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Win is constantly working to secure more press coverage to further expand our reach and influence in the larger conversation about homelessness in NYC and across the country. In case you missed them, here is a selection of our latest press clips.

This Formerly Homeless High School Grad Is Working To Crush The Cycle Of Poverty

Bustle | July 12, 2017

Rosemary Rodriguez was just 13 years old when her family was evicted from their apartment. The high school sophomore suddenly found herself crammed into a one-bedroom unit at a local shelter in Brooklyn, New York with her mother and three siblings. Now she’s a high school graduate, and besides preparing for college, the formerly homeless teen Rosemary Rodriguez is providing policy recommendations to state legislators in hopes of helping other homeless teens escape the cycle of poverty.

“Society puts a label on you when you’re homeless,” 17-year-old Rodriguez tells Bustle. “Even if someone is homeless, they shouldn’t be treated any differently.”

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Mayor taps new homeless-services executive, but few expect changes

NY Daily News | July 10, 2017

The mayor named a new homeless services chief Monday, but the position isn’t what it used to be.

Joslyn Carter, most recently associate commissioner of family intake at the Department of Homeless Services, will become the department’s first administrator since Mayor Bill de Blasio folded the agency into a new Department of Social Services along with the Human Resources Administration in April 2016.

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Department Of Homeless Services Names New Administrator

NY Daily News | July 10, 2017

More than a year after it was reorganized, the Department of Homeless Services finally has a leader, the city will announce Monday.

Joslyn Carter has been appointed as administrator of the agency, the Daily News has learned.

Carter, who was previously the associate commissioner of family intake for DHS, will report to Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks — who has overseen both DHS and the Human Resources Administration since they were grouped together under him after a 90-day review last April.

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Chris Quinn Op-ed: Two Smart Fixes That Will Help New York City Help the Homeless

NY Daily News | June 27, 2017

The city’s decision to roll out 90 new shelters for families and single New Yorkers who are homeless will comprehensively reform a system that has traditionally relied on expensive, short-term fixes. As we rethink our approach, it’s time to focus on a new strategic imperative: giving families the tools to break the cycle of homelessness for good. That means preventing especially vulnerable populations from becoming homeless, while ensuring newly independent New Yorkers don’t boomerang back into the system.

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Advocates press for changes in city rental subsidy programs

Politico | June 27, 2017

Homeless advocates say that if New York City’s rental assistance programs are to succeed in keeping more people out of shelter, longer, then they need more flexible rules.

Christine Quinn, the former speaker of the City Council and head of Women in Need, one of the city’s largest homeless shelter systems, is one of the advocates pushing City Hall to sign on to a package of legislation that would extend the amount of time formerly homeless people can receive assistance to help pay their rent…

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Ex-City Council Speaker Christine Quinn urges NYC to ‘break cycle of homelessness’ by keeping families out of shelters

NY Daily News | June 27, 2017

The city could keep more families out of shelters if it removes a five-year limit on a rental assistance program and makes it available to youth aging out of foster care, advocates and elected officials said Tuesday.

“What we really want is people to be able to live in permanent housing independence,” said Christine Quinn, CEO of Win, a shelter network for women and families, and the former Council speaker.

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Families Deal With Extreme Temperatures In NYC Homeless Shelters During Heat Wave

Pix11 | June 13, 2017

A homeless mother, enduring a long term stay in one of New York City’s homeless shelter facilities.

“It’s a heat wave, about the second one, I believe, and now there’s no air,” said Greene.

In this case, it’s the Westway Inn in Astoria, Queens, where Greene says the air conditioning unit…

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City Commissioner Visits Brownsville Shelter To Explore Solutions

Kings County Politics | June 12, 2017

In a room at the end of the long hallway, a woman cooks ingredients on a hot plate as a group of children sit on red plastic chairs, their small hands making piles of green pepper, tomato, and onion.

It’s another day in the life at the Women In Need’s (WIN) Junius shelter, a seven-story, pink-beige building at 51 Junius Street in Brownsville. The shelter currently supports 420 homeless families of WIN’s close to 10,000 homeless women and their children they serve at various shelters citywide each year.

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De Blasio administration seeks to limit childcare hours at NYC homeless shelters

NY Daily News | June 10, 2017

The de Blasio administration will ask the Board of Health Tuesday to regulate childcare in homeless shelters, the Daily News has learned.

That includes limiting their hours, which one operator of family shelters says will do more harm than good.

The regulations, which will be brought before the board on Tuesday and be subject to a public comment period, apply to one of three options shelters have under state law for providing childcare: “drop-off” care, or childcare within the shelter itself…

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EXCLUSIVE: New York City opens 5 homeless shelters under de Blasio plan that calls for adding 85 more

NY Daily News | May 26, 2017

Five new homeless shelters down — 85 to go.

Almost 90 days after Mayor de Blasio vowed to build a network of 90 new shelters, the city has opened five and plans to meet with shelter providers to talk about next steps, Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks said.

“We appreciate the support of New Yorkers, who are fundamentally compassionate people, and that’s the spirit that’s helped us open five shelters in 90 days,” Banks said in an interview.

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: WIN’s Quinn

WWD | May 9, 2017

In advance of tonight’s WIN gala, CEO Christine Quinn talks about fighting for New York’s homeless families, glimmers of light countering a “train wreck” presidency and why she loves politics and hates suits.

Christine Quinn has exactly an hour for an interview, hard finish at 2:30 p.m. “Let’s talk through the picture,” she suggests as photographer Masato Onoda snaps away in her comfortably no-frills office. Before the bell tolls, Quinn will have discussed Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton; Brexit; the impending French election (we met May 5); Jaqui Lividini; a Titanic survivor (her grandmother); a charming…

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Single Mom Struggles To Raise Her Three Children in NYC Shelter

WSJ | Apr. 10, 2017

The beige, seven-story homeless shelter blends into East New York, an isolated Brooklyn neighborhood of vacant lots and low-slung homes more than an hour’s subway ride from Midtown Manhattan.

Inside, a steady stream of children walk through dimly lighted hallways clutching their mothers’ hands. The long stretches of white walls are decorated with children’s drawings and photographs of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

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Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter Welcome on the UES, Pols Say

DNAinfo | Mar. 24, 2017

The Upper East Side is rolling out the red carpet for a supportive housing facility that will cater to 17 homeless moms and their children.

Students and faculty from East Side Middle School and P.S. 527, five local elected officials and representatives from the city’s Department of Social Services and Human Resources welcomed Women In Need — a nonprofit agency that houses and provides social services for families — to the neighborhood during a press conference on Friday morning outside its future home at 316 E. 91st St.

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New York Spends $1.2 Billion A Year On Homelessness And Yet The Problem Is Only Getting Worse.

NY Magazine | Mar. 22, 2017

At 7 a.m., Donice Ford-Benson is working in the rain on the unfinished 17th floor of 550 Vanderbilt. She’s checking a drain system but pauses for a moment because, even in the downpour, she can’t resist taking in the panorama of Downtown Brooklyn. The spot where she stands will soon be a balcony and belong to whoever buys the condo and the views. According to the developer’s website, the building will be “Setting the Standard for Brooklyn Living.” Construction is almost complete, and when it is, Ford-Benson will then be out of work.

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Volunteers Spend Evenings Reading With Children In Shelters Through ‘Bedtime Stories’ Program

Pix11 | Mar. 16, 2017

Reading can unlock a world of possibilities for children like Ananda. “Do you like to come here?” I asked her. “Yes,” she nodded. The kindergartner gets the chance to open a book every week with a volunteer from New York Cares. “I really like working with kids so this is a unique opportunity, obviously a lot of enthusiasm, and desire to learn,” Tom Lavander, volunteer, said.

It’s part of the program, ‘Bedtime Stories’ at a Women in Need shelter in East Harlem…

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Facing Homelessness in NYC

NY1 Online | Mar. 2, 2017

What is it like to be homeless in New York City? Errol Louis sat down with three New Yorkers who have struggled to stay out of the shelter system.

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Robin Hood Donors Volunteer for Annual HOPE Count of New York City’s Homeless Population | Feb. 9, 2017

On Monday, February 6, 2016, The Robin Hood Foundation pulled together its community of donors to support fellow New Yorkers. The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was privileged to offer a helping hand as Robin Hood volunteers for the annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). HOPE is an annual, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandated survey of the number of individuals living in New York City’s public spaces.

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Commentary by Christine Quinn – Donald Trump Needs To Start Talking About America’s Poor

Fortune | Jan. 20, 2017

The 2016 presidential election is said to have been won and lost by the working class of America. President-elect Donald Trump spoke frequently on the campaign trail of fighting for the “forgotten men and women of this country”—the working-class men and women who, he argued, were struggling to get by and had been forgotten by their government. But if he wants to reassure America during his inaugural address that he speaks for all of us, then he needs to address a group of hard-working men and women who he didn’t acknowledge on the campaign trail: the homeless.

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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Several Initiatives For NYC In State Of State

Newsday | Jan. 11, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo used his State of the State address Monday in lower Manhattan to tout several initiatives he said would expand opportunity and access in the five boroughs.

He listed plans for the outerboroughs that included $50 million for affordable care at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, permanent Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll reductions for Staten Islanders and healthy-eating and wellness programs in Brooklyn.

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The New York Times Close Up 1/7/17

NY1 Video | Jan. 7, 2017

On this weekend’s edition of ‘The New York Times Close Up,’ Grace Rauh talks to Christine Quinn, the chief executive of WIN, the social service and advocacy organization that provide shelter and aid for homeless families, about the challenges facing the city as it deals with record levels of homelessness.

Times National Political Correspondent Amy Chozick takes a deep breath to describe life after more than a year on the road, primarily covering Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign, and talks with us about her new focus.

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9 Small Feminist New Year’s Resolutions That Make A Big Difference

Bustle | Dec. 30, 2016

6. Remember That Women Can Become Homeless, Too

“Remember the forgotten face of homelessness: women and children. You’d never know it by looking at fear-mongering pictures of single men in tabloids and popular media, but women and families represent 70 percent of the homeless population in New York City. 20 percent of NYC’s homeless are under the age of five, and the number one driver of homelessness is…”

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Formerly Homeless NYC Teen Returns Home From College, Spends First Christmas With Family At New Home

NY Daily News | Dec. 24, 2016

She finally came home for the holidays.

For the first time in more than four years, the door teenager Angely Tejada walked through to see her family was not in a shelter.

Tejada overcame years of homelessness to succeed in high school and start college at the State University of New York at Delhi in August.

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Who’s Afraid of NYC’s Homeless Hotels?

City Limits | Dec. 23, 2016

A homeless 52-year-old woman described the boutique Manhattan hotel room where she lives with her two grandkids as clean but tiny. Frances Ramos said the city Department of Homeless Services placed her family at The MAve Hotel in late October.

The narrow, 11-floor building at Madison Avenue and East 27th Street sits around the corner from the Museum of Sex. Its website markets rooms “modern in style,” but news reports revealed in October that the city was renting all of its 72 units for homeless New Yorkers.

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East Harlem Women’s Shelter Throws Feast For 300 Prepared by Swanky Upper East Side Restaurant

NY Daily News [print] | Dec. 21, 2016

’Twas prime time for Christmas on Tuesday at Women in Need’s East Harlem shelter.

A holiday feast from the Upper East Side’s Primal Cut, prepared under the direction of executive chef Thomas Perone, was laid out for nearly 300 people.

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With Homeless Issue, Christine Quinn Gets Back In The Conversation

New York Times | Dec. 16, 2016

On Sept. 11, 2013, Christine C. Quinn, who had just suffered a rough and at one time entirely unimaginable defeat in New York City’s Democratic primary race for mayor, headed downtown to the National September 11 Memorial and turned off her phone. A few hours later, she realized she had missed several calls from Hillary Clinton’s office.

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Lightening A Mother’s Load

Manhattan News Times | Dec. 12, 2016

It was time for wellness at Win.

As New York City’s homeless population continues to rise, so does the burden it places on families, which comprise over 70 percent of the shelter population.

Win, or Women in Need, a network providing shelter and supportive housing to families in the city, is attempting to relieve some of the stress by offering support for new mothers residing in its shelters.

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PBS MetroFocus: The Work Of Women In Need

MetroFocus | Dec. 12, 2016

WNET-TV (PBS) – Transcript…cold streets of manhattan, as winter kicks in. did you know that most of our city’s homeless population is made up of women and children? plans to help are in place, but there’s a backlash. former new york city council speaker and mayor ol hopeful christine quinn will be here with details.

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Residents, Pols Argue Against Proposed Coney Island Shelter, Say Area Has Enough Problems [VIDEO]

BensonhurstBean | Dec. 9, 2016

A possible homeless shelter at 2201-2227 Neptune Area and West 23rd Street for mothers and their children could be coming to Coney Island, but not everyone is happy about it.

Christine Quinn and her non-profit group, Women in Need (Win), met with Community Board 13, residents, leading community groups and local elected politicians at a public meeting Thursday night at P.S. 329.

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News All Night

NY1 Video | Dec. 7, 2016

Non-Profit Holds Event for New Moms

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Dan Taller De Formación Y Ayuda Para Madres Sin Hogar

NY1 Noticias | Dec. 7, 2016

Estas madres sin un hogar están recibiendo un trato muy especial.

“Me siento bien, porque hay una organización que nos toma a nosotras las madres solteras, que nos dan muchas donaciones y ayuda para nuestros bebés, pues ya que es muy complicado estar recién, de dar a luz y sin trabajo, sin comida”, dijo Nolvia Rorz una de las asistentes al taller.

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Thanksgiving Dinners Bring Hope, Normalcy For New York City Families In Need

NY Daily News | Nov. 23, 2016

Many single mothers and children at city homeless shelters were feeling grateful after receiving boxed dinners for Thanksgiving.

FeedingNYC is a New York City fundraising volunteer program that feeds and empowers families in need prior to Thanksgiving. The group distributes boxes of raw ingredients of a traditional Thanksgiving meal to Women in Need (WIN) shelters throughout the five boroughs.

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Christine Quinn’s Homeless-Housing Nonprofit Reaches Deal For Upper East Side Project

Crain’s New York | Nov. 16, 2016

A nonprofit provider of shelters and supportive-housing for women and children has reached a deal to develop 17 new affordable apartments it will operate on the Upper East Side.

Women in Need, run by former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, will lease the 17 two-bedroom apartments that investors plan to build on the site of a theater they purchased in recent weeks at 316 E. 91st St. for roughly $13.5 million.

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Christine Quinn Presses Ahead With Brooklyn Homeless Shelters

New York Post | Nov. 11, 2016

Two new homeless shelters are on the drawing board for southern Brooklyn — one of which is already facing community opposition, officials said Thursday.

Proposed shelters in Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island would be managed by Women in Need, a nonprofit serving homeless women and children that is headed by former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

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News All Morning – Former City Council Speaker’s Organization Hopes to Operate New Homeless Shelter in Coney Island

NY1 Video | Nov. 11, 2016

Last month, the de Blasio administration abandoned a plan to convert a hotel into a homeless shelter in Queens after intense community opposition. Now, the former speaker of the City Council could have a similar battle on her hands, this time in Coney Island. NY1’s Courtney Gross filed the following report.

It is not easy to open up a homeless shelter in New York, but it’s something Christine Quinn is trying to do.

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NYC Pol Against Coney Island Homeless Shelter Plan That Could House More Than 150 Families

NY Daily News | Nov. 10, 2016

Struggling Coney Island is no place for a homeless shelter, a lawmaker said Thursday.

But City Councilman Mark Treyger said he has no plans to launch protests that have marked other efforts to site homeless shelters in the five boroughs.

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Quinn on Trump’s Win

NY1 Video | Nov. 10, 2016

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined Errol Louis to react to Donald Trump’s win and discuss what it means for New York City. She also responded to the comparison of Hillary Clinton’s loss and her own defeat in the 2013 Mayoral Election.

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Domestic Violence Emerges As Economic Scourge And Primary Driver Of Homelessness

Crain’s New York | Oct. 26, 2016

Until recently, Tiffanie Hughes, 21, was attending community college and waitressing while raising her infant son. But as her 51-year-old live-in boyfriend became increasingly abusive, her grades suffered and she dropped out of school.

“I messed up because I was just going through a lot with him,” said the Staten Island native, fighting back tears. “I wasn’t focused, how I usually am. And I wanted to finish school so bad. That’s one of the things that I really want to do.”

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Helping The Homeless

NY1 Online | Oct. 21, 2016

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn sat down with Errol Louis to discuss her work on behalf of the city’s homeless population as president and CEO of WIN.

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Former Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn Slaps De Blasio For Doing Too Little To Help Homeless

NY Daily News | Oct. 20, 2016

Christine Quinn, the one-time mayoral candidate who has eased back into the spotlight in recent weeks, lobbed some criticism at Mayor de Blasio for failing to adequately address the needs of women and families.

In a Daily News Op-Ed published Thursday, Quinn — who heads the homeless services organization Win — criticized the mayor for failing to adequately address the needs of women and families.

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Ex-speaker Slams Mayor On Hotels For Homeless

Fox5NY | Oct. 20, 2016

Amid protests over the city building homeless shelters and housing the homeless in hotels, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is criticizing the administration for how it has handled the crisis.

Quinn now oversees the city’s largest shelter for women and children. She says there’d be a lot less backlash from neighborhoods if the mayor and the department of homeless services came out with a clear timeline and plan of attack.

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Former Council Speaker Criticizes Mayor’s Homeless Plan as Shelter Population Hits 60K

NY1 | Oct. 20, 2016

NEW YORK – Former City Council Speaker and Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn is back in the spotlight with recommendations for the city on fighting the homeless crisis.

Quinn is now the President and CEO of the Win organization, which is the largest provider of shelters for women and children in the city.

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Quinn Says De Blasio Must Better Coordinate Homeless Shelter Plans

Politico New York | Oct. 20, 2016

Former City Council speaker Christine Quinn, now the president and CEO of a nonprofit homeless shelters provider for women and children, leveled serious criticism at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration Thursday over its handling of the city’s homeless population, arguing the mayor hasn’t done enough to build support for shelters around the city.

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‘Our City Is Hurting’ Ex-City Council Speaker Quinn Unveils Proposals To Combat Homelessness

CBS New York | Oct. 20, 2016

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled a series of proposals Thursday to combat rising homelessness in New York City.

A record 60,017 people — more than 23,000 of them children — are currently in city shelters, according to Quinn, the head of the group Women in Need.

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Former City Council Speaker Faults Mayor On Homeless Policies

Metro New York | Oct. 20, 2016

New York City’s former City Council speaker is taking Mayor Bill de Blasio to task for what she sees as his failing approach to dealing with the city’s homelessness problem.

“Clearly the city is aching in the face of this crisis that they know is not getting any better. They’re aching for the mayor to stand up,” Christine Quinn told The Wall Street Journal. “New Yorkers don’t hear that, they don’t see that, they don’t have anything to believe in.”

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NYC Homeless Population Reaches Historically Tragic Number

New York Post | Oct. 20, 2016

The number of homeless people in city shelters has exceeded 60,000 for the first time in history, official data revealed Wednesday.

There are now 60,017 individuals being put up by the city — 36,463 adults and 23,554 children — according to the Department of Homeless Services’ “daily report” posted on its Web site.

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Christine Quinn Dips Toe Into 2017 Mayor’s Race by Hitting de Blasio on Homelessness

The Village Voice | Oct. 20, 2016

Former City Council speaker and 2013 mayoral candidate Christine Quinn very publicly criticized the de Blasio administration’s approach to the city’s record levels of homelessness this morning, laying out in both a Daily News op-ed and a policy speech the steps she believes the city needs to take to better help homeless families.

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Ex City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Urges De Blasio to ‘Take Charge’ of Homelessness as Shelter Inhabitants Spike Above 60k

NY Daily News | Oct. 20, 2016

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, in her first major speech since leaving office three years ago, offered some suggestions for Mayor de Blasio to combat homelessness and refused to rule out a run for office again.

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Quinn Criticizes De Blasio’s Housing Plan

Crain’s New York | Oct. 20, 2016

Nonprofit executive and former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn went after Mayor Bill de Blasio on his signature effort Thursday, arguing that his housing plan is not the answer to her homeless clients’ needs.

Quinn, who lost the 2013 mayoral primary to de Blasio and now runs homeless-services organization Win, said the administration’s plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing does not sufficiently address the homelessness crisis.

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First Read

City and State NY | Oct. 20, 2016

Editorial Pages:

* De Blasio writes in the Daily News that the paper’s editorial board wrongly claimed his administration was making homeless shelters too accessible, and offered no real proposal to protect those on the brink of homelessness.

* Quinn writes in the Daily News that the city needs to be bolder and better orient homeless policy around the whole family, and do a better job of explaining to the public that many homeless New Yorkers are families.

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On Homelessness, A Better Way: Lay Out A Multi-year Shelter Plan, And Gear Programs To Help Families In Deep Need

NY Daily News | Oct. 19, 2016

“Single mother, formerly incarcerated, legally blind in one eye. Just when I felt that I was getting my life back together . . . the dishonest broker took all the money I’d worked so hard to save.”

“My abusive husband has locked me out of my own house. I have no coat and I am so cold. I feel my life is crumbling in front of my eyes. I have been working two jobs while he has done nothing. I bought this house. I bought our car . . . and now my children and I live in shelter.”

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Slant Podcast: Hillary’s Quinn-tessential Surrogate

NY Slant | Oct. 18, 2016

If, like many Americans, you have been glued to your television throughout this presidential campaign, there’s at least a decent chance you flipped to CNN and caught Christine Quinn in action, going toe-to-toe with various Donald Trump supporters as one of Hillary Clinton’s most visible surrogates.

After keeping a low profile in the wake of her Democratic mayoral primary loss in 2013, Quinn, the former New York City Council speaker, has resurfaced in the public eye.

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Shelter For Homeless Families Proposed For Neptune Avenue

Bensonhurst Bean | Oct. 3, 2016

A shelter for homeless families may be coming to Coney Island.

A proposal for a family homeless shelter, to be located at the corner of Neptune Avenue and West 23rd Street and operated by non-profit Women In Need (WIN), is pending before the City, said sources familiar with the project.

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New York City’s Largest Supportive Housing Facility Expected To Open Next Year

News 12 Brooklyn | Sept. 30, 2016

The organization Women in Need (WIN) celebrated Friday as the skeleton of the Stone House building was completed.

Stone House is expected to be the largest supportive housing facility for formerly homeless families in New York City.

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Christine Quinn On City’s Homeless Figures: No Celebration Until The Job’s Done

Observer | Sept. 30, 2016

With a record number of 60,000 New Yorkers sleeping in homeless shelters, Christine Quinn—the former council speaker who now runs a nonprofit helping homeless women and children—said her onetime opponent Mayor Bill de Blasio had made progress but that there’s still work to be done.

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Christine Quinn On Finding Her Focus After Suffering The Biggest Loss Of Her Career

Vogue | Sept. 22, 2016

I lost my mother when I was sixteen. She always made clear to my sister and me that we were winners, that nothing could stand in our way—not opposition, not sexism, nothing. We were strong Irishwomen, and Irishwomen push through. Her conviction propelled me into politics, into the speaker’s chair of the New York City Council for eight years, and, in 2013, into the mayoral race. And it seemed for some time that my mother had been prescient.

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Cuomo Allocating More State Money To Help City’s Homeless, But Funds Require Approvals Of Assembly Speaker And Senate Majority Leader

NY1 | Sept. 16, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo is allocating more state money to help the city’s homeless, but those funds require the approvals of both the Assembly speaker and the Senate majority leader, and neither has signed off on Cuomo’s plan. Zack Fink filed the following report.

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How Do You Throw A Birthday Party When A Child Is Homeless?

NY Times | Sept. 6, 2016

Stephany Cruz’s son, Jeremiah, who just turned 8, was thrilled by the face painting, games and pizza at his recent birthday party. It was especially thrilling because Ms. Cruz and her son were homeless at the time and living at a Win homeless shelter in Manhattan.

“He’s been counting down the days for this,” said Ms. Cruz, 27. “He was like, ‘Look at my invitation! It has my name on it!’ He was so excited.”

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Homeless Harlem Girl One Of 11 City Teens To Get Fresh Start In College Thanks To Women In Need Shelters

Daily News | Aug. 28, 2016

Harlem teen Angely Tejada is just one of hundreds of incoming freshmen starting classes at the State University of New York at Delhi on Monday, but unlike most of her classmates, she was homeless until she recently moved into her upstate dorm.

The inspiring 18-year-old student spent all four years of her high school career living in the Women in Need shelter in East Harlem with her family.

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Menores Que Viven En Refugios De NYC Muestran Bajo Desempeño Escolar

El Diario | Aug. 22, 2016

En la Ciudad de Nueva York hay al menos 82,000 estudiantes que viven en refugios, en su mayoría latinos, que enfrentan mayores problemas académicos en las escuelas en comparación con el resto de los niños.

Así lo reveló un estudio realizado por el Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH), que demostró que estos estudiantes no solamente tienen niveles más bajos de desempeño escolar en materias como inglés y matemáticas, sino que además presentan mayor número de ausencias a clases y suspensiones.

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Piden Fondos Para Ayudar A Sobrevivientes De Violencia Doméstica

El Diario | Aug. 9, 2016

Cada día la Policía de Nueva York recibe unas 600 llamadas por hechos de violencia doméstica, en su mayoría contra mujeres. Y aunque muchas de ellas quieren tomar la decisión de salir del círculo vicioso en el que han caído con sus agresores, miedos como un lugar dónde vivir y quedarse sin apoyo económico, terminan evitando que las víctimas denuncien.

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Op-ed By Christine Quinn: Time For Women To Win

Medium | Aug. 9, 2016

Yesterday, this tweet appeared in my twitter feed “Um, does she have a name? For God’s sake — she just won a bronze medal in the @Olympics. Who approved this headline?”

The tweet referred to the Chicago Tribune’s headline: “Wife of a Bears’ lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics.” (The headline has since been updated to at least include the woman’s name: Corey Cogdell.)

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How Cooking Is Helping These Low-Income Girls Take Charge Of Their Lives

Refinery 29 | Aug 5, 2016

“What all of the activities have come back to so far [is] coming together with a partner, or a team, and making something possible and making something happen. And that’s such a powerful message,” said Cyndi Snyder, Win’s volunteer and event coordinator.

As the girls rolled out the fresh pasta, flour was everywhere, with clouds of it appearing every time they moved.

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Homeless Youth In East NY Get Summer Field Day

News 12 | July 14, 2016

About 60 kids who live at the Win shelter in East New York were treated to field day filled with games on Thursday.

Shelter staff and volunteers from Black Stone were on hand to serve as counselors at Camp Win. Each kid received a bag full of summer essentials like a beach ball, towel, hat, T-shirt and water bottle.

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Op-ed By Christine Quinn: Investment Is Just The Beginning

Medium | July 11, 2016

Why do men, women and families end up without a permanent home? The answer is always a complicated one  –  loss of income, a ruptured family, mental health issues or spiraling health costs, increased rent – but at heart is that multiple support systems have failed. That includes social supports, economic supports and government and policy supports.

Somewhat ironically, the one safety net system that kicks in when people are at their most vulnerable is the system that is so frequently criticized: the shelter system.

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Op-ed By Christine Quinn: Celebrating Those Who Serve Our City’s Most Vulnerable

Huffington Post | July 6, 2016

A few days before this past holiday weekend I had the opportunity to meet with the men and women who run our Win shelters and permanent supportive housing for homeless families. The timing – just before Independence Day – was so appropriate because, as we were talking, I realized that these men and women lead our families through a process of finding their own independence.

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Airbnb Partners With New York City Nonprofit To Fight Homelessness

Forbes | July 1 2016

Airbnb is taking a stab at reducing homelessness in the Big Apple. The online home and room rental company has donated $100,000 to WIN, a New York City-based organization devoted to providing shelter and support services to homeless women and their children.

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Chris Quinn Co-hosts Good Day New York 

Fox | Jun 9, 2016

Former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn co-hosted the 9 a.m. hour of Good Day New York.

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Nonprofits That Are Changing The World For Women:

The Farm | Jun 8, 2016

Today in New York City young girls have an equal chance to be as successful as any boy in their class. Not a very bold statement but this wasn’t something parents could honestly say not too long ago.

The Nordic countries set the best example around the world for laws and a society that treats women as equals. In a recent gender gap report by the World Economic Forum, Iceland ranked first in the world for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

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