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Phone: 646-624-2341
245 West 29th Street
Suite 902

New York
New York 10001
USA
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Target demographics: 1 out of 4 homeless individuals in the U.S. is a veteran.  In New York City nearly 3,500 veterans sleep in shelters or on the streets every night. Jericho Project’s two new supportive housing residences for homeless and low-income veterans, the first new housing programs for veterans in New York City in 15 years, will provide 132 new units of supportive housing to veterans by 2011. 

To immediately begin housing veterans and their families while the two residences are being built, Jericho has partnered with the James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center to launch Jericho’s Veterans Supportive Apartment Program to fast track veterans and their families to affordable, furnished apartments.  Jericho will house 40 homeless and low-income veterans through the program.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Jericho will house 40 homeless veterans and their families through its Veterans Supportive Apartment Program in 2010. Both Veterans Residence I and II will open in 2011, and will house a total of 132 homeless and low-income veterans.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help to furnish and decorate an apartment for a homeless veteran so that he or she can move seamlessly from the streets or shelter and into his or her new home!

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Every veteran who calls Jericho home will have access to the full range of its support services, including independent living skills, budgeting, accessing community resources, relapse prevention, family counseling, and crisis management. At a time when the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 21.1%, Jericho is dedicated to providing extended services to veterans to help them overcome the difficulties they face transitioning from combat service to civilian life as they search for employment.

Mission:
Jericho Project’s mission is to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change, fosters sustainable independence and motivates men and women to reach their greatest potential. 

Our national model combines supportive housing, customized counseling, and ongoing aftercare.  This comprehensive model enables at-risk and homeless people to succeed in jobs, reunite with their families and lead fulfilling lives.
Results:
Jericho Project is currently providing homes to veterans through its Veterans Supportive Apartment Program, and is in the midst of construction of its two new supportive housing residences for homeless and low-income veterans in the Bronx.

By the end of 2011, Jericho will provide 172 units of supportive housing to homeless and low-income veterans in New York City.

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04/01/10
The Jericho Project is an amazing organization, that I have had the privilege of working with for the last year and a half. The staff, board members, and volunteers are incredibly dedicated to helping not only veterans but the entire homeless population. Jericho's unique approach to homelessness ... more »
03/31/10
Jericho Project has a dedicated staff and group of volunteers who work very hard for this organisation. I've been involved with Jericho since it was a tiny project working out of a squalid office in a run down SRO. Even then the help provided to its 20 or so clients was transformative. I'm still ... more »
03/31/10
Jericho Project provides the tender loving care so many people lack in their difficult lives. Expecting people to be honest hard working, etc. the folks at Jericho are helpful and supportive and remain so even when people fall short of these expectations. As with all of us, we need our support ... more »
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