Testimony for the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare Oversight Hearing

Thank you to Chair Ayala and the esteemed members of the Committee on General Welfare for the chance to submit testimony on behalf of Win. My name is Maya Jasinska, and I am the Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Win, the largest provider of shelter and services to families with children experiencing homelessness in New York City. We operate 16 shelters and nearly 500 supportive housing units across the five boroughs. Each night, nearly 7,000 people call Win “home,’ including 3,600 children. Reforming the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing Office (PATH) intake and assessment center is of utmost importance: When Win surveyed our clients last year, families said that improving the experience of intake at PATH was one of their top policy priorities.