With over 58,000 people in city homeless shelters daily, one of New York City’s oldest and largest providers of health care and other services for homeless people plans to recognize “success stories” of clients who have overcome obstacles in obtaining and maintaining stable housing as well as health successes.
Care for the Homeless will hold its third annual Summer Solstice “Success Celebration” on Tuesday, Summer Solstice, June 21st, at Red Oak Apartments, 135 W. 106th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, in Manhattan, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. The program will include a meal, entertainment and success stories from some of those being honored for their achievement. NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) Commissioner Steve Banks will speak and hand out the housing awards.
The winner of the third Care for the Homeless “Story of Success” short essay contest, open to all New Yorkers who are or have been homeless, will read their winning submission. The program is entirely free and open to all.
Care for the Homeless, operating since 1985, runs 30 Federally Qualified and state licensed health clinics in shelters, drop-in centers, soup kitchens and other places people experiencing homelessness gather, as well as providing street medicine, mental health services, health education and social services. Care for the Homeless also advocates for policies to fight, prevent and end homelessness.