Why Are Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Why Are Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

It is hard to imagine a veteran homeless in America, yet it happens—and increasingly so in recent years. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), homeless veterans are predominately single males who live in urban areas and are experiencing mental...
New York Heatwave Is Coming

New York Heatwave Is Coming

While the heat wave is an inconvenience for many New Yorkers, it can pose significant dangers for the thousands of homeless people living on the streets or in shelters without air-conditioning. Here are some resources to stay cool and safe during the heat wave:Stay...
What NOT To Say

What NOT To Say

There are many ways to approach and talk to someone living on the streets. But there are just as many ways that you could offend or say something that is negative. homeless person: “spare change?” “Sorry- all I’ve got are 20s” If they ask...
Open A Dialogue

Open A Dialogue

The definition of homelessness is the circumstance when people are without a permanent dwelling, such as a house & or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing due to a lack of, or...
Fight to Help Those in Need Continues

Fight to Help Those in Need Continues

While BFTS welcomes holiday donations, we want to remind people that we operate year round and donations are always open. Without the generosity of kind hearts, we would not be able to do what we do.The reality is our program, and other programs that help families,...
2019 Recognized Holidays

2019 Recognized Holidays

Why is it that people generally volunteer only on Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Years? Even if you volunteer for the holidays on the list it still isn’t enough. Why not got to a soup kitchen or food pantry to volunteer say once a month. Or walk around...