Testimony of Win (formerly Women In Need, Inc.) for the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare on Long-standing NYC Shelter Intake Issues and the Recent Increase in Asylum Seekers

Thank you to Chair Ayala and to the esteemed members of the General Welfare Committee for the opportunity to offer testimony.

I’m speaking today on behalf of Win, New York City’s largest provider of shelter and services to families with children experiencing homelessness. Win operates 14 family shelters and nearly 400 supportive housing units across the five boroughs. More than 4,800 people call Win ‘home’ every night, including 2,700 children. Every one of the families in Win shelters, had to first go through the Prevention Assistance and Transitional Housing Center (PATH).