WE KEEP FAMILIES AFLOAT
Become a part of NYC’s oldest safety net
JOIN THE TUGBOAT SOCIETY
The Tugboat Society is an amazing association of monthly givers: caring people who make our mission real and families whole again.
One-quarter of all families living in NYC’s homeless shelters and domestic violence safe houses receive their care from us.
Together, we can rescue families on the edge, untethered by a crisis, like the loss of job, a health issue or violence.
We can help them get back home.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN: CHOICES THAT AREN’T REALLY CHOICES. HERE ARE THEIR STORIES.
We care for the physical, emotional, and total well-being of New York’s most vulnerable with respect and kindness, even if they lack insurance or the ability to pay.
They live in homeless shelters, domestic violence safe houses or doubled up with whoever will take them.
They are the hidden homeless. Their numbers are vast.
The system is failing them. But we are not.
NYC public school students were homeless in the 2018-19 school year1
of homeless mothers have experienced domestic violence2
of America’s homeless families with children are in New York City3
1Advocates for Children of New York. “Students Identified as Homeless, 2018-19.” October 2019.
2Office of the New York City Comptroller. “Housing Survivors: How New York City Can Increase Housing Stability for Survivors of Domestic Violence.” October 2019.
3U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.” December 2018.