DHS Families Attend Stage Performance of The Velveteen Rabbit
On Sunday, January 13, families from shelters witnessed the age-old story brought to life at the DR2 Kids Theatre.
DHS Continues to Significantly Increase its Investment and Enhancement of its Prevention Services
Since the beginning of the Bloomberg administration, funding for homelessness prevention services at DHS has steadily increased from zero to over $31 million dollars annually.
DHS Conducts Annual HOPE Count
On Monday, January 28, thousands of volunteers canvassed the five boroughs for HOPE. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Commissioner Diamond Joins Borough President Marty Markowitz at Annual Donation Event
On Thursday, January 31, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Seth Diamond joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to accept thousands of items of clothing that were donated by the Korean Dry Cleaners Association (KDCA). The annual event, which was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, aims to collect gently used attire- such as overcoats, jackets, sweaters and pants- and distribute them to shelters throughout the five boroughs.
Creating Holiday Traditions at the Radisson Martinique
Built by Henry J. Hardenbergh− the same architect who designed the Plaza Hotel and the Dakota Apartments− the Hotel Martinique opened its doors in 1898, with its French Renaissance style welcoming visitors from around the globe.
Tommy Hilfiger Foundation Hosts Teens for DHS Annual Holiday Event
Throughout his illustrious career in fashion, Tommy Hilfiger has made himself− and his label− a household name both on the runways, and in the department stores. However, around the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), he−and his company− are recognized for another stylish asset: a strong commitment to giving back.
DHS Teams Up With Police Athletic League to Open New Teen Impact Center at LIFE
On Monday, January 7, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Seth Diamond joined the Police Athletic League (PAL) to cut the ribbon on the new Teen Impact Center at the Life Family Shelter in Manhattan.
DHS is Making Spirits Bright at Macy's 62nd Annual Operation Happy Children Event
Less than a week after executing its world-famous Thanksgiving Day parade, Macy's Herald Square turned its sights toward another remarkable undertaking: bringing the magic of the North Pole to the halls of its flagship store.
New York Rangers Team Up with DHS for Special Thanksgiving Event
On Tuesday, November 20, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Seth Diamond joined New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, agency staff and DHS clients for a special Thanksgiving event, held at a Lower Manhattan shelter.
Homebase Prevention Program
Every day, DHS’ Homebase homelessness prevention program makes a difference in the lives of New Yorkers who are at-risk of becoming homeless. View our video on Homebase to learn more about this important program.