Making a difference this Monday is as easy as 1/23. Register for HOPE 2017.

HOPE 2017
    DHS needs New Yorkers to help even more individuals move from the streets to a stable, safe environment. We have 2,837 volunteers registered and need 163 more, especially at these sites, to reach the necessary 3,000. Please join us! Sign up for HOPE 2017
NYPD to Assist DHS with Management of Security in Homeless Shelters
DHS ANNOUNCEMENT
    NYPD and DHS announced that 22 NYPD personnel will be working with the Department of Social Services to help oversee management of security at Department of Homeless Services' shelters. As the result of a review of shelter security ordered by Mayor de Blasio in March 2016, a number of security improvements have already been implemented. Learn more
DHS Calls on New Yorkers to Take Part in Citywide Effort to Count City's Unshelt
THIS MONTH
    DHS asks New Yorkers to volunteer for its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) to assist the agency and community partners in estimating the number of individuals living on the streets, in parks, subways, and other public spaces across the city. HOPE 2017 will take place on Monday night, January 23, from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Learn more
HOME-STAT Initiative Houses Almost 700 Formerly Street Homeless New Yorkers
DHS ANNOUNCEMENT
    Since the launch of HOME-STAT in March 2016 through October, the new initiative has helped 690 street homeless individuals transition from the streets through connecting them to permanent housing or transitional housing options, such as safe havens. HOME-STAT remains the most comprehensive street homeless outreach initiative in any major national city. Read more
DHS and Council Member Ritchie Torres Announce Opening of New LGBTQ Shelter
DHS NEWS
    DHS and Council Member Ritchie Torres announced that a new homeless shelter will be opened in the Bronx to meet the needs of homeless LGBTQ young adults. Some studies estimate that as many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Read more

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