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    • Annual Report 2012
    • Annual Report 2012 Our Mission Project Renewal is a non-profit organization with the mission of ending homelessness by empowering men and women in New York City to rebuild their lives, find permanent homes, and return to stability and self-reliance. The Need 80% of chronically homeless men and women suffer from mental illness and/or addiction, and fragmented treatment exacerbates their harsh reality: a revolving door of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, and the streets. The Solution Our innovative programs are designed to break this cycle and our results prove they work. For over 45 years, our pioneering approach has created unmatched and comprehensive solutions in housing, healthcare, addiction and mental health treatment, job training and placement, replicated around the nation and helping over 13,000 New Yorkers last year alone.2
    • Mitchell Netburn Neil Mitchell President & CEO Chairman of the BoardDear Friends, D id you notice our new look? “Renewing lives. Reclaiming hope. Project ” Renewal’s new tagline encompasses everything that we stand for: a chance to start over, lifesaving and life transforming services, recovery based on self-empowerment, and optimism for the future. Our optimistic spirit was especially important during Because of your help this year, 13,000 New Yorkers a challenging year: the number of homeless men and in need achieved improved health, the dignity of women living on New York City’s streets increased work, or a place to live. We press on with one goal by 23%. We doubled the number of medical vans in mind: renewing lives and reclaiming hope for the providing care to those who most need it. Our two most difficult to reach homeless men and women. new vans operate on a late-night schedule and visit shelters and street side locations throughout NYC. Thank you for supporting the men and women who entered our doors this year—you have helped them Through a pro bono grant with McKinsey and to secure a brighter future. Company, we developed a strategic plan to expand our tailor-made services. Additional housing is more Sincerely, crucial than ever, and with the opening of our new residence at Fletcher Place in the Bronx we are able to provide safe and attractive homes for 105 men and women. Residents so enjoyed cooking for the first time in their own kitchens that they now have Mitchell Netburn Neil Mitchell community potlucks! President & CEO Chairman of the Board 3
    • The Journey of L I F E IF YOU WERE A STRUGGLING NEW YORKER, HOW MIGHT WE HELP YOU? PHASE 1 BEGINS MEDVAN While at a drop-in center to get dinner you encounter our MedV an, where you see a doctor for the first time in fifteen years. After completing our detoxification program on the Bowery, you return weekly to receive counseling and peer support from The Recovery Center, now empowered to stay sober. “I wasn’t involved in my kids’ lives. It has only been a year since I left prison and now I am with them so much more... they trust me. JOB TRAINING I’m here, they can depend on me. Now I am the light of hope. ” In prison you worked as a chef, but employers can’t see past Your job search isn’t your criminal record. In our Culinary going anywhere until Arts Training Program you fine-tune you enroll in our Next Step Employment your skills and come on staff as a Program—there your Chef for Comfort Foods, cooking counselor gets you up meals to deliver to the training and preps you for interviews. Now you elderly at a nearby are 6 months in and still retirement home. going strong in your job as a messenger.4
    • DESPERATE FOR HELP, YOU MOVE INTO our Renewal Farm addiction treatment program in the hills of Garrison, New York. You return six months later with work skills SHELTERS and motivation to start a new job. In need of a place to sleep, you find more than you went RENEWAL FARM looking for—besides a hot meal, a shower, and a bed, you get medical help for your chronic diabetes and meet caseworkers who work tirelessly to get the right housing for you. “It doesn’t matter where we came from we can all end up in PHASE the same place. ” 2 BEGINSTHE DETOX Doctors said your severe mental illness required round-the-clock care. At Clinton Residence your treatment accelerates you into semi-independent housing they (and you) never thought possible. After living for years in and out of shelters, you find a stable home at our Fletcher Residence. For the first time your children can visit you whereEMPLOYMENT you live. SERVICES 5
    • H E A LT H the Gap Closing FA C T H O W W E HEL P ED LAST YEAR 4 OUT OF EVERY 10 We screened 4,479 LOW-INCOME UNINSURED WOMEN DID NOT women, detecting cancer in 12 RECEIVE A MAMMOGRAM . women and ENSURING THAT ALL of them got follow-up services they needed. 3 out of 5 homeless men and We saw 529 patients in 1,833 women in need of dental care visits to close thIS gap. went untreated last year. 2/3 2,155 3,000 20% of individuals in our patients were provided with homeless men and women of vans that provide healthcare substance abuse shelters also care through our integrated were delivered health, as 2 to the homeless in the 5 boroughs have a mental health need. shelter-based services. new medical vans hit the are operated by Project Renewal. streets of New York City.6
    • CLIENT STORYGregory GordonI had a basketball scholarship but I lost interest when Mr. Blocker I really need some structure in my life,the drugs took over. I started talking to myself but I doing things my way really didn’t work, so I had todidn’t get diagnosed with schizophrenia until I was in try things someone else’s way. I think he picked meprison, but you never know you’re sick until you go and because he saw something in me that I didn’t see inask somebody why am I doing this? myself, and that made me stronger, he said he knew I could do it, I stuck by what he asked me to do.This is what I learned from Project Renewal—to openup and seek out other peoples advice. I said to When the success started coming, I liked the feeling, being that I never thought that I would be successful again, being that I let so many people down. I started graduating from programs, completing everything that I had started. The staff just kept guiding me and staying on me. They were always there for me, I almost went 4 Nights/Week backwards because I lost my wife to cancer in 2011, and they stood by me. I have six kids, two live with me. I even rescued my we partner with Manhattan Outreach daughter out of the shelter system. I took parenting Consortium to increase outreach to classes. Now I work at Fairway but I want to go to homeless men and women not in shelters school to become a therapist. by providing primary care. 7
    • H O MSpreading our proven strategies ES The answer to homelessness seems obvious—a home! But for those struggling with mental illness and/or addiction, a home is not enough. They need ongoing medical treatment, counseling, recovery support, and jobs to become self-sufficient, which is why our housing integrates comprehensive services to help clients succeed. FA C T H O W W E HEL P ED only 18% of homeless men and We created NEW housing for women in New York City were 105 men and women, part of the able to move into housing last 80% of chronically homeless year due to the shortage in New Yorkers who because of affordable and appropriate their addictions and/or mental housing, causing a sharp illness need supportive services. increase in shelter stays as Now, 981 men and women live in they wait.* Project Renewal housing. The number of New Yorkers who In one year, 456 men and women are chronically homeless (more moved from Project Renewal’s than 2 years) almost doubled shelters into permanent homes; during the past 4 years.* 94% are still housed after 6 months.8 * New York City Department of Homeless Services
    • CLIENT STORYHARRY DICKERSONI was released from prison after eight and a half together in prison, he said “Theyre serious aboutyears, but it’s not how you start out at the gate, it’s helping us out man, I’ve been here 6 months and Ihow you finish. got my apartment, I’m moving out. He showed me his ” keys. He said “you just gotta do what you gotta do man,I remember there were times I would be on the train they‘ll handle the rest. So I looked at that and said ok, ”and I’d be so embarrassed because I was dirty. And I’m serious about it, and I just didnt look back.I would look like I had been there the last 5 days andyou know people are working and they‘re fresh and Project Renewal gave me a chance and stood next toclean and everything. And I used to just look for a me and they‘re still next to me.hole to crawl into. So today I’ve been in my apartment three years, I’mIt’s a really bad life. People think you’re homeless, in my 5th year with the job I’m at, I’ve never workedyou’re on drugs, you’re irresponsible, and all of those anywhere for 5 years. The last time I was out not lockedthings are true. But it’s not an easy life, the damage that up somewhere for this amount of time I think I was 14can be done to a person psychologically, emotionally, years old.spiritually, if you haven‘t lived it, you really don‘t know My job is important to me I’m doing something, I’mhow much damage a person suffers. And when you being productive not just to society but to me. By memake the decision to change your life, you‘ve gotten being good to me, it rubs off on society.to a point where you can’t take it no more.When I got to Project Renewal’s Third StreetShelter there was a guy, we had been upstate 9
    • J O B S the talk Walking During the course of the year Project Renewal employed over 1,000 men and women—over half come from our programs or similar programs—and with that job a chance to build work experiences and self-sufficiency. Our innovative Culinary Arts Training Program takes low-income men and women who have suffered from substance abuse, homelessness and/or mental illness and trains them in food services. Since 1995 we graduated 1,219 students. Despite their pasts, our graduates keep their jobs at TWICE THE RATE of the industry average.** FA C T H O W W E HEL P ED This year marks the highest Next Step clients earned an poverty rate since 1965. From average starting wage of $9.00 2007 to 2011 average hourly per hour, roughly 24% above wages fell for the bottom the minimum wage of $7.25 in 70% of American workers, New York State. with the steepest drops for the lowest-paid.* 100 % of the men entering our All of the men received Renewal Farm program were primary and psychiatric care, chronically street homeless counseling, job training and and addicted. job placement services. Immediately upon graduation 57% had jobs, the same percent as the college class of 2010 nine months after graduation. * The Economist, Nov 10, 201210 ** 2012 Cornell HR Review (Donnelly, K. and Joseph, J. Disability Employment in the Hospitality Industry)
    • CLIENT STORYTERRANCE ROYENext Step would have something for me and they they didn‘t know what that program was. I was likewould send me right out on interviews. I was always “That‘s Project Renewal, you better DO something!”job searching until I got my job at the aquarium. They were afraid of her. That‘s how I got out—she called them and that’s how I got my own place.I was having a problem with my housing. I wasjust sitting there wasting time, watching people That was cool what she did for me, I never hadwho came through the door just get worse. anyone speak up for me. I would consider Project“I gotta keep hold of my job” that‘s all that I had Renewal like the status of a board of esquires,at the time, was my job. But I kept hope alive, I‘ve never had anyone stick up for me, I‘ve foughtI said I‘m not going to do that stuff.  a lot battles, I fought my battles on my own. I needed that from her, so that I didn‘t get pushedI told my Next Step counselor and she put her foot in to the edge.there, she said, “listen, you can’t do this. and they ”were nervous too. “Who are these people you areworking with?” They knew I was with a program but 11
    • T R A C K R EofC O R D Innovation Since 1967, we have pioneered social innovations that provide a lifeline to the most vulnerable homeless men and women of New York City and are now replicated around the world. 2011 We open Fletcher House, one of the first eco-friendly supportive housing residences, in the Bronx​. 1996–1998 We create two social purpose enterprises: Comfort Foods and Renewal Farm, both of which put unemployed clients to work. 1967 We pioneer the nation’s first voluntary medical detox for “public inebriates” on the Bowery, proving there is an alternative to incarceration and homelessness. 1980 (right) We initiate the first mobile psychiatric outreach team that successfully helps mentally ill men and women leave the streets.12
    • Audited Financials Statement of Activities 4% 6% 4%REVENUE AND SUPPORT: Year ended June 30, 2012 2012Grants and third-party revenue $42,901,827 86%Rental income $2,264,724Proceeds from sale of property $2,810,000Miscellaneous income $177,877Special events, net of direct benefit to donors of $100,065 $693,022 Grants and third party revenueContributions $1,423,205 Contributed income Rental incomeTotal support and revenue $50,270,655 Other Expenses: Year ended June 30, 2012 2012 13% Program Services: Outreach $437,528 Treatment and transitional housing $26,401,227 Medical services $6,036,753 Employment services $4,831,563 87% Permanent housing $6,107,429 Total Program Services $43,814,500 Program Services SUPPORTING Services: Administration Management and General $5,552,566 Fundraising $598,023 Total SUPPORTING EXPENSES $6,150,589 Total Expenses $48,965,089Increase in Net Assets Before Non-Controlling Limited Partners’Capital Contributions to Consolidated Affiliate $305,566Capital Contributions $4,766,283Change in Net Assets $5,071,849NET ASSETS:Beginning of the year, restated $3,835,116End of the year $8,906,965 13
    • Contributors We are grateful for public and private support that creates new lives for homeless and low-income New Yorkers. Thank you to the donors listed here and to everyone who made a gift from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. $100,000 and above Anita Friedman & Russell S. Berman Robert and Delores Viarengo William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Inc. Suzanne and Stephen Boies Josh and Judy Weston Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater NYC Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. McKinsey & Company Christopher E. Buck $1,000–$2,499 Fred and Nancy Poses Russell L. Carson Ellen Alemany, RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Robin Hood Foundation Debra, Jose & Jonathan Cruz The Arbeiter Family Tiger Foundation Frank Crystal & Company Joel and Leanne Arnow The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Peter and Kathi Arnow $50,000–$99,999 Marian B. Javits Andrew D. Arons Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund The Johnson Company Paul and Randi Barrett Alan Belzer & Susan Martin Anthony S. Kendall Anson M. Beard, Jr. Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert Lambert Family Foundation Sharen Benenson Charles R. O’Malley Charitable Lead Trust Lilly USA, LLC Jane Proulx Bennett & Daniel Bennett Eleanor Schwartz Charitable Foundation Paul Hastings LLP Evelyn Berry Taproot Foundation Nan L. Perell Maura Bluestone Carl S. Rosoff Margot Bridger & Gerry Paul $20,000 and above Amy Elizabeth Russo Victor and Barbara Calaba The Barker Welfare Foundation Eric and Randi Sellinger Cameron Foundation James S. Davidson & Lyn M. McHugh François and Regine Sicart William Cavanagh Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Shelley Sonenberg Arthur and Melissa Ceria Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation Waterwheel Foundation Wai-Ling Chan & Duncan Murdoch Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Anonymous (2) Ellen and Casey Cogut MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. John J. Collins Midler Family Foundation $2,500–$4,999 Jackson Lewis, LLP Shelly and Neil Mitchell Foundation Keith C. Barnish The Dammann Fund, Inc. Geoffrey Proulx & Dominic Albo Pamela J. Bell Arthur R. Dresdale Richmond County Savings Foundation Frances Belzer-Reid Wendy Eber & Eric Fry La Vida Feliz Foundation Gary D. Bixhorn Edith Ehrlich Ashley and Jon Venetos Nan Rothschild Cooper Michael Field & Jeffrey Arnstein Driscoll Foods Edward Geffner & Suzanne Spinrad $10,000–$19,999 Rebecca and Marty Eisenberg Mira Geffner & Paul Southworth The Theodore H. Barth Foundation Deborah and Ronald Eisenberg Family Foundation Robert V. Ghiradella Colleen Cavanaugh Alan Epstein, Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP Seth M. Glickenhaus Laura Chang & Arnie Chavkin Neil Falcone, Chicago Title Insurance Company Thomas Haskins Ed Helms Jeffrey and Debra Feinstein Marian S. Heiskell Lesley and David Koeppel Carol and Richard Feinstein Foundation Shelagh Herzog The Lipton Foundation Doris and Arthur Field R. Allen Hughes Mark and Judith Fishlow Minter Financial Planning Association IRL Systems, Inc. Morgan Stanley Foundation Laura Friedman Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC Deanna and Stephen Mulligan Marianne L. Kerry Mitchell and Kathy Jacobson Mary Lynn and Frederick Putney Rae M. Krelitz Amy Johnson & Abhay Lele Claudia Rosen & Laura Friedman Lettire Construction Corp. Raymond P Jones CPA . Laura and Peter Rothschild Joseph P Mack . Steven and Guanda Jones Jim and Mimi Stevens Dana D. McCarren Kasirer Consulting LLC Anonymous Richard and Ronay Menschel Garnett and Martha Keith Mitchell Netburn & Kevin Sullivan The Kibel Foundation, Inc. $5,000–$9,999 Newmark Holdings John F Kidde Fund for Basic Humans Needs . Susan and Ira Akselrad Partners International Alan and Stacey Kirshenbaum Sandra Atlas Bass & Edythe & Sol G. Atlas Fund, Inc. Timothy J. Valz Kevin and Phoebe Kline14
    • Barbara D. Knox Scott Frances & Patti Weinberg Susan Waltman & Thomas BarryLadybugs Jeff and Joyce Gaydos Jay and Gayle WaxenbergPeter Lane David M. Gelman, Gelman Pension Consulting Nathan and Ashley YatesA. Larovere Consulting, LLC Thomas and Lori Gish ZogSports Play for Your CauseSusan and Arthur Leeds L. Glashow Inc.Honorable and Mrs. Richard B. Lowe, III Jay and Sharon Goldberg Key SocietyThomas F McWilliams . Joel Goldfarb We thank Key Society members who supportG. F Mueden . Louis Goldring us with a monthly gift providing a lifelineNew York University Community Fund John and Marianne Golieb to homeless men and women.Stephen Nislick & Linda Marcus Jay Gross Seyed Ali AshrafiMaria Cristina Ocampo Irwin and Janet Tweed Gusman Kelsey and Marla BatchelderOCV Architects Claire D. Hamilton Margaret A. BeckfordJennifer and Andrew Peltz David A. Hansell Maria BrembergChris Puma JR Havlan & Ellen Thomas Alice M. BroquistJoseph M. Quinlan E. Carol Hayles Cheryl BusbeeMatthew Rand Roger and Marcia Hershey Bruce S. CohenJohn A. Raphael Lilah Hume Christina M. CollinsEllen L. Rautenberg Laura A. Hurd Terry A. CroftRachael Ray & John Cusimano Mark Hurwitz & Camilla Seth Tim DrumJudith & Donald Rechler Foundation Sol and Nina Hurwitz David DruvenMarcella Rosen & Brian Lifsec David and Emily Jaffe Florence DupaskiPeter B. Sayre Judy and Bruce Kaminstein Anthony FauliseRoy and Sara Schotland Terry Kaplan, MD Katharine L. ForsythErika Christensen Scully Elizabeth A. Kiernan Nancy and Chris GibbsRobert I. Shapiro, City Center Real Estate John Kilbane Jay GrossDavid and Elizabeth Sherman Andrew Knox, Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Braden HexomCarlo and Anne Simoni Architects Francis and Patricia KoppeisAlex Simotas, M.D. Michael Kubin & Nicole Reinsberg Rubin MagitKate & Andy Spade Aaron LaMar Dana D. McCarrenJean Tabberson Marta Jo Lawrence Sharon McGarryTD Charitable Foundation David Leiman Pamela Q. MunozMark Theis & Wan Suwandi Helen J. Lento John and Kathleen PerryJosh Wallach Litman & Jacobs Christine PfefferMarc and Rita Weingarten Jack S. Lusk Diana PhillipsRashmini Yogaratnam M&T Bank Charitable Foundation Gary A. PiccioneMichael Young & Debra Raskin Jon and Juliana May Larry QuinlanJean M. Zinn Paul and Caroline McCaffery Peter Reese Ernest and Katharine Menze Ida M. Rogers$500–$999 Christa Michl Susan SafronoffPeter and Andrea Abruzzese Pamela and Steven Mitchell Christine SmithSeyed Ali Ashrafi David and Lori Moore Barbara StimmelKelsey and Marla Batchelder Sarah Netburn & John Cuti Nichola TaylorBarry and Caren Becker Marjorie G. Neuwirth & Loren D. Ross Jonathan UrchMarjory Becker-Lewin Nicole M. Nunag Timothy ValzLeslie Bedford & Frank Upham Harriet and Ronald Papa Lucy WestJoseph A. Bentz Ilka Peck Joseph J. WilliamsJoan E. Bertin Christine Pfeffer Ian D. WrightAndrew E. Blustein Dominick R. Pilla Associates Anonymous (2)Rita Bonomini Robert RobertsonAlissa Bucher Marc and Wendy RosenbaumPhil and Marie Burroughs T. Eliot and Jennica Ross Our Public FundersPerry Cacace and Patti Palma Jeff Rothman and Craig Mitchell We are grateful for partnerships with governmentMario Caracappa, Herald National Bank H. Schrier Co., Inc. agencies helping us deliver healthcare, addictionChemRx Howard Sharfstein, Schulte Roth & Zabel treatment, mental healthcare, job training, andDenise and Eugene Chinery Sue Simon housing solutions.Carol Christensen Mr. and Mrs. David K. Sims New York City Department of Homeless ServicesCarla Cinganelli Slade Elevator Company New York City Department of Health and Mental HygieneJayne P Cohen . Jean K. Smith New York City Division of AIDS ServicesBridget L. Cooke Arlene Stern New York State Office of Mental HealthSusan H. Daley Nina Sundell New York State Office of AlcoholismMichael and Rhoda Danziger Mario and Denise Terranova & Substance Abuse ServicesJoelle and Nick Dellis Fenella Thornton New York State Office of Adult Career and ContinuingPascal Desroches United Way of New York City Education Services-Vocational RehabilitationRae-Ann Fischer Louis and Ileana Verde U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentMiriam Fond Anthony and Margo Viscusi U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 15
    • Special Events 22ND ANNUAL GALA BENEFIT & AUCTION Thank you to Gala Chair Pamela Bell, auction prize and in-kind donors, Committee leadership, and volunteers for contributing to the success of the benefit which raised $782,000. Proceeds support life-saving programs helping homeless men and women leave the streets for good. GALA CHAIR Cow and Crumbs The Place LLC Pamela Bell Cullen Renewal Farm da Umberto Restaurant Richard Tucker Music Foundation GALA & HOST COMMITTEE The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mary Lou Risley Colleen Cavanaugh Paul and Kathy Dalle Molle Rock Center Café Shelagh Herzog James Davidson & Lyn McHugh Howard Sharfstein Robin Lee DeCarlos Bespoke Southampton Inn Mark Minter Diamond Club International SRO Studio Shelly Mitchell Equinox Fitness Club Erika Tarantal Carl Rosoff Erbe Tekserve Erika Christensen Scully Exhale Mind Body Spa Telepan Alex Simotas, MD Michael C. Fina Amy Tripi Shelley Sonenberg Christopher Gbur Veronica Moore Jewelry Kate Spade Carol Graham Grace R. Welch Amanda Tomasello C. Hugh Hildesley The Wine Hut Ashley Venetos Hotel Elysee The Institute of Culinary Education AUCTION PRIZE & IN KIND DONORS J. McLaughlin NBC News Anchor and Gala 5 Napkin Burger Jami Supsic Designs Emcee Erika Tarantal with Gala Host Joann Aretakis Rosemarie Kotula Ed Helms Ark Restaurants Corporation Peter Lane Sam Ash Music Corporation Estee Lauder Companies Inc Vanessa Baran Jean-Luc Le Dû Beatrix New York Roger Lee Bed Bath & Beyond TedD Leibovitz Pamela J. Bell Luna LiVolsi Alan Belzer Richard B. Lowe Frances Belzer-Reid Joseph P Mack . Robert I. Bodian Bette Midler Nina Boesch Murrays Cheese Bouley Myriad Restaurant Group The Bowery Hotel National Basketball Association Bread Tribeca New York Giants Brooklyn Brewery New York Jets Football Club, Inc. CAMAJE Bistro New York Yankees Candle 79 NYC Guitar School Casellula Wine and Cheese Cafe Cillian OBradaigh Channing Daughters Winery One More Cast Charters Katrina Charmatz Open Sky Chef Central Opera News Magazine Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex Palm Bay International Comfort Foods Partners International16
    • JUNIOR BOARD FALL BALL 2011 The Junior Board raises awareness about Project Renewal by hosting events to reach young professionals. The 5th Annual Fall Ball at The Bowery Hotel featured drinks, dancing, and DJ for 500 guests. The event raised over $43,000 to help homeless men and women return to permanent homes in the community.     Thank you to our Junior Board and Host Committee for their enthusiasm, hard work and networking. A special thank you to our beverage sponsors: 3 Amigos Tequila, Mark Minter, Santa Teresa Rum, Stella Artois and Svedka.  HOST COMMITTEE Former board MEMBERS: Jason Barell Scott Donohue Johanna Bohman Barger Brandl Frey Beau Benton Sebastian Bland Junior Board Christopher M. Bellapianta Greg Boxer Milo Dee Robert F Burchetta . Vijay Desiraju Meredith Cherwony Amanda Hemmerly Connor Donohue Nicholas H. Hemmerly Stephanie Friedman Lilah Hume Alison Goldstein Jeffrey Kirshenbaum Amanda G. Hemmerly Robin Lee Brian Herscovici Luna LiVolsi Sam Higgins John McLaughlin Ryan Jorgenson Colin Meagher Ryan Kohan Keenan Reilly Amanda Lee Julia Rubenfeld Luna LiVolsi Jenny Sharfstein Tanya Maldonado Christopher Smajdor Chris McLaughlin Amanda Tomasello Maureen Meagher Timothy Valz Kate Morgenier Frederick H. VolpAs a member of the Junior Board Maximilian Holden Perchik As of 10/1/2012over the past six years, I’ve had the Morgan Quinn Tess Raffertygreat honor of helping share Project Flint Oliver ReillyRenewal’s message with my friends Janelle Rovegnoand peers. Upon seeing that this Christian Russellorganization truly delivers on its Melissa Sheppardpromise of health, homes and jobs, Sara Shookusmany of them ask me how they can Mikaela Shwer Kelly Smithget involved. That’s what Project Allison W. StrasenburghRenewal does—it inspires people— James Stuckeywhether it’s a client looking to make Jenna L. Todddifficult life changes or a young Serena Tufoperson looking to help out. Ann-Hunter Van Kirk Victoria Watts– Erick Volp Jennifer Winkelried Kevin Wyler Pree Yerramilli 17
    • According to the annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) street survey conducted by the Department of Homeless Services in January 2012, there were 3,262 unsheltered homeless individualS— a 23% increase from last year. And this is in addition to the 9,500 men and women in shelters on any given night. SO WE WILL DO MORE IN 2013 Meet the increased demand for shelter by Meet the needs of homeless veterans for developing a new shelter for 108 mentally-ill jobs by adding more outreach and placement men in the Bronx: renovation is underway services. Veterans Employment and Training and scheduled to open in 2013. Services (VETS) provides intensive, one-on-one case management to address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Meet the need for job training for Meet the need for supportive housing by homeless veterans by opening a satellite developing a new residence for 56 homeless Culinary Arts Training Program to help 64 men and women struggling with substance veterans annually learn cooking and work skills in a abuse or mental illness. Studio apartments will add 6-month classroom and internship program. housing options for men and women now in shelters.18
    • YOU CAN HELP REBUILD LIVES Consider the following: $5,000 Gives 25 patients access to the MedVan, our mobile clinic that provides healthcare, psychiatry, lab testing, and pharmacy all in one van. $2,500 Furnishes a studio apartment with a bed, television, kitchen appliances and desk. $750 Funds transportation for Renewal Farm residents to attend group meetings to build a sober network. $500 Provides an oral cleaning, x-rays, and follow-up visits at the Dental Clinic. $250 Buys 3 months of supplies for The Bowery Art Project classes for men in our Chemical Dependence Crisis Services. Creating art provides relaxation, comfort, social interaction, and a sense of accomplishment. $100Funds a weekly required communications workshop for job-seeking clients covering interviewing skills and strategies to overcome barriers to employment. $50 Stocks the MedVan with first aid and over-the-counter medications for a week. $25 Provides a mentally-ill homeless New Yorker with a warm meal and a hot shower at our Safe Haven Shelter. Donate on-line at ProjectRenewal.org 19
    • Board of Trustees Neil S. Mitchell Mitchell Netburn Chairman of the Board President & CEO Susan Akselrad Anthony S. Kendall Jules M. Ranz, M.D. Pamela Bell David J. Koeppel Claudia Rosen Alan Belzer Richard B. Lowe, III Carl S. Rosoff Russell S. Berman Mark H. Minter Laura J. Rothschild Suzanne Henry Boies Earl Monroe James W. Stevens Colleen Cavanaugh Nan L. Perell Caverly “Lee” Stringer James S. Davidson Geoffrey Proulx Ashley S. Venetos 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10014