Fox 5: Celebrity Chef Helps Prepare Thanksgiving Meal for HELP USA Residents

For the second year in a row, celebrity Chef David Burke visited the HELP USA Supportive Employment Center on Wards Island to help prepare Thanksgiving meals for residents – and provide a cooking lesson to students of the HELP USA Culinary Training Program.

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Newsday: Celebrated Chef David Burke Preps Thanksgiving Meal at HELP Ward’s Island Shelter

Turkey, With a Side of Pro Tips
Celebrated Chef Preps Holiday Meal at Shelter
November 21, 2016 | By Maria Alvarez

Celebrated chef David Burke carefully drizzled fresh cranberry sauce and maple syrup over bread-stuffing waffles after pulling a turkey from the oven at a Wards Island homeless shelter.

Residents of the facility, also students in the shelter’s cooking school, marveled […]

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Bronx Times Highlights HELP Available for Homeless Military Veterans in Need

HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESS MILITARY VETERANS IN NEED
For veterans, homelessness stems from civilian transition
Sunday, November 13, 2016 | By Arthur Cusano
The Bronx is home to just under 18 percent of the 210,808 veterans that call New York City home, according to city statistics.

While that is the second-lowest percentage behind Staten Island, it still leaves […]

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New York Daily News Profiles U.S. Veteran Joseph Holliday in HELP USA, CUNY Partnership

Once homeless veteran from Queens enlists to help former military personnel lead stable lives
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | By Lisa Colangelo

U.S. Army veteran Joseph Holliday learned that making the transition from military to civilian life is a tough one.

He struggled to find a stable job and affordable housing, ending up in a homeless shelter. But […]

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WFUV: Advocacy Group Provides Housing for Homeless Veterans

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | By Megan Pinna
As Americans celebrate Veterans Day tomorrow, many veterans are struggling to find a permanent home.

Around 40,000 are homeless, and an organization called HELP USA wants to lower that number. Daniel Farrell of HELP USA said the lack of access to affordable housing, combined with issues like PTSD, lead […]

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Curtis Small, Veteran at HELP Hollis Garden Apartments, Featured in Queens Ledger

By Benjamin Fang
With Veteran’s Day approaching, one Queens veteran is feeling grateful for the help he’s received to get back on his feet.

Curtis Small, who now lives in Hollis, was born in Trinidad and came to the United States in 1980 as a teenager. As an 18-year-old, he signed up to join the U.S. Navy, […]

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HELP USA Culinary Training Program Featured in Wall Street Journal

(October 26, 2016) New York — The HELP USA Culinary Training Program has been featured on the front page of the Greater New York section in the Wall Street Journal. Titled, “Cooking Up a New Life in New York’s Kitchens,” the feature highlights formerly homeless or incarcerated people enrolling in culinary schools and landing jobs at […]

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HELP USA is proud to celebrate the grand opening of its HELP WORKS offices at the Supportive Employment Center at Wards Island in New York City.

Feb 26, 2015 – In partnership with The Department of Homeless Services, and the New York City Council, HELP USA is now offering comprehensive job training, placement and support services to all of the homeless residents of Wards Island’s four transitional housing facilities.
HELP WORKS combines a two-week intensive job readiness course with sector-based skills training in culinary […]

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Join HELP USA at the Plaza Hotel on March 16 to celebrate survivors of domestic violence.

Feb 10, 2016 – Please join HELP USA at the Plaza Hotel on March 16 to celebrate survivors of domestic violence.  We are thrilled to honor Walmart for their commitment to helping victims of domestic abuse; Karen Klopp, Founder, What2WearWhere and Annalynne McCord, the Board Chair of Together and Heart/NSMF. The event will also recognize and […]

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HELP USA to Bring Therapy Dogs to Homeless Children

Feb 9, 2016 – HELP USA will partner with Garden of Dreams and MSG Entertainment to bring Ringo the therapy dog to the Bronx, giving homeless children a day of joy that they’ll never forget. Ringo is a veteran therapy dog who makes regular visits to Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the tragic mass shooting at […]

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