Hello friends!

Spring is finally here, nature is stirring and getting ready to bloom. We Are Becoming has been putting down roots during the last year to establish a firm foundation in preparation for the important work ahead of us. Thank you for being a part of our beginning story! We are excited to send you our newsletter debut.

Opening the doors of We Are Becoming’s Hope Room

We Are Becoming exists to serve vulnerable young people in NYC, to give them hope and a future by providing a place to call home and the resources they need to be equipped for successful independent living. We are actively working to locate a house property for the launch of our residential program. In the meantime we are getting a head start on developing our community services by opening the doors to a We Are Becoming drop-in center!

Our drop-in center services are built on a “how can we help you?” philosophy with a focus on listening to each person that walks through our doors to understand what they are experiencing and how they would like to be supported in achieving personal progress. The services are available to underserved young adults aged 18-24 and will initially focus on job search assistance, job readiness workshops, mentorship and referrals.

The center, called The Hope Room, is located at 2504 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 (lower level of the Advent Lutheran Church). We move in on April 1 and center services will begin April 17. Please come by and say hello as we build relationships with neighbors and service providers in the community.

One of the services you’ll find in the Hope Room is the Essentials Pantry - supplying items like toiletries, hygiene, socks, clothes, nutritious food bars - that our young people can help themselves to as needed. If you wish to contribute to the Hope Room, please click below to Give Hope Today and your funds can be directed to supply our pantry! You can also email info@wearebecoming.org or call us at 917.426.4796 with any questions or to arrange in-kind donations.

The Hope Room is the first of many open doors as we ramp up We Are Becoming’s service offerings in the near future.