On November 13th, 2018 Defeat The Streets hosted their annual Incredible Event on behalf of Harlem United at the prestigious Harvard Club of NYC.
Harlem United was founded 30 years ago with the mission to help marginalized communities improve their health and well-being through compassionate, client-centered care. From their roots, planted in the basement
of a church in Harlem at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1988, they have grown into a nationally-recognized, community-focused healthcare, housing, and human services provider serving the people of New York City.
With the generous support, of nearly 300 supporters, Defeat the Streets made a powerful impact to Harlem United's mission by raising $138,192 to help expand Harlem's workforce development program, advance their dental care unit and provide hot meals for the homeless.
Thank you to our Featured Guest - Anthony, a Harlem United Success Story.
Anthony, an Army veteran shared his poignant story to nearly 300 Event attendees and also described the profound impact Harlem United had on his life. After suffering through the death of both parents, an HIV diagnosis and the loss of his housing rendering him homeless, Anthony had reached a crises point. Fortuitously he made contact with Harlem United where he received the services he needed to get his life back on track. Anthony life has transformed and he is on a path to become a social worker largely due to the extensive support and positive experience with Harlem United.
Defeat The Streets hosted their Annual Incredible Award benefit on behalf of Covenant House on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at the prestigious Harvard Club in NYC.
Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today they are the largest privately
funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.
A total of $75,864 was raised in support of Covenant House's Outreach, a program, focused on canvassing low-income sections of NYC and providing food, toiletries and school ready back packs to just under 300 homeless and at-risk youth. The funds also helped Covenant House strengthen their relationships with the Police Department, FBI and City Schools, three important sources of referrals for many of the kids that come to Covenant House for shelter and other services.
Thank you to our Featured Guest - Isaiah, a Covenant House Success Story.
Nineteen year old Isaiah's profound journey greatly moved 250+ Benefit attendees. Isaiah, a young man from Queens, shared his personal story, telling a captivated audience how he found a haven in Covenant House as a young boy while seeking to escape a street gang. With the support and care of Covenant House and their teams, Isaiah found a better path ultimately finding employment working as a home health aide, living in Brooklyn in an independent living program and applied to college.