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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
Friends of Rockaway is a local affiliate of St. Bernard Project-is a nonprofit residential rebuilding organization that helps residents on the Rockaway Peninsula rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy. FoR utilizes St. Bernard Project’s proven-effective, vertically integrated model, which allows it to rebuild homes for far below market rate and carry out construction projects with much lower subsidies than traditional affordable housing models. FoR leverages AmeriCorps members, unskilled volunteers and in-house skilled labor to eliminate the need (and high costs) of subcontractors. To learn more, volunteer or donate, please visit www.friendsofrockaway.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org