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New York City Has Done Almost Nothing to Protect 70,000 People in its Homeless Shelters From Coronavirus Spread

2020-04-04T14:03:27-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

The Intercept

Johanna Garcia is doing her best to keep her family and others safe during the coronavirus pandemic. She washes her hands a lot; she cleans constantly; she goes on social distance walks with her kids, 10-month-old Logan and 4-year-old Abigail. But there’s only so much she can do while living at one of New York City’s approximately 450 homeless shelters.


2020-04-04T14:04:20-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

The City

For four days, Luis endured a fever, a headache — and a cough that brought him to his knees. An ER doctor at Long Island’s Northwell Hospital delivered the diagnosis for the otherwise healthy “fitness freak,” a construction worker in his early 30s: COVID-19.

Opinion: Youth Homeless Are Falling Through Cracks in COVID-19 Response

2020-04-04T14:06:08-04:00March 23rd, 2020|

City Limits

By all reputable predictions, we are only at an early phase of the COVID-19 crisis. Organizations that run shelters, food pantries, and drop-in centers are already facing a confluence of city neglect, staffing crises and exposure to the virus, and as a consequence are steadily limiting and temporarily shuttering services. Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and programs tailored to serve them, in short supply prior to COVID-19, are facing an unprecedented emergency.

Here’s Why the Homeless Are Enraged by Bloomberg’s Campaign

2020-04-04T14:07:34-04:00February 25th, 2020|

The Daily Beast

Maria T. Walles, 49, will never forget the years she spent worrying about where she and her family would sleep on any given night in New York City. Sometimes Walles, her husband, and her 3-year-old daughter stayed in a family shelter. Sometimes they were denied. On those nights, they’d have to leave her toddler daughter with a friend or family member, then split up to go to separate women’s and men’s shelters.