Expanding Our Reach
In 1985, The Doe Fund began with a mission to help the homeless lead independent, productive lives. Since then, we have expanded our programming to respond to the specific needs of targeted populations, including recent parolees, homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS, homeless veterans, and low-income individuals and families. These programs include:
The Doe Fund began serving recent parolees with the launch of its Day program in 2001, offering paid transitional work, case management, education, vocational training, and job placement. In 2011, The Doe Fund furthered its commitment to the work of reentry through Ready, Willing & Able: Pathways, an intensified transitional non-residential work and education program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Learn more »
Launched in 2009 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the New York City Department of Homeless Services, The Doe Fund Veterans Program serves 138 former servicemen each day at our Peter Jay Sharp Center for Opportunity. Learn more »
Our housing programs instill pride and self-respect in individuals who have come from lives of poverty, drug abuse, and crime. The Doe Fund offers an array of supportive and affordable housing opportunities for singles and families.
Ready, Willing & Able's Youth Initiative provides targeted services to these young adults, with a focus on education, personal growth and job readiness.