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New City Initiative is mobilizing a broad-based community response to the problem of homelessness

Our Strategy for Ending the Cycle of Homelessness

New City Initiative Strategic Plan 2014-15

New City Initiative works within the faith community to mobilize a broad-based response to the problem of homelessness and the deep-rooted social factors that underlie it.   We have a threefold strategy for ending the cycle of homelessness:

We invest in congregational development.

Through our Building the New City curriculum, training materials, educational presentations, and other resources, we make substantive contributions to congregational life.  Our initiatives make it simple for congregations to get involved in ending homelessness. We help congregations fulfill their mission of caring for the most vulnerable within our community.

We extend the reach of our nonprofit partners.

New City Initiative partners with nonprofit and social service organizations, leveraging untapped and underutilized resources within the faith community towards the goal of ending homelessness. Many nonprofits have limited capacity to recruit and train volunteers.  We extend their reach by bringing new resources to the table.

We enhance quality of life outcomes.

The Village Support Network creates stability and self-sufficiency for families that have experienced homelessness.  Our New City Kitchen social enterprise provides employment opportunity for formerly homeless individuals and families. And Healthy Sisters provides a transportation network to and from doctors appointments for formerly homeless women with chronic medical conditions.

To join us in ending homelessness, click "Get Involved" in the top right-hand corner of this page.
Whether you attend a community of faith, work for an agency, or have experienced homelessness, there is a place for you in the New City.

Download a copy of New City Initiative's 2015 Annual Report Impact Report 2015

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