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Your Invitation to Our Free Homeless Memorial Day Event

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Kindness is a gift that can change a life in an instant.

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Report Released: “How Budget Cuts Made Us Sicker, Poorer and Less Safe”

We should all do as much as we can to care for those less fortunate.

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From one of our extraordinary donors: “Great – glad I could help. I admire your organization – we should all do as much as we can to care for those less fortunate.” 

We truly want to take the time to thank all of our donors for their continuous support in our efforts to end homelessness.

A New Progressive Agenda

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One in twenty ...

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One out of every 20 public-school students is living in a homeless shelter. Homeless children are sick four times more often than those who are housed. Because of the generous support of our donors, Care for the Homeless is on the front lines, providing critical medical, dental and mental health care to families who needs us most.

Learn more about our pediatric programming and all our services--and how you can volunteer to help--on our web site: www.careforthehomeless.org.

A Road Map to Wipe Out Homelessness

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Jeff Foreman, Director of Policy

There's reason for optimism about ending homelessness as we know it in New York City.

Sure, the problem has never been worse. There are 57,000 homeless people daily in city homeless shelters or living on the streets, probably more. At least 22,000 of them are kids and, for them,
brushes with homelessness may lead to a lifetime of consequences.

But now a loosely knit network of community-based groups, calling themselves United to End Homelessness, have joined to author and promote a detailed plan. They fittingly called it "A Roadmap to Ending Homelessness."

The timing isn't random. It comes just weeks before an election sure to shake up city policies for decades with a new mayor, all new citywide officials and several new City Council members, too. Nicole Branca, deputy executive director of the Supportive Housing Network of New York, is a steering committee member. She says the group’s hope "is that this briefing book p…