We serve young families overcoming homelessness and abuse

Our single mothers are the youngest heads of household in the shelter system. In addition to suffering the trauma of homelessness, two-thirds are survivors of domestic or family violence. Many young mothers struggle to avoid unhealthy relationships, and to break the cycles of violence and homelessness in their families.

Currently we are home for 52 young mothers and 74 children

  • Average mother age: 22 years old
  • Average child age: 23 months
  • 45% of the young mothers lived in a shelter during their own childhoods

At Homeward NYC, homeless mothers gain access to safe and supportive housing where they can build skills, set goals and achieve permanent housing for their young families.

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Applicants must be young women ages 18 to 24 who are pregnant or single mothers with up to 3 children under age 7.

Qualified applicants are referred to us by:

The City of New York Department of Homeless Services

The Department of Youth and Community Development Runaway & Homeless Youth Services