Semiperm Housing

Semiperm provides an apartment and supportive services for 23 formerly homeless single parents and their children. This innovative program is tailored to families who need more assistance than six months in a shelter, and encourages parents who are committed to reaching their goals to stay for two to five years.  During this time, participants develop the skills necessary to advance their education and employment success, and to achieve self-sufficiency. Semiperm provides group programming and assistance on a wide variety of subjects including financial literacy, nutrition, and health care. Partnerships with neighboring community based programs offer parenting workshops, employment training, physical and psychological health services, and credit and legal assistance. There are also a variety of tutoring, literacy and other education and recreational activities for the children in residence. When they are ready to graduate from the Semiperm Program, successful families will be referred for vacancies in Settlement Housing Fund's permanent housing developments.

Semiperm was made possible through New York City’s Inclusionary Zoning Program and has been supported with grants from the Sirus Fund, the Vincent Mulford Foundation, The Butler Family Fund, the TD Charitable Foundation, the Citi Foundation, The Hyde & Watson Foundation, the Wells Fargo Foundation, Hearts of Gold, Goldman Sachs Teamworks, Community Service Society, and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.

Doreen Gibbs, Director

Semiperm Housing

210 W. 102nd Street

New York, NY  10025

212.222.3673


Semiperm Documentary

 

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