Posts tagged "women in need"
Robin Hood 2011 Moments:
#8 - A touching Heroes Breakfast
This year’s Heroes Breakfast was memorable because of the inspiring stories told by people who overcame obstacles, like Mutiya Vision. She shared how Women in Need changed her life by providing shelter for her family as a girl and allowed her to grow up into the marvelous writer and woman we saw that morning.
Building gingerbread houses and a sense of community.
This weekend, Robin Hood supporters and staff visited Women In Need to spread holiday cheer to some of the 1,300 children living in the shelter. Located in East New York, WIN offers transitional housing and support services to woman and their families. The site visit included a tour of their facility and an opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses with children and families that benefit from Women In Need.
Since 1989, Robin Hood has provided funding to WIN facilities in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Last year, WIN moved over 500 families from shelter to permanent housing. In doing so, WIN has served over 10,000 individuals, connecting more than 1,000 families to Medicaid, public assistance and food stamps.