2022 Brought Hearts to Homes Assistance to More Young People in Need than Ever!
December 27, 2022
123 apartments furnished over 365 days! That’s a 25% increase over the prior year.
Assistance provided to youth aged 18 to 26. The average age of our young adults is 21 years old.
70% of apartments furnished were in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. We also provided furnishings to youth in Queens, Staten Island, Westchester and, for the first time, Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We also furnished apartments for NYC youth who relocated to Stamford, New Orleans and Houston.
We provided furnishings to young women who were leaving foster care while pregnant or parenting. The homes of 35 infants, toddler and young children were made more comfortable and safer with our furnishing assistance. In many cases, Good + Foundation or Bundles of Joy provided several items needed for these children. Synergistic partnerships are so important and beneficial! We appreciate the support these organizations provide.
In addition to expanding our services to more geographic regions, we expanded services to those who have two parts of their GED completed and who plan on completing that educational credential. We also can now accept referrals of youth who have a trade certificate, even if they do not have a high school diploma/GED. We assisted 6 youth who aged out after graduating college and 24 young adults who are currently college students. Education and job skills are vital steppingstones to success!
Over 50% of those referred to us desire some type of mentoring relationship. Hearts to Homes can now connect these young adults to this vital resource.
Hearts to Homes provided a meal basket to 43 individuals who indicated that they needed this type of assistance during the year-end holidays.