homelessness | WAMC

homelessness

  

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we focus on the Habitat for Humanity Capital District and speak with Executive Director Christine Schudde.

Joe Donahe: Journalist Lauren Sandler's new book "This Is All I Got: A New Mother's Search for Home" is an immersion in the life of a young homeless single mother amid her quest to find stability and shelter in the richest city in America. Camila is 22 years old and a new mother, she has no family to rely on, no partner, and no home. Sandler chronicles a year in Camila's life from birth of her son to his first birthday, as she navigates the labyrinth of poverty and homelessness in New York City.

Lauren Sandler as an award winning journalist. She is the author of three books, including the brand-new "This Is All I Got: A New Mother's Search for Home." 

City Mission of Schenectady, founded in 1906, seeks to comprehensively meet the needs of the poor in a manner that dignifies and strengthens the individual, the family, and the community.

They want to help people who are in need right now by meeting basic needs like food, shelter and clothing. Providing these life essentials are at the core of their mission.

In addition, their hope is that they can do more than just meet basic needs. They look to transform lives by providing spiritual guidance, counseling, training, classes, life and job skills training. Mike Saccocio is the CEO of the City Mission of Schenectady.

Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter in Troy, NY is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region.

Joseph’s House provides emergency shelter or support services to an average of 1700 men, women and children yearly. Central to Joseph’s House mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness. The staff works to build relationships based on each guest’s & tenant’s strengths and capacities. Treating each person with dignity & respect, and promoting self-determination empowers guests and tenants to make healthier choices.

So, with these unprecedented times, Joseph’s House is working to ensure they are prepared in the face of circumstances which are devastating to the most vulnerable community members. We speak with Executive Director Kevin O'Connor.

This week, the Saratoga Collaborative to End Homelessness kicked off a 100-day sprint to address street homelessness in the Spa City.

Supervisor Tara Gaston holds a forum at the Saratoga Springs Public Library
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Discussion about how to end homelessness in Saratoga Springs continues, as community leaders held a two-day work session this week to outline a plan.

    Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week, we focus on Northern Rivers Family of Services. We are joined by the Executive Program Director of Foster Care Services at Northern Rivers, Bill Marszalek. Marszalek oversees a network of more than 250 foster homes and clinical, support, and administrative personnel throughout 21 counties in New York state. 

Dutchess County Exec's Address Focuses On 'Home'

Feb 21, 2020
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro delivering his State of the County address, Feb. 20, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro delivered his state-of-the-county address Thursday. He proposed a number of initiatives across several areas, with a theme of “Home.”

Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter, Inc. is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region. We speak with Executive Director Kevin O'Connor.

Real estate prices in Saratoga Springs, New York have soared over the last several years. The cost of a one-bedroom apartment alone has jumped 78 percent since 2014.

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors (file photo)
Lucas Willard / WAMC

It’s a three-way race for two open county supervisor seats in Saratoga Springs. Republicans are seeking to take back a position currently held by a Democrat. But lately, the contest between two of the candidates has focused on a priority issue: homelessness.

Falling Into Place: IPH

Sep 30, 2019
IPH building
photo provided

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise … see more progress.

The mission of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) in Albany, New York is to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability.

We are joined by Marketing Communications Director for IPH Erin Coufal.

Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

An array of social service and government agencies throughout western Massachusetts have been enlisted to join the fight against homelessness.

CARES of NY Summit
Jesse King / WAMC

A summit at the Albany Capital Center Wednesday examined how affordable housing can be used to address homelessness in the Capital Region. 

Interior of the Palce Theatre - view looking across the house from
palacealbany.org

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This morning we learned about the Palace Theater's community engagement programs which include becoming a NYS Certified Security Training Center, Upcoming Summer in the City Project, a partnership with Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless on the Ambassador's Program, and a partnership with Second Chance Opportunities. We are joined by Executive Director, Susan Forgarty and Angelique Powell, Director of Community Development.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning we focus on Joseph’s House & Shelter in Troy, NY. Kevin O’Connor is the Executive Director.

WAMC

   A new report says progress is being made on reducing homelessness in the four counties of western Massachusetts.

HUD New England Regional Administrator David Tille announces grant to Vermont
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Vermont a $2 million dollar grant to help reduce youth homelessness in the state.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of  -- and fosters collaboration between -- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we feature Family Promise of the Capital Region. We are joined by Executive Director of Family Promise of the Capital Region, Mary Giordano; and Chaplain of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas, Fr. Frank O’Connor. Fr. O’Connor founded Family Promise of the Capital Region and is currently vice-president of the board of directors.

WikiMedia Commons

U.S. Senators from Maine and Vermont say they have reintroduced a bill designed to combat youth homelessness and provide help for young victims of trafficking.

  The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation partnered with WAMC in the 2018 Winter Fund Drive to donate support to Joseph’s House and Shelter in Troy, NY. 

Executive Director of Joseph’s House Kevin O’Connor, joins us.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

A plan to build a permanent emergency homeless shelter in Saratoga Springs has gotten the green light after months of delays. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief LucasWillard was at Monday night’s decisive meeting.

Burlington City Hall
WAMC Photo

During a recent meeting of the Burlington City Council, the panel heard a report on homelessness in the city and reviewed a possible ordinance on unruly behavior, which some considered related.

Marist College Students Highlight Homelessness

Nov 3, 2017
Franco Folini/Flickr

As part of National Homeless Awareness month, students at a college in the Hudson Valley will take part in a “sleep out.”

2017 Point in Time cover
Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness

On a single night in January more than 1,200 people in Vermont were homeless.  The annual Point in Time count of homelessness report issued this week found an overall increase across the state with some regional differences.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Janine Robitaille, Executive Director of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) in Albany joins us to discuss their mission to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Shelters of Saratoga, the only year-round homeless shelter in Saratoga, Washington, and Warren Counties, has expanded to allow for more room for services and storage.

Supplies inside a former Code Blue Saratoga shelter
Paulina Phelps / WAMC

It seems an emergency shelter for the homeless will remain at its new location in Saratoga Springs this winter despite objections from neighbors.

The Louison House in Adams, Massachusetts
Facebook: Family Life Support Center, Inc. Louison House

A housing shelter in Adams is working to reprogram itself after a June fire displaced residents and uprooted its staff.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

The third-floor music hall at Saratoga Springs City Hall was filled for the Public Safety forum on the issue of aggressive panhandling. Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen assembled a panel consisting of the city’s police and fire departments and advocates for the disadvantaged.

Pages