Programs and Services

Art Classes at Urban Pathways' Hallet's Cove Residences

Art is not escape, but a way of finding order in chaos, a way of confronting life” – Robert Hayden.

Many people throughout time have used art as a way of putting life’s troubles in perspective and using the creativity on the canvas to better understand themselves.

Urban Pathways program participant gets ready to start the Saturday class at Hallet's Cove. 

Urban Pathways program participant gets ready to start the Saturday class at Hallet's Cove. 

At Urban Pathways’ Hallet’s Cove residences in Queens; program participants are doing just that at our new art classes.

Thanks to a grant from New York City Council Member representing Hallet's Cove - Costa Constantinides. Our art classes are held bi-weekly on Saturdays, the class is taught by an official art director who guides program participants in lessons from color mixing to shadowing; as well as an introduction to basic art history.

Every 2 weeks clients take part in art lesson plans from color mixing to basic art history. 

Every 2 weeks clients take part in art lesson plans from color mixing to basic art history. 

Urban Pathways’ donors assist in making the art class at Hallet’s Cove an all-day event by preparing lunch for the clients.

Help us keep these art classes running by donating any new or gently used art supplies. Each donation will benefit at-risk and formerly homeless New Yorkers. For more information on how and where to donate please email development@urbanpathways.org or call 212-736-7385 x215. If you would simply like to donate please click 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

Veterans Appreciation Day Barbecue

Yesterday, our residences in the Bronx had a Veterans Appreciation Barbeque in Crotona Park. This pre-Labor Day Celebration honored our program participants who have proudly served in our country's armed forces. Residents from The Clinton Avenue- Boston Road Apartments and Crotona Community Residence came out to join in the celebration.

Along with the staff and residents, community providers like Metro-Plus, Metro –Urgi Care, among others joined the festivities as they networked and learned more about Urban Pathways, our clients, residents, programs and services.

Parks Department workers exercise with program participants 

Parks Department workers exercise with program participants 

The Parks Department was also in attendance as workers from Crotona Park led clients in exercises and spoke to them about how to remain active and healthy. Staff also led residents in games that helped them get to know residents in their sites and in their community.

Program participants were very happy with the event, they enjoyed the food, music and getting to meet other residents as well as learning healthy tips and tricks that help them reintegrate back into the community.

We thank the staff at Clinton/Boston Road and Crotona CR residences for setting up this event.

If you are interested in sponsoring a client event please email us at 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

Career Day with Goldman Sachs Community Team Works Volunteers

For more than 40 years, Urban Pathways’ mission has been to engage New York City’s most vulnerable residents – people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas unfit for human habitation and provide them with “a way home”.

Urban Pathways’ success relies on a team of dedicated professional employees, as well as the support of passionate volunteers who contribute in a myriad of ways.

One of our many volunteer opportunities is Career Day with Program Participants

For our most recent Career Day, Urban Pathways welcomed volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community Team Works program. Volunteers had the opportunity to tour our Clinton Avenue residence, meet our CEO Fred Shack and work one-on-one with Urban Pathways program participants who are completing occupational coursework and preparing for job readiness.

Volunteers took part in round-robin sessions; working with clients on resume building, mock interviews, how to dress for success, and interpersonal communications.

Program participants were very thankful to have had the opportunity to speak to Goldman Sachs volunteers. They learned the skills necessary to enter the job market with confidence, as well as furthering their independence, stability, and wellness as fully integrated members of the community.   

We thank Goldman Sachs for their participation in this noble cause. For more information on Urban Pathways Career Day and other organizational volunteer events 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

 

Nutritional Programs and Workshops at Urban Pathways

Urban Pathways is not just a nonprofit organization serving homeless New Yorkers with housing. The organization is also on the forefront of providing program participants with the tools they need to achieve and sustain independence, stability and wellness as fully integrated members of their communities.

Residents listen to a Nutritionist from The William Ryan Community Health Network 

Residents listen to a Nutritionist from The William Ryan Community Health Network 

One of the many services Urban Pathways offers to our residents is educational workshops. These workshops vary from money management to employment enhancement. Recently one of our more popular workshops has been the nutritional workshops taught by nutritionists from the William F. Ryan Community Health Network.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is put together by Urban Pathways Wellness Coordinators. The workshop goes in depth by explaining what good health is and how that can be accomplished. Teaching the workshop is the Supervisory Health Educator, she goes over what foods are healthy to eat, why they are healthy and what foods are not healthy and the reasons why. On the table where demo’s of common foods that are not good for one’s overall health, the S.H.E. for William Ryan spoke about how these foods contain an excessive amount of sugar, sodium, and cholesterol among other things and how that negatively affects one’s body.

The workshop also explained to participants what healthy foods are and why they are considered good for you. Some clients even had the opportunity to try some healthy snacks. Memorizing the saying “Eat Food- Not Much- Mostly Plants” residents listened as the S.H.E. spoke about the positive nutrients plants provide that how they help maintain our health and well being. Participants learned about good eating habits and where to shop to find healthier alternatives.    

With your help Urban Pathways can continue to provide clients with the support needed to overcome their obstacles and achieve self-sufficiency. We believe that all of our residents have the drive to change their lives for the better. Our job is to bring out that potential; turning it into performance and helping our clients accomplish their goals. 

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