Wow - we start the new year with our biggest and humblest note of gratitude. The final numbers are in, and thanks to you, we have exceeded our 2013 fundraising goals. You, along with hundreds of other donors, collectively donated over $465,000, changing the lives of 8,000 homeless men, women and children. Thank you.
As many as 60,000 New Yorkers are homeless every night, including 22,000 children. As a Care for the Homeless supporter, you know the demand for our medical, mental health and social services is often greater than we can meet. More than 70% of the 8,000 clients we served in 2013 were first-time clients at Care for the Homeless, and many were newly homeless.
We have a crisis in NYC. Because of you, we have hope.
The impact you made in 2013-and the investment you made in our services for the future-is critical in the fight to end homelessness. We can't wait to report back with even more good news in the coming months. Thank you, once again.
We're growing and expanding programs to meet needs.
Our mantra is simple: we meet homeless people where they are. By co-locating our clinics in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, SROS and drop-in centers and by sending street medicine teams on outreach, we reach the most vulnerable.
In the coming months, Care for the Homeless is expanding our 30 locations by:
- Opening two new Dental Clinics for homeless adults and children, one in the Bronx and one in Queens, and
- Launching a new Mobile Health Clinic that will reach multiple locations every week,parking near busy shelters and soup kitchens.
As renovations begin and program planning on these projects gets underway, watch for more updates on our progress and how you can be involved.