Our Mission

To provide housing and the supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self-reliant.

Our Vision

HELP USA sees housing as the beginning of a community-building effort, not the end-point. We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone.


Since opening its first homeless shelter in New York 1986, HELP USA has grown into a national organization that develops and manages permanent supportive housing, operates shelter, and runs prevention programs. HELP serves youth and families, veterans, survivors of domestic violence and other people facing homelessness.


Executive Staff

Tom Hameline, PhD, President and CEO

Frances Pierre, Chief Operating Officer

David Cleghorn, Chief Housing Officer

Missy Flower, Chief Administrative Officer

Lawrence Cann, Chief Development Officer

Joseph Gallo, Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Mott, Chief of Staff

Board of Directors

Maria Cuomo Cole, Chairman

Anthony Williams, Esq., Vice Chairman

Khaliah Ali

Marc Altheim

Nick Brown

Gail Cannold

Charles Grodin

Jessica Guff

Anne Keating

Peter Hochfelder

Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo

Arthur Mirante

Ponchitta Pierce

Avis Richards

Thomas Ridges

Jeffrey A. Sachs

Henry Schleiff

Nancy Seaman

Richard Sirota