This summer I am volunteering at Women In Need. It is a wonderful New York City based organization that is committed to helping homeless women and children. The women and children they help are faced with hardships such as poverty, domestic violence, lack of affordable housing, substance abuse, limited education and job skills, and family instability.
9,000 Individuals served each year
6,000 homeless children
2,500 people in a WIN shelter
596 family units in 6 shelters
226 supportive housing units
8 childcare sites
Licensed, outpatient substance abuse treatment clinic
Over 1,000 homeless children served at Camp WIN
WIN is one of the largest providers of both shelter and supportive housing to homeless families throughout New York City each night. Thousands of women and their children sleep in WIN’s transitional shelters and supportive housing units each night. There are six shelters across New York City that provide a safe, clean, independent place for a family to be together while they work to repair their lives. In addition, WIN supplies all families with essential items that many enter the shelters without. WIN focuses on providing a dignified place for mothers to get back on their feet, so the shelter provides classes and programs for the mothers and children, and the support they need to find a job and a place to live.
Visit http://women-in-need.org for more information on WIN and the work they do!