Gigi

First Step graduate Gigi, Class 142, overcame tremendous odds to find a full-time living wage job and ... View More

Hear directly from men and women struggling with homelessness as well as those working to help them.

"I am forever grateful to have spent the last five summers at Camp Homeward Bound!" View story
"You can't get used to places where there are rats crawling everywhere..." ... View story
"I was amazed at the number of resources above and beyond food that I was able to acquire while being here." View story

Felix

"In shelter, I feel patronized, dehumanized. Not having permanent housing has caused me to not realize my true potential. We are people, not just a number. I don’t want to be a statistic forever....Read more

Kemba

Kemba, Class 143, shares her First Step story at the 24th Annual Women Mean Business Luncheon on April 19, 2018 at The Plaza...Read more

Angela

Homeless New Yorkers explain why the legal right to shelter is so important to them. Angela is a member of the Coalition's Client Advisory Group (CAG) living in a single adult shelter for women in...Read more