Project Renewal's Culinary Arts Training Program a Top 10 in Innovative Nonprofit Awards

…Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program honored for success

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Mayor Bloomberg announces CATP innovation finalist

By: Mitchell Netburn, President & CEO

I am proud that our Culinary Arts Training Program was selected by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity as a Top 10 Finalist for the first annual Innovative Nonprofit Awards.  At an awards ceremony with Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion, Project Renewal and nine other nonprofits were recognized for their impact in breaking the cycle of poverty.  The Mayor cited our innovative approaches and evidence-based practices that help clients train for and secure jobs in the food service industry.

Congratulations to CATP Director and Founder Barbara Hughes, to Executive Chef Anthony O’Connor, and to all the staff and program graduates who have proven the program’s success over 17 years.

“The finalists stand out for making use of best practices and for representing a new way of doing business that can contribute to reducing poverty in New York City.

NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards recognize community partners who have used data analysis to achieve excellence, while also encouraging other nonprofits to innovate and compete.”

-Mayor Michael Bloomberg

The Center for Economic Opportunity spotlighted CATP for innovation and impact training homeless men and women for jobs in food service.

  • 1,279 men and women with transformed lives and hope for the future
  • Graduates earn an average hourly wage of $9.75
  • Despite high barriers, 80% of graduates are placed in jobs

Please support this outstanding program by joining me at our annual Gala or making a gift today.  Your support will put more CATP graduates on the path to jobs and financial security.

Read more about CAPT from CEO Report

Watch Video Celebrating 70th Graduating Class

CATP Class May 2013

RISE Strategic Plan on Tour

By Patrick Germain

Mitchell Netburn, our President & CEO, and I are going around to every Project Renewal and MBMC site to hold RISE Implementation Forums where we are talking about our Strategic Plan, and hearing from all staff on how RISE can be implemented across the organization.  So far, we have talked with over 200 staff, and we are only about a third of the way done!    

So far, we have met with the EDC team, Fort Washington Men’s Shelter, Leona Blanche House, Geffner House, Parole Support and Treatment Program, Next Step, and half of the Varick Street administrative staff.  We are scheduled to go to the other programs in the next couple of weeks and we can’t wait to talk to you all about this!

In these Forums, we are having discussions about each of the strategic priorities that make up R.I.S.E (Recommit, Integrate, Strengthen, Expand) and we are collecting ideas from all staff about how Project Renewal can achieve those goals.  We have heard some great ideas and hearing the passion and dedication that all of our staff have is truly humbling and inspiring.  Mitchell and I are excited to have this opportunity to listen to the great ideas that everyone has.  I want to say a big thank you to the people who have helped organize this and to everyone for participating, and I am looking forward to updating everyone on some of the next steps for our strategy once we finish these RISE Implementation Forums!

Stay tuned for more information about how you can be involved in helping Project Renewal RISE into the future.

HOPE volunteers find over 3,000 homeless New Yorkers living on streets and in subways

What is the HOPE Survey?

In February New York City’s Department of Homeless Services and hundreds of volunteers completed its annual point-in-time HOPE census of the unsheltered homeless population, first conducted in 2005. The report details changes in the count of unsheltered homeless men and women by borough, and identifies whether they are found living in the subway stations and trains underground or at street level.

View report from NYC DHS

What does this mean for Project Renewal?

At Project Renewal we focus on serving the hardest to reach homeless men and women—those with mental illness, drug addiction, or both. These clients are most often homeless without shelter (those represented by the HOPE Survey) or are among the 11,000 single adults living in emergency housing.

So what can you do to help?

Four nights every week we partner with Manhattan Outreach Consortium to increase outreach to homeless men and women not in shelters by providing primary care through our medical vans.

These mobile clinics bring healthcare to homeless men and women where they are, delivering primary care to those who are also struggling with mental illness and addiction.

Mobile Medical Van Visit Winter 2013

On those nights, healthcare providers seek out street homeless clients in places where they gather including behind the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Harlem Y.  The goal is to treat health needs before they escalate to emergency room visits and to encourage patients to seek ongoing care ideally in a residential treatment program.

What can your gift do today?


Provides needed items such as socks and sweatshirts, which ensures follow-up visits for continued care


Stocks the MedVan with first aid and over-the-counter medications for a week


Covers an OraQuick HIV/AIDS test and counseling


Gives 25 patients access to the MedVan, our mobile clinic that provides healthcare, psychiatry, lab testing, and pharmacy all in one van

Mobile Medical Van Visit Winter 2013

Meet our Parole Support and Treatment Staff

Bertha Alford, PSTP

PSTP held a pot luck lunch on Wednesday April 25th so program staff and other Project Renewal Staff at Varick could mingle.

It was a lunch filled with a lot of laughs, networking and plenty of good food. Everyone enjoyed the event. It was also an opportunity to say farewell to Garra Faber of S.T.E.P, and welcome our new employees.

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PSTP Potluck
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How can you advocate to end homelessness in NYC?


Our mission is to end homelessness in New York City and we do that through our life-changing programs that help struggling men and women find renewed health, homes, and jobs.

Many of our programs depend on funding from various agencies at the city, state, and federal level. Our advocacy efforts focus on preserving and growing support for the best methods for ending homelessness.

  • We advocate on behalf of our clients to preserve the social safety net this funding provides.
  • We inform government officials of the results demonstrated by these programs, suggesting the most efficient and effective areas to improve funding.
  • We educate decision-makers about our client’s needs, including their voices in our outreach.Project Renewal is honored to partner with a new coalition to end homelessness in New York City. United to End Homelessness brings together key stakeholders with the goal of impacting the upcoming mayoral campaign by outlining essential steps needed to curb the recent rise in homelessness and meet the needs of struggling New Yorkers:
  1. Make homelessness and affordable housing a top mayoral priority
  2. Enact core policies to end homelessness
  3. Create an interagency council on homelessness

How can you help?

  1. Get involved with the campaign and stay up to date with events and updates
  2. Donate to Project Renewal and help fund our efforts to help New Yorkers most in need and end the cycle of homelessness in their lives.

Download PDFs

View Press Release Here

View United to End Homelessness Platform Here

Client’s Speak Out to End Homelessness

Homelessness can rob a person of their sense of independence and self-worth. But as the men and women we work with regain their health, self-sufficiency, and housing we empower them to become their own advocate.

A newly formed coalition—United to End Homelessness—launched their campaign on the steps of City Hall last month, and our clients were there to make their voice heard. Joseph White, Recreation Specialist at Ft. Washington Men’s Shelter, reports on the day:


By: Joseph White

April 9th was a very good day; I and several clients went down to City Hall and joined with the United to End Homelessness campaign to speak about the importance of housing. The steps of City Hall were filled with various organizations that all came together for the same cause.

The Homeless United demonstration held on the steps of City Hall was an inspirational and uplifting event.  It was an event that stood for Hope and Fairness, an event that brought different organizations from all over the city together.  In a united fashion, over two hundred strong, we stood.  We stood and we were heard. THE STEPS OF CITY HALL WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

Several clients attended; here are their experiences in their own words:

Derrick Neptune

My experience at the demonstration was very fulfilling for myself and the benefit for others that are homeless. I feel like I’m a part of a revolution for the neglected.

Michael Jordan

It was one of the most uplifting experiences I had in my life. I met very important people who gave me hope. The system works if you work the system. I’m looking forward to housing, and I’m also looking forward to participating in any other future events that support my cause.

Jose Rodriguez

I felt like I was a part of something big.

John Webb

It was hot but I was happy to be here.

Matthew Pukala

It was an honor to be here, I felt like I helped my cause. I gained a sense of what it is like to be in a situation representing the public in a matter of importance to many people.

It was a great day for the men.  I always love when the clients feel like they’re a part of the solution and the world.

A special thank you to Ft. Washington Director Etta Graham for setting up and organizing the field trip for us.


United to End Homelessness

United to End Homelessness is a new coalition of advocates, homeless and formerly homeless individuals, service providers, faith leaders, and experts on the issue of homelessness in New York City.

Learn More Here

Staff and Tenants Visit NYC City Hall to Rally for Supportive Housing

Supportive housing ends homelessness!  Geffner House staff members joined City Council Member Annabel Palma at a City Hall rally on March 18 to urge restoration of social service funding slashed in the Mayor’s proposed budget for FY 2014.

Clinical Director Amy DeFilippi (lower left) gave her first-hand account of how case managers help tenants regain health and stay out of shelters, prisons, and emergency rooms.  Her work experience is backed up by a 2010 HASA study that found that on-site case managers reduced emergency room visits by 90% and resulted in savings of $80,000 in acute care PER person per year.

In Amy’s own words:

The right to housing and the right to healthcare are necessary, together, to end homelessness in New York.  Homelessness and poor health are locked in a cycle of cause and effect.  Poor health puts one at risk for homelessness, as it is estimated that one half of the personal bankruptcy cases in the US are caused by health problems.  Many of these people, particularly those with mental health and substance abuse problems, end up in the costly shelter system and flood our emergency rooms with needs better served by primary care physicians.  

Supportive housing works to end the cycle of homelessness for our city’s neediest people.  It is a permanent solution to homelessness that links people with mental illnesses, substance abuse issues, HIV/AIDS to cost affective, affordable and stable homes.   With on-site case management and a full time clinical staff, tenants have the support they need to address their ongoing health, mental health, and addiction issues. 

I am the Clinical Director Project Renewal’s Geffner House, a 307 unit SRO, or Single Room Occupancy, in Times Square.  A large percentage of our clients are from HASA.  In New York City alone there are 4,500 tenants with HIV/AIDS living in supportive housing.  I have been working as a supervisor and case manager for several years and in this time I have seen the work that on-site case management does to stabilize people which limits their recidivism into the shelter system, prison, and emergency rooms. 

In working with one of my clients I have witnessed his four yearly inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations dwindle to two years without any inpatient visits.  With my support he has found the right mental health providers to stabilize him psychiatrically, and I have provided him with the consistent reminders necessary to take all of his medications daily.  He has now developed a healthy routine that he did not feel was possible from his many years of being street homeless.  With my support and encouragement he has established consistent medical services.  The stability in his health has given him the courage to battle his 45 year substance abuse and dependence problems.  I am happy to say that he is now one year sober and counting.  He attributes this to the daily support and encouragement our consistent therapeutic relationship has provided him.  To use his words “you have reminded me that I have something to live for”. 

I have come here today to say that the proposed budget cuts will not save tax-payers money.  Churchill, Truman, Dostoyevsky have all said something along the lines of “A society is indeed measured on how we treat our most vulnerable population”.  If we truly believe this as a society, then these proposed budget cuts are preposterous.   They won’t save our city money, but they will deprive some of our most needy fellow New Yorkers of the much needed services and support required to live an independent life.  

These proposed cuts will not save tax payers money.  In 2010 HASA did an analysis of HASA funded supportive housing sponsored by Harlem United.  They found that the result of on-site case managers reduced emergency room visits by 90%, and nursing home reliance by 54%.  This resulted in a savings of $80,000 dollars in acute care PER person per year.

I am here to thank you for restoring the budget cuts from last year, and to thank the City Council for its ongoing support of HASA programs.  But I am here, for the third year in a row, to ask you to continue to make supportive housing programs a priority for some of our neediest New Yorkers and to restore the proposed budget cuts.

More photos from the day 

Geffner House staff and tenants celebrate a "lucky" evening

On the night of March 15th a party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day took place at Geffner House. About 50 tenants attended and ate meals consisting of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, and salad. A beautifully decorated and delicious sheet cake was for dessert.

Boxed meals were brought to about 13 homebound tenants. Music of the Chieftains as well as soul, and R & B was played. A good time was had by all!

We Heart NYC: Improving the health of homeless New Yorkers

Alarmingly, homeless New Yorkers have a 1.5- to 11.5-times greater risk of dying relative to the general population, depending on age, gender, shelter status, and incidence of disease.

But the causes are changing.

According to this 2012 study by the NYC Department of Homeless Services, the top cause of death for both the NYC homeless population and the general population is heart disease.[1]  

Regular visits with a primary care provider are essential to identifying heart disease and helping homeless patients to manage this health condition before it escalates to crisis levels. Our comprehensive services to homeless New Yorkers include integrated healthcare—patients are connected to care through our shelter-based clinics, medical vans, and referrals in our transitional and permanent housing residences.

Prevention begins on the streets where our medical vans are providing critical interventions to assess patients’ heart disease risk: in the past year, we assessed 61% of clients for cardiovascular disease risk.  The vans are also reducing patients’ risk by helping them to manage co-occurring conditions which could lead to heart disease, such as smoking and high blood pressure. In the past year, our vans provided tobacco cessation interventions to 77% of patients and helped 60% of hypertensive patients to control their blood pressure levels.



[1] NYC DHS. Bronx Health and Housing Consortium: Opportunities for Collaboration. Shared Approaches to Death Prevention Among Homeless Individuals. Dec. 2012

US Department of Health and Human Services spotlights Project Renewal for quality healthcare


view it on HRSA’s site

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Project Renewal: Homeless Patients, High Quality Healthcare February 2013 Quality Improvement Grantee Spotlight

To successfully treat more than 8,600 homeless patients a year, you have to be dedicated and diligent. HRSA-supported health center Project Renewal finds that it also pays to hold yourself to the same quality standards as providers who practice in a less challenging environment.

  1. Deploy an interoperable electronic health record? Check.
  2. Qualify for the Federal Meaningful Use incentive program? Done.
  3. Integrate the principles of the National Quality Strategy? In process.
  4. Achieve the goals of Healthy People 2020? All on board.

Controlling hypertension is never easy, but when your patients tend to seek care irregularly, move frequently, have a high prevalence of both chronic and acute conditions and distrust the medical system, it seems almost impossible.

But that’s exactly what Project Renewal has done. In 2011, 51 percent of hypertensive patients had their blood pressure under control; a 2012 chart review shows the number has climbed to 60 percent, thanks to close monitoring of medication compliance with an assist from local pharmacy students working with the program.

Go to the Mountain

Knowing that the many homeless patients will not come to Project Renewal, Project Renewal goes to the homeless patients.

Exterior of a Care Van used by Project Renewal for mobil clinics

Three mobile clinics (CARE – A – VANS), certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Level 1 Patient Centered Medical Homes, regularly and at all hours go to homeless shelters, emergency housing and even New York City parks where homeless people are known to congregate.

They start small, first just walking around and becoming familiar to the homeless people. Over time, their presence in the community earns a level of trust and they begin to offer health services.

Because hypertension is so common and such a health threat, Project Renewal focuses on its prevention and treatment by providing health checks that include blood pressure and cholesterol testing at the first opportunity.

Interior of a care van used in Project Renewal

To help ensure patients follow treatment plans and remain in care, Project Renewal connects patients with other resources, verifies their eligibility for Medicaid and uses the electronic health record to schedule follow up appointments, order medications and exchange patient health information across providers.

Patients who later seek care at another Project Renewal mobile or freestanding clinic find providers who have instant access to their full health records and are fully prepared to respond in a patient-focused way that is consistent across providers.

Update on construction (and art!) for new Bronx Boulevard Shelter

Construction is well underway and on time and budget to be complete by winter 2013!

The building will be a 108 bed homeless shelter for men with mental illnesses, and construction is 50 percent completed and on schedule to open in Fall 2013.


Director of Facilities Ernie Talbot with Philip Jenkin, architect.

Local Bronx artist chosen to create entryway sculpture

Linda Cunningham, an artist who lives and works in the Bronx, was selected to build a decorative wrought-iron grille for the front façade of the building.  It will screen the outdoor front entryway space from the street, and provide color and texture to the front façade. The grille is currently being fabricated by Linda and her team of student assistants, who are bending very long, 2” wide bars of steel into curved, organic shapes to look like blades of grass.  These curved bars will then be welded to rectangular frames to create four panels.  The panels will interlock when they are installed at the front of the building, and the resulting work of art will span around 23 feet. 

The ironwork will blend in nicely with the brick and stone façade, and the grille will last many decades because of the durable wrought-iron construction.  The grille will also define a welcoming border space by the front door for those going in and out of the shelter, defining the outer edge of a patio area with comfortable wood benches and a view to the street.


Artist rendering of wrought-iron grille design

Project Renewal HOPE Survey team takes to the streets


Project Renewal HOPE Survey team took to the New York City streets on Monday, January 28th alongside 3,000 volunteers gathered to count the men and women sleeping there. Starting at 10pm on one of the coldest nights of the year, these volunteers spread out to every corner of the five boroughs, covering 7,000 HOPE areas designated to them includingstreets, subways, parks and even alley ways. 

Organized by NYC’s Department of Homeless Services, the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) is a point-in-time estimate conducted every year citywide by the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) since 2005. The survey is conducted in January to produce an estimate of the total number of individuals living unsheltered in New York City. The count helps Project Renewal and other agencies better target healthcare, outreach, and housing services to respond to the needs of unsheltered men and women.

Thousands of volunteers are needed in order to effectively survey the city and gather the most accurate estimate. Many thanks to Team Project Renewal —led by Emily Brown, and including Catalina Gironza, Kelsey Petrone, and Lisa Raffetto, who successfully completed their three areas in the Financial District.

Across the ocean, the issues (and answers) are the same


A Dutch client shares his story with the group.

Even across the ocean, the issues facing homeless men and women with mental illness remain urgent and complicated.

A group of clients and staff from the Netherlands visited Clinton Residence and Safe Haven. This unique gathering allowed both groups to exchange knowledge, programmatic information, success stories, hospitality, recovery, treatment and friendship.

The room was filled with upbeat energy and lots of laughs as together they celebrated Clinton Resident client Benito’s 59th Birthday. The Dutch clients brought the gift of a special cheese knife from the Netherlands to share with Benito something unique and characteristic of their culture. With a large smile Benito claimed, “Living here gets better all the time.”


Bentoumi, a client accompanying the Netherlands group, is originally from Morocco  and here he serenades  the group with a song in Arabic. He said, “With big changes in your life you always need some people who help you further and give you the strength and motivation to survive during your recovery and reintegration process. With the help of others, you can change, move forward in your life.”

Robin Hood pays a visit to Project Renewal's Culinary job-training program

Two thirds of homeless men and women suffer from mental illness and/or addiction. Many of them receive fragmented treatment or no treatment at all, and as a result, cycle in and out of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, and the street. Project Renewal, a partner of Robin Hood, offers a host of programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of chronically homeless New Yorkers and help them overcome the issues that contribute to and prolong their homelessness.

Robin Hood Foundation meets up with clients and students on the Bowery

Two thirds of homeless men and women suffer from mental illness and/or addiction. Many of them receive fragmented treatment or no treatment at all, and as a result, cycle in and out of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, and the street. Project Renewal, a partner of Robin Hood, offers a host of programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of chronically homeless New Yorkers and help them overcome the issues that contribute to and prolong their homelessness.

Robin Hood's Visit


8 Facts You Need to Know about Housing First

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  1. Housing First emerged because early interventions—focused on services—weren’t seeing results. by the mid-1990s, there were over 40,000 programs addressing homelessness; very few of them focused on housing.
  2. Housing First says something that is fairly intuitive—that people do better when they are stabilized in housing as soon as possible. Unstable housing impedes the effectiveness of interventions to address people’s problems. Homeless people themselves recognize this and generally identify housing to be their first priority.
  3. It’s a 3-Step Process:1) Crisis resolution and assessment to address immediate problems and then identify housing needs. 2) Housing placement, including strategies to deal with bad tenant and credit histories, identify units, negotiate with landlords, and access rent subsidies. 3) Service connections to provide housed people with services, or connect them to services in the community.
  4. It works most effectively for those who are chronically homeless. Chronically homeless people are those who spend years—sometimes decades—homeless. Most also have disabilities like severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Destitute, disabled, and with no place to live, they interact frequently with expensive publicly-funded systems such as jails, emergency rooms, and hospitals. Housing First can save public money as people reduce their use of these acute care systems.
  5. Rapid rehousing is another name for a Housing First intervention used for families and individuals who become homeless for economic reasons.  It provides rent deposits and/or a limited number of months of rent assistance. Sometimes this serves as a bridge to longer-term rental assistance (such as Section 8 or even permanent supportive housing). Rapid rehousing strategies generally address services needed by linking re-housed households to existing services in the community, although direct services are sometimes provided.
  6. At least among the highest need people, the cost of housing can be offset by significant savings to public systems of care. housing of high-need people may more than pay for itself in savings to publicly supported systems like emergency shelter, medical care, and law enforcement, and is a cost effective way to support children and families.
  7. The structure of budget-making makes implementing Housing First difficult. Spending money on housing in order to save money on health care, incarceration, and so on, is difficult in a siloed public policy environment with annual appropriations. Savings in one silo (say, health care) do not necessarily accrue to another silo (say, housing). Those responsible for public budgets are not always persuaded by the argument that spending in one fiscal year would result in savings in another if they cannot access those savings to offset the initial spending.
  8. To succeed, it needs the attention of those concerned with housing and health, not just homelessness. Housing advocates need to build new partnerships with the medical community and business leaders concerned about health care costs. These institutions are also, often, well-positioned in a community to lead or sponsor collaborative solutions, for instance pooling investments in housing and public health infrastructures. It makes sense for housing advocates to continue to build the case that housing is a cost-effective intervention that can improve outcomes in a host of other areas including health care, corrections, employment, and education.

Holiday Party at Geffner House

More about Geffner House

In 1995, Project Renewal transformed the Holland Hotel, a 21-story/307-unit single room occupancy hotel, into Geffner House. Located on West 42nd Street in Manhattan, Geffner House provides apartments to 246 adults who qualify for housing subsidies, the large majority of whom are formerly homeless individuals coping with substance abuse, mental illness, and/or HIV/AIDS.  The remaining 61 units are fair market apartments.  Services for the mentally ill and recovering substance abusers include case management, psychiatric care, medical care, crisis intervention, recreational/socialization activities, skill development in activities of daily living, vocational rehabilitation, and assistance with entitlements and legal problems.

Saying Goodbye to Deputy Director Mark Hurwitz

By: Patrick Germain, Director of Evaluation and Strategy

Mark Hurwitz left his position as Deputy Director at Project Renewal on January 18th to become President and CEO of Palladia.  It was my pleasure to work with Mark for the past two years and while his absence will be felt throughout the agency, we know that he continues to be a fearless leader and passionate advocate for the most chronically homeless people in New York City.  His dedication and hard work on behalf of Project Renewal has led to great achievements for the organization.  Under his leadership, we built and opened two new housing programs in the Bronx, Renewal House and the Fletcher Residence, which provide housing for 105 men and women.  He also secured the site for a new homeless shelter that we will be opening later this year.  His visionary leadership around the development of the strategic plan helped us clarify our vision and rally the organization around a common goal.  We wish him the best luck in his new position.

Project Renewal bids farewell to Pat Brummett and Geneva Simonds after more than 20 years of dedicated service


Pat Brummett: Always Going the Extra Mile

By: Tom Cirolia, Program Director, Project Renewal Recovery Center

I have had the privilege to work with Pat Brummett, the former Clinical Coordinator at the Project Renewal Recovery Center Outpatient Clinic both as a counselor new to the field and as the Program Director of the Clinic. When asked to write a brief essay about Pat a few descriptive words immediately came to mind: Dedication, Experience and Integrity.  Pat was truly a CASAC (Certified Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor) at heart; it was a calling for her, one she excelled at and one that she always took great pride in.

Pat’s dedication to our clients was unmatched, and although she could be described as “tough”, clients quickly realized that this toughness was really her commitment to help them break free from the grips of addiction. And everyone knew that underneath her tough exterior was a caring professional who would go the extra mile for her clients. Whether it be opening the clinic up every morning at 8 AM or living in the clinic during Hurricane Sandy everyone in and around Third Street knew that Pat would be working the front lines at “OPD.”

Pat’s 20 + years of experience working as a counselor and supervisor on the Bowery with the homeless population provided a sense of confidence to her peers; there seemed to be no incident or client issue that Pat hadn’t dealt with as we always turned to her for sound clinical input and guidance. Although the clients and staff all miss Pat’s presence we wish her the very best in the next phase of her life. 

In Homes Now Holiday Decorating Party

In Homes Now residents visited the office on Thursday, December 20th for a holiday party. Mitchell Netburn, CEO, and Stephanie Cowles, Associate Director, also attended. The staff cooked and served the clients a great dinner and at the end of the party, the clients received a towel set purchased with the help of Director of Operations Judie Maron! 55 clients attended the event. Additionally eight residents came to the Holiday Decorating Party on Monday, December 3rd at the IHN Office. We all baked cookies, made ornaments, and helped decorate the tree.

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In Homes Now Holiday Decorating Party

Client Jose Taveras and staff member Carmen Nazario, Administrative Assistant.

In Homes Now Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

Erin Blacik, Social Work Intern, and client Kenrick Ward.