Home/Life Services, Inc.
Fact Sheet and
Home/Life Services, Inc. was established in 1995 by Susan Alter and Gerald Schreck to
provide transitional housing for the NYC Department of Homeless Services and
now administers more than 3,000 individual clients annually in 6 shelters in
the Bronx and
Home/Life Services, Inc.’s
Our mission is to provide housing, social services, and a wide variety of targeted programming to adult couples, single mothers, and families with children in order to eliminate the barriers to independent living and thereby enable our clients to move into and thrive in a permanent housing setting. We are known as results-oriented and in fact are responsible for placing the longest-staying couple in the DHS system into permanent housing.
Our facilities vary: a 173 room 5 story elevator building in Canarsie, Brooklyn; a 55 room 5 story walk-up building in the Grand Concourse, Bronx; a 46 room 4 story elevator building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; a 35 room 4 story walk-up building in Claremont Parkway, the Bronx; a 51 room 5 story walk-up building near Prospect Park, Brooklyn; and a 43-room 6 story elevator facility in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. These shelters have undergone multimillion dollar renovation programs which included upgrades to each of the client rooms, new furniture, bathrooms, fire safety and sprinkler systems, new elevators, heating and electrical systems, exterior pointing and painting, new front entrances, landscaping, and the introduction of state-of-the-art security systems.
Throughout our network, we have
over 60 NYS certified security guards. Our director of security is a former
Most of our staff are
Clients are surrounded with
service throughout the day and evening. Classes and group seminars are offered
on-site by our own staff and by partnered organizations such as Hospital
A Final Word
We are committed to helping our clients – one by one – achieve their goals and strive toward a brighter day. Our track record of accomplishment has always been the result of working together with the communities in which we operate.