At a celebration of this milestone, Kayla, a HousingLink client, shared her story of fleeing abuse and finding safety:
“Having an apartment means having a home, a blessing, a stable foundation, a comfort zone where we can be ourselves and feel safe. It’s the base for everything!”
A partnership with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV), HousingLink reduces the cost and trauma of homelessness by connecting domestic violence survivors to safe, affordable housing.
“As the only program in New York City that connects survivors to safe permanent housing, HousingLink prevents homelessness and enables survivors and their children to find stability and begin to heal,” said Carol Corden. “Without HousingLink’s assistance, it is unlikely that program participants would have found affordable housing on their own.”
Cecile Noel, Commissioner, ENDGBV, said: “Housing is often a key determinate in whether survivors are able to move forward and rebuild their lives. ENDGBV’s partnership with New Destiny has successfully helped 100 survivors and their families secure permanent housing, a remarkable achievement in a city with a challenging housing market. I look forward to continuing this important work together.”
Thanks to our HousingLink supporters — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City Council DoVE Initiative, NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Capital One Bank, Santander Bank, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and NYC Council Members Vanessa Gibson and Stephen Levin.