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Scholarships for LES Girls

Executive Director Callaghan, c.o., presented 4 girls from Cornelia Connelly Center with scholarships.

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Little Creatures Act Out Camp

Playhouse Creatures and NH partner to provide low-income children with an amazing theater camp.

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You're Invited!

Join the Junior Board at this signature event on April 26th, from 1 - 4:30 p.m., at Hotel Chantelle!

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- $663,548 in tax returns and in Earned Income Tax Credits returned to low-income families in New York City

- 297 returns filed

Impact Goal: Provide more than 150 households with free tax preparations and financial counseling


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About Nazareth Housing

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 preventing and ending homelessness through urban homesteading. Under the direction of Sr. Marion Agnes Daniel, MSBT, Nazareth Housing 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. Read more...

Executive Director Callaghan Responds to Dasani's Story

In response to the powerful New York Times article about Dasani, a homeless girl living in a city managed shelter, Executive Director Callaghan co-wrote a Letter To The Editor with Christy Parque, Executive Director of Homeless Services United (HSU). Executive Director Callaghan serves as President of the Board of HSU. The letter was published in the December 14th edition of the New York Times.
Read the letter here.

Dasani's Story

The lead article in the New York Times on December 9, 2013, complete with photographs, features a young woman and her family living in a city run homeless shelter. The article does not distinguish between the variety of shelter settings offered by non-profits, for-profits and city managed sites. The conditions at Auburn have been terrible for some time, despite the fact that City shelters are far more generously funded than non-profit providers, while the conditions and lack of staff engagement and impact are astounding.

The shelter, housing, programs and engagement offered by Nazareth Housing and Thorpe Family Residence are in no way reflected in the article. Over the coming weeks Nazareth Housing will be issuing our own picture of how a shelter can and should provide support and empowerment for families that struggle.
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