Virtual Veterans’ Day

On November 11th, Jericho Project honored our nation’s veterans with a Virtual Veterans Day Event, Serving Those Who Served.
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Led by a special Q&A with Commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services James Hendon and Jericho’s CEO Tori Lyon, we explored the challenges facing veterans upon return to civilian life and what can be done to ease them.
Commissioner Hendon addressed a wide range of issues, such as New York City’s commitment to supportive and affordable housing for veterans. New York is the only city with an agency dedicated to veterans services, he pointed out, connecting veterans to a variety of programs to support them wherever they are in their housing journey. Watch the program here
You can also view clips and other event videos on our Youtube Channel!

Walk with Pride Event 2020

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With 2020 marking the 50th year anniversary of the NYC Pride March, we continued that legacy of stepping up, stepping out, and walking with pride. While much of the globe was still sheltering in place in response to COVID-19, Jericho Project continued to provide the much needed shelter for many of New York City’s homeless. With over 30 years of success providing supportive housing to families and veterans, Jericho Project is continuing their mission to end homelessness at its roots by providing dedicated supportive housing to homeless young adults (ages 18-24).

During this years Pride Month, on June 27th, we walked/ran/cycled 3.3 miles in honor of the 33 young adult residents of Jericho Project’s Walton House. They represent a sample of the US homeless youth population, a disproportionate number of whom identify as LGBTQ+ and/or POC.

Studies show LGBTQ+ youth are at 120% higher risk for homelessness compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers, and also face many extreme sources of stress including fear of rejection from family and their community, bullying, and threats. This is especially true of youth of color, particularly Black LGBTQ+ youth who also face racial discrimination in conjunction. Black youth are also at 83% higher risk of homelessness compared to other young adults.

In these times, mental health services are more critical than ever.

Our goal was to raise $3,300 to build a “teleheath” suite at Walton House to provide its residents with a much needed space equipped to enable them to receive the mental health care they need, in the safety of their own residence.

Check out our progress/donate here and view pictures from our participants on social media!

Comedy Benefit with Feed the Frontlines + Comedy For Peace

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Comedy for Peace hosted a virtual comedy fundraiser for Feed the Frontlines NYC and Jericho Project on Thursday, July 23rd at 8:00pm.
This was a special Interfaith evening with Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Indian comedians. 50% of the proceeds from the event were used to directly provide meals for residents at Jericho Project’s Walton House residence and the other 50% were used to provide meals for nurses at Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan.