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How You can Help Homeless New Yorkers this Summer

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You can Help Support People Experiencing Homelessness in NYC. Here's How!

Summer is almost here and while many will enjoy the warm temperatures, cool swims, and other luxuries, our homeless neighbors will continue to struggle. Care For the Homeless is currently collecting items to create Personal Care Kits. Your generous donation will help support the essential needs of so many New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.

Date: April 15 - June 1
What We Need: Soap/Body Wash Shampoo/Conditioner Toothpaste Toothbrushes Deodorant Sunscreen Wet Wipes Feminine Care Products
*Full Size Products are Preferable
Drop Off Location: Care For the Homeless 30 E. 33rd St. 5th Floor New York, NY
Other Ways You can Help Care For the Homeless:
1. Host/Organize a personal care kit drive at your office, community group, place of worship, or your friends. We can help you organize this!
For any and all assistance, please contact Brian Myers at bmyers@cfhnyc.org or call at (212) 366-4459 x222.
2. Make a donation here.
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Patient Profile Vol. 1 | The Unmistakable Merits of Trust

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Sahira's Story
No more than 4 months ago, Sahira P. came to Care For the Homeless’ (CFH) Susan’s Place Health Center in the Bronx for a routine check-up. However, there was something else on her mind aside from taking her blood pressure and checking her resting heart rate.
It turned out she had been struggling with a Percocet addiction.
As is the case with many CFH patients, Sahira was (at first) apprehensive about telling her story, despite her intense desire to do so. “I was dying to tell somebody my story,” she commented. “But, I was afraid someone would judge me.”

Judgement is just one of the many legitimate concerns CFH patients have when seeking medical services. Negative past experiences and financial insecurities lead patients to believe that they’ll also be, either turned away by providers or treated poorly by them. These complex concerns yield a litany of negative consequences. Perhaps the most severe of which, is that individuals are discouraged from accessing care. Absen…

Provider Profile Vol. 4 | Joy Favuzza, NP

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Empowering Patients, Forging Relationships

Care For the Homeless’ (CFH) Jackson Health Center sits comfortably in the eastern sector of the Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood. Amidst the vibrant activity on the streets and sidewalks, is the hustle and bustle of the Bruckner Expressway and the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, both of which are within viewing distance. Down below the pavement, the 6-train echoes loud and clear.
To the building’s side is a colorful, lightly worn playground. Its many slides, bridges, and ladders provide the perfect setting for any kid’s imagination to run wild. But, on a morning as cold as March 13th, it was understandably empty. But, now as the weather begins to warm, it’s easy to envision those slides and ladders overrun, and teeming with laughter.
The CFH Health Center is co-located in the Jackson Family Residence, a living space for homeless families. The site is operated by CFH site partner BronxWorks and in addition to studio-to-one-bedroom sized apartments, the…

Rice University Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering with Homeless in NYC

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A Break Well Spent

After hours of studying for mid-terms and adding the final touches to projects, the most euphoric thing a college student looks forward to, is their spring break vacation. Many choose to indulge in the tranquility of warm beaches and enjoy cool, salty swims. Others opt for colder temperatures, flying on skis at breakneck speeds. And some simply enjoy the cozy comforts of home. A break is a break though, no matter how one chooses to spend it.
The same cannot be said for those participating in a different option offered by many schools, known as Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Students partaking in these programs sacrifice their vacation, and instead, choose to spend their week away from school learning about timely and significant social issues.
This past week, about a dozen students from Rice University in Houston, Texas made the 1,600+ mile journey to New York City, to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between mental health and homelessness.
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Retired U.S. Ambassador and LIU Brooklyn Dean Join CFH Board of Directors

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Please join us in welcoming our two newest members of the Board of Directors.
Harry K. Thomas began his diplomatic career in 2003, when he was appointed as the United States Ambassador to Bangladesh. Over the course of his nearly 15-year career, he would also serve as Ambassador to the Philippines and Zimbabwe.


In between ambassador roles, Thomas also served as Director General of the Foreign Service and as Executive Secretary and Special Assistant to Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
On his new role with CFH, Thomas commented, “I joined the Board because I believe that 'we the people’ can and must, solve the challenges that homelessness presents. I know that the world's wealthiest nation can improve our homeless sisters and brothers lives. CFH is the leading organization that is working to overcome this obstacle in NYC, my hometown. I will work with the Board Members to broaden the depth and breadth of CFH's reach and outcomes.”
Joining Thomas is the Dean of LIU Brooklyn’…