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Resources and Volunteer Links for the Homeless
In New York City

Providing a wide range of services and advocacy for the Homeless, the following are listed below:

Most national organizations can also refer you for local volunteering

City Harvest
575 8th Ave. 4th Fl
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 1-917-351-8700
E-mail: erudley@city-harvest.org
Website: www.cityharvest.org/
      Committed to feeding hungry people in NYC with innovative, practical and cost-effective methods. Rescues food that otherwise would be wasted and delivers it to those who serve the hungry. Strives to be a model for others to fight hunger in communities.
      Pragmatic and feasible approach to helping the homeless
      Visually appealing site and incredibly useful with many opportunities to volunteer. -FRH

Coalition for the Homeless
89 Chambers Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 1-212-
E-mail: info@cfthomeless.org
Website: www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/
      The nation's oldest and most progressive organization helping homeless men, women and children. Dedicated to the principal that decent shelter, affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society.
      A wide range of services for the homeless.
      The site is easy to navigate and one can access Safety Net, the company's newsletter. -FRH

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Common Cents New York, Inc
104 West 88th Street
New York, New York 10024
Phone: 1-212-736-6437
E-mail: info@commoncents.org
Website: www.commoncents.org/
      Common Cents® was founded in 1991 to create opportunities for young people to develop and express their need to contribute to their communities. The organization works with teachers at all grade levels to create real-world, student-centered projects that contribute to the well-being of others, promote learning and growth, and enhance the status of youth in society.
      The site provides information on the organizations campaigns and projects as well as ways to get involved.
      This organization works with many schools to help raise thousands of dollars through annual penny harvests for the needy. -FRH

Common Ground Community
14 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-212-471-0859
Fax: 1-212-471-0825
E-mail: info@commonground.org
Website: www.commonground.org/
      . . . works to end homelessness through the creation of innovative programs designed to promote stability and independence for the individuals it serves." "We believe that transitioning out of homelessness requires more than just a home, more than just good health, more than just a job and more than just a supportive community - the entire package is necessary.
      This website shows how you can make a contribution or volunteer your time to help the homeless. You can also see how and why this organization is very effective in helping the homeless get back on their feet.   -SNS
      This organization not only creates housing for those in parts of the United States, but also other parts of the world. -FRH

Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-316-3171
Fax: 646-415-8588
Website: www.iahh.org
       "Recognizing society's shared responsibility and working as partners with those who have experienced homelessness, works to mobilize communities of faith to empower all people, to advocate public policies to eliminate homelessness, and strive for the transformation of society. Runs empowerment programs to help those who have been homeless to recover from the trauma associated with their homelessness, and with our advocacy partners promotes public policies that will produce affordable housing; prevent homelessness, provide important services; and promote income and employment."
       Their home page includes very helpful "street sheets" full of information for the homeless and others in need. -BAB

The Partnership for the Homeless

305 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1-212-645-3444
      Since its beginning in 1982, it has worked together with the religious community, industry, neighborhoods and government to assist homeless and formerly homeless individuals and families obtain housing and other basic needs.
      Provides opportunities for interested volunteers to participate in various programs to help the homeless, families in shelters and welfare hotels, HIV infected individuals, and other programs. -AG
     I agree, and there are upcoming events one can attend to help specific causes. -FRH

Most national organizations can also refer you to local volunteering

Assembled by Lee Chung and Katharina Price,
Volunteers, Hearts and Minds
Additional links by Angelo Moscarello and Bill Blackman (BAB)

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