40 YEARS OF HELPING NEW YORKERS

 

1975

Urban Pathways opens its doors and serves New York homeless
individuals in midtown Manhattan

1980-81

Established the first drop-in center in the country serving only women,
the Antonio G. Olivieri Center for Homeless Women, and a
transitional housing shelter for men and women.

 

1988-89

Opened The Open Door, a drop-in center behind the Port Authority Bus Terminal,
and Cluster House, a supportive housing residence for formerly
homeless, mentally ill and dually diagnosed women.

 

1996-97

Launched first outreach program called Assessment, Diagnostic and Engagement
(A.D. E.) program to reach alienated and underserved homeless adults, and opened another
supportive housing residence for mentally ill men and women.

 

2000

Launched a second outreach program, and a vocational training program
that would eventually grow into UPwards.

 

2005

Launched two more outreach programs – AMTRAK Penn Station and PATH. 

 

2007

As part of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium, expanded outreach to move at
least 812 chronically street homeless adults into permanent housing by
2009, and converted The Travelers Hotel into the Travelers Safe Haven,
with the single goal of moving clients into permanent housing.

 

2008

Launched the Flatiron BID Outreach Program and brought the first 26
units of our Scatter-Site Housing Program online.

 

2009

Launched the Fashion Center BID Outreach Program.  Started development
and pre-development on five new supportive housing residences. 
Added 36 additional units to the Scatter-Site Housing Program.

 

2010

Opened the Hegeman Safe Haven in East New York, added 40 more units to
the Scatter-Site Housing Program, and converted the Antonio G.
Olivieri Center into a co-ed drop-in center.

 

2011

Began an $11 million renovation to transform Cluster House into a supportive housing
residence based on our successful housing model; opened Hughes House, a 55-unit
supportive housing residence in the South Bronx; broke ground on Clinton Avenue Apartments,
an 80-unit mixed-use facility for formerly homeless adults with histories of mental-illness
and low-income community residents with preference given to veterans.

 

2012

Opened The Residence at Hallet's Cove, a 50-unit supportive housing residence.

 

2013

Launched the Newark Airport Outreach Program, opened the 13-unit 53rd Street Apartments,
added 22 Scattered-Site Housing units, acquired the 86-unit 162nd Street Apartments in
the Bronx and the 24-unit Crotona Community Residence facility in the Bronx.

 

2014

Broke ground on Boston Road Apartments and 162nd Street Apartments, re-launched
Operation Alternative at Port Authority Bus Terminal.

 

2015

Re-opened the Westside Cluster House,providing newly-renovated private
apartments for 52 formerly-homeless men and women.

Opened the Boston Road Apartments, providing permanent housing for
a total of 43 formerly-homeless and low-income men and women who
have served our country in the armed services.

Provided scatter-site supportive housing to eleven men and women
at the Cornerstone II Apartments in Harlem.

Began a partnership with SoBro, a major housing developer in
the Bronx, to provide social services to residents of two of
their new buildings, to open in 2017.

Concluded negotiations to open a third Safe Haven for 36 homeless
men and women in East Harlem.

Started initial phase of a new program to provide housing to 30
homelessmen and women who have histories of incarceration.