I was born in Brooklyn but raised in Bergen County New Jersey. When I moved back to NYC I got a job working security. I was staying with someone, but...
Picture the Homeless
Organizing for Justice and Respect.
Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people. We are organizing for social justice on issues like housing, police violence, and the shelter-industrial complex.
“Even before I was in the shelter system, I always noticed how many abandoned buildings there were. I didn’t understand how there were so many people sleeping on the streets...
“There are so many vacant properties and vacant lots in New York City, that there should not be so many of us sitting in shelters. Instead, money should be put...
“Donald Trump has opened a Pandora’s box of evil. We the people have to stand together against their agenda of separation. The government doesn’t change things. The people change things....
“I have a job, but after I finish work, I’m still on the street. And the cops are treating homeless people like dirt, every day. They assaulted me and my friends...
“This city needs a better plan. Vacant buildings and lots like this one should not be made into more ‘affordable housing’ that’s not affordable. Put it into a community land...
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PTH in Action: Some Highlights of Our Work
Membership at Picture the Homeless is open to all homeless and formerly homeless people. Call us at 646-314-6423 for more information, or stop by our office – 104 East 126th Street (Storefront), New York NY, Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM!
As a small organization with big goals, we always need a lot of help. If you like what we do, and want to volunteer your time, we want to hear from you! Contact Us if you’re interested in learning more about our volunteer needs.
OUR WORK BY THE NUMBERS
11 months ago Last month Picture Homeless held its annual Longest Night event to remember and celebrate the lives of the people w… https://t.co/zhekURXZZm
1 year ago We are excited to announce that the Free To Pee Campaign is back! Vocal NY Homelessness Union and Picture the Homel… https://t.co/NwPoAuhFjK
1 year ago We're joining homeless NYers + advocates for July #HomelessRightsMonth, calling on the city and state to: 1) Stop t… https://t.co/NSIzB0QBwr
1 year ago This past weekend a memorial service was held for Althea York, a PTH member who passed away. The service was held a… https://t.co/GZSk2fuvSH
2 years ago Across the street from the 75th precinct in East New York is a publicly owned lot that the city just allows the pre… https://t.co/z5zrXtu5v6