Join us for Gift Bag Night 2017!

It’s that time of year again!!!

Urban Pathways’ Associate Board invites you to join them and help create over 1,000 gift bags for all of our residents Tuesday, December 12th at 7pm!!!

The Associate Board rallies together and raises funds to purchase much needed items for the clients of Urban Pathways: hats, gloves, scarves, socks, toiletries and much more.

Last year they created over 900 gift bags, and this year the goal is to make over 1,000! 

Want to donate or volunteer?

Click on our CrowdRise to donate. If you are interested volunteering or sending toiletries or other necessary donations to our offices please email development@urbanpathways.org


Happy Holidays!

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.orgDonate 

Join us for Homeless Persons' Memorial Day 2017

Urban Pathways, in partnership with Long Island University Brooklyn and Care for the Homeless is holding its annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, commemorating those who passed away this year while experiencing homelessness.

The event will take place at the LIU Brooklyn Campus, Luntey Commons, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn (the entrance is on the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues). The evening will begin with a meal at 4:30 p.m. followed by the program at 5:30 p.m.

The program will feature a meal, live entertainment, and a special tribute with a reading of names of those we lost this past year. As each name is read, a bell will toll and a candle will be lit. The memorial is free and open to the public. You can register here.

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. Donate 

Community Advocate for the homeless, Deborah Dickerson speaks in Hamburg, Germany

DeBoRah Dickerson on 3rd Avenue between 106th and 107th street. (Courtesy of City Limits) 

DeBoRah Dickerson on 3rd Avenue between 106th and 107th street. (Courtesy of City Limits) 

Community advocate for the homeless, chaplain and former client at Urban Pathways; DeBorah Dickerson is traveling to Hamburg, Germany this month to continue her advocacy on homelessness at the Right to the City Transatlantic Workshop.

Dickerson, being sponsored by fellow nonprofit Picture the Homeless will speak on a panel of 10 women of color from various backgrounds covering a wide range of topics from: race, migration to democratic governance.

DeBorah speaks during the Right to the City Transatlantic Workshop

DeBorah speaks during the Right to the City Transatlantic Workshop

Upon her return, DeBorah plans to take the information she has learned on alternative housing methods and theories on universal rental control and present it to the New York City Consumers Committee located in Harlem.

DeBorah believes it is important to know and understand the population you intend to help and looks forward to speaking at more conferences, panels and workshops; both domestically and internationally.

Follow the workshop panels on twitter.

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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Integrating Healthcare into Housing: Urban Pathways x ACL Conference

The Association for Community Living (ACL) is a statewide membership organization of not-for-profit agencies that provide housing and rehabilitation services to over 30,000 people diagnosed with serious and persistent psychiatric disabilities.

The day-to-day rehabilitative and support activities performed in community residential and other housing settings are vital for people who face the daily challenges of living with a psychiatric disability, but who want to live independent, productive and satisfying lives as members of the community.

The ACL held its 38th annual conference in Bolton Landing New York from November 1st- November 3rd. There were 10-15 panel discussions on various Mental Health Services topics. Urban Pathways presented a panel on Integrating Healthcare into Housing: The Creation of a Staffed Wellness Program in a Housing Setting

With foundation support, Urban Pathways developed and implemented a Medical Wellness program at two of its Supportive Housing residences to help tenants with histories of homelessness, mental health and substance abuse issues, improve their health and healthcare utilization.

With a large number of medical incidents, and high-volume users of medical and emergency services, this program is designed to ultimately reduce reliance on expensive emergency room treatment. Urban Pathways’ Medical Wellness program connects its tenants to a community-based source of primary health care; educates tenants in the appropriate use of health care resources; and educates staff on ways to assist tenants with navigating the health care system. 

This panel was presented by Urban Pathways Chief Compliance Officer Natalie Huntley-Hyman, Medication Room Coordinator Irene Treadwell, Program Director of Clinton/Boston Road Apartments, and CEO Frederick Shack (not pictured). 

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