At our Bergen Street Residence, we have installed our very first garden on our roof and in our backyard, thanks to a partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Program participants can engage in holistic activities and receive the therapeutic benefits of our gardening/wellness groups.

Says Donika Prelvukaj, LMSW, Bergen Street Program Director, “Not only are we providing a safer and more convenient access to healthier and fresh produce, but our gardens will help promote the emotional, mental and physical well-being of our participants.”

New York Restoration Project was founded in 1995 by award-winning actress and singer Bette Midler, a dedicated and influential advocate who has rescued parks and community gardens in New York City’s underserved neighborhoods. The website reminds us that NYRP “believes nature is a fundamental human right.”

Thank you, NYRP and Jason Sheets, for your generosity and support!

Embarking on this green thumb journey helps us empower the communities we serve.

Read more about our Garden Glow-up and this special partnership with NYRP.