HELP USA was founded in 1986 with the goal of better serving homeless families in New York City. We built our first building in the East New York section of Brooklyn, and with its completion, changed the way people thought about homeless service. Our success and innovative thinking in New York have helped us grow into a national organization, but our headquarters, and the bulk of our programming, remains in New York State.

HELP USA operates thirty residences and programs across five cities in New York State. Since 1986, HELP has invested more than $175,000,000 in capital projects in the state, and built 2,500 units of housing for homeless and low-income New Yorkers.