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Domestic Poverty

Coalition for the Homeless - For more than 25 years, the Coalition for the Homeless has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness in New York City. Our model programs represent solutions that can dramatically reduce the homeless population and prevent homelessness among those most at risk.

New York State Defenders Justice Fund - The New York State Defenders Justice Fund (The Justice Fund) advocates and organizes to improve the quality of public defense services in New York State and nationally.


Toms Shoes - Every time you buy a pair of shoes, they will donate one to a child who needs shoes.

Dress for Success is a nonprofit based in New York that provides professional clothing to low-income women looking for jobs.

Volunteer Match helps connect nonprofits and skilled volunteers.

8th Degree, a new initiative from Jewish Funds for Justice, uses microlending to help rebuild small businesses in New Orleans.

Community Services Handbook, a project created by the West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty. Included are places in New York City to eat, sleep, shower, receive legal and medical services, and more.

New York Cares meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

The Doe Fund: The Doe Fund's mission is to develop and implement cost-effective, holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. All of The Doe Fund's programs and innovative business ventures ultimately strive to help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency.

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty - Organization that addresses the needs of the 348,000 Jewish poor and near poor individuals in New York City

Challah for Hunger raises awareness of and money for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread.

Poverty Law Research At Georgetown – Research from Georgetown University Law Center.

Ansche Chesed Homeless Shelter –  The men’s homeless shelter at Congregation Ansche Chesed (100th Street at West End Avenue) is open seven nights a week, 365 nights a year, thanks to the efforts of volunteers.

National Center for Law and Economic Justice – The National Center for Law and Economic Justice advances the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals and communities across the country through litigation, policy advocacy, and support for low-income organizing.

Statistics on Inequality – Inequality.org is a website which collects and disseminates info

rmation about inequality.

US Census - Poverty Statistics – Basic facts and statistics about poverty in the United States.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty – The mission of NLCHP is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness

A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half –  The Center for American Progress last year convened a diverse group of national experts and leaders to examine the causes and consequences of poverty in America and make recommendations for national action. In this report, our Task Force on Poverty calls for a national goal of cutting poverty in half in the next 10 years and proposes a strategy to reach the goal.

Masbia - Masbia soup kitchen started as a grassroots charity to feed the hungry. Over the past five years they have served over 250,000 meals to the hungry.

The 100,000 Homes Campaign Playbook: A Toolkit for Finding and Housing Vulnerable People- Please view their website to learn more. To download their work click here. Please contact Kat Johnson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 212.471.0888 if you or your organization would like to become involved.

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