PROGRAMS
We find, fund and partner with the most effective poverty fighting programs in the city. When they work, we find ways to bring their successes to scale. When they falter, we bring in experts to fix the problem. We make grant decisions to maximize impact, much like a financial manager chooses investments to maximize profit.

 

 

 

 

 
LAST YEAR, ROBIN HOOD INVESTED
$181 MILLION

IN MORE THAN 200 OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE
POVERTY-FIGHTING PROGRAMS IN NYC

In 2013, Robin Hood invested $132 million in over 200 of the best poverty-fighting programs in New York City.  In addition, we made more than $70.5 million in grants to hundreds of organizations throughout the tri-state area helping victims of Hurricane Sandy rebuild and recover.  While there is great diversity among these programs, they all have one thing in common: they work.


 

All Our Grantees

Education

Education is the best poverty-prevention method out there. Robin Hood supports superior schools—public, private and parochial—in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. These schools emphasize rigorous academics, dynamic leadership and utilize an extended-day and extended-year model. We also support programs that prevent students from falling behind, reinvigorate teaching and provide students with needed mental and social services.

 


 

Education

  • Operates a network of New York City charter schools including six elementary, four middle schools and one high school in Brooklyn, all utilizing sophisticated tools for student assessment.
  • Offers legal help to public-school students, especially those who are failing or have special needs.
  • Runs day-treatment program for children with severe emotional and behavior disorders and, when possible, helps them return to traditional school with ongoing support services.
  • Recruits and places recent college graduates in high-need public high schools to provide small-group and one-on-one instruction in math and English.
  • Bottom Line
    Provides low income, first-generation college students with individualized, high-touch counseling to keep them on track to earn their degree.
  • To provide counselors to help the students at this career and technical high school prepare for college or careers in the construction industry.
  • CFY
    Provides computers and on-line resources to middle-school students for use at home; and trains teachers to create lessons, for use at home and school, that tailor instruction to the needs of individual students.
  • Sandy Relief Grantee
  • Oversees the Carrera teen-pregnancy prevention program, providing mental health, medical, educational and employment assistance to students in middle and high schools.
  • Operates an independent, tuition-free school in East Harlem for low-income children in kindergarten through eighth grades.
  • Boosts the percentage of students at traditional high schools who enroll in and graduate from college by matching them with appropriate colleges and helping them secure financial aid.
  • Tutors and counsels students at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day, a last chance high school for students, many of whom are recent immigrants or have failed out of other schools.
  • Adds academic support for the lowest performing students at this East Harlem high school where students work one day a week.
  • Operates a network of six charter schools in N.Y.C. (including one elementary, four middle and one high school) in Harlem, each offering an extended day, extended year program that includes and competitive debating.
  • Founded in 2008 by Harlem RBI, an after-school organization in East Harlem funded by Robin Hood, to serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Strengthens academic programs at three Eagle Academy schools, each a public all-boys secondary school in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.
  • Operates a network of two charter schools in East Harlem which at capacity will serve students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Helps reform-minded members of the teachers union gain influence over union policies and positions.
  • Runs a network of charter schools, which consists of three schools that will serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and will open least three more schools by 2015.
  • Pairs a paid mentor with an at-risk child from first grade through high school to help students steer clear from risky behavior and succeed in school.
  • Offers Saturday tutoring and mentoring and an academic summer program to high-poverty, low-performing children in elementary and middle schools in Lower Manhattan.
  • Runs foster-care programs, transfer high schools programs, adolescent residences for youth aging out of subsidized foster care, supervised independent living residences and two Single Stop sites, one in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn.
  • HANY
  • Uses baseball and softball to engage students in its after-school and summer program and runs the DREAM Charter School in East Harlem.
  • Operates a growing network of charter schools in Harlem that will educate students in kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Prepares students to apply, enroll and succeed in college by providing mentoring-via-e-mail to students at high-poverty high schools.
  • Tutors low-income students, including those in foster care, at risk of academic failure and runs a last-chance high school for failing students and former dropouts.
  • Operates a network of New York City charter schools including three elementary, four middle and one high school. KIPP NYC eighth graders have earned bachelors' degrees at over three times the national rate for low-income students.
  • Serves children with severe psychiatric conditions and developmental disabilities by combining special-education teaching, clinical service and therapeutic treatment
  • Brings mental-health services to students in schools to cut down emergency-room visits and school absences.
  • Recruits, trains and places recent college graduates in high schools with low college-attendance rates to help students enroll in college.
  • Brings Web-based pedagogical content into classrooms and offers individualized math instruction based on sophisticated algorithms that assess the student's next-step needs.
  • Provides technical assistance and other services to charter schools across the city.
  • Uses maritime careers and experiences to help prepare students for college at this public high school located on Governors Island.
  • Provides mental health and other support services in high schools to teenagers with serious behavior and educational issues
  • Provides sophisticated neuropsychological evaluations of low-income children with special needs, an essential step in qualifying them for government-subsidized services.
  • Provides innovative psycho-educational services to children with emotional problems or development delays.
  • Provides academic and mental-health counseling services to underperforming students at schools throughout the city.
  • In partnership with Columbia University Medical Center and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, provides sophisticated neuropsychological evaluations of low-income children with learning difficulties.
  • Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who provide reading support to struggling students at seven New York City elementary schools.
  • Runs a last-chance high school for failing students and former dropouts and helps families in crisis by running two parenting education programs (Nurse Family Partnership and Parent-Child Home Program) and a Single Stop site.
  • Recruits volunteers to teach computer programming to low income high-school students and connects them to paid summer internships at leading technology, financial and retail companies.
  • Operates a network of nine charter schools in the city, each growing to serve students in grades kindergarten through eight, and plans to add six more by 2013. Eventually, the network will grow to 40 schools.
  • Recruits, trains, and places recent graduates from selective colleges to teach in New York City charter schools.
  • Serves as consultant to State Education Department and the Board of Regents, in part by providing program analysis and recommendations.
  • Offers school-based counseling to children and their families through a network of mental-health professionals working with teachers and administrators to aid individual students and help improve school-wide culture and results.
  • Operates a network of 14 charter schools in Brooklyn, including a high school that opened in fall 2009, whose goal is to set the standard by which to judge organizations that oversee multiple charter schools.
  • Develops and runs arts-integrated education programs including Fresh Prep, an innovative curriculum using rhyme and music that significantly increases the pass rate of students who have previously failed the New York State Global History and U.S. History Regents exams.
  • Runs a public high school which focuses on issues of law and social justice including an individualized college-advising program that supports each student.
  • Zearn

JoBS & ECONOMIC SECURITY

Robin Hood's job programs have helped thousands of people get jobs, despite such barriers to employment as histories of substance abuse, incarceration and homelessness. We also support organizations that create economic security for low-income individuals by providing legal assistance and help securing public entitlements, as well as financial and legal counseling, free banking services, and loans and technical guidance in starting a business.

 


 

Jobs and Economic Security

  • Trains low-income women to become certified nursing assistants, patient care associates and licensed practical nurses.
  • A Better Balance
    To inform low-income New York City residents about their new right to paid sick days (as of April 1, 2014) and provide legal counsel to those whose new rights are violated.
  • Makes small loans and provides technical assistance to immigrant or minority-owned small businesses; provides financial counseling at Single Stop sites throughout the city.
  • Promotes economic development in low-income communities by providing financial counseling programs, free tax preparation services, and access to financial products and services.
  • Provides housing, case management and employment opportunities for homeless women and their children. Sandy Relief Grantee
  • Provides pro-bono legal services to low income clients using pro bono volunteer attorneys supervised by City Bar attorneys.
  • Provides supportive housing, community development and social services to youth and families in Bedford-Stuyvesant and runs a full-service Single Stop site. It is the oldest community development corporation in the United States.
  • uses city data to identify and target individuals receiving Medicaid but not food stamps
  • Provides comprehensive legal and social services to poor families caught in the criminal-justice and child-welfare systems in the Bronx each year, including a full-service Single Stop site.
  • Operates a job-training program, a program to promote college attendance by disconnected youth and an early-childhood center; provides immigration services; and runs two Single Stop sites.
  • Identifies, pre-screens and places qualified job seekers in various types of employment within and outside of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
  • Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
    B.W.I. operates four sector-based training programs for unemployed and underemployed residents of Brooklyn.
  • C4Q
    Coalition for Queens' Access Code program creates opportunity by providing tech training to individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Helps 3,000 formerly incarcerated individuals and parolees find work each year.
  • Provides after-school programs, employment assistance, family counseling and emergency food, and runs a full-service Single Stop site.
  • Program for Medical Interpreting Services and Education (Promise) trains immigrants and bilingual, disabled individuals (for example, those who are legally blind) to serve as health care interpreters for patients who cannot communicate effectively in English.
  • Provides homeless individuals and residents of permanent and transitional shelters, some run by partner organizations like Common Ground, with mental health and social services.
  • One of the largest social service agencies serving Chinese immigrants in New York City. Through its multiple sites, the agency provides a range of services including daycare, housing home attendant care, ESL classes and job placement and training.
  • Retrains low-income immigrant engineers so they can use their skills in the United States.
  • Assigns graduate students in social work (M.S.W. candidates) to mentor newly returned veterans who enroll at CUNY, helping them transition to student life.
  • Teaches economic literacy and prepares, without charge, tax filings for the residents of public housing facilities in western Queens.
  • Teaches recent immigrants English, and places them in new jobs.
  • Runs housing, employment and economic development programs in South Brooklyn; also operates a full-service Single Stop site that includes tax assistance.
  • Distributes 68 million pounds of food to over 1,200 emergency and community food programs.
  • Offers job training, housing, education and other services to individuals who were formerly incarcerated.
  • Implements a program of one-on-one counseling to help low-income, disadvantaged teens and young adults enter and stay in college; runs a Single Stop site; and manages the citywide initiative to swiftly place adults living on the streets in Manhattan into permanent housing.
  • Runs foster-care programs, transfer high schools programs, adolescent residences for youth aging out of subsidized foster care, supervised independent living residences and two Single Stop sites, one in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn.
  • Trains 300 low-income women annually for administrative assistant positions and provides them post-training services to help trainees get and keep work.
  • Provides micro-loans, savings programs, financial education, and credit establishment to financially empower low-income entrepreneurs.
  • Provides residents of the Lower East Side with comprehensive social programs and services including a full-service Single Stop site and an early-childhood center.
  • Trains young adults for "green" jobs--positions primarily focused on reducing energy consumption and conserving natural resources. The program also prepares young adults to enter and succeed in college.
  • Runs educational, social-service and health programs in Harlem, including three full-service Single Stop sites.
  • Recruits and trains college students to connect low-income families to immediate needs (housing, public benefits, basic necessities, and/or employment) at public hospitals and medical clinics.
  • Offers 4,000 older adults a full range of services ranging from supportive housing in modern apartments for independent seniors to intensive nursing care.
  • Offers transitional housing, mental-health services, day-care, senior programming, youth activities, job-training programs and a full-service Single Stop site.
  • Trains women on public assistance, most of whom are mothers, for jobs at health-care facilities.
  • Provides: (1) on-the-job training in artisanal baking techniques for immigrant and minority women, in preparation for careers in food manufacturing and baking; and (2) commercial kitchen space and incubation services for aspiring entrepreneurs launching food manufacturing businesses.
  • Provides housing, case management and employment opportunities for homeless women and their children.
  • Develops innovative ways to provide primary health services to medically underserved populations based on the family practice model of care through a network of federally qualified, freestanding community health centers. In addition to developing and operating multi-disciplinary health facilities, the Institute trains health professionals and other health care workers.
  • I.A.V.A. supports Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in health, education, employment and building a lasting Community.
  • LaGuardia Community College's Green Jobs Training Program trains and places unemployed individuals in jobs in fast growing sectors related to environmental conservation, building maintenance and waste management.
  • Provides free legal counseling and assistance at Single Stop sites throughout the city and specialized legal immigration services and training to Robin Hood grantees.
  • Provides free legal counseling and assistance at Single Stop sites throughout the city and legal services and training to Robin Hood grantees.
  • Uses an innovative, low-cost model that relies on college student volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income individuals to help them solve housing, employment and public-benefits problems.
  • Provides job training, English language instruction and benefits counseling to Latin American immigrants and their families.
  • Manhattan DA
  • The Center for Economic Opportunity (C.E.O.) fights the cycle of poverty in New York City through innovative programs that build human capital and improve financial security. Launched
  • Implements and evaluates a program of financial incentives to help students at two of the City University's community colleges to stay in school and earn their associates degrees.
  • Medicare Rights Center helps eligible older adults and people with disabilities access Medicare health insurance - including access to subsidies targeted on low-income enrollees.
  • Provides a wide spectrum of social services for low-income Jewish New Yorkers, including affordable housing, job training programs, crisis-intervention counseling, food pantries and home care for the elderly, and runs a full-service Single Stop site.
  • Provides legal, social and immigration-related services to the low-income Chinese and Korean residents of Flushing Queens.
  • Provides direct service and advocacy programs designed to promote financial justice in New York City's low-income communities.
  • Provides financial-literacy training and financial services to residents of Washington Heights and provides one-on-one financial counseling at Single Stop sites throughout the city.
  • Trains participants to maintain facilities focusing on environmentally friendly (green) techniques.
  • Oversees two free tax-preparation sites as part of Robin Hoods E.I.T.C. tax-refund initiative.
  • Serves over 2 million meals per year in East Harlem at the city's only food pantry open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Offers family-supporting programs that improve the economic security and well being of low-income and minority communities.
  • Provides free civil, immigration and benefits law counseling to low-income families in all five boroughs.
  • Provides comprehensive reproductive health services for adolescent women and men in the Washington Heights/Inwood community.
  • Program aims to help 1,800 veterans and their families and 2,800 low-income non-veterans connect to government-entitlement programs (through Single Stop sites to be set up at library branches) and connect to employment, housing, mental health, education, and other social services.
  • Trains women for high-paying jobs and union membership in the construction trades and other skilled blue-collar occupations in utilities and transportation industries.
  • Provides free legal, housing and social services as well as assistance with job placement to low-income families in Washington Heights.
  • Trains low-skilled individuals for jobs in "green collar" construction, providing a 17-week program that leads to certification, pre-apprenticeship jobs and union membership.
  • NYC LMIS
    LMIS collects labor-market data from a wide range of sources, analyzes the data and reports implications to nonprofits and city agencies involved with job training.
  • Trains students with limited education, ex-offenders and former substance abusers to be substance-abuse counselors, and provides alcohol and drug-addiction treatment.
  • Operates a soup kitchen and food pantry for 1,300 people a day in the Bronx providing social services, a Single Stop site and a small mens shelter.
  • Combines classroom training and internships in its own computer-recycling business to prepare low-income participants for careers as computer technicians.
  • PHI
    Trains women in Manhattan, the South Bronx and Brooklyn for jobs as health aides and as home-care attendants.
  • Provides food, clothing and social services for needy residents, including immigrants, of Staten Island; runs a full-service Single Stop site specializing in food stamp and health insurance enrollments.
  • Provides housing, social services and employment to homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers with histories of substance abuse and mental illness.
  • Provides Single Stop services, especially help signing families up for food stamps and state-subsidized health insurance, at two Women Infant and Children (WIC) centers in Queens and Brooklyn.
  • Trains and certifies low-income individuals, including immigrants, to work in relatively high-end restaurants, as waiters, chefs, hosts and hostesses, managers and support staff in the kitchens.
  • Runs a last-chance high school for failing students and former dropouts and helps families in crisis by running two parenting education programs (Nurse Family Partnership and Parent-Child Home Program) and a Single Stop site.
  • Trains low-income, Spanish-speaking women, including many immigrants, as home health aides.
  • Provides a wide range of family support services and free one-on-one legal, financial, benefits, and tax counseling to poor families nationwide.
  • Helps small manufacturers in Southwest Brooklyn hire local, unemployed, low-income residents.
  • Operates a food pantry and Brooklyn's largest soup kitchen, feeding 1,900 people a day, plus a mobile unit, and a Single Stop.
  • Trains low-income adults, including many formerly incarcerated individuals, as environmental remediation technicians to handle hazardous materials.
  • Provides a continuum of care, including youth and family services, services for older adults, a food and food stamps access program, citizenship classes and workforce activities focused on home health aide training.
  • Trains and certifies low-income individuals, half of whom have histories of criminal involvement, for jobs in weatherization, retrofitting and environmentally friendly roof installation.
  • Offers mental health and related services (including a parent-education program to reduce child abuse) to 10,000 children and parents and runs Single Stop programs at two sites.
  • Provides housing and transitional work for homeless men who have histories of addiction and incarceration.
  • Helps poor New Yorkers achieve financial stability by providing free tax preparation, legal support and financial counseling.
  • Trains homeless men and women and substance abusers for work.
  • The River Fund serves emergency food to 135,000 residents of Queens from its food pantry and mobile food-distribution center and also provides social services, onsite enrollment for food stamps, referrals to financial counseling, tax preparers and clothing,.
  • Provides free, confidential legal and benefits assistance to families at soup kitchens, food pantries, and drop-in assistance centers.
  • Runs a supermarket-style food pantry in Manhattan serving 9,500 households a year and provides comprehensive social services.
  • Win
    Houses 800 homeless families per night at seven transitional shelters and runs the city's only Single Stop site within a shelter.
  • Created and updates the computer program which Single Stop sites use to assess household eligibility for government benefits; teaches business management to low-income female entrepreneurs.
  • Provides permanent housing, employment assistance, Head Start, childcare training, and other services to families in the South Bronx and runs a full-service Single Stop site.
  • Offers a 12-month training program in technology for economically disadvantaged young adults geared toward employment in entry-level information-technology positions and enrollment in college.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
AND YOUTH

Our early childhood programs attack the toll that poverty exacts at the earliest, most crucial stage of life. These programs have remarkable records of success among the thousands of children they serve, reversing speech and language delays and ensuring that children are better prepared to learn in kindergarten and beyond.

Our work with young adults tackles the plight of disadvantaged youth who need a second chance to improve their educations and find a path to productive adulthood. We invest in a network of opportunities in the community that help disadvantaged young people get into college and complete their education, or, alternatively, show them how to avoid risks and find a path to obtaining a meaningful job.

 



Early Childhood and Youth

  • Trains the staffs at nonprofits to help parents find new ways to respond to their childrens needs.
  • Evaluates and treats young children with developmental delays and severe behavioral problems.
  • The Ali Forney Center (A.F.C.) provides shelter, transitional housing and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (L.G.B.T.Q.) youth.
  • Offers alternatives to jail terms for teenagers living in the Lower East Side and East Harlem.
  • Provides pre-school programs, housing and medical services and crisis intervention to 3,000 families with children in East Harlem, most of whom suffer from mental and physical disabilities.
  • Provides a Head Start program that caters to students with learning disabilities or emotional problems.
  • Operates a job-training program, a program to promote college attendance by disconnected youth and an early-childhood center; provides immigration services; and runs two Single Stop sites.
  • Runs the Healthy Families New York program, a home-visiting program for pregnant women and parents of young children in Brownsville and East New York.
  • Offers a full-day pre-school program in central Brooklyn that relies on social workers to involve parents.
  • Provides an alternative to jail for young offenders, minimizing recidivism rates by encouraging academic skill building.
  • Partners with local community courts to reduce recidivism of formerly incarcerated teenagers; help school dropouts get their G.E.D.; and help at-risk youth avoid committing crimes through job placement and other services.
  • Works to improve access to healthcare and child care for poor children.
  • Runs a training program that helps parents find new ways to respond to their children's needs.
  • Provides academic, social and financial supports for formerly incarcerated women working toward college degrees.
  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry: Practical Resources for Effective Postpartum Parenting (Prepp)
    provides a prenatal and parenting intervention to low-income women with depression.
  • Implements a pilot program to improve college retention and graduation rates among 300 at-risk students, using intensive remediation before matriculation and mentoring and counseling for a year after matriculation.
  • Combines G.E.D. preparation with case-management services to help low-income young adults in Brooklyn enter college or full-time employment.
  • Helps young adults in the South Bronx earn their G.E.D., enroll and succeed in college or find and retain employment.
  • Fosters healthy child development through Early Head Start by providing low-income mothers and their infants and toddlers center-based and home-based services, including work opportunities for parents.
  • Connects immigrant victims of domestic violence to job training, legal counsel and other services; and prepares high school dropouts to earn their G.E.D. certificate and then helps them find work or enroll in college.
  • Supports the Nurse Family Partnership (N.F.P.) program for first-time mothers drawn from shelters, jail or foster care.
  • Offers academic and vocational services for ex-offenders and out-of-school young adults as they pursue G.E.D. and associate's degrees.
  • Implements a program of one-on-one counseling to help low-income, disadvantaged teens and young adults enter and stay in college; runs a Single Stop site; and manages the citywide initiative to swiftly place adults living on the streets in Manhattan into permanent housing.
  • Runs foster-care programs, transfer high schools programs, adolescent residences for youth aging out of subsidized foster care, supervised independent living residences and two Single Stop sites, one in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn.
  • Provides residents of the Lower East Side with comprehensive social programs and services including a full-service Single Stop site and an early-childhood center.
  • Runs educational, social-service and health programs in Harlem, including three full-service Single Stop sites.
  • Prepares gay, lesbian and transgender youth for self-sufficiency by providing medical, education, career development, and H.I.V. prevention services.
  • Runs a model one-stop program to help 1,200 sexually and physically abused children a year.
  • Prevents at-risk freshmen from dropping out of community college by creating small groups that study together and receive tutoring, counseling and financial support.
  • Prevents young adults who have grown too old to remain eligible for government-subsidized foster care from becoming homeless or incarcerated.
  • Provides bilingual and early-childhood development programs to isolated Mexican families in East Harlem.
  • Implements and evaluates a program of financial incentives to help students at two of the City University's community colleges to stay in school and earn their associates degrees.
  • Opened in 2012, this is CUNY's first new campus in over 40 years and was launched with the aim of significantly increasing student persistence and graduation rates.
  • Works closely with entrepreneurial, innovative nonprofits around the country. In 2010, Robin Hood joined a national partnership led by New Profit to win a federal SIF award of $50 million over five years to aid unemployed, out-of-school youth. [Robin Hood funds New York City activities only.]
  • Helps low-income young adults in the South Bronx gain and retain employment or enter and stay in college.
  • The Foundling's extensive network of community based services provides havens for children whose safety is at risk, loving foster and group facilities to protect children and support for families to strengthen them.
  • Runs early childhood program at Head Start sites in three counties and provides technical assistance to over 70 Head Start programs.
  • Provides innovative psycho-educational services to children with emotional problems or development delays.
  • NYU School of Medicine - Children's Trauma Institute
    New York University (N.Y.U.) School of Medicine sponsors the Children's Trauma Institute, which aims to reduce the risk of child maltreatment through intensive identification and subsequent treatment of mothers with trauma-related disorders.
  • O.B.T. helps disconnected youth by teaching business skills and providing them internships, GED-preparation classes and programs that help them enroll in college.
  • Helps at risk, low-income young adults in Queens enroll and succeed in college.
  • Helps homeless youth gain access to: apartments with supportive services, medical (including mental health) treatments; and government entitlements.
  • Runs a last-chance high school for failing students and former dropouts and helps families in crisis by running two parenting education programs (Nurse Family Partnership and Parent-Child Home Program) and a Single Stop site.
  • Trains young adults 17 to 24 years-old in hard and soft skills and provides job placement and two years of follow-up help in keeping their jobs.
  • Provides comprehensive mental health services and parenting support to families with children enrolled in prekindergarten to ensure children enter school ready to learn.
  • Offers mental health and related services (including a parent-education program to reduce child abuse) to 10,000 children and parents and runs Single Stop programs at two sites.
  • Educates out-of-school, unemployed young adults lacking a high school credential, and provides them career-development services.
  • Helps high school dropouts in Sunset Park pass the G.E.D. exam, enroll them in college or find employment.
  • Provides comprehensive early education, parenting services and developmental interventions for children under age five.
  • Implements the Nurse Family Partnership, a parenting-education program for low-income, first-time mothers in the South Bronx.

SURVIVAL

Survival is a matter of housing, health, hunger and economic security. We attack the immediate problems of day-to-day survival by providing desperately needed food, shelter and health care. But a bowl of soup, a temporary bed, or one trip to the doctor isn’t enough. Our survival programs are designed to address immediate needs while giving people the ongoing support services and counseling they need to move towards a job and a home, improved health, self-reliance and economic security.

 


Survival

  • Screens Harlem residents for asthma and provides follow-up medical, educational, legal and environmental services.
  • Provides syringe exchange and supportive social services to injection drug users in Brooklyn.
  • Works with H.I.V.-positive immigrants by offering counseling, health education and referrals to housing, employment and immigration services.
  • Provides medical, mental health and case management services for H.I.V.-positive individuals who have been admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital and are at high-risk of dropping out of medical care.
  • A.N.H.D. manages the transfer of heavily indebted apartment buildings to local housing organizations whose mission is to rent apartments at rates affordable to low-income tenants.
  • Provides medical, mental-health and social services to poor immigrants who suffer trauma from torture, war and refugee status.
  • Operates over 25 housing and nonresidential programs that offer homeless New Yorkers access to health care, treatment for addictions, vocational services, elder services and housing connected with social services.
  • Provides overweight and obese children with medical care, nutrition counseling and physical training .
  • A new private-public nonprofit, seeks to mitigate soaring foreclosures by providing legal and financial counseling to at-risk households and by working with lenders to design long-term solutions.
  • Provides homeless individuals and residents of permanent and transitional shelters, some run by partner organizations like Common Ground, with mental health and social services.
  • Provides medical care and mental health services to Chinatowns residents, particularly through its Hepatitis B Prevention Program.
  • Provides healthcare to homeless children and families with mobile units and at its South Bronx clinic.
  • Provides New York City's 1,000 soup kitchens and food pantries with food that has been donated ("rescued") from local food retailers.
  • City Health Works
  • Offers crisis intervention, emergency cash assistance, and case-management services to prevent eviction of people at risk of homelessness.
  • In partnership with Columbia University, Robin Hood is designing a superior poverty standard that takes into account not only income (as does the official federal standard) but also material deprivations (like hunger, health care and housing); the project will also conduct frequent Internet-based surveys of a fixed panel of over 1,000 N.Y.C. households to paint a picture of N.Y.C. poverty of now nearly unimaginable detail.
  • Reaches out to and houses homeless individuals in multiple temporary and permanent residences throughout New York City; provides the formerly homeless with a wide array of supportive services to avoid relapse into homelessness.
  • Offers housing with supportive services, employment, counseling and education for the mentally ill and disabled.
  • Sandy Relief Grantee
  • Seeks to end homelessness by strengthening communities, including helping Brooklyn families avoid eviction.
  • Connects immigrant victims of domestic violence to job training, legal counsel and other services; and prepares high school dropouts to earn their G.E.D. certificate and then helps them find work or enroll in college.
  • Distributes 68 million pounds of food to over 1,200 emergency and community food programs.
  • Fund for Public Health in New York - Asthma
  • Fund for Public Health in New York - Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    To help the city health department learn to use electronic-health records to estimate the extent of citywide public-health problems.
  • Implements a program of one-on-one counseling to help low-income, disadvantaged teens and young adults enter and stay in college; runs a Single Stop site; and manages the citywide initiative to swiftly place adults living on the streets in Manhattan into permanent housing.
  • Provides innovative housing, medical, dental and social services to homeless people with AIDS.
  • Gives military veterans apprenticeships in the building and construction trades. The on-the-job training is supplemented by classroom instruction at state-of-the-art training facilities.
  • Founded in 1986 by Governor Andrew Cuomo and recognized by the United States Congress as a national model, HELP U.S.A. is one of the country's largest builders and operators of service-enriched transitional and low-income permanent housing. HELP has 19 residential communities in the New York metropolitan area, and has recently expanded in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Buffalo, Newark and Houston.
  • Provides medical, substance-abuse, housing and other services to people living with H.I.V./AIDS, including ex-offenders.
  • Provides housing and support services to people living with AIDS and H.I.V.
  • IJC
    To create the Immigrant Justice Corps, providing fellowships to recent law-school and college graduates to help immigrants gain legal residential and work status.
  • Develops innovative ways to provide primary health services to medically underserved populations based on the family practice model of care through a network of federally qualified, freestanding community health centers. In addition to developing and operating multi-disciplinary health facilities, the Institute trains health professionals and other health care workers.
  • Helps jobless immigrants and homeless adults find, apply for and keep jobs.
  • Provides job training, English language instruction and benefits counseling to Latin American immigrants and their families.
  • Operates one-stop centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens that offer legal assistance, law enforcement services, case management, counseling and children's services for victims of domestic violence.
  • Run by Legal Aid and BronxWorks, Housing Help Program offers legal, financial and social services in courthouse settings to prevent eviction and homelessness.
  • This initiative, a partnership between the City's Workforce1 system and Robin Hood grantee Madison Strategies, reaches out to veterans to take advantage of a wide range of employment services at the city's Workforce1 sites.
  • Provides comprehensive physical and mental-health services to 15,000 adolescents a year.
  • Provides screening for Hepatitis C and treatment in a primary care setting to help medically underserved patients from East Harlem initiate and manage the daunting year-long medication regimen.
  • Provides emergency food and social services to the neighborhoods of Brownsville, East New York, Ocean Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.
  • Serves over 2 million meals per year in East Harlem at the city's only food pantry open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Provides free civil, immigration and benefits law counseling to low-income families in all five boroughs.
  • Provides comprehensive reproductive health services for adolescent women and men in the Washington Heights/Inwood community.
  • Will provide mental health services to family members of veterans receiving mental health care through a Veterans Affairs Hospital.
  • Operates a soup kitchen and food pantry for 1,300 people a day in the Bronx providing social services, a Single Stop site and a small mens shelter.
  • Provides food, clothing and social services for needy residents, including immigrants, of Staten Island; runs a full-service Single Stop site specializing in food stamp and health insurance enrollments.
  • Provides housing and case-managed services including access to government benefits, family counseling, job-training and employment referrals to female parolees.
  • Screens and treats Harlem residents for cancer, and educates the local community about cancer.
  • Provides shelter, counseling and legal assistance to victims of abuse and their children.
  • Provides case-management, employment and housing services to veterans
  • Operates a food pantry and Brooklyn's largest soup kitchen, feeding 1,900 people a day, plus a mobile unit, and a Single Stop.
  • The Supportive Housing Network of New York advocates for changes in public policy on behalf of supportive housing.
  • Extends loans and grants to prevent eviction of people experiencing temporary financial crisis.
  • Helps individuals affected by AIDS or other chronic illnesses manage disease, while providing legal assistance, counseling and other case management services to patients and their families.
  • Provides long-term transitional housing and assists with family reunification for homeless individuals in recovery from substance abuse.
  • The River Fund serves emergency food to 135,000 residents of Queens from its food pantry and mobile food-distribution center and also provides social services, onsite enrollment for food stamps, referrals to financial counseling, tax preparers and clothing,.
  • Counters unemployment and underemployment among immigrants who have professional experience and bachelors degrees from their native countries.
  • The Fit for Life Program provides intensive medical and nutritional interventions to address childhood obesity.
  • Reaches out to homeless individuals taking shelter at transportation hubs in Manhattan, like the Port Authority building, and places them into permanent housing.
  • Provides pro bono civil legal services to poor people in New York City by recruiting and training volunteer lawyers.
  • Runs a supermarket-style food pantry in Manhattan serving 9,500 households a year and provides comprehensive social services.
  • Win
    Houses 800 homeless families per night at seven transitional shelters and runs the city's only Single Stop site within a shelter.