We help people thrive, not just survive, in spite of the often difficult situations facing our low-income clients:
- One in five New Yorkers is poor.
- The number of people who make up New York City’s poor is equivalent to the fifth largest city in the United States.
- One in three children in NYC lives in poverty.
- The minimum wage in New York State is $7.15/hour. At that wage, a person would have to work more than 106 hours per week in order to afford an apartment for his/her family
Using our tried and true methods of the last 28 years, we take our clients through the steps from survival – housing, food and healthcare – to rebuilding their lives to the fullest. By helping those in the most need live as independently as possible, we are able to improve the quality of life for everyone in the city and lay the groundwork for an economically thriving and vibrant community. Our community-based services include:
- Housing Placement Center – for those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness
- Street to Home – to move adults from the streets into permanent housing
- Psychiatric Outreach – making psychiatrists available in homeless service settings
- Home to Stay - to provide case management services to homeless families as they move into permanent housing
- Community Based Single Stops – our one-stop source for low-income households
- Rikers Island Single Stop – to provide inmates with needed resources upon release
- Brager Scholarship – putting college within reach for at-risk youth