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Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing Search Assistance, Job Training, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Mission: Project Renewal''s mission is to renew the lives of homeless men and women in New York City. We focus our efforts on the neediest and least-served of the city''s indigent population - men and women who, in addition to being without a home, cope with mental illness and/or addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Programs: Project Renewal's mission is to empower homeless New Yorkers struggling with mental illness and/or addiction to rebuild their lives with renewed health, homes and jobs.. This comprehensive approach begins on the street where our mobile psychiatric and medical outreach teams - each of which was among the first of its kind - actively reach out to homeless people where they are struggling to survive. Once connected, we can then help people move into a range of residential programs, including ones that help residents achieve sobriety or learn to manage their mental illness. From there, we help people prepare for, find, and keep good jobs: we have created an unprecedented breadth and depth of employment programs and opportunities for men and women with high barriers to employment. The crucial last element in this progression is providing clients with permanent housing, completing their return to self-sufficient life in the community.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jules R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member of Project Renewal since 1994. I am a psychiatrist who runs a training program for psychiatrists who plan careers in public sector organizations such as Project Renewal. This organization provides comprehensive rehabilitation services, including psychiatric, medical, housing, vocational and social services, to formerly homeless adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse problems. The agency is a beacon of hope for its clients, many of whom go on to work at the agency. It is one of the most respected agencies of its type in New York City.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board Member of Project Renewal for 13 years. Project Renewal's mission is to save lives by helping homeless men and women off the streets and into permanent housing. They provide a wealth of services for their clients - outreach, rehab, job training, job placement, supported permanent housing. In addition they run medical and dental clinics for the homeless and have medical vans to provide services to the homeless at various locations in New York. It is an extremely well managed organization with an amazing group of caring professionals who are extremely dedicated to improving the life of homeless men and women.