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 work-centric model of Ready, Willing & Able has proven so effective for individuals recovering from homelessness, a nonresidential version of the program was launched in 2001. The Ready, Willing & Able Day Program is designed to assist those struggling with long term unemployment and returning home from incarceration the hand up they need to successfully re-enter both society and the workforce. 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.