40 YEARS OF HELPING NEW YORKERS

 

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.) 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 onto 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 coed drop-in center.

 

2011

Began an $11 million renovation to transform Cluster House into a supportive housing
residence based on our successful Ivan Shapiro House 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 House, 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, relaunched
Operation Alternative at Port Authority Bus Terminal.

 

 

2015

Opened Cluster House and Boston Road Apartments, renting 11 private
apartments at Cornerstone II in Harlem.