2022 By The Numbers: Your Impact

A future starts with a place to live, and we want our residents not just to survive, but thrive.

We don’t stop at housing and basic life skills. We provide case management, counseling, and workshops in financial education, nutrition, healthy relationships, and positive parenting.

Starting 2023, with a lead grant from Trinity Church Wall Street, we’re providing aftercare—contacting residents after move-out to assess needs and connect them to resources so they remain stably housed.

This past year, we expanded skills-building and empowerment and programs, and began two exciting new partnerships. NYC Mural Arts Project provided a fantastic opportunity for art therapy and community building. Our partnership with the Credible Messenger Justice Center for our Peer-to-Peer Justice Program reflects our commitments to skills-building and empowerment, racial and housing justice, and community organizing.

Generous supporters, volunteers and partners like you made this work possible. Thank you!

Young Families

Overcoming homelessness and abuse

In 2022, we launched new workshops emphasizing wellness, empowerment, and strengthening the maternal-child bond. Activities and classes included a healthy eating and meal planning series, parenting and the effects of positive and negative reinforcement, mother and child flower planting and flowerpot decorating, mother and child cookie-making and movie days, and mindfulness in the park.

  • We served 161 young mothers and 253 babies and preschoolers
  • Average young mother age: 22 years old
  • Average child age: 25 months
  • 88% of the young mothers were employed while a resident
  • 40 mothers transitioned from family shelter stay to permanent homes. Most moved to their own apartment. Others reunited with family after building healthier relationships.

LGBTQ Young Adults

Healing from rejection and trauma

This past year, our LGBTQ young adult residents decluttered their apartments, engaged in art therapy, helped plan and paint a community mural, participated in cooking workshops, and developed advocacy, leadership and community organizing skills in our new Peer-to-Peer Justice Program.

  • We served 57 LGBTQ young adults
  • 61% of the young adults were employed, in a paid internship, attending college, or receiving vocational training
  • 3 residents moved successfully to more independent housing

Older Adults

Breaking cycles of abuse and poverty

In 2022, seniors enjoyed movie nights, roundtable discussions about current events, dancercise, bingo and breakfast, museum visits, holiday celebrations, and trips to off-Broadway shows. Group activities boost physical and mental health in older adults.

  • We served 30 older adults
  • 30 seniors maintained long-term, affordable housing and received services to age in place

Thank you!

We respect and value our donors: 79% of your contributions went directly to programs. Thank you for placing your trust in us.

The generosity of our supporters, donors and partners sustains the skills-building programs and trauma-informed care Homeward NYC residents need to thrive. Thank you!

Learn more about your impact in 2022