Today, for our fourth installment in our Summer in a Safe City campaign (#NYCSafeSummer), we want to introduce another one of our grantees, Safe Horizon, an amazing organization that serves as one of the largest victims’ services agencies in the United States. Throughout the greater New York area, they offer assistant in 57 locations, with services including shelter, counseling, legal advice, and etc.
Since its inception in 1978, Safe Horizon has provided support to victims of various forms of abuse (domestic, child, sexual) and as well as homeless youth and families of homicide victims. For those who live outside of New York, Safe Horizon partners with governmental and other community agencies to offer additional assistance and resources for people in need.
The partnership between Safe Horizon and the Reisenbach Foundation offers support to homeless youth under 26 through Safe Horizon’s Streetwork program. Streetwork has two drop-in centers, two residential programs, and a street outreach program that extends help to at least 21,000 youth each year. They distribute over 65,000 meals to at-risk youth every year. Streetwork offers a wide variety of services that extends beyond finding shelter and food; they offer: free legal, medical, and psychiatric services through individual and group counseling; practical and educational assistance; advocacy; HIV prevention; and many other services that homeless youth so desperately need.