Goddard on the Upper West Side

Investing in people and strengthening community for more than 20,000 people a year on the Upper West Side and throughout New York City 

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I stayed on the street over 40 years. I was frail and broken. I found out I can live—I want to live now. -Patricia (left), a tenant at one of our residences for formerly homeless people, with her case manager
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I don’t know how I would have done this application process without Options.” -Antonio, a member of our Options Center college access and success program and student at SUNY Stonybrook
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It’s like a family. We can relate to each other, we know each other’s situations. -Michael, TOP Clubhouse member

Goddard Riverside has been investing in people and strengthening community on the Upper West Side since 1934. Our programs include Early Childhood Education, After School, youth programs, tutoring, college access and success, job training, mental health, homeless outreach, supportive and transitional housing for people who have previously experienced homelessness, Senior Centers, and older adult housing.

We have grown and changed over the years to meet the needs of the neighborhood. In the 1980s we launched innovative programs to address homelessness and helped create the Housing First Model, which is now the national standard. Later we merged with other local nonprofits because we recognized the importance of their programs and wanted to continue them.

To learn more about what we do, visit the program pages or watch our videos.

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