Homelessness in NYC is at an all-time high, accounting for 14% of the nation’s homeless population.
Nearly 71,000 people are living in NYC shelters nightly, including 22,511 children, up 82% from 10 years ago.
That does not include the 5,000-plus men and women living on the street.
Gift of Hope
For someone homeless and living on the streets — many of whom feel invisible and helpless — a backpack full of food, toiletries and necessities is about hope and dignity.
We don’t just hand a person a backpack and walk off either. Our team members spend time with those in need, treating them with compassion and offering them solution-oriented help.
“Homeless and humiliated.” That’s what Kenny’s sign said when we met him. No one should that way because of their circumstances or being down on their luck.
No longer feeling hopeless, Kenny is in the process of gaining housing and on a path to getting off the streets.