The Myths and Reality of Homeless New Yorkers

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The Myths and Reality of Homeless New Yorkers
The Myths
and Reality
of Homeless
New Yorkers
Annual Report
Myth:
Most homeless
people are panhandlers
or old men on park benches.
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Myth:
Homeless people
are lazy—they just
don’t want to work.
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ne month before eight-year-old Tyrone arrived at
Camp Homeward Bound, he moved with his mother
to a domestic violence shelter to escape his abusive
father. Tyrone felt a heavy burden for such a little
boy, often asking counselors for permission to call his
mother from camp to make sure she was safe. At such a young age,
he now believed that he was the man of the family and had to act
as such instead of being occupied with the activities of camp.
Coalition counselors worked with Tyrone and soon he was able to
relax and just have fun. Tyrone loved swimming in the lake and was
a star performer in the annual talent show. The Coalition was able to
provide a safe place for Tyrone, a place where he could act like the
child he is. Tyrone thrived academically, socially, and emotionally at
Camp Homeward Bound. He returned to his mother with newfound
confidence and a renewed sense of hope for the future.
The Coalition continues to fight on behalf of more and more families
with small children who are told by the City that they will have to fend
for themselves on the streets.
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Myth:
Homelessness
has declined
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aria is a recovering crack addict. It now seems like
a lifetime ago, but she used to sleep in a cardboard
box on the street in front of Macy’s in Midtown.
Maria knew she had hit rock bottom the day she sold
her 8-year-old daughter’s Barbie dolls to pay for her
drug habit. It was then that Maria turned to the Coalition for help. Our
case manager referred her to a rehabilitation program, and once she got
sober, she enrolled in the Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program.
Maria excelled in the class, learning how to use Microsoft Word, Excel,
and the Internet. She also received support from her fellow classmates
who could relate to her struggle of living on the streets. Maria’s
self-confidence grew through consistent mentoring from her job coach,
and before long, she had on-the-job experience from her internship.
“First Step changed my life,” she says. For three years Maria has been
successfully employed and has created a comfortable and safe home
for her daughter on Staten Island.
The City’s rental assistance program—Housing Stability Plus—does not allow
formerly homeless men and women to work, despite a sharp decrease in the
stipend every year. The Coalition successfully advocated for the Bloomberg
Administration to reform the program, so homeless people are encouraged to
work and be assured of a roof over their heads.
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wenty-year-old Sarah applied for emergency shelter,
cradling Shaun, her two-year-old son, in her arms. In a
state of panic, she was trying to escape Shaun’s father, who
had physically abused and threatened to kill her repeatedly.
Obviously, living with him was out of the question. Sarah’s
sister allowed her to stay with her for a few nights, but then asked her
to leave because Shaun’s father started threatening her own children.
Shockingly, when Sarah applied for emergency shelter at a city office,
her application was denied. She begged a friend to take them in, but
after two days with nine people crowded into a two-bedroom apartment,
mother and child were out on their own again. Sarah returned to the
shelter office begging for help—very clearly repeating to workers that
she had nowhere to stay and feared for her life.
Once again she was told to leave. But fortunately, a Coalition staff
member and Legal Aid Society lawyer were standing nearby on that
rainy evening. We took Sarah and Shaun to a motel to keep them safe
while we drafted court papers to allow them into the shelter system.
Our efforts worked, and Sarah and Shaun found shelter.
The Coalition’s landmark case, Callahan v. Carey, preserves the right to shelter
in New York City for thousands of homeless people. Our advocacy department protects this right and prevents vulnerable men, women, and children
from unfair shelter denials and evictions.
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Myth:
Homelessness seems
so complicated.
B
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a decade, Jeff lived and slept in parks, church steps,
sidewalks, storefronts, and waterfronts. He received meals
from different church groups and from the Coalition’s
mobile soup kitchen. Only three months have passed since
Jeff moved into Coalition Houses, but already his life has been completely transformed. “People who live here have a sense of caring for
each other,” he explains. “We’ve all been on the streets and had a hard
time, and we don’t want to end up there again.”
For years Jeff participated in the Coalition’s advocacy rallies and
came into our offices when he needed extra assistance with food and
clothing. He admits, however, that he never realized the Coalition
could help him get off the streets. “When I met the Coalition,” he says,
“I knew they were fighters, but I thought housing would be too complicated. I knew they could help with food, but I didn’t know they’d be
able to do this.”
After so many years of living on the streets, Jeff now has a place that
he can call his own. “Since I have a place to live now, I can splurge a
little. I can go to the dinners at churches and high schools without all
the excess baggage. When I meet people there, and they ask where I
live, I can tell them. I’m on a new journey now,” he continues. “I’ve
got a bed and a phone, and I know these fantastic people. I can’t wait
to show people the new me.”
The Coalition effectively advocates for more affordable and supportive
housing apartments in New York City. We spearheaded campaigns to secure
well over $1 billion in state and city funds to house homeless New Yorkers.
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Dear Friends:
Close to a million people have been kept off the streets
of New York, thanks to the Coalition for the Homeless.
Over the past 25 years, the Coalition has become a
national leader in innovative strategies to end homelessness while helping those who become homeless get a
roof over their heads and the skills needed for economic
self-sufficiency.
We started out small - a staff of three - but the early
impact of the Coalition was enormous. We established
the “Right to Shelter” in New York City - first for single
men, and subsequently for women and families.
Because of this groundbreaking advocacy, a quarter
century later, hundreds of thousands of people have
been provided life-saving, emergency shelter.
The Coalition built on these early victories to press all
levels of government to invest in cost-efficient, housingbased alternatives for homeless New Yorkers. We safeguard the civil rights of our poorest neighbors and work
effectively and creatively to ensure everyone is afforded
the dignity and stability of a home.
As you’ve seen in this report, we’ve also developed many direct service programs - from
crisis services to job training; from children’s programs to permanent housing. Thanks to your
support, each day we are able to help over 3,500 people!
Because of this frontline work, we understand what homeless life looks like, what it feels like.
The endless noise and loss of privacy in a shelter. The grind of daily visits to soup kitchens
and welfare offices. The dirty clothes. The need for a bath. The fear, anger and humiliation.
The power homelessness holds once it takes over a life is undeniable. But we also see the
power restored to the thousands of people we serve each year when they are able to take
back their lives.
This is a critical time for the Coalition - and New York as a whole. Our most recent report
stunned the city: New York City has reached a new record for the number of homeless
families living in our shelters. In the past year alone, the number of homeless people in
shelters has increased over 11 percent and the number of children has increased by 18
percent, to over 14,000.
Many myths persist about our homeless neighbors and what is needed to give each of them
a way home. We hope you will share this report with your friends, family and colleagues, as a
way of raising awareness on the causes of and solutions to modern-mass homelessness. The
Coalition is the leading voice on behalf of homeless New Yorkers and provides hope to so many.
Your support makes it all possible!
Gratefully,
Mary E. Brosnahan
Executive Director
The Downtown Center
for Non Profits
Fourth floor Crisis Intervention Program waiting room
Third floor First Step Job Training Program computer lab
Second floor daycare center
In June 2002, the Coalition
purchased its new headquarters
in Lower Manhattan to house our
programs and services, and to
foster collaboration with complementary non profit partners.
The following year, The Downtown Center for Non Profits
opened its doors. This prime
location has dramatically
improved our ability to deliver
essential services to New York
City’s homeless and low-income
individuals and families by allowing for centralized resources.
The return on investment is
clear—a building solely dedicated to the eradication of homelessness and to a safe, secure
future for all New Yorkers.
Downtown Tenants
Hamilton-Madison House, established
in 1898, is one of New York’s earliest tenement housing projects, providing services
that reinforce the strengths of individuals,
families, and communities. During the last
year, more than 16,000 children and adults
benefited from the wide array of early childhood education, after school and youth
programs, job training and employment
programs, language and literacy education,
and mental health and senior services
offered by Hamilton-Madison House at
locations throughout Lower Manhattan.
At the Downtown Center for Non Profits,
Hamilton-Madison House provides early
childhood education and day care.
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Coalition with a matching gift challenge.
Your donation to The Downtown Center
will be matched on a $1-to-$1 basis, up
to $3 million and through 2008. For more
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please call our Development Office
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Leadership Supporters
of the Downtown Center
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Terry Andreas and John Hewig
The Estate of Joan Antonucci
Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
Board of Directors
The Chazen Foundation
Phil Dusenberry
Joseph and Barbara Ellis
Fannie Mae Foundation
Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro
The Kresge Foundation
John D. Lewis
Carl and Kate Lobell
Helen and Lou Lowenstein
Richard and Rita Lowenstein
Donald B. Marron
New York City Council
Rhodebeck Charitable Trust
The Starr Foundation
UBS (formerly PaineWebber/UBS America)
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Coalition for the Homeless gratefully
acknowledges all of our loyal supporters!
July 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007
$100,000 and up
The Ambrose Monell Foundation • The Andreas Foundation • Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation • Board of
Directors • The Dana Foundation • Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Barbara Ellis • Ms. Agnes Gund and Mr. Daniel Shapiro •
Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Christine Hall • Helen and Lou Lowenstein • Mr. Richard and Mrs. Rita Lowenstein • Mr. Donald B.
and Mrs. Catie Marron • Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Miller • New York City Council • Rhodebeck Charitable Trust •
Robin Hood • The Starr Foundation • William Randolph Hearst Foundations
$25,000 to $99,999
Anonymous (2) • Architectural Digest • Association of Legal Administrators, New York City Chapter • Mr. Steven P. Baum •
Mr. Disaphol Chansiri • Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation • Citigroup Foundation • Mr. Stanley and Mrs.
Fiona Druckenmiller • Mr. Phil Dusenberry • Mr. Alfred and Mrs. Gail Engelberg • Engelhard Hanovia, Inc. • The Estée
Lauder Companies, Inc. • Frank E. Clark Foundation • Mr. Vincent Fremont and • Mrs. Shelly D. Fremont • Fross Zelnick •
Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. • The Heckscher Foundation for Children • Irvin Stern • Foundation • JP Morgan Chase •
Foundation • The Kaplen Foundation • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP • Leo Rosner Foundation • Mr. Carl and
Ms. Kate Lobell • Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation • MAC Global FoundationMental Insight Foundation • New York
Life Foundation • Mr. Michael and Mrs. Elin Nierenberg • Mr. Victor Ozeri, Interasian Resources Group, LLP •
The Peter Jennings Foundation, Inc. • Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen • The Ruth Turner Fund • Starry Night Fund •
Troutman Sanders, LLP • United Way of New York City • Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
$10,000 to $24,999
Anonymous (3) • Jan and Warren Adelson • American Express Foundation • American Express Pacific • America’s
Second Harvest Fund For New York City • Ms. Terry Andreas and Mr. John Hewig • Mr. E. Nelson Asiel • The Bank of
New York • Alison and Barry Berke • Ms. Robin S. Block and Mr. Bruce Cogan • Mr. Neil and Mrs. Argero Clark • Sean
and Anne Coffey • Mr. David Cohen and Ms. Jill Gerla • Constance L. Breuer Charitable Lead Trust • Cornelius Family
Foundation • Ms. Carla E. Craig • Mrs. Hester Diamond and Mr. Ralph Kaminsky • Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. •
Draftfcb • Edward & Ellen Roche Relief Foundation • Fishman & Tobin, Inc. • Fitch Ratings,• Five Together Foundation •
Mr. and Ms. Douglas M. Freedman • Mr. Andre Gregory • Mr. Anthony C. Guida • Henry & Lucy Moses Fund • Renate
Hunter • Mr. Daniel Jacoff • Mrs. Pamela and Mr. Andrew Kaufmann • Mr. and Mrs. David Knott • Andrew and Julie
Kramer • Ms. Rhiannon Kubicka • The Lawrence Foundation • Lehman Brothers • Leibowitz & Greenway Family
Foundation • Ms. Dominique Lévy • The Litwin Foundation • Malcolm Gibbs Foundation • Mary Livingston Griggs and
Mary Griggs Burke Foundation • Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Paula McInerney • Mr. Patrick McMullan • Ms. Amanda Moretti
and Mr. Gregory Lee • MTV Networks • Nardello & Co., LLP • Nathan M. Ohrbach Foundation • New York Mercantile
Exchange Charitable Foundation • Jane Orans • Mr. William J. O’Reilly • Ms. Sarah A. Peter • Rite Aid Foundation •
Ropes & Gray, LLP • The Roy A. Hunt Foundation • Mr. Phillip Rubin • Ms. Beth Rudin DeWoody • Ms. Joan M.
Sapinsley and Mr. Richard H. Lewis • Scopia Capital • Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts • Mr. Baron and Mrs.
Mara Silverstein • Ms. Courtney Smith • Sony Corporation of America • Ms. Lynn S. Stern • Ms. Betsy Taylor • Tides
Foundation • Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey • Mr. Greg Tornquist and Mrs. Dana Cranmer • Mr. Garry
Trudeau and Mrs. Jane Pauley • Mr. Stephen Volk • Mr. David and Mrs. Marlene Waldock • Walter C. Klein Foundation •
Mr. Larry Wyman and Mrs. Sheryl Wyman • Mr. Joseph T. Yin
$5,000 to $9,999
Anonymous (4) • Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation • Ms. Jacqueline Albert-Simon • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Alda •
American Express Gift Matching Program • American International Group, Inc. • Mr. Daniel Aronson • Mrs. Gail and Mr.
David Baird • Bank of America United Way Campaign • Mr. and Mrs. David Barse • Mr. Neil Barsky • Ms. June
Beckstead • Benjamin Moore and Co. • Mrs. Susan and Mr. Alan Berlow • Mr. Dale Booher and Ms. Lisa Stamm •
Mrs. Shirley and Mr. Everett Bovard • Bridgemill Foundation • Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Brown • Ms. Wendy Commins •
Ms. Maria M. Das Neves and Mr. Frank Hawkins • Ms. Teresa Donahue • Edith C. Blum Foundation • Eileen Fisher, Inc. •
Mr. Lester M. Feintuck • Mr. William and Mrs. Lesleigh Forsyth • Mr. Jonathan Freeman • The Gage Fund, Inc. • Mr. Seth
M. Glickenhaus • Isabel and Burton Gold • Josh Goldfein • Morton Goldfein and Judith Loeb Goldfein • Ms. Donna
and Mr. Perry Golkin • Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Goodnow • Mr. and Mrs. Donald L Gray • Mr. James Greenberg • Grey
Global Group • Mr. Frank and Mrs. Roslyn Grobman • Ms. Lucy B. Grollman • Heart Publishing • Mr. and Mrs. Wes
Higgins • Interpublic Group • Mr. Curtis Jensen • John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation • JPM Imports • Mr. Erik and Mrs.
Deena Katz • Ms. Marilyn Katz • Mr. Philip Koether • Mr. David Kornblau and Ms. Susannah Gardiner • Mr. Arthur and
Mrs. Alice Kramer • Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman, LLP • Mrs. Patricia A. Lanza • Mr. Bruno LeForestier • Mr. L. James
and Mrs. Mary T. Lewis • Ms. Marita Lichtenstein • Mr. George Loening and Ms. Kimbrough Towles • Ms. Cary Lowell •
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lowenstein • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP • CW11 Care for Kids, a Fund of the McCormick
Tribune Foundation • The McGraw-Hill Companies Employee Giving Campaign • The Millburn Corporation • Mr. and
Mrs. Brian Miller • The Morrison & Foerster Foundation • Newsweek • Palisades Interstate Park Commission • Barbara
and Morris Pearl • Mr. Scott Pearl • Mr. Paul Pearlman • Mr. Henry and Mrs. Marion Pennell • Ms. Lisa Perry • Mr. Jeffrey
and Mrs. Anne Pundyk • The Ritter Foundation • Mr. Richard J. Roberto • Samsara Foundation • Ms. Wendy B. Samuel
Ms. Susan Sarandon • Ms. Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner • Ms. Jill Schildkraut-Katz • Mr. Julian Schnabel • Mr. Joel
Seaman • Mr. Gregory Shaia • Sidney & Judith Kranes Charitable Trust • Mr. Daniel A. Simon • Lois and Arthur Stainman •
Mr. and Ms. Brian D. Starer • Ms. Antonia Stolper and Mr. Robert Fertik • Vince and Jean Tobin • Mr. and Ms. Robert
Toll • Ms. Bettye Turitto • United Way of New York • Mrs. Kara Unterberg and Mr. Roy Niederhoffer • Mr. Paul Varkell •
Mr. Gordon VeneKlasen • The Watchdog and Sonata Charitable Trusts • Ms. Manda Weintraub • Winfield Foundation •
Margo Wintersteen • Wolters Kluwer Health • Mr. John A. Wright
$2,000 to $4,999
Anonymous (13) • Ms. Barbara A. Abeles • Abraham Fuchsberg Family Foundation • Allen & Overy, LLP • Mr. Lee and
Mrs. Elyse Alper • Mrs. Hayley and Mr. Warren Alstodt • Mr. Philip Alston • Ms. Marta Amaya and Mr. Andrew Miller •
Mr. Robert Amdur • Ms. Ann T. Anderson • Ms. Yvette Arsenec-Weir • Mr. Eric Ashman • Ms. Terri L. Asiel • Ms.
Maureen Atcachunas, Esq. • The Atlantic Philanthropies, Inc. • Ms. Kimberly Atwater • Ms. Eileen Avvocato • Ms. Judith
A. Baldwin • Mr. Stephen Belber • Mr. Theodore Beresovski • Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Berg • Mr. Rajeev Bhaman • Mr.
James Bigwood • Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Nancy Bowe • Ms. Diem Boyd • Mr. Garth W. Bray and Ms. Kathryn H. Baxter
Ms. Susan Buckley and Mr. Lance Sherman • Mr. Henry Buhl • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Buschel • Ms. Paula S. Butler •
Brenda S. Butzel • Carl Jacobs Foundation • Mr. Steve Carroll • The Central National-Gottesman Foundation • Charles &
Yvette Bluhdorn Charitable Trust • Mr. Jeremy and Mrs. Christine Chase • Ms. Maria Chimienti • Mr. Ralph Chipman •
Ms. Jennifer Code • Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Kay Cohen • Donna Cohen • Mr. Carl Coleman • Commerce Bank • Ms. Ranny
Cooper and Mr. David A. Smith • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin S. Cowan • Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP •
Mr. John and Mrs. Wendy Cozzi • John Cozzi • Ms. Elizabeth Crawford • Mr. Sam Crawford • Renee and Ezra Dabah •
Mr. James E. Davis • Ms. Karen Delfau • Ms. Wendy Diamond • Mr. Jay M. Dinowitz • Mr. Patrick J. Donaghy •
Ms. Ellen Donahue • The Donald R. Mullen Family Foundation • Mr. David and Mrs. Shari Dreier • Dr. Arthur Dresdale •
Mr. Alan D. Dunkelberger • Mr. and Mrs. James Dwyer • Mr. Michael Eggenberg • Ms. Ruth E. Eisenberg • EMI Music •
Publishing • Mr. Matt and Mrs. Sonya Ernst • Mr. Sam Eskenazi • Dr. Leonard Estis • Mr. Sheldon Evans and Ms. Martha
McMaster • FabricTraditions • Mr. Joseph Fiore • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fischer • Mr. CJ Follini • Mr. George Fox •
Frances & Benjamin Benenson Foundation • Beatrice and Lloyd Frank • Ms. Barbara C. Freedman • Dr. Howard and
Mrs. April Furst • Mr. Evan Gaffney • Mr. Gerald Galison • GE Foundation • Ms. Mary J. Gearns • Mr. Russell A. Gellis •
Ms. Audrey D. Gerson • Mr. Daniel Gerson • Gersten Savage, LLP • Ms. Margaret B. Gloster • Mr. Adam and Mrs. Elizabeth
Gold • Goldman Sachs & Co. • Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program • Mr. Adam Goldstein • Dr. Marc J.
Gollub • Gorman & Rankin, P.C. • Ms. Alice Gottesman and Mr. Laurence Zuckerman • Ms. Julie Grahame • Mr. David
Gregory and Ms. Garris R. Leisten-Gregory • Ms. Elizabeth T. Grinnell • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross • Ms. Ralphine Gross •
Ms. Pamela J. Grove • Mr. Jeffrey Halis • Mr. James W. Hall and Ms. Lisanne C. Hauck • Ms. Margaret HanniganSwier • The Hanson Family Foundation • Mr. Anthony Heilbut • Constance Herndon • Mr. Michael W. Hirschorn and Ms.
Elizabeth Beier • Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Judy Hoff • Ms. Janet L. Hoffman and Mr. Leonard Rosenfeld • Susan and
Michael Hort • I Do Foundation • Icon Interiors, Inc. • ID Media, Inc. • Mr. and Ms. Robert Imershein • Initiative • The
Inner Circle • Izumi Enterprises, Inc. • Ms. Elise Jaffe • James A. Macdonald Foundation • Mr. Thomas Janczur • Ms.
Laura R. Johnson • JustGive.Org • Mr. Allan W. Karp • Mr. Ronald H. Kaufmann • Ms. Lisa P. Keith and Mr. Allan Karp •
Ms. Louise J. Kelly • Mr. Samuel Ketive • Ms. Terri Knakal • Ms. Karen Koch • Ms. Barbara Kolsun • Daniel R. Kramer •
Mr. Thomas Krueger • Ms. Elizabeth Kujawski • Mr. Bill and Mrs. Sheila Lambert • Mr. Thomas Lamberti • Mr. Peter
and Mrs. Deborah Lamm • Langsam Family Foundation • Mr. Steven and Mrs. Chani Laufer • The Laura B. Vogler
Foundation • Ms. Marta J. Lawrence • Mr. Thomas Lee • Ms. Vicki Levine • Victor and Leslie Lewkow •
LEXOLUTION, LLC • The Lichtenstein Foundation • Mrs. Constance E. Lieber and Mr. Stephen Lieber • Avery and Janet
Lipman • Mr. Robert Longnecker • Mr. and Mrs. Bevis Longstreth • Mr. Roger Lowenstein • Mr. Peter J. Macdonald •
Marquis George MacDonald Foundation • Ms. Ellen Marsh • Ms. Joanne J. Mason • Mr. Duncan and Mrs. Lauren
McCurrach • Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. • Ms. Katarina Mesarovich • Ms. Ruth Metz • Metzger-Price Fund, Inc. •
Mr. Kenneth Meyers and Ms. Valerie Moran • The Michael Stanton Foundation • G.G. Michelson • Ms. Elizabeth M. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Miller • Mr. Gerrish H. Milliken • Mrs. Flora and Mr. Jacob Mincer • Ms. Andrea Mitchell •
Ms. Hee-Jung Moon • Ms. Valerie Moran • Mrs. Gertrude Moretti • Dr. Robert Morgan • Fran Moss • Mr. Daniel Motulsky
and Ms. Caitlin Pincus • Mr. G. F. Mueden • Mr. Kenneth M. Murphy • Sharon Murrel • Nassau Hematology Oncology, P.C. •
Mr. Denis and Mrs. Britta Nayden • Network for Good • Nordic Custom Builders • Mr. Sam and Mrs. Nathalie Orans
Ms. Hannah C. Pakula • Ms. Ellen J. Pall and Mr. Richard Dicker • Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Kathleen Pedowitz •
Ms. Christine B. Pendry and Mr. J. Lawrence Aber III • Mr. Steven Perelman • Mrs. Sheila and Mr. Vincent Perrino •
Mr. Thomas R. Perrotta • Catherine Peshkin • Mr. Wade A. Petty • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program and United
Way Camp • The Pierre F. Simon Charitable Trust • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pilkington • Precise Corporate Printing, Inc. •
Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Denise Rabinowitz • Mr. Maria Ragucci • Mr. H. L. Rapaport • Mr. Brett Redfearn • Ms. Caroline
Rhea • Mr. Paul and Mrs. Joyce Rheingold • Ridgewood Savings Bank • Mr. Tim Robert • Mr. David Rockwell •
Ms. Jeanne Rohatyn • Mr. Alan and Mrs. Michelle Rosenbaum • Jerry and Sue Rosenblum • Ms. Pamela Rosenthal •
Mr. Hank and Mrs. Anne Ross • Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo • Rutgers Presbyterian Church • Ruth and Seymour
Klein Foundation • Jeffrey Rutzky • Sandpiper Fund • Sanky Communications, Inc. • Dr. Valerie Scanlon • Dr. Peter
Schlossberg • Ms. Mary Schumitsch • Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving ª Ms. Gertrude Schwartz • Mr. Howard and
Mrs. Phyllis Schwartz • Ms. Barbara Scudder • Ms. Jessica Seaton and Ms. Linda Swartz • Mr. John and Mrs. Janet
Segal • Mr. Neil L. Selinger and Ms. Rima Grad • Mr. Stephen Semlitz and Ms. Cathy Glaser • Mr. Barry and Mrs. Lauren
Siegel • Ms. Ellen F. Simon • Mr. Doris Skopp • Ms. Kathleen Sloane • Mr. Ross Smotrich and Ms. Talma Nir • Solon E.
Summerfield Foundation • The Spence School • Ms. Susan Springer • Ms. Cathrine S. Steck • Mr. Lewis and
Mrs. Janine Steel • Ms. Jean Stein • Strachan & Vivian Donnelley Foundation • Mr. James and Mrs. Justine Sugrue •
Mrs. Madeline and Mr. John Sullivan • Sun Hill Foundation • The Susan Sarandon Charitable Foundation • Ms. Emily
Susskind • Mr. Sidney Sutter • Mr. Ralph Sutton • Ms. Rory Tahari • Ms. Karyn L. Tasens • Titledge • Mrs. Susan and Mr.
Charles Tribbitt • Mr. Robert Tuschman • United Way Special Distribution Account • Ms. Diane G. Van Wyck • Mr. Chris
Varga • Mr. Jack Vartoogian and Mrs. Linda Vartoogian • Venable Foundation • Washington Mutual Home Loans • Ms.
Giulia Weisman • Ms. Nancy L. Wender • Judith and Roger Widmann • Mr. Daniel Wilch • Mr. Mark and Mrs. Jane Wilf •
Ms. Maureen Wimmer • Ms. Anne Wong • Todd Yanuzzi, Morgan Stanley • Mr. and Mrs. David Yazdan • Ms. Carmen Zita
$1,000 to $1,999
Anonymous (8) • ABC, Inc. • Ms. Lynda Abdoo • Ms. Diane L. Ackerman • Mr. Robert E. Adamski • Mr. Sachin Agrawal • Mr. Burton
and Mrs. Joyce Ahrens • Ms. Anna M. Albrecht • Ms. Alexandra D. Alger • Ms. Charity E. Alker • Mr. Steven Allard and Mrs. Mary Ann
Allard • Mr. Nicholas Amigone • Mr. Giles Anderson • Mary E. Anderson • Mr. Alan and Mrs. Judith Appelbaum • Mr. Irwyn Applebaum •
Mr. Thomas P. Athan • Mr. Edmund F. Bacas • Ms. Marion Bachrach and Mr. Jon Siegfried • Mr. Lawrence Bader • Dr. Ellen Bakalian •
Ms. Susan H. Baker • Bank of East Asia • Mr. George Bean • Bear, Sterns & Co., Inc. • Mr. James A. Beha • Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Belkin • Ms. Ellen S. Belson • Ms. Marilyn S. Benta • Mr. James Bergoffen • Mr. William and Mrs. Linda Berliner • Ms. Constance K.
Berman • Ms. Dorothy Berwin • Bina Office Furniture • Ms. Justine Birbil • BitMover Inc • Mrs. Barbara A. Black • Jennifer Blessing •
Ms. Barbara Blomberg • Mr. and Mrs. Roman Bninski • Ms. Louise Bourgeois • Ms. Alice L. Bowie • Brackenridge Foundation •
Penny Judge Bradley • Mr. Stephen Brady • Ms. Marion I. Breen • Ms. Joan P. Breiter • Mr. Robert and Mrs. Lauren Bresnan • Mr. J.
Randall Brockett • Mary E. Brosnahan • Ms. Amy Brost • Mr. Bernard S. Brown • Brune & Richard, LLP • Buck Henry Charitable •
Fund • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Burke • Burke & Company, LLC • Mr. Carter Burwell and Ms. Sciulli • Mr. Lawrence Buterman •
Mrs. Joan Butler • CA, Inc. • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carlson • Ms. Judi Caron • Mr. Warren Chang • Sister Catherine Cleary •
Ms. Jennifer Clements • Mr. Charles Close • Mr. Joshua Colangelo-Bryan • Ms. Ida Cole • Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Linda Collins •
Common Cents New York • Computer Associates • Mr. and Mrs. John Cooney • Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC • Mr. Jim Czarnecki •
Dr. Hartvig Dahl • Mr. David and Mrs. Lori Damrosch • Mr. D. Ronald Daniel • Mr. Philippe Dauman and Mrs. Deborah Dauman •
Mr. Martin Davis • Mr. Robert and Mrs. Jamie Davis • Ms. Astrid Delafield • Ms. Elizabeth Derbes • Ms. Anne Bevis Detwiler •
Mr. David M. Diamond and Ms. Karen Zukowski • Dr. Strachan Donnelley • Mr. Kevin Donovan • Mr. Patrick Dorsey • Mr. Dana Dratch
and Ms. Esther Bloustein • Mr. Timothy Du Val • Ms. Tammy Duffy • Mr. Sanford Dumain and Mrs. Stacey Miller Dumain •
Mr. Mitchell Duneier • Ms. Darcy Dyer • Easton Foundation • Dr. Corey Eber • Mr. Andrew Edlin • Mr. John Eisenberg • Mr. Norman
and Mrs. Susan Ember • EMWIGA Foundation • Mr. Glenn B. Enoch • Ms. Christina Enriquez-Bocobo • Esselte Corporation •
(Pendaflex, Oxford) • Estate of Salvatore Saraceno • Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation • Mr. Joseph Evall and Mr. Richard
Lynn • Ms. Quince Evans • Ms. Mary Ewing • Falconwood Foundation • Mr. Thomas Farley and Ms. Maryanne Joyce • Ms. Laura J.
Feinland Katz • Mr. Howard B. Feinstein • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund • Mr. Jeffery and Mrs. Leslie Fischer • Mr. Arnold Fisher •
Mr. John Fitzgerald • Mr. Jeffrey Fliegel • The Ford Foundation Matching Gift Program • Ms. Carol Forester • Ms. Gail Friedberg •
Mr. Stephen H. Frishauf and Dr. Else Pappenheim • Dr. Arthur N. Gabriel • Ms. Ileen Gallagher • Mr. David Gamper • Mr. Norman
Bloch and Dr. Janice Gelfand • Ms. Deborah Gellman • Ms. Joan Gelman • Ms. Barrie J. Gillies • Ms. Nina Gilson • Ms. Amy P.
Ginsburg • Mr. Milton Glaser • Mr. William F. Gleason III • Mr. Hugh G. Glenn • Ms. Regina Glocker • Mr. David Golbert • Ms. Deborah
Goldberg • Ms. Susan Goldman • Mr. Brian and Mrs. Jean Good • Mr. Donald and Mrs. Arlene Goodyear • Mr. Steve and Mrs. Nancy
Gramps • Mr. David Gray and Ms. Kathy Jennings • Ms. Paula Greenberg • Mr. Richard Grellier • Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Ellen Gross •
Ms. Sue Grundfest • Mr. Allan Guggenheim • Mr. and Mrs. Gail Gupta • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. • Ms. Traci J. Hall •
Mr. Thomas Harney and Dorothy Wholihan • Mr. Brad Harris • Ms. Alison Hawley • Heartbeat Digital, LLC • Mr. James Heffron and
Ms. Barbara Michelson • The Heller Family Foundation • Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henkin • Mr. Hisashi Hieda • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hirsch •
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hoffen • Ms. Judith Hoffman • Mr. Mark and Mrs. Rebecca Hoffman • Ms. Randi Hoffmann • Mr. Takashi Hoga •
Mr. Eric Holmes • Lucy N. Hoover • Mr. Jeffrey Horowitz • Mr. Lee A. Horwitz • Mr. Samuel Huber • Hudson Valley National
Foundation • Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP • Mr. Daniel M. Hurley • Mr. David and Mrs. Valerie Hyde • Ms. Leah Ice • Ms. Thea
Iervolino • Ms. Margaret F. Imbrie • Mr. Brian Jacobson • Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Jakes • Mr. Thomas Janover • Ms. Eva Jarose and
Ms. Nancy Jarose • Ms. Valerie Jennings • Ms. Bridget L. Johns • Mr. Donald and Mrs. Barbara Jonas • Mr. Peter Kaczorowski and
Ms. Diana M. Van Buren • Mrs. and Mr. Julie Kapito • Mr. and Ms. Craig Kaplan • Mr. Richard Kass and Mrs. Elaine Soffer •
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kass • Ms. Judith F. Kaufer • Mr. Richard Keiser • Mr. Mark Kempson • Ms. Patricia Kenner • Corinne Kevorkian
Kids Charity • John J. Kirby • Ms. Eileen Kleiman • Ms. Amy Klein and Mr. Jeremy Lechtzin • Mrs. Luce A. Klein • Ms. and Mr. Eileen
Koerner • Mr. John W. Kondulis • Mr. Kenneth P. Kopelman and Mrs. Nancy E. Gold • Mr. Eric M. Kornblau and Ms. Stacy Kanter •
Ms. Rebecca Kramer • Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer and Mr. Michael Eisenbud • Ms. Julienne Krasnoff • Mr. Bruce R. Kraus • Mr. Jander
Lacerda • Dr. Mortimer J. Lacher • Mr. Terence Lally • Mr. Paul T Lambert • Ms. Marie-Noelle S. Langan • Mr. Richard and Mrs. Emma
Lanigan • Ms. Roz D. Lasker • Mr. Anthony Lauricella • Ms. Alice Lawrence • Mr. Gregory Lee • Mr. Roger Lehecka and Ms. Ria M.
Coyne • Ms. Katherine Lemire and Mr. Daniel J. Politzer • Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F. Leopold • Ms. Lynn Lepofsky • Mrs. Marianne P. Lester •
Ms. Ann D. Levy • Mr. Geoffrey C. Lewis and Ms. Anne Field • Lincoln Storage Warehouses • Mr. Larry Ling • Liz Claiborne
Foundation • Mr. John D. Lobrano • Mr. and Ms. Zachary Lockman • Mr. Carl Lockwood • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Locurto •
Ms. Barbara Lovenheim • Mr. Daniel F. Lundy • Ms. Joanne Lyman • Ms. Grace Lyu-Volckhausen • Ms. Larissa MacFarquhar •
Ms. Arien Mack • Mr. Chris Mackey and Ms. Donna Cherniak • Mr. Kevin MacLeod • Mr. John MacRae and Ms. Paula J. Cooper •
Mr. Peter Malachi • Mr. Barrett Mansfield • Dr. William Marienberg • Mr. Steven Markov • Mr. Arthur G. Marks • Ms. Lee Marotta •
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martano • Ms. Diana Martinez • Mr. Peter J. Mayer • Mr. Ignacio Maza • Mr. Robert B. Mazur • Ms. Simona
McCray and Mr. Kenneth Peterson • Ms. Theresa McGrady • Ms. Elizabeth L. McKeever • Mr. John J. McKevitt and Ms. Ann Tobin •
McKevitt • Mr. Donald J. Meade • Mr. Jeffrey Meleski • Merck Partnership for Giving • The Meredith Corporation Foundation •
Micr soft Giving Campaign • Mr. Alan B. Middleton • Mr. and Ms. Jonathan Miller • Ms. Adriana and Mr. Robert Mnuchin • Mr. Modrall
Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Donna Monson • Ms. Marilyn Monter and Mr. Wilfried Witthuhn • Ms. Christine Monterosso • Mr. John H. Morrison •
Mr. David and Mrs. Michele Morse • Ms. Mildred H. Morse • Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Mullen • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Murphy •
Mr. Samuel Murray • Mr. Jeffrey Muti • Todd A. Myers • The Myron M. Studner Foundation, Inc. • Natural Gourmet Institute • Mrs. Maian
O. Naumburg • Mr. Michael S. Needleman • Ms. Zabrina Neils Ford • Ms. Cindy E. Nelson • Mr. Paul Newman • Mr. Seth Novatt and
Ms. Priscilla Natkins • Ms. Isabelle and Mr. Harold Oaklander • Mr. Scott D. Oaks • Mr. Tom O’Brien • Mr. James O’Gara • Oilily
Retail USA, Inc. • Mrs. Helene O’Neil • Mr. James and Ms. Karin Orenstein • Ms. Elise M. O’Shaughnessy • P-2-Print, LLC • Pal
Manufacturing Co. • Ms. Taylor Pape • Mr. Robert Passal • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Patricoff • Ms. Lisa Pearson • Penguin Group (USA), Inc. • Mr.
Robert M. Pennoyer • Mr. Glen Pere • Jodi Lynn Perlman • Ms. Clarisse B. Perrette • Mr. Brian Phillips • Dr. Sergio Piomelli • Pitney
Bowes • Mrs. Ann Poll • Mr. Benny Pollak • Mr. Jay Polonsky • Ms. Phebe Port • Ms. Daphne Poser • Mr. Gabriel Posner • Mr.
Bronislaw Pytowski • Mr. Matthew Quigly and Mrs. Nina Bogosian Quigley • Mr. Jonathan Quinn • Ms. Laura M. Quinn •
Mr. Marc S. Rauch and Ms. Lisa Anderson • Ms. Katharine A. Ray • Mr. Donald and Mrs. Margaret Redlinger • Mr. Duncan W. Reid
Matthew Reid • Mr. Jason and Ms. Jane Reidy • Mr. Steven and Mrs. Ellen Reisberg • Dr. Howard and Mrs. Linda Reiser •
Ms. Deborah Rennels • Mr. Ira Resnick • Mr. Stephen Rinehart and Ms. Louisa Holland • Ms. Bonnie G. Robins • Ms. Linda A. Rock, MD •
Rock River Communications • Ms. Andrea T. Rooke-Ley and Mr. Barnaby R. Furnas • Mr. Steve L. Ross and Ms. Susan F. Scharf •
Ms. Debbie Roth and Mr. Jonathan Rosen • Ms. Margit Rowell • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Royce • Ms. Valerie Rubsamen • Ms. Nicole
Rudick • The Ruth & Peter Metz Family Foundation • Mr. Lee Rutherford • Mr. Winthrop Rutherfurd • Mr. Peter Ryan • Ms. Pasquialim
Sacchetti • Mr. Mario and Mrs. Maria Teresa Sacouto • SAD Foundation • Ms. Nancy Sall and Mr. David Brogno • Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Sancroft • Mr. Salvatore Saraceno • Mr. Mark Satlof and Ms. Dana Points • Dr. Andrew Satran • Mr. Mark Scharsam • Ms. Barbara A.
Schatz • Ms. Idoline Scheerer • Mr. Richard and Ms. Joan Scheuer • Mr. Thomas R. Scheuer • Ms. Roberta Schneiderman • Mr. Paul
Schoeman and Ms. Julie Sternberg • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Schoen • Ms. Mary B. Schorr • Mr. Blair Scribner • Ms. Barbara C.
Scudder • Ms. Kyra Sedgwick and Mr. Kevin Bacon • Mr. Joel Seligman • Ms. Marcia Sells and Mr. Kenneth M. Kruta • Mr. Peter Seng •
Mr. Richard Serra and Mrs. Clara Weyergraf-Serra • Ms. Fredericka M. Shapiro • Ms. Beth Shinn and Mr. David Krantz • Mr. Gil Shiva
Mr. Franklin Shobe • Ms. Barbara Shulman • Mr. Robert Sikorski • Ms. Ann E. Silverman • Mr. and Ms. McSween Simmons •
J. L. Simonds • Ms. Patricia J. S. Simpson • Mr. Gerald Slavet • Mr. Randy Slifka • Mr. Robert and Mrs. Janeane Sloane • Ms. Polly
Smail • Ms. Michelle Smith • Ms. Deborah Snyder • Mr. and Mrs. Joshua N. Solomon • Mr. Christian and Mrs. Felice Stadlinger •
Mrs. Polly Z. Steinway • Mr. Ralph Stone • Mr. Eric and Mrs. Laura Strasberg • Suresh Subramaniam • Ms. Susan Sullivan •
Dr. P.R. Sundaresan • Dr. Antonella Surbone • Mr. Sam A. Sutton • Mr. Steven Swartz and Mrs. Tina Swartz • Mrs. Leah and
Mr. Christopher Tahbaz • Mr. Charles J. Tanenbaum and Mrs. Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum • Mr. and Mrs. David S. Taylor • Mr. David
Terveen • Mrs. Ann Thayer • Mr. Walter Thomas • Mr. Governor Tipton and Mrs. Julia Saunders • Mr. Eric Tirschwell • TK Foundation •
Mr. Jean Toche • Mr. Nick Tortorella • Ms. Noelle Tutunjian and Mr. Michael Ference • Mr. Donald J. Tweedie • U.S. Trust Company •
United Health Group • Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Van Marcke • The VF Foundation • Mr. Mario Vizcaya • Mr. Fred Voigt • Ms. Ruth Walker •
Mr. James W. and Mrs. Betsy S. Walkup • Mr. Joseph Walpole and Ms. Nancy O’Brien • Mr. Jack Waltrip • Mr. Jeffrey Wang •
Mr. Robert and Mrs. Marcia Warner • Ms. Anna J. Weber • Ms. Linda Weingarten • The Weinreb-Berenda-Carter Foundation •
Leah D. Weitzen • Ms. Susan Wells • Mr. Marc Wesson • Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Rita Wilder • Ms. Sasha Wilson • Mr. Thomas C. Wilson •
Ms. Kathleen P. Winter • Ms. Cathleen Woods-King • Mr. James Worth • Mr. Victor Zammit and Mrs. Kathleen Zammit • Ms. Marion
Zapolin • ZBI Equities, LLC • Mr. Gary Zelko and Ms. Karen Friedland • Mr. Anthony Zunino and Mrs. Sally Zunino • Mr. Lion R. Zust
Board Of Directors
Senior Staff
Louis Lowenstein
Chair Emeritus
Mary E. Brosnahan
Executive Director
Andrew Kramer
Chair
Tim Campbell
Director of Crisis Services
Barry H. Berke
Vice Chair
Donna Ferguson
Chief Financial Officer
Richard J. Roberto
Treasurer
Pamela Grove
Director of Programs
Marcia Sells
Secretary
Debra Lynne
Managing Director
Terry Andreas
Patrick Markee
Senior Policy Analyst
Ellen Baxter
Mary E. Brosnahan
David N. Dinkins
Phil Dusenberry
Michael D. Friedman
Howard Furst, MD
Kim McCall
Director of Development
Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director for Policy
Marianela Oliveras
Director of Administration
Carl Lobell
Franciene McClean
Christine Pendry
Jeffrey Pundyk
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It’s easy to turn a blind eye to
our homeless neighbors. Ignorance,
fear, apathy, and misinformation
perpetuate the myths we walk
around with every day—“They’re
responsible for their own fate;”
“They don’t want to work;” “They’re
all criminals.” These ideas allow
us to pretend the epidemic of
homelessness only happens to
people who give in to their vices
or simply give up. But now that
you know the myths, what will
you do to change the reality?
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