Goddard Riverside Community Center
131 Edgecombe Avenue @ 141st Street
New York, NY 10030
Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas
Director of Harlem Services
Goddard Riverside Community Center is one of New York City’s leading human service organizations. They work to meet people’s basic needs – food, shelter, education – and to bring them together for mutual aid, social action, and to celebrate the richness of our society. As the lead agency of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium, Goddard Riverside manages the citywide initiative in Manhattan to provide swift housing for adults who have been homeless for the longest periods.
Through their Upper West Side and West Harlem programs, they engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Their program areas include: children, youth and families; homeless people; older adults; and advocacy and tenant assistance. They also develop and manage affordable housing, and organize a range of community arts and events. Within each program area is a continuum of services and activities that helps participants achieve personal goals, connect with a community, and become more effective advocates for what they believe.
Goddard’s diverse programs share a strong value system and belief in citizen participation. Goddard Riverside is committed to bringing people together across potential barriers of culture, ethnicity, race, class, age, sexuality and personal circumstances. Goddard’s programs are catalysts for social and economic change, advancing a vision of a more just and compassionate society.
Homeless and Formerly Homeless Adults
As the lead agency of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium, Goddard Riverside manages the citywide initiative in Manhattan to provide swift housing for adults who have been homeless for the longest periods.
Eligibility: Homeless individuals
Contact: Director Joe Hallmark at (212) 873-6600
Goddard Riverside’s Safe Haven and Housing Options programs prepare homeless individuals with mental illness for permanent housing and then arrange appropriate placements. Both programs are designed to meet the complex needs of this population, many of whom also struggle with addictions, developmental disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.
Eligibility: Homeless individuals with mental illness
Contact: Director Mario Arias at (212) 724-6031