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Paulette

Watch First Step graduate Paulette share her story of the emotional devastation of going in and out of shelters with her husband and her three daughters, and the tragedies she endured. She found First ... Watch video

Monica

Watch the story of Monica, who has shown amazing resilience, despite the many challenges life has thrown her way. First Step helped Monica find a full-time job, safe housing, and a community of women ... Watch video

September 23rd COVID-19 Virtual Memorial

On September 23rd, several New York City faith leaders and homeless advocacy and services groups held the third virtual memorial service to honor the many homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers, as ... Watch video

Harmonia Residents

Meanwhile, a vocal group of neighbors on the Upper West Side objected to the use of nearby hotels to shelter people experiencing homelessness, even in the midst of a pandemic. They commiserated about ... Watch video

June 24th COVID-19 Virtual Memorial

On June 24th, several New York City faith leaders and homeless advocacy and services groups held the second virtual memorial service to honor the many homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers, as well ... Watch video

May 20th COVID-19 Virtual Memorial

On May 20th several New York City faith leaders and homeless advocacy and services groups held the first virtual memorial services to honor the many homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers, as well ... Watch video

Yadira

Watch the story of Yadira, whose journey out of depression and isolation into a happy and successful life with a new career in the technology field was made possible by the Coalition’s First Step Program. Please ... Watch video

M.A. Dennis

My Success Story Success feels different after failure. And there is no greater fail than losing your dignity and having your humanity marginalized. Overcoming that level of defeat, which is the agony ... Watch video

Join us for the 25th annual ARTWALK NY!

ARTWALK NY brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers at this landmark event to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist” and raise awareness about the issues ... Watch video

Marisol

Marisol, Class 46, shares her First Step story at the 25th Anniversary Women Mean Business Luncheon on April 12, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel Watch video