Who We Are

Our Mission

helpNYC is a peer driven community initiative that educates, advocates for, and provides direct services to people who are in need. We promote Human Rights, Social Justice, and social and economic opportunities. Our belief that people are the experts in their own lives is the essence of our work.

Our Motto

Removing Barriers. Restoring Dignity. Inspiring Hope.

Our Values

Human Rights - We support and advocate for the Human Rights of those who are underserved.

Lived Experience - We know our personal lived experience can be the most valuable tool in helping others.

Personal Dignity - We believe it is the right of an individual to have control over every aspect of their life.

Harm Reduction - We embrace practices which promote dignity, wellbeing, and access to services and resources.

Our Team


Correct Crisis Intervention Today in New York City: Fighting to Transform New York City’s Responses to Mental Health Crises's vision is to design and implement a crisis response system utilizing a community-based health care and peer support network that responds to our most vulnerable citizens — when and where they need assistance — using a trauma-informed lens.

The UWS Open Hearts Initiative is building and highlighting community support for low-income housing, from homeless shelters to supportive housing units to mixed income developments. They also strive to create a welcoming environment, rooted in empathy, compassion and respect. The helpNYC Board of Directors sent a letter of support to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and continues to provide organizational support to their initiative.

Annual Reports

Our Year in Review - Fiscal Year 2018

It warms my heart that a year ago a small website I created to share information with friends has grown into a mission to provide information about low-barrier, verified, and safe resources that New Yorkers can access across our great city. I never thought I would be writing the first annual report nor exploring the exciting opportunities coming in 2020 to helpNYC. Continue Reading

Press Announcements and Coverage

Press Releases

10/17/2020 - Spooktacular BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC09/16/2020 - helpNYC Publishes EIP Guidance Document for Homeless New Yorkers08/03/2020 - Birthday BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC07/20/2020 - BINGO with Marti Gould Cummings, A Virtual Fundraiser for helpNYC

Press Coverage

202102/08/2021 - No More Playing Nice: 5 Highlights From the Mayor’s Race - New York Times02/02/2021 - Mayoral Candidates Talk With Homeless New Yorkers - The Bronx Daily
202010/23/2020 - Manhattan With A Twist - Celebrate Halloween Safely in the City, and Online10/17/2020 - Times Square Chronicles - Spooktacular BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC09/16/2020 - The Bronx Daily - helpNYC Publishes EIP Guidance Document For Homeless New Yorkers08/02/2020 - Stage and Cinema - Event Feature: BIRTHDAY BINGO WITH PEACHEZ (Virtual Fundraiser for helpNYC07/21/2020 - Broadway World - BINGO With Marti Gould Cummings, A Virtual Fundraiser For HelpNYC Announced

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