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Emergency Shelter & Social Services In Commercial Hotels

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EMERGENCY SHELTER & SOCIAL SERVICES IN COMMERCIAL HOTELS
Howard Johnson – Yankee Stadium (“HoJo”) Homeless Men’s Shelter

Opened on June 30, 2017 and funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”), AAPC has been tasked with providing Emergency Shelter and Social Support Services in leased Commercial Hotels to 200 homeless, single, adult men citywide. Our commercial hotel program is geared toward working, homeless men who may need assistance to overcome barriers to permanent housing and job retention.

The mission of the Howard Johnson – Yankee Stadium Men’s Shelter is to provide safe transitional shelter with the goal of ensuring that clients understand that the facility is a temporary shelter and not a permanent home. Our objective is to move all clients out of shelter and help them locate permanent and/or alternate housing within or outside the State of New York while maintaining their employment status. Our methodology is to offer on- and off-site supportive case management, employment and housing services that empower clients and reduce recidivism.

The premises are kept clean and are staffed by trained and credentialed Social Workers, Case Managers, Housing and Entitlement Specialists, and Employment Specialists. Support staff include Shift Supervisors, Residential Aides and Security personnel. The program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our shelter at HoJo offers temporary accommodations with on-site social services to 68 homeless men, many of whom are working. During their time-limited length of stay (normally no more than nine months), each client is housed in a semi-furnished room which they share with another individual. The rooms are equipped with double beds and clients are provided with clean pillows, sheets, blankets, and three meals a day. All clients have access to onsite social services that address the concrete causes and effects of homelessness, and the importance of employment retention. Clients are educated on economic self-sufficiency, and how to find and maintain permanent housing.

Referrals to the shelter come via the NYC Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”).

On-site services and programs include:

  • Twenty-four-hour hotline and refuge
  • individual case management
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Housing search assistance
  • Vocational counseling
  • Money management counseling
  • Living skills workshops

Eventually, through staff assistance, self-discipline and self-reliance, clients are expected to move into permanent and/or alternate housing.

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Operating and Social Service Subsidies:

NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
Individual & Anonymous donations
Anonymous Corporate donations
Foundation grants

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Project Capacity:

  • Howard Johnson – Yankee Stadium (“HoJo”) Homeless Men’s Shelter
    Total living units: 34 rooms comprising a total of: 68 beds (2 individuals per room)
    Number of Jobs Created: 19 positions

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Hotline Phone Numbers

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

In New York City ONLY
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350