the use of an interpretation service.

ATTENTION CLIENTS: Please read if you have Medicaid. Renewals are no longer automatic. Tap on the flier above for more information in English, Bengali, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

Contact Info and Locations

Phone: 718-358-8288 option 2 or 718-228-0720, option 1

Jamaica Family Wellness Center
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432

Macari Family Wellness Center
140-15B Sanford Avenue, Second Floor
Flushing, NY 11355

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