S:US Participated in HOPE Count
S:US took part in the NYC DHS’ annual street survey, known as HOPE Count, on January 24 10pm-4am. HOPE produces a point-in-time estimate of the unsheltered homeless population in New York City. The information gathered during HOPE is critical to the collective ongoing efforts to overcome street homelessness.
This is the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that the count was conducted. In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression.
S:US works with communities and individuals in all corners of the city and Long Island to prevent homelessness and make sure every New Yorker in need has the chance to find a home. We operate shelters for homeless individuals and families, for people living with HIV/AIDS, for individuals with mental health challenges, and for families experiencing domestic violence. And we connect homeless people to medical centers to ensure primary medical care and adherence to treatment.
Kudos to the amazing S:US staff for serving their community! Thank you for all you do to help vulnerable New Yorkers in need.