Safety Net Archive

The Coalition's Safety Net newsletter from the past year can be found here.


Safety Net, Autumn 2011 (pdf)

City Turns to Punitive Shelters to Handle Rising Family Homelessness
• A Letter from the Families at Nelson Avenue Family Residence
• Coalition Gears Up for ARTWALK
• The 'Next Step' Punishment
• The Child Advocate
• Project: Back to School Raises $15,500

Safety Net, Spring/Summer 2011 (pdf)

Record Homelessness: Mayor's Response? No Plan
• A Letter from Mary
• Featured Book: The Girl's Guide to Homelessness
• State of the Homeless in New York City
• No End in Sight
• Women Mean Business Luncheon Raises $175,000 for First Step

Safety Net, Winter 2011 (pdf)

Solutions: Smart Policy Changes Can Stem NYC's Homeless Epidemic
• A Letter from Mary: On Homeless Policy Andrew Cuomo Wrote the Book
• ARTWALK NY Raises Over $800,000
• Cuomo's Potential: Reduce Homelessness
• Community Events Support the Coalition's Efforts
• Tell Albany: Renew and Strengthen Rent Laws
• Toy Drive and Holiday Carnival a Major Success


Safety Net, Autumn 2010 (pdf)
The Working Poor: How Your Support Helps
A Letter from Mary: Springing into Fall
Facing the New School Year as a Homeless Child
Where is the Recovery for New York's Working Poor
Program Spotlight: The Client Advocacy Project
Project: Back to School Provides 3,000 Backpacks to Homeless Students

Safety Net, Summer 2010 (pdf)
Looking Forward to Camp
A Letter from Mary
Women Mean Business Luncheon Raises More Than $170,00 for First Step
No Advantage: Thousands of Families at Risk of Returning to Shelter when City Rental Subsidy Expires
‘Carnival Night For Kids' Raises More Than $170,000 for Youth Service Programs
Project: Back to School August 23 - September 17
Kids for a Better Future Helps the Coalition

Safety Net, Winter 2010 (pdf)
A Night on the Route: Seeing the Changing Face of Hunger
A Letter from Mary
Toy Drive and Kids Holiday Party a Success
Protecting the Right to Shelter: Challenging the Capacity Crunch
15th Annual ARTWALK NY Raises More Than $700,000
Women Mean Business Luncheon to be Held April 8, 2010
Heroes for the Homeless


Safety Net, Autumn 2009
• Lost Decade: The Legacy of Bloomberg's Homeless Policies
• A Letter from Mary
• Spotlight on the Board: Rich Russo
• New Rules to Eject Homeless Families from Shelter
• Timothy's Law Made Permanent
• 15th Annual ARTWALK NY to be Held Tuesday, November 17
• ARTWALK Junior Committee Hosts Hamptons Benefit
• Project: Back to School Helps Homeless Children Prepare for Start of School Year

Safety Net, Summer 2009
• Where are they now? The Coalition's Kids Grow Up
• A Tribute to Coalition Board Chair, Lou Lowenstein
• Charging Homeless Families "Rent" for Shelter
• New York Cares Volunteers Support the Coalition
• Book Launch Benefits Coalition
• Women Mean Business Luncheon Raises $150,000 for First Step
• Carnival Night Raises Funds for Youth Services Programs

Safety Net, Spring 2009
• First Step Reflects on Our New President
• A Letter from Mary
• Making the Holidays Happier for Homeless Kids
• The Economic Recession and Surging Family Homelessness in New York City: What City Officials Can Do to Stem the Tide of Rising Homelessness
• 14th Annual ARTWALK NY Raises Nearly $700,000
• Save the Date: Women Mean Business Luncheon; Carnival Night for Kids
• Click here for full essays from our First Step Class


Safety Net, Fall 2008 (pdf)
• Homeless Families Win the Right to Shelter - What it Means and What's Next
• A Letter from Mary
• Project: Back to School
• Nowhere Else to Go
• 14th Annual ARTWALK Preview
• Letters from Camp

Safety Net, Summer 2008 (pdf)
• Going Back to Camp
• Children's Poetry
• Corporations give Back to Camp Homeward Bound
• The Bloomberg Administration's Misguided Plan
• Carnival Night 2008

Safety Net, Spring 2008 (pdf)
• Helping Homeless Veterans Find Their Way Home
• Spotlight on the Board: Dave Giffen
• Sotheby's Evans Team Initiative
• 13th Annual ARTWALK NY RAISES OVER $700,000
• Women Mean Business Luncheon 2008



Safety Net, Autumn/Winter 2007, (pdf)
• No Home for the Holidays: New Bloomberg Policy Denies Homeless Families Emergency Shelter
• Volunteer Spotlight: Lance Eisenberg
• A Non-Traditional First Step
• In Harms Way: City Places Homeless in Illegal Housing
• ARTWALK NY Preview

Safety Net, Summer 2007 (pdf)
• When School's Out, What Happen's to Homeless Kids?
• Spotlight on the Board: Ellen Bogart
• No Advantage: Mayor Bloomberg's Flawed Approach to Family Homelessness
• Carnival Night Raises $200,000 for Homeless Kids!
• Homeless Kids Answer the Question, "What would you do if you were President for a day?"


Safety Net, Winter 2006 (pdf)
• Building Hope at the Downtown Center
• A Letter From Mary
• Spotlight on the Board: Michael Friedman
• Mayor Bloomberg's Homeless Rent Program: Improvements Needed
• Homeless Children Celebrate the Holidays
• A Client says Thanks
• Women Mean Business Luncheon: Save the Date

Safety Net, Summer 2006 (pdf)
• Kids at the Heart of the Coalition
• A Letter from Mary
• Spotlight on the Board: Mayor David N. Dinkins
• For Homeless Veterans and Their Kids, the Battle Never Ends
• Events Raise Over $250,000 for Homeless Women and Children
• Camp Homeward Bound Kids Say Thanks


Safety Net, Autumn 2005 (pdf)
• Giving Thanks and Giving Back
• Remembering our Friend Peter Jennings
• Spotlight on the Board: Terry Andreas
• The Coalition Says Thanks
• 11th Annual Artwalk NY
• A Coalition Client says Thank You
• The holidays are here!

Safety Net, Summer 2005 (pdf)
• Smiling the Summer Away at Camp Homeward Bound
• A Letter From Mary
• Spotlight on the Board: Chris Pendry
• The Children of Camp Homeward Bound
• Homeless Youth Organize Second Annual Summit
• Carnival Night Raises Over $150,000 for Kids
• A Homeless Boy Says Thank You
• ARTWALK NY Save the Date

Safety Net, Spring 2005 (pdf)
• Homeless and Working: Sometimes a Job is Not Enough
• A Letter From Mary
• Spotlight on the Board: Rick Roberto
• Another First Step Miracle
• Women Mean Business: Renee Brown Inspires Luncheon Guests
• A Plea From a Fellow New Yorker
• Carnival Night for Kids