Mr. Bailey, a Ghanaian immigrant, faced tough obstacles in his quest for employment: disability, homelessness, and a history of incarceration. So, how was he able to secure a full-time job at the Metropolitan Transit Authority and reclaim hope for the future? Check out the link in our bio to learn how our Next Step jobs program helped him.
Congratulations to the latest cohort of Next Step Interns on their graduation yesterday! Our Next Step Internship Program (NSIP) provides on-the-job training for unemployed men and women interested in homeless services work.
Thanks to our junior board for hosting another successful Ride for Renewal last night! Participants worked up a sweat while raising funds for our health, homes, and jobs programs. Nice work!
Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration in the fight for social justice and civil rights. We are proud to honor the legacy of Dr. King by working to support vulnerable New Yorkers each and every day. #mlkday
Project Renewal’s Occupational Therapy (OT) team aims to help individuals gain functional independence in daily life in order to thrive in their community with a sense of dignity and belonging.
The start of a new year is a reminder that it's never too late to learn new things! Through occupational therapy groups, 72-year-old Lee is learning new life skills, like how to make healthy choices when shopping. “I like the groups because they teach me things I can do for myself, and I get to meet other people,” Lee says.
In these frigid temperatures, if you see If you see anyone at risk, especially those living on the street, please call 311 to connect them with an outreach team. During #CodeBlue, shelter is available system-wide for anyone brought to a shelter by these teams, and accommodations are also available for walk-ins. Stay safe and warm!
The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching. Finish the year on a high note by showing homeless LGBTQI young people they are loved and supported! Join our campaign to bring culinary job training to our shelter for LGBTQI young adults. At our other shelters, the program has placed over 5,000 New Yorkers in jobs since 2000. Help extend the same opportunity to LGBTQI young adults so they can launch careers and live independently! See link in bio for more info.
Meet Eva, a graduate of our culinary job training program at Third Street and one of the chefs at our shelter for LGBTQI young adults. She loves her job and says the clients at the shelter are "like my children away from home." Eva believes bringing culinary training to our shelter for LGBTQI young adults would be life-changing. "Culinary training made it possible for me to move forward. Launching the program here would bring hope to the residents and strengthen the community," she says. Visit JobsLGBTQ.com to make the culinary program a reality!
This week, volunteers decorated our Third Street shelter for the holiday. Thanks to those who helped spread joy! If you are looking for a way to support Project Renewal this season, visit the link in our bio for more information on our campaign for LGBTQI young adults.
Rashawn is a 28-year-old gay man, and like far too many of his peers, he is homeless. Today, Rashawn feels supported at our shelter for LGBTQI young adults, but he and his fellow residents need more job training opportunities to secure income and live independently. Join our campaign to bring our award-winning culinary training and job placement program to LGBTQI young adults! Link in bio for more details.