Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter

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National Coalition for Shelter: Helping New Yorkers Find Their Way Home

The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS) is dedicated to providing housing and support that can transform lives. Together with its partners in the community, NCS's dedicated board, staff and volunteers demonstrate what neighbors can do to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness.


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Chief Program Officer Robert Yancey presents at the SHNNY Conference

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NCS welcomes new board member, Oren Isacoff. Dr. Isacoff has extensive medical training and experience coupled with health care management and business experience. His vast and varied educational and professional experience will add breadth and depth to our organizationís board work. He is a native New Yorker and grew up on the Upper East Side.

We have updated our Street Sheets, our pocket sized guides to neighborhood services such as free meal programs, medical care, shelters, and multi-service centers, which are distributed to those in need at community programs. Check out our new Street Sheet here.

Jan F. Golann

Jan F. Golann was elected to serve as an NCS board member on November 21. We are honored by her interest in NCS and we welcome both her experience and her enthusiasm. Jan is a parishioner at St. Jamesí Church, one of our founding member institutions and our long-time partner on the Upper East Side. Jan has served St. Jamesí extensively and productively as a vestry member, their bicentennial chair and Lenten Mission Pilgrimage Organizer. She is also the Committee Chair for the Visiting Committee at Smith College Museum of Art. Janís professional career includes managerial positions at Bloomingdaleís and The Metropolitian Musuem of Art. Jan is currently a partner at Hopkins-Golann LLC, a museum retail consulting firm. We are pleased to welcome Jan to the NCS board, where she joins a dedicated group whose guidance, commitment and support make our work possible.

NCS is delighted to announce that Stuart N. Siegel has been unanimously elected to the Board of Directors. Stuart, one of NCS's New Yorkers of Distinction at this past Spring's Gala, is President & CEO, Engel & Völkers New York Real Estate. Welcome Stuart!

NCS in The New York Times!

There's been an influx of articles in The New York Times about homelessness in NYC. Ann Shalof, NCS's new Executive Director, responds in a Letter to the Editor which was published on September 11, 2015. Click here to read her letter and click here for the article to which she responded.

Just a reminder that our administrative offices have relocated to 50 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10004-1607. Same phone: 212-537-5100.

Gallery Night was a blast! Check out some photos from the event.

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Former NCS resident Marvin touches supporters with his success story at last year's Spring Benefit.

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NCS is participating in a new coalition: United to End Homelessness. Check out our platform!

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