Homes for the Homeless was founded in 1986 as a collaboration between Leonard N. Stern, Chairman of Hartz Industries, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the City of New York. HFH was established on the principal that family homelessness is first and foremost a poverty issue that disproportionately affects children. As such, HFH has adopted a family-based, child-centered, education-focused approach to all of its programs and services.
Operating four homeless family shelters, known as American Family Inn's throughout New York City, HFH combines the services of a traditional shelter with a full range of programs designed to meet the needs of homeless children and their parents. Serving 500 families and 800 children each day, the American Family Inns are communities of opportunity that connect residents to the resources that will make a difference in their futures www.hfhnyc.org