Testimony of Win (formerly Women In Need, Inc.) for the New York State Assembly Committee on Social Services Hearing on Public Assistance Benefits

Thank you to Chair Rosenthal and to the esteemed members of the Social Services Committee for the opportunity to offer testimony. My name is Henry Love and I am the Vice President of Policy and Planning at Win, formerly Women in Need.

Win is New York City’s largest provider of shelter and services to families with children experiencing homelessness. Win operates 14 shelters and nearly 600 supportive housing units across the five boroughs. Currently, more than 6,200 people call Win ‘home’ every night, including 3,490 children — in total, we house over 14 percent of homeless families with children in New York City.