Urban Pathways

The “housing first” philosophy is the cornerstone of Urban Pathways’ mission and the foundation of its supportive and permanent housing programs. Throughout eleven residences in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens, Urban Pathways helps adults move rapidly into housing from the street, public spaces, or temporary shelter.

As a data-driven and innovative leader, Urban Pathways ensures that homeless and at-risk New Yorkers have the housing, services and support they need to be self-sufficient.

Urban Pathways will be a leader in creating a society in and around New York City in which our clients achieve and sustain independence, stability and wellness as fully integrated members of their communities.

Urban Pathways, 575 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212.736.7385, development@urbanpathways.org

S:US, Services for the Underserved

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances.

We envision a city where everyone has a roof over their head, is healthy, productive and can enjoy the social connections that create a life of purpose.

Services for the UnderServed, 463 7th Avenue, 17th FloorNew York, NY 10018, 212-633-6900

Reading Partners

Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for elementary school children in low income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills. Reading Partners recruits and trains community volunteers to work one-­on-one with students to help them build confidence and become stronger readers.

For more information, contact our engagement team at volunteerny@readingpartners.org

Reading Partners New York, 499 7th Avenue, 20th Floor, North Tower | New York, NY 10018, 646-801-4029


The Bowery Mission

bowery-missionThe Bowery Mission  has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.”

Our goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City.

The Bowery Mission, 227 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, 212-674-3456

Open 7 days a week. Donations may be dropped off 24 hours a day. Click here for directions

The Bowery Mission Men’s Center on Avenue D, 45-51 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009, 212-777-3424

Open 7 days a week. Click here for directions

The Bowery Mission Women’s Center at Heartsease Home, Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, 212-396-9000

Open 7 days a week. Click here for information

Mont Lawn Camp & Retreat Center, RR2, Box 2004, Bushkill, PA 18324, 570-588-6618 Click here for directions

The Bowery Mission, bowery.org, 432 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016, 212-684-2800

Open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Coalition For the Homeless

coalition-homelessThe Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.

Every day, our 11 frontline programs help more than 3,500 men, women and children survive immediate crises and help them on the path to long-term stability. We witness firsthand the challenges they face and shape our services to best meet their needs, providing emergency food and clothing, eviction prevention, crisis services, permanent housing, job training and special programs for homeless youth.

Coalition for the Homeless, 129 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038,  info@cfthomeless.org, 212-776-2000

The Doe Fund

slider_59Mission: To develop and implement cost-effective, holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. All of The Doe Fund’s programs and innovative business ventures ultimately strive to help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency.

The Doe Fund, 232 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028, Doe.org, Phone 212-628-5207

She Dreams Of Freedom

shedreamsoffreedomShe Dreams of Freedom (SDF) is a multimedia collaborative that uses diverse media platforms to raise awareness about the unique challenges experienced by girls in the juvenile justice system. SDF aims to provide education, promote conversation and provoke action among community members, advocates, juvenile justice stakeholders, policy makers and the general public. SDF also serves as a to empower the voices of girls in the juvenile justice system.

She Dreams of Freedom, 390 9th Ave, New York, NY, 10001, shedreamsoffreedom.com, shedreamsoffreedom@gmail.com, 973-202-7310




Community courts are neighborhood-focused courts that attempt to harness the power of the justice system to address local problems. They strive to engage outside stakeholders such as residents, merchants, churches, and schools in new ways to reduce both crime and incarceration. The first community court in the country was the Midtown Community Court, launched in 1993 in New York City.

314 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, courtinnovation.org (646) 264-1300



upnextUPNEXT (workforce development)  is a job training and family engagement program for unemployed men and/or non-custodial fathers. The program provides tools, training, and resources for participants to successfully compete in today’s job market and connect with their families. Get personal and read our blog!

For additional information or to participate, please contact Bo Twiggs @ (646) 264-1339.