Women in Need

New York, NY

Women in Need
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Women in Need


Women in Need is a nonprofit focused on women's centers. With $86.3m in revenue and 666 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1986, Women in Need is headquartered in New York, NY. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $71.5m.

This profile was created with publicly available data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and the nonprofit organization’s website. ALMA has no affiliation with this organization and has not independently verified this information or otherwise vetted the charity.

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Mission and Work


NYC is facing a homeless crisis on a scale never before seen. Women in Need, (win) transforms the lives of New York city homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services and the ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own - so they can regain their Independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future. Our comprehensive programs for homeless families include transitional shelter, supportive permanent housing, job training, domestic violence services, child care and school-age recreation and homework help.

Program 1

$58.2m annual program spend • Win operates 11 transitional housing residences with over 1200 individual family units in manhattan, brooklyn, bronx and queens. Win shelters provide vocational, educational, job training, and permanent housing assistance. Win housing addresses physical and mental health issues, such as substance abuse, legal issues, domestic violence, entitlement benefits and socialization needs.

Program 2

$6.6m annual program spend • In fy 17, win operated 240 supportive housing units with the capacity to serve more than 600 women and their children, including young mothers who have aged out of the foster care system, families with domestic violence histories or in recovery from alcohol and drug problems, families with multiple episodes of homelessness. Many lack basic living skills, have never had a home, and have experienced early childhood sexual and/or physical abuse. Services include counseling, case mangement, vocational and educational services and workshops on parenting, budgeting skills, and building community support systems.

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Are you homeless?Are You Homeless?

Win runs 11 shelters and more than 300 supportive housing units across New York City.

Since its founding to provide emergency shelter to four homeless women and their children, Win has grown into the largest provider of family shelter and supportive housing in New York City. Win offers transitional shelter housing and permanent supportive housing that’s coupled with programs and services developed to support long-term housing stability. All of Win’s services are guided by its mission – to transform the lives of New York City homeless women and their children by providing the safe housing, critical services, and the ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own – so the women can regain their independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future.

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Win’s Supportive Housing

Win has over 330 units of permanent supportive housing offering continued counseling and other supportive services for mothers and families with special needs.

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Win’s Transitional Housing

Win has ten family shelters in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens with individual family units housing over 1,200 homeless families each night.

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Win by the Numbers

people are housed by Win each night, including over 2,700 children

families were placed into permanent housing last year by Win

of our homeless families are led by women

people have called Win ‘home’ in the past year

Win houses nearly 10% of the homeless families in New York

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