Goddard Launches New Program to Support Youth at Amsterdam Houses and Addition 

Five people standing behind Goddard Riverside banner.

Every young person deserves the resources and support they need to achieve their dreams. That’s one of our fundamental beliefs at Goddard Riverside, and it’s also what drives our newest program, Creating Opportunities for Amsterdam (COFA). COFA aims to bring those resources and support directly to underserved youth ages 14-26 in the Amsterdam Houses and […]

Special Events Draw New Crowd to our Columbus Ave. Older Adult Center 

Older adults stand in a line swaying their arms in the same direction while a drummer plays a large drum

As our second Tuesday night special event got underway at the Older Adult Center on Columbus Avenue, members hustled to find chairs and spotted friends and family to sit with.  Staff members picked their spots against the wall to watch the upcoming performance. The sounds of the mbira, or thumb piano, silenced the audience as […]

“Imagination Sings in My Mind” 

A woman reads at a podium

Senate Tenant Reads Poem at Homeless Persons Memorial Read the poem Homelessness   Jurema Ferreira never expected to read one of her poems in front of an audience. In fact, until recently, she never expected to write one.  Ferreira lives at The Senate, one of our supportive housing residences for formerly unhoused people. She remembers […]

Homelessness: A Poem by Jurema Ferreira

Where are you from? It doesn’t matter for Us. Who you are does matter to us. What you do doesn’t matter to us. What Matters is you. You seeking your place in the world. You think you don’t belong anywhere In looking you don’t. See and you belong everywhere. In The house you were born. […]