By now you have probably heard, if not read Invisible Child, a five-part series featured in the New York Times chronicling the story of Dasani. A homeless young girl living with her family in a city shelter, Dasani and her family face the many challenges homeless individuals and families across the country most deal with every day. Cycling between systems and unable to overcome barriers to safe, decent and affordable housing.
Our partners in New York have responded to spotlight the work that many providers are doing throughout the city to provide supportive housing for youth and families. The three providers below are among a strong and dedicated community of supportive housing providers fighting everyday for children like Dasani.
Broadway Housing Communities, a supportive housing provider in Harlem shared the story of the success children in the Dorothy Day Apartments have had, including Aishatu who will be attending Brown University in the Fall.
CAMBA tells the story of Ernestine Washington, a one-time homeless mother who left the shelter with CAMBA's help and built a successful life for herself and her family. She now works with CAMBA and has committed the past 20 years of her life to helping other homeless families and individuals. Watch her story here.