Win’s Junius Residence in Brooklyn houses 213 families and is Win’s largest transitional housing facility. It sits next door to Win’s Liberty Family Residence; combined these serve 416 families.
At our shelters, children have access to outside play areas, such as this playground that is situated between Win’s Liberty and Junius Family Residences.
Every housing unit has a private, secure family living space equipped with a full kitchen.
Our shelters have on-site computer rooms where moms can work on finding steady employment with their Income Building specialists.
Win has on-site childcare at most of our residences so kids are cared for while moms work.
Win’s Transitional Housing Units
Win manages and operates shelters in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, with more than 1,733 units of transitional housing. All Win shelters have on-site social services to provide the support our families need to achieve long-term independence. To learn more about our innovative programs, which we call The Way to Win, click here. Our biggest measure of success, though, is the number of families who leave shelter for permanent housing. In the last year, we placed over 730 families into homes of their own.
- Win has 14 homeless shelters in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
- The average length of stay for Win families living in shelter who exit to permanent housing is 14 months
Learn more about Win’s shelters:
Win shelters house 4,800 people each night, including 2,700 children
Highlights of Win’s Programs: Income Building
At Win, a critical pillar in each client’s journey is maintaining stable employment and building a steady income. Win’s Income Building Program supports clients transitioning from unemployment to employment, and helps those who are already working better their status by: increasing wages, transitioning from part-time to full-time work, obtaining health benefits, and upgrading from off-the-books to on-the-books positions. Through the program, Win moms have access to financial literacy workshops to help with crucial skills, such as budgeting, bill paying, and basic financial responsibilities.
- Prior to COVID-19, 53% of Win’s homeless moms were working. Since March 2020, 33% of Win’s work eligible moms are employed and 21% lost jobs or hours.
- Win’s IBP served over 2,530 clients in the past year
Highlights of Win’s Programs: Childcare and Camp Win
With on-site daycare centers and after-school educational and recreational programs, Win provides childcare services for homeless children of all ages. After-school activities and care during school breaks, known as “Camp Win,” prevent learning loss for our kids and allows our moms to work or find employment.
- Win provides 13 weeks of Camp Win, a school break and summer camp for homeless children who reside within Win family residences
- 41% of Win children are under the age of six
- At Camp Win, our teacher-to-child ratio is 1-to-4 for pre-K kids and 1-to-15 for school-aged kids
- Camp Win offers around 230 field trips every year—giving Win children a chance to explore the city around them and experience hands-on learning; previous trips included excursions to the NY Botanical Gardens, the Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Aquarium
Highlights of Win’s Programs: Trauma-Informed Care
Win trains its social service staff, security and maintenance staff, and program leadership in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). Trauma-Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma that Win families have experienced. TIC emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both residents and staff, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment in their lives.