Save the Date!
CAMBA Night Out is November 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Tribeca 360°,
10 Desbrosses St., New York, NY 10013. 
For more information, please contact Melissa Fisher, Director of Development at or call 718.287.2600, ext. 20321.
All About Birthing and Babies
CAMBA President & CEO Joanne Oplustil listens to participants' stories on giving birth
Serena Williams and Beyoncé have talked recently about their pregnancies and giving birth--now come the stories from Brooklyn moms brought together through the efforts of CAMBA’s iCARE staff. They gathered to tell their birth stories to the New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, who heard about the challenges they faced while giving birth, as well as pre-natal and post-partum care. It was part of Dr. Zucker’s statewide listening tour of the state’s most high need areas to find out how to improve birth outcomes in these communities. The State’s statistics for Brooklyn show that while almost 11 percent of all births are premature, the number is at 7 percent for white women, but is much higher for Latinas at 12 percent, and for Black women at 16 percent. All agree these numbers must improve by increasing access to care in these communities. CAMBA and Wyckoff Hospital co-sponsored the event at the SCO Family Services building on Saratoga Avenue.
Read Next City's Article About CAMBA Gardens II
The building of CAMBA Gardens II, our most recent affordable housing site from CAMBA Housing Ventures, helped create jobs for scores of New Yorkers, including many who live in the surrounding neighborhood in East Flatbush. Read the article in Next City that details how minority contractors contributed to the building's completion.
The Making of the CAMBA Night Out Video
“We want our supporters to see that they are helping to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Melissa Fisher, Director of Development at CAMBA, speaking about our annual gala, CAMBA Night Out. Each year, CAMBA creates a video to showcase the comprehensive work we do and shows it at the gala: from providing housing for low-income and homeless New Yorkers, to legal and workforce aid to immigrants and refugees, as well as operating several successful education and youth development programs. This year’s gala takes place November 1.
Learning About HIV/AIDS Around the World
Representing CAMBA in Amsterdam, l-r, Michelle Montgomery, Leo Cambar and Lisa Koffler
CAMBA’s Navigay te Brooklyn! staff – Program Manager Leo Cambar , Evaluation Manager Michelle Montgomery , and Asst. Director Lisa Koffler – had the privilege of attending and presenting a scientific poster at the 22 nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam (July 23-27). The conference brought together 15,000 researchers, physicians, public health workers, and advocates, and provided CAMBA staff with the opportunity to learn how the HIV epidemic varies in other parts of the world and how that requires strategies that have similarities and differences from the U.S.  CAMBA’s poster, entitled “Using Online Outreach to Connect Black and Latino MSM to PrEP/PEP Services in NYC, USA,” detailed how CAMBA has been successful at using new media and internet hook-up sites to engage MSM (men who have sex with men) of color in HIV prevention and care services. Many people who engaged with CAMBA’s staff recognized how far ahead CAMBA was in using new media to outreach to MSM of color.
HomeBase You Can Van
(l-r) CAMBA's Melissa Mowery, DSS Commissioner Steven Banks, Council member Debi Rose, HRA Administrator Grace Bonilla, HRA Deputy Commissioner Gary Jenkins, CAMBA's Abe Solberg and Grace Ruiz
CAMBA’s You Can Van was on full and prominent display the week of July 23rd in its newest location, Staten Island, and the CAMBA team was proud to show off our efforts to Staten Island Councilmember Debi Rose. NYC Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks helped introduce Rose to CAMBA’s effort as part of the week-long event "City Hall In Your Borough." The You Can Van is a highly visible RV, outfitted with computers, Wi-Fi and semi-private office space, bringing the City’s homeless prevention program, HomeBase, directly to homes and neighborhoods. The Van uses data to position itself where people are at imminent risk of losing their housing, possibly entering City shelters. Since hitting the road in Staten Island earlier this year, the Van has engaged nearly 10,000 people who sought assistance to remain in stable housing. Funding for the purchase of the Van was provided by Robin Hood, and HRA is currently supporting its operation. It is the second of two vans CAMBA has on the road, including one that is Brooklyn-based. CAMBA staff on hand included Melissa Mowery , Grace Ruiz , Abe Solberg and Sandro Navarro .
CAMBA's Townhall
CAMBA's Park Slope Women's Shelter invites
you to the 11th Annual Jamboree
Join us for a fun filled day with food, music, and games.
When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 12:00-4:00 pm
Where: 15th Street and Prospect Park West Lawn North
RSVP or Contact: Daisy Tan at or 718.369.7226, ext. 90249
Help CAMBA win the Building a Better Brooklyn Nonprofit Contest
CAMBA has the chance to be the winning nonprofit in Bay Ridge Toyota’s Building a Better Brooklyn contest, with a grand prize of $5,000. We very much need our supporters to remember to vote daily, as CAMBA is now in a very tight race. You can vote once a day until the contest ends!

  1. Visit Bay Ridge Toyato's Building a Better Brooklyn Facebook page
  2. VOTE for CAMBA, and press “Enter” to cast your vote.
Career Corner
CAMBA offers excellent career opportunities to candidates who are interested in growing with one of New York City's largest multi-services nonprofit providers. Please visit to learn more about our programs and achievements.

CAMBA is hiring for the following positions:
  • Vice President (Controller) Fiscal Department--details here
  • Vice President Family Shelters--details here
  • Recruiter (HR)--details here
  • Recruiting Coordinator--details here 
  • Clinical Supervisor--details here
  • Social Workers--details here

For consideration, submit resume to
CAMBA connects New Yorkers to opportunities through its dedicated staff, who are trained to provide solutions to the biggest challenges of life in New York.
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