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Support our Spring Appeal to replace Nazareth Housing's Work Van.Support Spring Appeal 2013
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Second Annual Brunch & Silent Auction May 19 - Hotel ChantelleGet your tickets here
Mary Beth Hogan!
NH Board of Directors
We are pleased to congratulate Mary Beth Hogan, President – Nazareth Housing Board of Directors, for her new role as Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Ms. Hogan has served on the Board for 15 years, and recently became Board President. Find out more here.
From 3/25/13 to 3/30/13 Nazareth Housing and Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company collaborated to provide the second installment of “Little Creatures Act Out” Theatre Workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for children of New York City’s low-income and homeless families to hone their acting abilities and develop their social skills. Little Creatures range from age 7 to 12, and spent their spring break in intensive acting and mentoring with four professional actors from Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company.
Nazareth Housing is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization with a long and proud history of innovation and advocacy in the field of housing, emergency shelter and homelessness prevention for low-income families. Founded in 1983, Nazareth Housing grew from the grass roots efforts of families and individuals on the Lower East Side dedicated to prevent and end homelessness through urban homesteading. Under the direction of Sr. Marion Agnes Daniel, MSBT, Nazareth refurbished buildings and taught individuals and families critical skills to maintain stable housing.
Thirty years later, we operate two buildings with forty (40) units of permanent housing and forty six (46) units of emergency family shelter. With a strong presence in the Lower East Side and Harlem communities, Nazareth plans to expand services to the Bronx in the coming year. We offer families and individuals, throughout all five boroughs, with housing counseling, secure food resources at our pantry, LifeLab workshops at our Center for Learning and Self-Sufficiency (CLASS), and youth programming.
As a HUD certified Housing Counseling Agency, our participants are predominately comprised of households at risk of homelessness due to loss of work, underemployment and arrears issues stemming from a variety of socio-economic barriers. In 2006 Nazareth Housing initiated our Housing Stability Support Project (HSSP) to address the growing demand of households seeking assistance related to housing but not yet in need of emergency shelter. In our prevention services, families are evaluated for barriers to self-sufficiency and stable housing and receive a broad array of services.
In the face of the recent years of economic recession, Superstorm Sandy and the struggle for those at the social and economic margins, the Board and Staff of Nazareth Housing remain steadfast in our mission to prevent and end homelessness and to strengthen families and youth in building greater self-sufficiency.