S:US’ 2022 Annual Report
For more than four decades, S:US has served individuals and communities that face complex and intersectional issues compounded with poverty and socioeconomic needs. S:US’ core mission is grounded on embracing the solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances and ultimately creating opportunities for all. At the heart of what we do is a firm commitment to remedying the disparities caused by racial discrimination, bias and health inequity, and eradicating these within our practices and programs to help us move towards true social justice.
We are pleased to share our annual report showcasing our progress in 2022. While there are many examples of S:US’ important accomplishments, we would like to highlight some achievements we think are worthy of a special mention:
- Advanced efforts to bring more than 1,000 new affordable and supportive housing units to New York City residents.
- Expanded our food security work by increasing the number of Urban Farms & Gardens by 40% and launching a Community Fridges and Lending Libraries initiative.
- Secured approximately $20 million in new funding from institutional supporters, including Affinity Legacy, The Bob Woodruff Foundation, and The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and were awarded three highly competitive grants from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Addiction Supports and Services, and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide additional behavioral health supports and services.
We are grateful for the leadership of the S:US Board of Directors, our many generous donors and funders, valued partners, and incredibly talented and dedicated staff. All these committed supporters helped make 2022 a year in which S:US once again fulfilled our promise to change lives, improve neighborhoods, and help break the cycle of poverty for future generations of New Yorkers.