Tune in to Good Day New York tomorrow morning during the 6 AM and 7 AM hours! Our ScanVan and its Director Mary Solomon will be on site for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. Mary will discuss the program and the importance of getting screened.
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, which is observed to help raise awareness about mental health concerns. Mental illness is one of the leading causes of homelessness among single adults in the United States. In a fast-paced city like New York, it’s especially hard for individuals who struggle with mental health concerns to carry out everyday tasks, maintain healthy relationships, and hold a stable job — particularly without support. At Project Renewal, we help our clients manage their mental health through diagnosis and treatment.
We are so proud of Jesus, a client of our Recover Center, who was honored yesterday at the Lifesaver Awards Ceremony, held by the NYC Department of Health. Jesus was trained to administer naloxone at The Recovery Center. When he noticed his neighbor passed out in the street, he quickly sprang into action and used his training to save his neighbor’s life. Congratulations, Jesus!
#FlashbackFriday: The ScanVan, the nation's first mobile mammography clinic, became a Project Renewal program 11 years ago. Today, the van continues to provide care for people who are uninsured, facing homelessness, or otherwise less likely to get screened. Stay tuned for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth updates throughout October!
Meet Lee, a 72-year-old formerly homeless man who has lived at Project Renewal’s Geffner House since 2000. Estranged from his family and with his health declining, Lee became increasingly isolated and unable to care for himself.
Now, thanks to Occupational Therapy at Project Renewal, Lee feels safer and more self-sufficient. He participates in occupational therapy groups where he learns life skills, and he has made friends with his fellow residents at OT classes and social activities. “I like the groups because they teach me things I can do for myself, and I get to meet other people,” Lee says. Learn more about our integrated occupational therapy services through the link in our bio.
September is #NationalRecoveryMonth, a time to increase understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who recover. Project Renewal was founded 50 years ago on the revolutionary principal that addiction was a health issue, not a crime. We continue this legacy today with some of the most comprehensive services in the city. Learn more about our work and Vincent's story (pictured). Link in bio.
Last week we unveiled a mural in the courtyard of Marsha's House, our shelter serving LGBTQ young adults. Learn more about the meaning of the artwork in our latest blog post (link in bio).
We are proud to unveil a beautiful new mural at Marsha's House! This project was a huge group effort, spearheaded by @ritchietorrescd15 and @gswellmural! The mural represents the inclusivity and diversity at our LGBTQ shelter for young adults. Marsha P. Johnson, for whom the shelter is named, is depicted embracing and looking out for the residents from above. Special thanks to Speaker Mark Viverito, @nysenatorrivera, and DHS Administrator Joslyn Carter, as well!
Stay tuned tomorrow for an exciting update to the Marsha's House space! And check out our latest blog posts for information on the shelter, which opened in February. Link in bio.
After facing homelessness and incarceration, Michael found hope through Project Renewal's Next Step Internship Program. He is now a Residential Aide at Marsha's House and is proud to be giving back. Learn more about his story in our latest blog post! Link in bio.