Bowery Arts Program


Chemical Dependency Crisis Center

Helps clients without the use of medication, including medical care and substance abuse counseling.

Clinton Residence

On 48th Street provides supportive housing to 57 men and women, offering clients psychiatric and medical care, case management and employment assistance; most residents move on to more independent living. 

Comfort Foods Catering

Provides work experience for Culinary Arts students and jobs for graduates, high-end catering for parties and meetings as well as low-cost, nutritious meals for a variety of non-profits.  Annual sales are almost $1.5 million. 

Community-based apts

Lease on Life: places 40 clients in their own apartments and provides the recovery and employment support they need as they readjust to living in the community.

Culinary Arts Training Program

Six-month program where clients learn basic food preparation followed by an internship at corporate dining services.  After completing the program they are placed in competitive jobs in the food industry.

Dental Clinic

Provides every type of oral health care – from preventive care to emergency treatment to dentures and implants. 

Fletcher House

Fort Washington Mens Shelter: provides transitional housing to 200 mentally-ill men, most of whom are also coping with substance abuse.  On-site rehabilitation programs help residents prepare for and find housing.

Geffner House: on West 42nd Street is home to 307 formerly homeless or low-income individuals.  More than 85% of Holland House residents remain housed for at least a year signifying an effective end to homelessness.

HIV Support Services

Helping homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS who would otherwise remain isolated from care.  We integrate medical care with supportive services.

Housing-Based Psychiatric Support

In Homes Now: a “housing first” program for chronically who suffer from ongoing substance abuse.  We offer men and women their own apartments where a team of health care and social work professionals provide the counseling, medical care, and support needed to begin recovery and stay housed. 

Job Links: designed to develop and place mentally ill individuals in competitive employment. 

Kenton Hall: home to 100 men on methadone maintenance, receiving comprehensive health, support, and housing services.

Leona Blanche House: offers supportive housing in the Bronx for 53 formerly homeless men and women living with mental illness.  It is the next step for tenants ready to live independently but still supported by on-site medical and psychiatric care.

New Providence Womens Shelter: on East 45th Street serves 130 women overcome substance abuse problems and/or cope with mental illness.  Women learn to manage their illness and re-create their lives, moving on to their own homes and jobs.

Next Step: employment program which helps men and women who have overcome addiction take the next step to independence.  We offer a fully-integrated progression of services to help clients prepare for, find, keep and advance in competitive employment. Education Program: enhances a clients’ employability by offering core education courses, GED preparation, ESL, effective communications, and computer courses. Job Placement Program: since 1995 has placed almost 3,000 clients in competitive employment with over 500 different employers. Money Management Program: designed to help clients achieve financial independence.  Retention & Alumni Program: provides clients with counseling and mentoring to help them stay on the job.

Occupational Therapy

Parole Support & Treatment Program: helps mentally-ill men and women leaving prison make a successful transition to life in the community.  We place clients in their own apartments where they receive intensive support from a multi-disciplinary team. 

Psychiatric Outreach Team: works as traveling psychiatric clinic, serving clients in the city’s shelters and drop-in centers.

Recreation Therapy: engages clients in activities to preserve and promote their health through art, games, social activities, meals and outings. Back on your feet. Rehabilitation, restore health, motivate, horticulture (Clinton)

Renewal Farm: in Garrison, NY, helps men in recovery by combining counseling with work on an organic farm.  After their graduation, Project Renewal helps the men find jobs and housing.

Renewal House: a residential recovery program in Brooklyn.  Residents spend a year getting intensive individual and group counseling, and acquiring job skills.

Safe Haven: at our Clinton Residence for mentally-ill men and women living on the streets.  In this “low-demand” setting, we offer a place to sleep and shower as well as meals. 

ScanVan: a mobile radiology clinic, provides both mammograms for breast health screening and chest x-rays for tuberculosis screening. For all positive screenings, we also initiate and ensure follow-up treatment.

Shamrock Construction: gives clients work experience and a paycheck, while generating income for Project Renewal.  Currently, EDC does area maintenance and graffiti removal throughout the city.

Shelter-Based Primary Care Clinics

St. Nicholas Residence: in Harlem provides housing to 94 formerly homeless and low-income residents.  The St. Nicholas features a computer lab, library, and recreational services in addition to comprehensive support, medical, and employment services.

Streetside primary care medical vans: MedVan: mobile clinic provides primary care to homeless people “where they are” – on the streets, in shelters, at soup kitchens or drop-in centers. Staffed by a a physician, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, and EMT driver/aide, MedVan offers preventive, urgent, and HIV/AIDS services in addition to primary care. 

The Detox: the city’s first non-hospital medical detox clinic for homeless men, including medical care and substance abuse counseling.

The Recovery Center: Outpatient Treatment Clinic: provides one-on-one and group counseling to help clients rebuild their lives without drugs and alcohol.

Third Street Men’s Shelter: helps 200 men work toward health, sobriety, housing and jobs.  They have access to counseling, job training, assistance with entitlements, and medical and psychiatric services.