Testimony of Win (formerly Women In Need) for the NYC Council General Welfare Committee Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary Budget Hearing

Thank you for the opportunity to present Win’s feedback on Mayor Adams’ Preliminary Budget. Win provides safe, dignified shelter with the on-site social services that help families break the cycle of homelessness, including case management, support for housing searches, employment and income building programs, and mental health support from licensed social workers. In total, we served more than 9,000 individuals last year. As the largest provider of shelter for homeless families and children, Win is concerned about the current state of our housing market, which is testing the city’s families at this very moment.