NYC Homeless Programs and Services
Our homeless services include giving men and women a job sweeping the streets of New York City, and New Yorkers in turn will support them as they work to regain their independence.
If it sounds simple, it is. The idea behind ACE works because the individuals in the bright red uniforms who clean your sidewalk want more than charity—they want a better life. They have made the decision to leave homelessness behind. All we do is give them a chance–and the resources they need get started. Our homeless solution helps empower the men and women to turn their lives around.
Every day, our crews hit the streets, armed with a broom and bucket and a determination to put in an honest day’s work. After their shift, they will attend a soft skills workshop, a computer training course, or perhaps a basic English or math class which are included among the homeless services we offer. They will discuss job leads with our career development staff and develop a job search strategy.
After a few months, with our help, they’ll find a job of their own and graduate. But we encourage them to stay in touch, and take advantage of the job retention programs we offer. If they ever lose their job, want to ask for a raise, or just need a little support, our doors are always open to them.
All this is made possible because of the partnership of the individuals and businesses that support ACE and its homelessness solution. We’re changing lives and cleaning up New York City, one block at a time.
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