HELP Women’s Center

HELP USA began managing the HELP Women’s Center (formerly the Brooklyn Women’s Shelter) in December 2005.

HELP Women’s Center serves single homeless women, age 18 and older. The HELP Women’s Center has 40 transitional living beds and 135 assessment beds. The assessment center is designed to help clients create and implement a plan to move into […]

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Hickory Street Apartments

The Hickory Street Apartments consist of 25 units of service-enriched housing for formerly homeless adults. In June 1999, HELP restored this once abandoned property in Buffalo, New York, converted it to residential use and resulted in Hickory Street Apartments.

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Genesis Robert F. Kennedy Apartments

Built in 1994, Genesis Robert F. Kennedy Apartments at Union Square was HELP USA’s first permanent residential high-rise community for low-income families in Manhattan. Genesis RFK provides 90 units of housing, as well as programs and services to the residents and community.

Half of the apartments at Genesis RFK are occupied by formerly homeless families; the […]

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Genesis Neighborhood Plaza II

Genesis Neighborhood Plaza II (“GNP II”) is a 98-unit affordable housing complex in East New York, Brooklyn. GNP II offers high quality affordable permanent housing for both families and individual adults, and integrates low-income family units with supportive housing units for tenants with special needs. The building shares an entrance and lobby area with Genesis […]

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Genesis Neighborhood Plaza

Genesis Neighborhood Plaza is a permanent housing facility that opened its doors in 2000. The development provides 52 apartments for low-income and formerly homeless families, as well as ample program space for community services. Genesis Neighborhood Plaza (GNP) features a full-service medical clinic that is operated by the Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center, and a […]

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Genesis Homes

Genesis Homes opened in 1992 in East New York, Brooklyn, providing stable housing for 150 families, as well as a wide range of services oriented towards the needs of the tenants as well as members of the broader community.

Half of the apartments at Genesis are for formerly homeless families; the other half provide affordable housing […]

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Nobody should live with violence or in fear of it and we take pride in our work nationally with abuse victims at all HELP locations. The commitment of HELP USA to survivors of domestic violence is highlighted through our work in New York City, where we operate housing sites specifically devoted to domestic violence survivors […]

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Urban Farming

Urban Farming Initiative
HELP USA  has embraced urban farming as a methodology to stabilize its population, provide meaningful employment, and create the opportunity for healthy foods to be enjoyed by underserved neighborhoods.
HELP USA has always recognized health disparities as a critical need in the underserved communities it works in. HELP developed an Urban Farm on Wards […]

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Mentoring USA

Mentoring USA’s mission is to create positive and supportive mentor relationships for youth ages 7—21, through a structured site-based model.
Mentoring USA believes that the presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life increases self-esteem, strengthens relationships with peers and adults, improves academic performance and attendance, and helps combat school drop-out. Research increasingly indicates […]

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As part of New York City’s plan to end homelessness, the Department of Homeless Services established Homebase Homeless Prevention Community Resource Centers in five Community Districts throughout New York City. Homebase programs are designed to assist families and individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk for becoming homeless to develop a plan for long-term […]

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