Urban Pathways opens newest residence at 162nd Street in the Bronx

The Residences at 162nd Street is Urban Pathways newest permanent housing facility. 

The Residences at 162nd Street is Urban Pathways newest permanent housing facility. 

Continuing to be at the forefront of housing New York's at-risk and homeless; Urban Pathways has opened their newest permanent housing residence at 162nd Street in The Bronx. 

"The Residences at 162nd Street" are the eighth permanent supportive housing facility  operated by Urban Pathways.

162nd street opened it's doors in late December and residents have not stopped raving about the building and it's many amenities. 

The lobby of 162nd Street

The lobby of 162nd Street

"I am so happy here at 162nd. It's like a breath of fresh air. They even have a laundry room right downstairs. Earlier this year i was sleeping in the subway, now i have my own apartment. I'm truly blessed" -Fabian (formerly homeless resident) 

Along with a full service laundry room, 162nd Street has a total of 86, fully furnished, studio apartment units. 55 units for formerly homeless men and women and 31 units for low income community residents.

All of 162nd's 86 studio units come fully furnished 

All of 162nd's 86 studio units come fully furnished 

Also on the premises is a computer lab, backyard patio/sitting area, and community room. Case workers as well as a LPN (licensed practical nurse) are on premises and on hand for residents needs. 

If you are interested in touring our newest residence or please email development@urbanpathways.org. 

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org.

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Join Urban Pathways for Hope Count 2017!

Save the Date: Hope Count 2017

Urban Pathways is looking for volunteers to help us in this years HOPE Count.

HOPE (Homeless Outreach Population Estimate), is an annual city-wide census of the individuals sleeping outdoors in New York City. Urban Pathways partners with the NYC Department of Homeless Services to conduct the count in the Midtown-East area of Manhattan. 

The 2017 HOPE Count takes place on February 6th, from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning. 

Click here to register. If you are interested in volunteering with the Urban Pathways team please select the organization on the "Continuum of Care partner organization". 

For group name please add: "Urban Pathways Hope Outreach". Lastly, for training site please choose the PS116 (210 East 33rd Street, 10016) if you want to stay with the Urban Pathways team. 

This is our first volunteer opportunity of the year!  

Help us identify homeless New Yorkers and provide them with a path to independence, opportunity and wellness with supportive and permanent housing, as well as programs and services.  

Click here for FAQ's  

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org

Join Urban Pathways in Remembering our Homeless Neighbors Lost in 2016

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This Wednesday, December 21st starting at 4:00 pm at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education 

Every year on December 21st, the longest night of the year, advocates around the country remember those that have passed away while unstably housed and recommit to fighting homelessness. Speakers including Urban Pathways COO Ron Abad.

We also invite everyone to submit names of clients, patients or friends who passed away in the past year in New York City while unstably housed. Please email those names to policy@cfhnyc.org or call Jeff Foreman at 212-366-4459 so they can be included in this memorialization

Location: Drisha Institute for Jewish Education 37 West 65th Street, 5th floor New York, N.Y. 10023. 

Time: 4pm-6pm 

 

http://www.urbanpathways.org/donate/

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org

Gloria Montes: Formerly Homeless Veteran

Since 2014 Gloria Montes, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has called a studio apartment at Urban Pathways’ Clinton Avenue Residence home. 

Urban Pathways Clinton Avenue Residences 

Urban Pathways Clinton Avenue Residences 

Gloria served in the United States Air Force as Sergeant for the Military Police for six years. Stationed in various bases around the world, Gloria was also the first female Military Police Sergeant in Turkey. She is very grateful for her time in the armed forces serving our nation; being a solider gave her valuable experiences and some of the best times of her life; it was also what started her alcohol abuse.

Gloria never drank before joining the Air Force; she recalls starting to drink to cope with the stress of basic training as well as being away from her family for the first time in her life. As she was deployed overseas the drinking got worse. Being the first female MP in a traditional country opened Gloria up to mental and physical abuse which led to more drinking and her first hospitalization for alcoholism.

After being honorably discharged Gloria worked in security management for the next 22 years all while struggling with alcoholism. She lived in a great apartment in the Bronx with her dogs, and cared for her nieces after the death of her sister. Gloria was a hard-working New Yorker, family person, and dog lover.

During this time Gloria continued to abuse alcohol to cope with feeling overwhelmed. The death of her sister and the responsibility of raising her nieces, as well as her brother moving in with his family, greatly affected Gloria and drove her to contemplate suicide. With two dogs, her nieces, her brother and his family all living under one roof, and with Gloria being the only one working, they were soon evicted.

For the next few months Gloria and her family alternated between living out of her car and couch surfing at friends’ houses. Gloria had to kennel her two beloved dogs after she was evicted. Although she continued to use alcohol as a coping mechanism, she knew she needed help. She wanted to take care of herself both mentally and physically. She saw an Urban Pathways outreach worker one night and reached out.

At the time of Gloria’s referral to Urban Pathways, she was in the process of receiving her VA benefits. Urban Pathways had just completed construction of their newest permanent housing residence at Clinton Avenue in the Bronx, which was built to accommodate the growing number of homeless veterans in New York City. Gloria, because of her veteran status, was given priority for permanent housing and she was one of the first clients accepted into the Clinton Avenue Apartments. 

One of the residences at the Clinton Avenue Apartments 

One of the residences at the Clinton Avenue Apartments 

Today, Gloria is an inspiration to everyone she encounters. She is now the resident adviser at the Clinton Avenue Residences. She is a role model to veterans, especially women who are in the armed forces. Gloria is also the area's veteran advocate and speaks at seminars about her experiences being a female MP in a very traditional country, being mentally and physically abused during her time in the service, alcoholism, and the risks of being homeless.

Gloria during her speech at Urban Pathways Gala 2016

Gloria during her speech at Urban Pathways Gala 2016

Lastly, Gloria was honored at Urban Pathways Annual Benefit to End Homelessness in 2016. Excerpts of her story are available here.  

Gloria feels that Urban Pathways saved her at the lowest part in her life and gave her the support she needed to rebuild her future. “They were here for me when I needed someone the most. Today I am at peace and that wouldn’t have been possible without Urban Pathways.”

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org.