Thank You letter from Urban Outreach Center at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & Neighborhood House.
Safe Horizon Thank You letter
Letter from our friends at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS NYC
February 13th, 2019
Tonight, a record 63,000 New Yorkers will sleep in homeless shelters. Thousands more bed down in subways, parks and other public spaces, barely hanging on, desperately in need of food, blankets and a way off the streets. In a city as wealthy as New York, it is inconceivable that so many should be at such risk of going hungry. More than 1.4 million of our neighbors suffer from food insecurity, including nearly a quarter of the city’s children. Homeless people living on the street are especially susceptible to the devastating effects of hunger, often suffering in silence with undiagnosed mental illness unable to access critical services on their own. This is the stark reality that thousands of men and women struggling on our streets face every day. Overlooked, neglected and forgotten, they face enormous challenges just to make it safely through the night. Bringing relief to this isolated and hard-to-reach population is one of the core missions of the Coalition for the Homeless, and specifically of our Grand Central Food Program (GCFP). GCFP has benefited greatly from our partnership with The Sleeping Bag Project NYC. This past season we received over 200 sleeping bags that have been given directly to folks living and sleeping on the street. Please see Mark’s story below:
Mark turned to the streets after losing his job as a computer engineer and being bullied in the shelter he was placed in. Over the past four years, the GCFP has been one of the only positive forces in his life. We have provided him with hot meals, as well as emotional support and basic necessities like warm clothing, toiletries and sleeping bags. Always thinking of others in need, Mark routinely gives back to the program by sending job postings for other clients to GCFP staff and donating clothing that doesn’t fit him quite right. Mark is still working to restore the life he once had. Until he does, the GCFP will continue to be there for him every night with food and a sleeping bag when needed. Thank you Sleeping Bag Project NYC for the support.