May 21, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM
The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park
The 2019 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Spring Benefit celebrates the launch of NCS's NextGen Research and Practice Award. The Award will support the work of an emerging scholar or practitioner advancing innovative approaches to addressing homelessness in New York City. This signature project of NCS's NextGen Committee is designed to foster the next generation of leadership in this arena.
NCS is proud to support neighbors who are helping neighbors.
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter serves New Yorkers who are struggling with homelessness, often compounded by mental illness or substance use. Established in 1982 by faith and community leaders on Manhattan's Upper East Side, NCS was founded on the premise that homelessness is the responsibility of the entire community. More than 35 years later we are still guided by the principle that neighbors should help neighbors.
Today, formerly homeless New Yorkers have a home, a community, and access to the services they need. We operate two supportive housing programs, which pair subsidized rent with the comprehensive on-site services our residents – whether chronically homeless or young adults at risk – need to thrive.
Building on our expertise helping homeless clients and our history of leadership on the issue of homelessness in New York City, NCS also offers non-residential services to support those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. These include substance use treatment, counseling, educational and vocational support and job placement,. We also place a social service provider at community meal programs to connect people experiencing homelessness to the resources and services that will positively impact their lives.
NCS's housing and comprehensive supportive services help more than 900 homeless and at-risk youths and adults from all five boroughs each year, many of whom would have nowhere else to turn. To do this, we rely on our neighbors like you.