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Brownsville Homeless Shelter Receives New Computer Lab

The Rogosin Institute computer lab at the Brownsville homeless shelter will help its residents to acquire critical computer skills, crucial to compete successfully in today’s highly technical world Left to right: CAMBA Chair Katherine O’Neill, CAMBA President ...

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PAL’s Playstreets Offer Fun, Safe Play for City Kids

Playstreets help communities engage children in fun physical activities, teach positive life choices and provide helpful resources in their communities photo credit: palnyc.org The Police Athletic League (PAL), one of the city’s largest youth nonprofit organizations which has ...

Case Management Training II

Help from a Colleague While Joy is getting up to speed as a Case Manager, the shelter residents are feeling the vacuum left from her promotion. An afternoon when Butler takes an approved extended lunch, Joy ...

It’s Just A Matter of Time

Be Your Own Champion Being a case manager with cases to manage is bearing down on Ms. Duggins.  She's bringing the job home and some folks don't like it. Baby, if you don't stop talking about ...

Finally…A Case Manager

  The day has come after months of hard work, ostracism, and some good times: Joy is moving up! Joy loves Tuesdays and Fridays because she has the morning to herself.  She may take a tub bath, prepare pancakes, or ...

More to Come from the Shelter

  Getting Your Own Keys It's been quiet but rest assured, Joy, Flo, Helen, Stan, Big Cheez, and Juliette are still dedicated to the mission of bringing services to the clients at the shelter.  Bringing services ...

Old and Homeless

Being elderly in a shelter There's an African proverb that states, "The shrieking of children at play is the music of old age."  Imagine being under a tree in the warmth of an African village.  Warmed ...

Waving Our Flags on Memorial Day

Civil War Soldiers Joy is a lifelong learner and this morning she's going to get an important lesson while riding the bus to work. "Memorial Day...what is being memorialized on Memorial Day?", are Joy's thoughts as ...

My Blood in the Shelter

Anytime is a good time to reflect. Everyone has his road to walk.  Some walk purposely, while others walk aimlessly.  Sometimes it is divine order that paths cross momentarily to share a truth:  This big blue ...

Resume Writing or Biographical Sketches

Men's Shelter Being the Vocational Program Coordinator means Joy contributes to the number of men that move out of the shelter by writing resumes that help get the employed.  These resumes also give some men new ...

One Winter Morning After the Snow

After a Big Snow Storm Snow and winter are not two of Joy's favorite things.  She does have the hang of her job, though.  In fact, she looks forward to setting up in the rec area ...

It’s Not Easy Being Big Cheez

The Bed-Stuy Armory It takes many people to operate a good shelter.  "Good" meaning it's clean, it's stocked, and fighting to lethal levels is minimal. The ultimate supervisor to the janitorial staff, cooking staff, administrative personnel, ...

Does It Usually Get So Cold in August?

Unfriendly co-workers The majority of people are terrible liars.  It is because it is in the face and body language that anyone can see a lie.  It is uncomfortable having to go along with a lie.  ...