BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2014) – On Friday, the LIU Post women’s basketball team volunteered at the St. John’s Place Family Residence, a shelter that helps homeless families transition into affordable housing.
The Pioneers had 11 players lend a hand in four different departments throughout the shelter: day care, maintenance, social services and administration.
St. John’s Place Family Center was established in 1990 as a temporary residence for homeless families in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Their original mission was to transition homeless families into safe and affordable housing. The founders were the Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association, Citizen’s Committee for Children and Settlement Housing Fund.
In 1996, in response to legislative changes in welfare reform, St. John’s Place Family Center undertook a strategic planning process that resulted in a broader mission: helping homeless families achieve and sustain self-sufficiency. Toward that mission, their comprehensive programs include day care, after school programs, a training and employment program for adults, a youth build program, a social services program, and more.
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