Manhattan Outreach Consortium
Goddard Riverside has been a pioneer in the field of homeless outreach and services since the 1970’s. Today, through a contract with the NYC Department of Homeless Services, Goddard Riverside Community Center is the single point of accountability for all homeless outreach and housing placement services in Manhattan. The Manhattan Outreach Consortium (MOC) includes Goddard Riverside (lead agency), CUCS (lead support agency) and Common Ground. MOC focuses on moving people off the streets and into housing as quickly as possible. Members are assigned to neighborhoods they know well with long histories of addressing community issues. Manhattan has been divided into four catchment areas with a MOC member assigned to each.
In addition to administrative and fiscal oversight of MOC, Goddard Riverside is responsible for two catchment areas: 110th Street to 59th Street east to west, including Central Park, and the lower part of Manhattan below 10th Street. Goddard Riverside is also responsible for a Special Initiative team, all 311 dispatch, and night and weekend outreach for the entire borough. As lead agency, Goddard Riverside coordinates service delivery among its partners to eliminate duplication and to facilitate the sharing of information and continuity of care.
Quality outreach and case management services are paramount to the strength of the initiative with measured performance objectives and accountability closely monitored. The Manhattan Outreach Consortium has proven to be a very successful model for addressing street homelessness in New York City. Since the program began in September 2007, more than 1500 chronic street homeless individuals have been placed into transitional and permanent housing. It has truly ended homelessness for some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers.
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How you can help. If you see someone who is sleeping on the streets or in the park, call 311.
Kristen Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Manhattan Outreach Consortium
(212) 873-6600, ext. 311