Veterans

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

Answering the calls to action from City and State, New Yorkers gather to support Urban Pathways Benefit to End Homelessness.

On Thursday May 5th, New Yorkers came together for an evening of hope and opportunity.

New York, NY May 5th – On Thursday, May 5 supporters, influencers, and ambassadors for the cause of ending homelessness came together for an evening of hope and opportunity at Urban Pathways’ annual fundraising gala and silent auction.

For the first time, Urban Pathways held an online silent auction that began a week before the gala and ended at the close of the event. During cocktail hour, attendees had the opportunity to see the online auction items in person and continue their bidding's throughout the night.

During the dinner portion of the gala, guests watched a public service announcement on homelessness by author, philanthropist and Urban Pathways supporter Paco Underhill as well as a moving short film titled “The Keys” featuring Urban Pathways clients whose lives have been changed for the better by the organization.

Guests listened to speeches by Urban Pathways CEO Fred Shack, President Emeritus of Urban Pathways Board of Directors Gary Belsky, current President Keith Berger, supporter Paco Underhill and Gloria Montes; a client and Army veteran.

The night was capped off with Urban Pathways clients from the short film “The Keys” accepting a standing ovation from guests. Auctioneer CK Swett, closed the evening live auctioning a vintage bottle of champagne as well as tickets to the 16 Tony Award nominee Hamilton.

Please join the hundreds of supporters who attended Urban Pathways gala in helping us end homelessness in New York City. The problem of homelessness is becoming pandemic. Currently in New York City, there are more than 60,000 homeless individuals living in city streets and shelters--a number that is over 90% higher than it was 10 years ago. As the weather gets warmer, these numbers will rise. 

Urban Pathways looks to raise awareness and the critical funding to meet their goal to end homelessness by the end of the decade, including growing their existing residential portfolio by 1,000 units and expanding programs and services for homeless New Yorkers. 

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

My name is Edward, i am a Veteran and Urban Pathways saved my life.

Edward is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Edward is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

My name is Edward; I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I served 2 tours in Vietnam before being honorably discharged. For 28 years I was a pharmaceutical representative in Connecticut until I was laid off.

Hearing of job openings in New York City, I came down to interview but was never hired.

Unemployed and living with PTSD, my wife and I could no longer afford rent and started sleeping on the streets.

After staying at a local shelter we were put in touch with Urban Pathways. I applied for housing at Urban Pathways permanent housing; Clinton Avenue Apartments and was accepted.

My Urban Pathways case manager has helped me find a place to live, get my VA benefits and he involves me in various programs such as: wellness and self management services, financial literacy, and job training opportunities that help reintegrate me into the community.

Please support Urban Pathways in creating a society in which homeless individuals and veterans like me can begin their journey toward stability and self-sufficiency.

Urban Pathways annual Gala will take place on Thursday, May 5th at The Grand Hyatt New York. Join us for an evening filled with hope and opportunity, your contribution and attendance will help us provide our clients with a way home.

Founded in 1975, Urban Pathways (UP) is a not-for-profit, social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New Yorkers. We engage individuals “where they at” through our strong network of social services to help individuals move into housing and minimize the likelihood of ever returning to the streets.