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Welcome to Nazareth Housing

Opening Doors Transforming Lives Ending Homelessness

Annual Benefit

Join us as we honor Bob and Julie Anello, Corporate Leadership Award, and Council Member Rosie Mendez, Community Service Award.

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Remembering Sr. Lucita

The staff and Board of Nazareth Housing are grieved to note the passing of Sr. Lucita Cangemi, MSBT, an amazing force for change.

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Fiscal Year 2014 Successes

  • - 1,400 individuals received food and toiletries through Louise's Pantry​​
  • - $740,000 in tax returns and EITC returned to low-income families through Dollar$ense
  • - Shelter Staff consistently exceeded the target of homeless families placed into safe, permanent housing.​
  • - Executive Director Callaghan received ​Ford Foundation's Achievement Award ​for Superstorm Sandy recovery work​​
  • - All new ​c​computers and technology ​donated by the Rotary Club of Wall Street

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Sr. Lesley Block, OP named one of the 25 Bronx Influential Women

Sr. Lesley Block, OP Residence Manager of Thorpe Family Residence shelter in the Bronx was honored by BronxTimes as one of the 25 Bronx Influential Women.

In attendance were board members, numerous Sisters from the Sparkill Dominicans and shelter staff. "Sr. Lesley is resilient and dedicated in her work with homeless families, no small feat in a time when the pressures on struggling families and shelter providers is extraordinary," said Nazareth Housing Executive Director Callaghan. "I am pleased that the work of the Dominican Sisters and the efforts of Sr. Lesley are recognized with such an amazing cohort of Bronx women leading change for a brighter future."

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...

Board Member Ryan attends conference at Vatican on "Impact Investing for the Poor"

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace held a conference in June 2014 on Impact Investing for the Poor to discuss realistic strategies to ensure greater social equality. The poor and marginalized citizens throughout the world need a voice. That voice can be heard through impact investors.

Impact investors are conscious of the unjust situations that lead to social inequality and intolerable conditions of poverty affecting communities, cities, and countries worldwide.

James T. Ryan, Merrill Lynch Senior Vice President-Investments & Global Institutional Consulting and Nazareth Housing Board Member, was invited by Pope Francis to partake in this conference and lend his expertise. James was ecstatic to have the opportunity to participate and share his story with friends, colleagues, and our community. To learn more please click here .