Board Resources

Homeward NYC provides housing and wraparound services that empower homeless New York City young mothers, LGBTQIA young people and older adults to live life forward. In addition to experiencing the traumas of homelessness, many of our residents are survivors of domestic or family violence.

Our nonprofit owns and operates three LGBTQ young adult supportive housing (affordable housing with support services) sites, and a mixed-age housing site that is a transitional family shelter for homeless mothers and children and long-term, affordable housing for low-income and homeless seniors. Homeward Central Harlem, our third LGBTQ-affirming housing site, opened fall 2023.

We know that a future starts with a place to live. Our housing is a launching pad to deliver our case management, counseling, group activities, and skills-building and empowerment programs that heal traumas and promote housing stability. Our Transitional Care & Aftercare Program launched summer 2023 to better position young adults for success when they move to permanent and more independent housing.

Homeward NYC (a dba of West End Residences HDFC, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax ID number is 13-3442001.

Welcome Video with a message from the CEO and some stats about homelessness

Homeward NYC One-Page Overview document last updated 11/2021

Volunteer Resources & Other Ways to Get Involved

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit with sample social media posts, images, videos and additional tools

Sample Fundraising Emails document last updated 12/2023; Note: You should download this Word document then copy and paste the contents if you want to maintain the links and formatting.

Giving Tuesday Resources

About Central Harlem


Spring Get Together

Join Homeward NYC for our Spring Get Together Tue. 3/26 at 6pm! Our housing & wraparound services empower #homeless young mothers, seniors & LGBTQIA youth to live life forward.

Perhaps you know us from our #UWS site serving young families & seniors… or from our #LGBTQ #SupportiveHousing. Or maybe this is the first time you’re hearing of us!

Meet our program staff at this reception with appetizers & drinks. Tickets start at $150. Purchase a ticket, make a gift, or both at We hope to see you there!

Alt-text: Homeward NYC logo // Spring Get Together // March 26 at 6pm // Register at event // Live Life Forward // [dark green background] [three photos: young mother with baby, older man with hat smiling, three young adults smiling]

2023 Year End Appeal

Board Member Duties and Responsibilities document last updated 8/2021

  • Board members are trusted advisors to the Chief Executive Officer, and act as advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • Board members consider Homeward NYC one of their top three philanthropic priorities, make annual gifts, and encourage those in their personal and professional networks to make gifts.
  • Board members participate in the annual giving “Give/Get.” Example ways to “get” donations include:
    • Asking friends, family and colleagues for donations via mail, phone, email, text message, social media, online giving campaign, or in person
    • Creating an online giving campaign and sharing the link with your network
    • Hosting or co-hosting a small fundraising event at your home, your office, or a restaurant
    • Making introductions at corporations or foundations that result in grant funding for Homeward NYC
    • Securing matching contributions from your employer of your partner’s employer
    • Securing a grant from your employer
    • Note: For anyone who makes a gift online, there’s a field for “Note about my gift” where the donor can note they’re giving in your honor.

Board Listing document last updated 11/2022

Organization Leadership and Board

Detailed Organization History and Programs document last updated 11/2023


Guiding Principles / DEI Commitment


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