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DHS Implements Code Blue Procedure
DHS utilizes procedure ahead of dangerous winter weather
DHS Welcomes Two New Classes of Peace Officers
Graduates will live by the motto, "Policing with Compassion."
DHS Participates in Girls on the Run 5K
On Sunday, December 8, girls and their families from three DHS shelters braved the cold and laced up their running shoes to participate in a 5K-run, held at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island.
DHS Teams up with Macy's for 63rd Annual Operation Happy Children Event
On Tuesday, December 3, children from shelter experienced the joy of Santaland.
Recognizing Veterans at DHS
On Friday, November 22, DHS honored the veterans and reservists on its staff.
Commissioner Ovesey Joins the Doe Fund
On Wednesday, November 6, Commissioner Ovesey joined George McDonald, President and Founder of non-profit provider, The Doe Fund, and the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) Commissioner Terrance Holliday, at the Peter Jay Sharp Center for Opportunity for a breakfast in honor of Veterans Day.
DHS Marks 20 Years of Service to Homeless New Yorkers
Mayor Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Gibbs joined Commissioner Ovesey and 350 agency employees to celebrate DHS's anniversary.
Great City, Great Service
On Wednesday, October 23, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Michele Ovesey joined Mayor Bloomberg and other City Commissioners in celebrating Customer Service Week - the City's annual recognition of the customer service professionals who serve the City every day.
DHS Welcomes NAEH Leadership Council for Tour and Agency Overview
On Wednesday, October 23, the Department of Homeless Services’ (DHS) First Deputy Commissioner, Fran Winter, Deputy Commissioner for Family Services, Julia Moten, Deputy Commissioner for Prevention, Policy & Planning, Ellen Howard-Cooper, and Associate Commissioner & Special Counsel, Rebecca Chew, welcomed visitors from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) and municipalities across the nation for a tour of the Prevention Assistance & Temporary Housing (PATH) family intake center.
Commissioner Ovesey Joins Bronxworks to Commemorate the Naming of Community Center
On Thursday, November 7, Commissioner Ovesey joined non-profit community services and shelter provider, Bronxworks, for the naming ceremony of its main Community Center, soon to undergo another major renovation.
DHS Attends “Operation Start Strong” Recognition Ceremony at City Hall
On the evening of Wednesday, September 25, DHS joined the Department of Education (DOE) and the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism and School Engagement for a special celebration of the “Operation Start Strong” program at City Hall.
DHS and Free Arts NYC Hold a Public Art Event
On Saturday, September 21, DHS, in collaboration with Free Arts NYC, 35 students participated in a Free Arts Day sponsored by American Eagle
DHS Partners with Lend Lease in Community Volunteer Effort
On Thursday, September 18, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Michele Ovesey participated in Community Day- a global volunteer effort sponsored by integrated property and infrastructure provider, Lend Lease.
DHS Partners with Fashion Center BID for Annual Kite Flight Event
On Sunday, September 22, approximately 100 children and parents from six City shelters participated in the eighth annual "Kite Flight," overlooking the hustle and bustle of the City from atop the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Beatlemania in Midtown
DHS Clients Attend Performance of "Let It Be"
DHS Launches Partnership with Latino Performing Arts Group
From Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, a total of 50 children from shelters in the Bronx and Brooklyn participated in a five-day, first-of-its-kind, intensive performing arts camp at the Pearl Studios in Manhattan.
Study Demonstrates Homebase Services Keep More Families Out of Shelter
Rigorous evaluation gathers invaluable data for New York City and the country.
DHS Launches New Partnership with UNIQLO
On Wednesday, June 26, volunteers from UNIQLO delivered 1,200 clothing items to DHS clients in the Bronx.
A Slam Dunk of a Night
On Tuesday, June 18, Commissioner Ovesey and 30 children from shelter were joined by players from the New York Liberty at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
DHS Recognizes Peace Officers at Annual Medal Day Ceremony
On Wednesday, June 19, approximately 60 agency Peace Officers were honored for their achievements
DHS Utilizes Code Red Procedure for High Summer Temperatures
With summer now officially underway, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is again utilizing its Code Red procedure to protect individuals who are living unsheltered throughout the five boroughs.
DHS Embraces Diversity, Supports LGBT Households in Shelter
Every year, during the month of June, millions of New Yorkers and people across the Tri-State area, the nation and the globe come together to commemorate Gay Pride Month.
DHS Announces the Appointment of its Next Commissioner
On Tuesday, May 28, DHS announced the appointment of Michele M. Ovesey as the agency's next commissioner
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.