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Beverly Newsome: New York City Shelters and Facilities


This project assessed the availability and effectiveness of the New York City shelter system and their programs for reintegrating clients into the community. The research was limited to shelters in Queens run by the Department of Homeless Services. A survey was administered to four shelters (27 percent of total) in Queens and to 618 shelter residents and administers (80 percent of total population). The findings suggest that reintegration programs are most effective among homeless families. There is also some success with men and the least success among women shelter residents.