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- 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 the full spectrum of entitlements 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
Learn Why People Are Homeless
Since modern homelessness began more than thirty years ago, research and experience have overwhelmingly shown that investments in permanent housing are extraordinarily effective in reducing homelessness — as well as being cost-effective.
Many of the most successful housing-based policies designed to address the homelessness crisis — in particular, permanent supportive housing for individuals living with disabilities and other special needs — were pioneered in New York City and have been replicated throughout the country.
Project FIND provides a gateway for the homeless elderly to much needed treatment and to transitioning from life on the streets to more stable housing
Our Homeless In-Reach program works to help the long-term street homeless into an environment where they can get medical and psychiatric care and make the transition to supportive housing.
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