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Latest Project: Recreation room opening @ Broadway Family Plaza

Recreation room opening @ Broadway Family Plaza

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 DSS Commissioner Steven Banks, DHS Administrator Joslyn Carter, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Dr. Herminia Palacio joined Praxis and members of Welcoming Neighbors Bronx for the ribbon cutting of the Praxis Broadway Family Residence’s new recreational center. DHS partnered with HBO and Sesame Street to host Lily, Sesame… Read more »

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Our Philosophy & Success

Our clients have diverse needs, and our staff is a family – made up of many men and women, some having experienced homelessness themselves. From the moment a client embarks on their journey home, Praxis staff members are with them, every step of the way.

Since 2006
9067 Permanent Housing Placement
10498 Primary Healthcare
414 Reunited W/ Families

Programs & Services

The approach we take to best meet the needs of our target population has three phases:

Meeting Basic Needs

Praxis is one of HIV/AIDS Services Administrations largest providers of Transitional Housing, with 345 units and counting.

Ongoing Support

Praxis operates 102 units of scatter apartments located in Brooklyn and Bronx. Clients are referred to Praxis from HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA).

Intensive Intervention

A multi-tier approach is used to identify the barriers that contributed to chronic homelessness, conducted by our multi-disciplinary team.

Housing Portfolio

Praxis Housing Initiatives Inc., has been providing housing and case management to chronically homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, physical disabilities, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence histories and re-entry population (formerly incarcerated). Praxis has been able to reduce recidivism back to homelessness, addiction, incarceration, through our low threshold approach to case management. Our approach is not complicated, but quite simple, we believe that our clients need to take part in planning for their future. We ask for their input, when identifying their barriers, challenges and goals.

Our Mission

The mission of Praxis Housing Initiatives is to bring about sustainable transformation in the lives of chronically homeless persons with HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, chemical dependency, and other special needs. We do this by providing clean, safe housing, and support services that lead to recovery, stability, and ultimately, independence.

Updates

BFP hosted youth entrepreneur program

 August 27, 2019

On August 14th 2019, Praxis Broadway Family Plaza (BFP) hosted an event with young entrepreneurs who showcased their first t-shirt line called “Royalty of the City.” Some of the teenagers living at BFP worked on this project, and we are proud of what they achieved in their final product. Some of the attendees received t-shirts…. Read more »

Family shelter operated by Praxis receives warm welcome

 July 16, 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-homeless-shelters-get-warm-welcome-11563120000?mod=itp_wsj&ru=yahoo

Transitional housing program wins award for setting example in community

 July 5, 2019

http://bronx.news12.com/story/39595750/transitional-housing-program-wins-award-for-setting-example-in-community

Success Story

Elda Kriss

 Formerly all alone and homeless.  Elda tells her story of triumph.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/nyregion/replacing-a-green-card-and-a-home.html?_r=0