Care for the Homeless Executive Director Bobby Watts was
featured last night on Pix11 news to talk about an initiative by the
Sergeant Benevolent Association to photograph homeless New Yorkers on the
street. The officers are posting their pictures to an online Flicker photo album in an attempt to expose a supposed “decrease in quality of
life in NYC” but what these pictures really highlight are the difficulties of life
on the street. Whatever the politics of the initiative, we know that it’s
crucial to find real fixes for the problems of people experiencing homelessness.
“I don’t take a position on the letter or
motivation. I really focus on results,” Bobby Watts, executive director of Care
for the Homeless, told PIX11 News. “To the extent that more people are aware of
homelessness and are determined to find solutions, that can be helpful.”
If you see someone in need of services on the street, call 3-1-1 to alert city homeless outreach teams.
Over 9,000 personal hygiene products were
donated to our 2013 Toiletries Drive last spring. Can you help us top that
record in 2014? We have kicked off the 2014 Toiletries Drive with a huge donation from DNA Public Relations!The toiletries will be put together in kits to be distributed to homeless clients all over New York City. If you have the ability to donate, bring new and unopened toiletries to our administrative office at 30 East 33rd Street, 5th Floor in Manhattan or to Susan's Place in the Bronx. Please see the list of items we can accept on the flier. Questions? Call 212-366-4459 ext. 202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for continuing to support Care for the Homeless. We can't do it without you!