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Kid with colorful tiger face paint

The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) collaborates with community-based organizations, nonprofits, and corporations to host educational and cultural events designed to boost self-esteem, promote teamwork, and demonstrate the importance of ongoing community involvement in the lives of children and adults experiencing homelessness, as we guide them on their journey to self-sufficiency.

Each year, DHS organizes more than 300 events, including 125 cultural activities, 75 educational projects, and a number of sporting events. These programs are only made possible through the generosity of our sponsors and community partners, as well as the New Yorkers we serve.