In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
In April 2015, there were 59,285 homeless people, including 14,132 homeless families with 24,267 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system.
Over the course of the last City fiscal year (FY 2014), more than 116,000 different homeless men, women, and children sleep in the New York City municipal shelter system.
The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is now 72 percent higher than it was ten years ago.
At our Times Square Homeless Center Project FIND:
- Provides a safe space where homeless seniors can shower, get clean clothes and a meal
- Connects them with a social worker who can obtain all of the benefits for which they are eligible
- Assesses their need for medical and mental health services with an onsite clinic
- Reconnect homeless seniors with supportive networks of family and friends
- Work with them to determine the most appropriate housing options and support them as they make the transition off life on the streets