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Communities Speak Survey Community Partnership Event

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 4:00p

Online via Zoom


helpNYC will be holding an online event for community-based and faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, elected officials, government agencies, and other community initiatives that provide support, advocacy, or direct services in New York City on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 4:00p.


Columbia University’s Communities Speak project wishes to partner with groups and organizations to see how they can help get the word out about their Winter survey for New Yorkers to provide feedback about their experience living and seeking services in New York City. At the December 1st event, past survey findings will be presented and a roundtable discussion will be held for participants to ask questions and discuss strategies for disseminating the survey to New Yorkers.


This event is a part of helpNYC’s Organizational Support program. The program helps organizations and community groups that serve New Yorkers to lower barriers to their services in the community through consultation, technical support, advocacy, policy research, and events.


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The Garden Party

Tuesday, May 22, 2022 | 6:00p - 8:00p Eastern (In-person Event)Revelation Gallery & Garden at St. John's In The Village, 224 Waverly Place, Manhattan

The helpNYC Advisory Board is excited to announce helpNYC’s Garden Party happening on Tuesday, May 22, 2022, at the Revelation Gallery and Garden at St. John’s in the Village!

This will be helpNYC’s first gala celebrating our partnerships with community and faith-based organizations! Come join us for a night of laughter and community!

Past Events

Homelessness in New York and How We Can Solve It

Presented by the Midtown South Community Council | Co-Sponsored by helpNYC


Thursday November 18, 2021 | 6:00p Eastern

Online Event via Zoom | Registration requested.


Midtown South Community Council (MSCC) and its partners invite New Yorkers to "The Current State of Homelessness In New York and How We Can Solve It" Forum at 6:00 PM Thursday, November 18, 2021.


The expert panel includes Erin Kelly, RxHome; Lauren Curatolo, Midtown Community Court; Professor Terrance Coffie, New York University; Marquis Jenkins, Residents to Preserve Public Housing (RPPH). Ted Houghton, Gateway Housing, will moderate the Forum.


Forum Sponsors and partners are: Gateway Housing, Interfaith Assembly on Homeless and Housing, helpNYC, Midtown Community Court, New York State Council of Churches, RxHome, Second Chance Studios, Trinity Church Wall Street Congregational Council, The Social Justice Network, Educate Don't Incarcerate, The Dwelling House, Residents Preserve Public Housing (RPPH), and DJM Studios.

Recovery Orientated Language Presentation

Thursday, September, 2021 | 6:00p EasternAn online meeting of the Midtown South Community Council

The Midtown Community Council welcomes helpNYC Co-Founder J. RueMel Parkin to their monthly Quality Of Life Community Engagement Meeting to speak about the importance of using Recovery Orientated Language in working with New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. Rue will be presenting a shortened version of their Peer Delivered Services lecture.

Homeless Rights Month in New York City 2021

July 1 - 31, 2021 | Online Social Actions

Homeless New Yorkers, led by directly impacted advocates Shams DaBaron and Maria Walles, have declared July Homeless Rights Month in NYC. Together with a broad coalition of advocacy groups, we are doing 30 days of actions throughout the month, including a march on Gracie Mansion on July 10.

helpNYC is proud to participate in this Month of bringing awareness to the challenges that New Yorkers experiencing Homelessness experience and elevating their stories for change!

helpNYC's Actions for Homeless Rights Month

Homelessness during COVID-19: State of the City

by Tahreem Nawaz | July 18, 2021 | Read on Medium.com

Homelessness in NYC: A Solution is Ready!

by J. RueMel Parkin | July 18, 2021 | Read on Medium.com

Romemu Food Justice Panel

Sunday, June 13, 2020 | 7:00p EasternRSVP Requested

Keynote Speaker: Karen Washington, Co-owner/Farmer at Rise & Root Farm

Panelists: Chris Nickell, Deputy Chief of Staff to NY State Senator to Robert Jackson; Kathryn Graybill, Development Director of Broadway Community and Co-Chair of the Food Assistance Collective of New York; Rev. Sensei Daiken Nelson, founder of Mandala Café; Natalia Malone-Hernandez, educator, artist, and mutual-aid organizer.

Moderated by: Lauren Ahava Jacobs and Rabbi Mira Rivera

Presented by: Romemu Social Action Committee

Spring Fling Fundraiser

A Virtual BINGO Extravaganza
with Peachez Iman Cummings
benefiting the work of helpNYC

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 7:00p

Tickets: Free - $50

Sponsored by Humbler.co, The Grey Dog, and Think Coffee.

helpNYC raised over $1,100!

Empowered by helpNYC, Vocal-NY, Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, Neighbors Together, and Human.NYC

Supporting by New York Housing Conference, Neighborhood Benches, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness, Miss Abbie's Kids Inc.

Mayoral Candidates Talk with Homeless New Yorkers

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 5:30p

Zoom Webinar | Click here to Register

UWS Open Hearts Initiative and Da Homeless Hero UWS Open Hearts Initiative and Da Homeless Hero are presenting a Mayoral Candidate Forum where candidates answer to the experts on homelessness: Homeless New Yorkers. In this first-of-its kind event, all questions to candidates will be posed by directly impacted individuals experiencing homelessness. Join us to elevate the voices of directly impacted New Yorkers holding mayoral candidates accountable, and ensuring a better approach to homelessness in the next administration.

Presented by: Correct Crisis Intervention Today NYC (CCIT-NYC) and Citizen Action of New York

Sponsored by: Community Access, Inc.; NAMI-NYC Metro; Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP); helpNYC; Seeking Shalom; New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI); Greenburger Center for Social Justice; Jericho Project; Urban Justice Center: Mental Health Project; Supportive Housing Network of New York; Fountain House; and Concern for Independent Living.

Mental Health Mayoral Candidate Forum

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 7:00p – 9:30p

Zoom Webinar | Click here to Register

Join 2021 Mayoral Candidates for a forum to share their plans on mental health issues including housing and policing.

Moderated by Cindy Rodriguez, Urban Affairs Reporter, New York Public Radio
Panelists: Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Carlos Menchaca, Dianne Morales, Scott Stringer, Loree Sutton, Joycelyn Taylor, Maya Wiley, and Eric Adams.

Voter Registration Event with UWS Open Hearts


Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 2:00p - 4:00pThe Lucerne Hotel, 201 West 79th Street, New York, New York
helpNYC joined the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and our Community Partners UWS Open Hearts & Project Renewal helping homeless New Yorkers register to vote.

Economic Impact Payments for Homeless New Yorkers

virtual Q&A Session
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:30avia Zoom
Panelists:Eileen Reyes Arias, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs , Mayor's Office of Immigrant AffairsAdditional Panelist to be announced soon.
Moderated by: Josh Parkin, Founder and Interim Chair
helpNYC issued a guidance document for direct service providers on September 16 to help homeless New Yorkers get their EIP. This session will discuss the details of the guidance document.

Birthday BINGO with Peachez | A virtual fundraiser for helpNYC

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00p Eastern on Zoom
Sticky's Finger Joint official game sponsor
Over 40 friends of helpNYC joined New York City Entertainer and Community Activist Peachez to raise the startup funds for helpNYC. This wonderful night of virtual BINGO raised over $1,500 for the work of helpNYC.
Birthday BINGO with Peachez Official Digital Program

Press Releases

08/03/2020 - Birthday BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC

Press Coverage

08/02/2020 - Stage and Cinema - Event Feature: BIRTHDAY BINGO WITH PEACHEZ (Virtual Fundraiser for helpNYC08/03/2020 - Broadway World - Birthday BINGO With Peachez To Benefit The Work Of HelpNYC
Original Eventbrite Link

Spooktacular BINGO with Peachez

A Horrifying Halloween Fundraiser for helpNYCwith Astrologer Adama Sesay
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 7:00p Eastern - CANCELEDvia Zoom | Virtual Doors open at 6:00p

Back by popular demand, the incomparable Peachez hosts Spooktacular BINGO, a Horrifying Halloween Fundraiser for helpNYC.

After a fundraising goal crushing event in August, Peachez returns with Spooktacular BINGO, a fundraiser for helpNYC. Back by popular demand, Peachez and the team at helpNYC hope you, your friends and family can help us reach our goal of $2,000 for our programs.

If you can't make it, but would like to donate to helpNYC, please click here.

Press Releases

10/17/2020 - Spooktacular BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC

For Prospective Donors and Sponsors

10/12/2020 - Spooktacular BINGO Appeal Letter from helpNYC Founder, Josh Parkin