Supportive Housing

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

Donations for Home Goods

The Amron House (in maroon) on 100th street in New Yokr City. 

The Amron House (in maroon) on 100th street in New Yokr City. 

As fall beings, many people in the city and country will be transitioning back to school and work. A large part of this transition is for some, cleaning their closets out, getting rid of old clothes, home goods and preparing for the fall.

The other is moving into a new place for school or work, and getting all of your essential home goods for your new space and life.

In terms of moving, many of our formerly homeless clients are now gaining tenancy in our new supportive housing residences, and they need our assistance in helping them outfit their new apartments.

Urban Pathways is seeking new donations of various home goods, cleaning supplies, bathroom, and living essentials.

These home goods will be part of individual move-in kits for our newest residence named Amron House on 100th street in New York City.

Amron House to be opened later this fall, will feature 11 brand new 1-bedroom apartments for formerly homeless clients; as well as case managers and supportive programs to provide a smooth transition to permanent housing.

The new Amron House will provide the highest form of independent living under the continuum of supportive housing.

If you have any items you would like to donate that are not in the flyer please email development@urbanpathways.org.

Help us continue to provide #thewayhome to homeless and at-risk New Yorkers. 
Check out our Crowdrise page and help us reach our goal! 

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 TeamWorks!

Urban Pathways hosted Career Day yesterday at our newest site in the Bronx.

Urban Pathways hosted Career Day yesterday at our newest site in the Bronx.

Yesterday, Urban Pathways Development Department partnered with the Career Enhancement Program and Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers to host Career Day at our newest site at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

For our second Career Day with Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers, we visited our largest and newest site.

The Residences at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

The Residences at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

The residences at 162nd Street have 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.

Along with a full service laundry room, 162nd Street has a modern 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 resident’s needs. 

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

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

Volunteers, led by the staff toured the facility and also met with a resident who showed them his fully furnished one bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and an amazing view of the city. The resident told his story of being homeless and sleeping in Madison Square Park 6 months ago, and now he is living in his own apartment for the first time in his life.

Program participants and volunteers took part in round-robin sessions including: resume building, mock interviews, dress for success, and interpersonal communication.

Participants were very thankful to have had the opportunity to speak to Goldman Sachs volunteer team. 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. 

Program Participant reworking his resume. 

Program Participant reworking his resume. 

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.

Urban Pathways opens supportive housing 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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