Muzzy Rosenblatt

Executive Director of BRC, the Bowery Residents’ Committee, one of New York City’s most comprehensive social services agencies

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Muzzy RosenblattMuzzy Rosenblatt is the Executive Director of BRC, the Bowery Residents’ Committee, one of New York City’s most comprehensive social services agencies.  Through its holistic and individualized approach to service, BRC helps thousands of homeless men and women gain the knowledge and skills they need to help themselves to overcome adversity and dependency; regain their health, mental health and sobriety; restore their self-sufficiency and self-respect.  Since arriving in 2000, Muzzy has led the agency through a period of growth that has strengthened its financial condition, improved the quality of services provided, and established BRC as a leader and innovator among not-for-profit social services agencies.

From 1988 to 1999, he held several positions in New York City government, including First Deputy Commissioner and then Acting Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services.  Among his accomplishments at DHS were the dramatic restructuring of service delivery that transformed a patchwork of city-run custodial shelters into a service-rich residential treatment system operated by nonprofit agencies and the development of evaluative criteria to ensure resources are provided to those in need.

Muzzy received his MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (1992), and his BA from Wesleyan University (1987).  He is a native New Yorker, and resides in Forest Hills, New York, in the borough of Queens.

BRC Basics:

  • BRC is a place of opportunity, where the homeless aren’t hopeless, where people can change their lives

  • BRC helps thousands of people each year – one at a time – treating each with dignity and respect

  • BRC is where people go who have no place left to turn, and know they won’t be turned away

  • BRC clients face challenges some of us may know, or know of: addiction, illness, mental illness, and the devastating consequences that can follow: loss of employment, friends and family

  • BRC is where people begin the long road back to independence, self sufficiency and self respect, and we stand by them every step of the way

  • BRC is responsible and accountable, measuring the effectiveness of our work, valuing success and carefully investing the dollars invested with us

  • BRC is a place where everyone can contribute, make a difference, and know that they have – as a donor, a volunteer, or by just calling the Helpline (212.533.5151)

  • BRC is where change happens

A very special testimonial:

"Karen Humphries Sallick is the best interviewer I've had the pleasure of working with over the past 20 years. Her preparation is impeccable, and her enthusiasm contagious. 'Embracing the Journey' is a fabulous program, so much needed at this time in history."
- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of
"Inner Peace for Busy People" and "Saying YES to Change"


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