Updates from helpNYC

Advocates Arrested in Support of Overdose Prevention Centers in New York, 1/9

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Advocates and activists for the authorization of Overdose Prevention Centers in New York State challenged Governor Kathy Hochul's annual “State of the State” address by organizing a protest and rally at the New York State Capitol complex in Albany on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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helpNYC Remembers New Yorkers Who Died Due to Homelessness on LinkNYC Kiosks Across New York City

Leading homeless service organizations, community organizers, advocates, and New Yorkers directly impacted by homelessness are bringing awareness to the plight of unhoused New Yorkers on the longest night of the year, December 21, 2023, to memorialize the New Yorkers who have lost their lives due to homelessness during the 2023 Annual Homeless New Yorkers Week of Remembrance, December 18-21, 2023.

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IOAD 2023: helpNYC joins Housing Works in Advocating for Overdose Prevention Centers

On International Overdose Awareness Day 2023, helpNYC joins Housing Works to advocate for the authorization of Overdose Prevention Centers in New York.

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LinkNYC, NYC Office of Emergency Management, and helpNYC Partner to Protect New Yorkers from Extreme Heat

helpNYC announces a partnership with the NYC Office of Emergency Management and LinkNYC to protect New Yorkers from extreme temperatures whenever the City’s heat advisory program, “Code Red,” is activated.

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Community Leaders Call for the Rapid Deployment of Link5G Smart Poles in New York’s Underserved Neighborhoods

The digital divide in New York City is being called out by helpNYC, a nonprofit that advocates for lower barriers to entry-level services that underserved communities depend on in New York City.  Rue Parkin, helpNYC’s Executive Director, joined the chorus of voices at a recent New York City Council Committee on Technology hearing to encourage the Council to champion the rapid deployment of LinkNYC’s new Link5G smart poles that will bring 5G connectivity and free high-speed Wi-Fi internet access to all neighborhoods across New York City.

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