Homelessness in the United States is at an all-time high and impacts men, women and children from all walks of life. In New York City alone, there are over 50,000 homeless individuals struggling to survive. Special shelters have been established for the specific needs of families with children, but can only do so much to meet the needs of homeless families.
Adult men and women are offered a safe haven, a clean bed, and a meal or two through the compassionate volunteers and staff throughout the city shelters. More can and must be done to improve the plight of the homeless in New York.
The Coalition for the Homeless offers many programs that sponsor both temporary and long term support for homeless individuals. This year marks their 20th anniversary and the 2014 Artwalk NY promises to be one of the largest fundraising events in their history. Raising awareness in the community is the top priority of the benefit committee.
Without public support from private and corporate donors, many of the programs offered today would not even exist. Potential guests and interested individuals are encouraged to save the date for Artwalk NY, which will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 6:30pm and will be held in the elite Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Multiple exhibits will be available to showcase local artists and other unique and illustrious auction items.
Tickets are available now for General Admission and VIP through Advocate and Sponsor admission tickets in varying donation amounts. This monumental event promises to be a success at reducing the number homeless in New York’s future.
The Coalition for the Homeless exists to meet the immediate needs and concerns for individuals and families currently facing homelessness. Medical, housing, counseling, and nutritional efforts offer the homeless realistic ways of coping with their situation while not losing hope in the midst of crisis. The practical programs offer encouragement and a viable opportunity for self-sufficiency that catapults homeless individuals back into the realm of production and employment. One of the greatest and most fulfilling effects of these efforts is the reduction in future generations of homeless individuals on the streets of New York and beyond.