The listing of resources in this directory are for informational purposes only.  A listing does not constitute an endorsement by The R.O.C.K. Brooklyn Church, Dana Carson Ministries or any of its affiliates and/or associations.  The user is fully and solely responsible for any outcome arising from the usage of the information listed in the directory.  The user will hold The R.O.C.K. Brooklyn Church, Dana Carson Ministries or any of its affiliates and/or associations completely harmless and blameless for any and all outcomes.

Spiritual Counseling

You're not alone. God has provided, through the ROCK Brooklyn, counseling to help you with life's difficulties. To make a confidential appointment, please call 718-408-1376. Pastor Straker is available to help lead you to God's solutions for your life. 


God wants us to manage our money and resources well. If you're having problems making ends meet or you just want to become better at managing your finances, consider exploring the following resources:

Dave Ramsey Ministries 
Crown Financial Ministries 
Consumer Reports 
NY 529 College Savings Plan 

Drug Counseling

Teen Challenge provides separate, 12-18 month residential programs for men and women 17 years old and up (there is no upper age limit). Teen Challenge functions from a Christian love and support environment. The therapeutic program of Teen Challenge is basically a living experience. The educational content is information from the Bible, written for the purpose of Christian discipleship.  

Teen Challenge Brooklyn  


Between 2003-2005, an average of 1.2 million New York City residents, including over 400,000 children, lived in households facing food insecurity, according to federal statistics. However, there is help. To locate the nearest soup kitchen or food resource near you, please visit:

New York Coalition Against Hunger 


Nearly 35,000 people of all types live in the homeless shelters of NYC. If you find yourself faced with that situation contact us and we'll help you get assistance:

New York Coalition for the Homeless 


It's God's desire that you live healthy, abundant lives. We encourage you to be pro-active in taking care of your health:

Web MD 
Natural Solutions Magazine 
President's Challenge on Fitness 
Organic Consumers 
Urban Organic  

Affordable Housing

Housing costs often take up 40-60% of a person's salary. These organizations have programs which offer opportunities to obtain affordable, middle class housing:

Abyssinian Development Corporation 
NYC Department of Housing, Preservation & Development 
United Homes NY 
Pratt Area Community Council  


American Indian College Fund 
College Board Scholarship Search 
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships
Gates Millennlum Scholarship 
HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships 
Hispanic Fund 
Microsoft Scholarship Program 
United Negro College Fund 
FAFSA On The Web 
Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships 
Easley National Scholarship Program 
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

Jobs and Networking

These sites are generally considered the best job sites on the Web. It's very important to network as well. Your best chance of landing a new job is to go out and meet someone. Most job openings are not posted.

General Purpose
Craigslist NYC
Monster (Canada)
Yahoo! HotJobs

Niche - Career Field (accounting, finance)
Dice (IT jobs)
HealthEcareers Network
Jobs In Logistics
Idealist (non-profit)
Krop (creative design,technical)
Authentic Jobs (creative design, technical) 

Niche - Industry

Absolutely Health Care
Bio Space
Hcareers (hotels, hospitality)

Niche - Geographic Location

Niche - Affinity (new grads)
LatPro (Hispanic and bilingual)
VetJobs (military veterans)

Niche - Employment Category (hourly)
ExecuNet (senior level executive)
The (senior level executive)
Net-Temps (contract, temporary) (hourly)


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