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  • Press Coverage: Groundbreaking for HELP Veterans Village at Perry Point VA Medical Center

    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, HELP USA broke ground on HELP Veterans Village, 75 homes for formerly homeless veterans on the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Maryland. HELP was joined by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary George […]

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  • Press release: HELP USA, Governor Hogan break ground on 75 Homes for Veterans at Perry Point VA Medical Center

    NEWS RELEASE: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony for HELP Veterans Village at Perry Point VA Medical Center Perryville, MD (May 13, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan was today joined by Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs, Secretary George Owings, officials from the VA Maryland Health Care […]

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  • HELP USA Scholarship Awards Luncheon in the News

    HELP USA Scholarship Awards Luncheon in the News Click on the links below to read a sampling of the news coverage of HELP USA’s 30th Anniversary Scholarship Awards Luncheon.   Former Vice President Joe Biden to Receive Humanitarian Award in NYC    Vice President Biden Honored by Governor Cuomo at HELP USA 30th Anniversary Luncheon   HELP USA honors […]

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  • Images from 2017 HELP USA Scholarship Awards Luncheon

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  • Press Release: Vice President Biden Honored by Governor Cuomo at HELP USA 30th Anniversary Luncheon

    Vice President Biden Honored by Governor Cuomo at HELP USA 30th Anniversary Luncheon Michael Dowling, Judith Rodin, Leecia Eve, and Kevin O’Connor also honored by national homeless service provider (March 17, 2017) New York – HELP USA, a national homeless services non-profit with a large focus on serving survivors of domestic violence, honored Vice President Joe […]

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  • NBC: Former Vice President Joe Biden to Receive Humanitarian Award in NYC

    Former Vice President Joe Biden to Receive Humanitarian Award in NYC March 15, 2017 | by Ashley Domagola Former Vice President Joe Biden will be honored with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award in New York City Thursday afternoon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be presenting the award at the annual HELP USA 30th anniversary luncheon in recognition of […]

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  • HELP USA Working to Bring Comprehensive Homeless Prevention Services to Philadelphia

    ­ Advocates for homeless seek Philadelphia rent-assistance funding to reduce need for shelters March 13, 2017 | By Kate Colaneri Nifia Medley (center) spoke Monday before Philadelphia City Council. She has been living in a homeless shelter with her 8-year-old daughter for 14 months. (Katie Colaneri/WHYY) How much would it cost to stop homelessness before […]

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  • Philadelphia Boys Choir Donates Proceeds to HELP USA’s Fifth Philadelphia Residence

    On Tuesday, February 7, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale presented HELP USA with a $2,500 donation towards our fifth residence in Philadelphia. The Choir donated $1 for every ticket sold as part of their annual Holiday Concert Series. CBS Channel 3 News and ABC Channel 6 News each covered the event. CBS News: Philadelphia Boys […]

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  • Mount Vernon NY Patch: Mount Vernon Man Finds Calling, Career Working with the Homeless

    Mount Vernon Man Finds Calling, Career Working with the Homeless Meet the executive director of HELP USA Mount Vernon February 1, 2017 | By Lanning Taliaferro Thirty-seven years ago, Tony Laud moved with his family from Jamaica to New York City, hoping to enjoy the great American dream. They moved to the Bronx, and soon after relocated […]

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  • Letter to the Editor from Tom Hameline: Homelessness Intervention More Important Now Than Ever

    January 27, 2017 To the Editor: As Beatriz De La Torre outlined in “In battle against homelessness, don’t forget the moms” (op-ed, Jan. 21), homelessness is not a problem with a single solution. Solving it will require a collaborative, flexible approach that is responsive to the unique needs of each neighborhood, family and individual. We […]

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  • NASDAQ, Mentoring USA Founder Matilda Cuomo Ring Opening Bell in Honor of National Mentoring Month

    In honor of National Mentoring Month, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, founder of HELP USA’s Mentoring USA, rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The former First Lady of the State of New York was joined by over 30 mentors and mentees from long-time Mentoring USA partners Bloomingdale’s, St. Ann’s School in East […]

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  • Crain’s Op-Ed from Robin Hood Foundation: In battle against homelessness, don’t forget the moms

    In battle against homelessness, don’t forget the moms Young mothers who become homeless need more help than typical support programs provide. Now comes a solution on wheels January 21, 2017 | By Beatriz De La Torre Late on Monday, Feb. 6, volunteers will fan out across the city in search of the homeless as part […]

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  • Houlihan Lawrence Organizes Book Drive to Benefit Children at HELP USA Residences

    Houlihan Lawrence has organized a “Give a Book” book drive to benefit children at HELP USA residences and programs in New York City. The family-owned real estate company, which covers Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam and Dutchess counties, collected hundreds of books to donate to children in need at HELP I Early Learning Center, HELP I residence, Genesis Academy […]

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  • Bloomingdale’s Celebrates National Mentoring Month with Artwork from P.S. 59 Mentees

    In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Bloomingdale’s has unveiled its annual window display of artwork from its mentoring program at P.S. 59. Under P.S. 59 art teacher Judy Londa, students drew inspired portraits of their Bloomingdale’s mentors. The portraits are an artful expression of the relationship between the mentor and their mentee. The artwork will […]

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  • Chintu & Falguni Patel Foundation Provides Thanksgiving Feast at HELP Suffolk

    The families at HELP Suffolk in Bellport enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day feast with all of the trimmings thanks to the generosity of Kanan Patel and the Chintu & Falguni Patel Foundation. Kanan Patel, daughter of Chintu and Falguni Patel, provided a professionally catered meal for the children and families in the shelter who may […]

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  • NY1 Recognizes HELP USA’s Darryl Manso as “New Yorker of the Week”

    NYer of the Week: Darryl Manso Helps Those Without a Home Cook Up a New Future for Themselves Friday, November 25, 2016 | By John Schiumo The latest New Yorker of the Week helps those without a home cook up a new future for themselves all year, especially during the holiday season. NY1’s John Schiumo […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Press Release: Men’s Wearhouse Celebrates Veterans Day, Donates Over $870,000

    Men’s Wearhouse Celebrates Veterans Day, Donates Over $870,000 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION FROM SALES OF THEIR EXCLUSIVE LINE, AWEARNESS KENNETH COLE FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Men’s Wearhouse and Kenneth Cole Productions launched the “AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole” collection in November 2015 with the mission to create tailored clothing so the modern man can “look good, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, Buffalo Mayor, State HCR and Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Affordable Housing Development for Veterans, Low-Income Families

    (October 19, 2016) Buffalo – HELP USA and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today were joined by New York State Homes and Community Renewal  (HCR) and the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) and partners to announce the construction of 47 units of affordable housing for low income families and formerly homeless veterans in Buffalo. The […]

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  • Acclaimed Artist Stash Creates Street Soccer Mural on HELP USA Building in East New York

    (October 11, 2016) New York – Acclaimed artist Stash has helped to draw the latest portrait of change and empowerment in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, supporting HELP USA’s community development and the East New York Street Soccer Club, a soccer for social change club created by non-profit Street Soccer USA. Located on […]

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  • HELP USA and the Philadelphia Housing Authority Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony to Unveil Transformation of Vacant Spring Garden School into Affordable Housing for Veterans

    (Sep 26, 16, 7:29 AM) Philadelphia – The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and HELP USA held a groundbreaking ceremony today to unveil plans to convert the former Spring Garden School in North Philadelphia into 37 units of affordable housing for seniors and veterans. The announcement marked a significant chapter for the historic building, which has […]

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  • ARTIST WILLIE BARONET TO EXHIBIT ‘WE ARE ALL HOMELESS’ INSTALLATION IN PHILADELPHIA DURING DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

    Baronet’s exhibit is sponsored by HELP USA and features homeless signs purchased from across the country over the past 23 years  DALLAS (July 22, 2016) – Texas artist and Southern Methodist University (SMU) professor Willie Baronet announces the opening for his WE ARE ALL HOMELESS installation as part of TRUTH TO POWER – a large-scale […]

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  • ARTIST WILLIE BARONET TO EXHIBIT ‘WE ARE ALL HOMELESS’ INSTALLATION AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY DURING REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

    Exhibition presented by HELP USA to feature homeless signs Baronet purchased from across the country over the past 23 years  DALLAS (July 18, 2016) – Texas artist and Southern Methodist University (SMU) professor Willie Baronet announces the opening for his WE ARE ALL HOMELESS installation at Cleveland Public Library during the Republican National Convention. The […]

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  • Affordable Housing for Seniors to be Built in New York City: Housing Will Feature a Wide Range of Culturally Competent Services for LGBT Older Adults

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 [New York, NY]-HELP USA and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have announced the development of New York City’s first senior housing with services designed specifically for the LGBT community. The Crotona North Apartments will provide 82 units of affordable senior housing and bring comprehensive, LGBT culturally competent services to […]

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  • First Residences For LGBT Seniors Announced For New York City

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 [New York, New York]-New York City will get its first residences aimed at housing LGBT seniors, thanks to a joint effort from SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), HELP USA and BFC Partners. Learn more, here.

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  • NYC Housing Ventures to Set Out a Welcome Mat for LGBT Seniors

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 [New York, New York]-A new initiative to build affordable housing that is friendly for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors is beginning to take shape. Read about Help USA’s involvement in the new Crotona Senior Residences in this Wall Street Journal article, here.

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  • How Street Soccer USA helps young people overcome homelessness and drug addiction

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 [San Francisco, CA]-From homelessness and addiction to finding positive energy and recovery through Street Soccer USA. Meet Philip Jones, here.

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  • HELP USA, in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y, hosted a conversation with Michael Strahan

    Monday, April 25, 2016 – HELP USA in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y hosted a conversation with Michael Strahan, the Hall of Fame football defensive end and Emmy-winning co-host of “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,”at the 92Y at 1395 Lexington Ave. During the ‘Change Maker’ talk, moderated by business and civic leader Jonathan Tisch, Strahan discussed his recent book Wake Up […]

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  • Giving the Homeless a Foot Up – HELP USA to Receive Donation of Socks from Lift 23

    April 1, 2016 – Socially Driven Lift 23 to donate 2,000 pairs of socks to the homeless in HELP USA shelter “A pair for a pair” – that’s the motto of Lift 23 sock company. For every pair of socks a consumer buys, the company donates a pair of socks to a homeless person. In this spirit, Lift […]

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  • Thank you for your support of the 2016 HELP USA Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence and Homelessness

    Mar 18, 2016 – Domestic violence and homelessness are inexorably linked. Flight from domestic abuse is often the cause of homelessness – for women and children in particular.  HELP USA provides integrative and innovative services for survivors and their children which help them regain their lives.  One of these services is the HELP USA Scholarship Fund for Survivors of Domestic Violence, recognizing […]

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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 […]

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  • ONE-STOP SHOP: Karen Johnson found both work and housing in New York thanks to the services offered by HELP USA.

    February 15th, 2016 – Taking the holistic approach HELP USA offers homes, training and jobs for New York heroes Read the full NY Post article here…

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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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  • Changing the Lives of Homeless Veterans

    January 11, 2016 – Through prevention programs, transitional housing and permanent housing, HELP USA strives to provide veterans with the best housing and services possible to ensure they have a safe, comfortable place to live. HELP USA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to help families […]

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  • Make a difference in the lives of many this holiday season!

    December 29, 2015 – Thank you for your support this year, during the alarming increase of homelessness in our neighborhoods and communities. Your generosity has made the holiday season immeasurably better for the almost 8,000 women, men, children and veterans we have served nationally in 2015. To meet the urgent need on behalf of those without homes in […]

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  • Award Winning HOMME LESS – Documentary Movie cites HELP USA as a solution to the homeless epidemic

    Dec 15, 2015 – From all outside appearances, Mark seems to have the glamorous New York City life that many would envy. Handsome and always impeccably dressed, the charismatic former male model works as a fashion photographer, appears in movies and attends the best parties. When he leaves those events, however, he heads to the […]

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  • Renowned Chef David Burke Joins Formerly Homeless Men In HELP USA’s Culinary Arts Training Program To Feed The Homeless A Thanksgiving Meal Nov. 23

    November 18, 2015 – When renowned chef David Burke prepares a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch on Monday, Nov. 23, at 12 noon, his patrons will not be the usual patrons of his acclaimed restaurants but homeless men on Ward’s Island.  And his “line chefs” and “sous chefs” will not be graduates of the Culinary Institute of America […]

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