Two thirds of homeless men and women suffer from mental illness and/or addiction. Many of them receive fragmented treatment, or no treatment at all, and as a result, cycle in and out of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, and the streets. .
"I started drinking when I was twelve. My parents were both alcoholic child abusers. I ended up in a shelter – I called it the Brooklyn Zoo. If there were no beds, people slept outside on crates. One day the Director of Project Renewal’s "In Homes Now" came in. The first two years in the program I struggled with my sobriety. The beautiful thing is I wasn’t kicked out. They were always there to support and give me alternatives. When I screwed up, they were always there to pick up the pieces."
Project Renewal’s mission empowers homeless men and women suffering from addiction and/or mental illness to move permanently from the streets or shelters to health, homes, and jobs. Their comprehensive and innovative approach combines healthcare, addiction and mental health treatment, employment services, and housing to help their clients rebuild their lives.
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