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 July, 2015
Congratulations to our Winners!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our INNformal poll from the last E-News! We appreciate all your responses. Stay tuned for more guest success stories and lists of our most-needed items; the two things you wanted to see more of! Congratulations to Cathy N. and Sharon W. who were the two winners of our $25 Ben's Kosher Deli gift cards. Enjoy!
INN Guest Success Stories
From Emergency Housing to
Long-Term Solutions
  Many guests come through The INN's emergency shelters and move on to different places. Some are able to find their own permanent housing, some move on to other shelters. Recently, many of the guests who were in emergency housing have been able to take advantage of The INN's Long-Term Housing program which emphasizes educational and employment support for families who work and earn enough income to support their housing goals.

The "A-D"  family moved to the Rosa Parks INN (RPI) from another local shelter in January 2015 after the parents and their two young daughters witnessed a traumatic event. The girls quickly blossomed at RPI and loved being in a clean house with a playroom. Mr. "A" is employed and just a few credits short of his Bachelor's degree. Mrs. "D" was able to land a job while living in RPI. The loving family applied for the Long-Term Housing program and were accepted, moving into a home of their own in June, just five months after their arrival to RPI. We know this loving, hardworking family will reach their goals and continue to have great success.
Rosa Parks INN Family Shelter

Life Scout Builds Up Hope for Male Guests
Steven stands next to the shelves he built for guests at the Donald Axinn INN
16-Year-Old Builds Storage Units in Men's Shelter
When Life Scout Steven G. learned that there was a shelter in his community that housed formerly homeless single men, he decided it was the perfect place for a project he wanted to do in the hopes of becoming an Eagle Scout. With a generous  donation of materials from Home Depot and the help of some other members of his troop, Steven built and installed six storage units in the garage of the Donald Axinn INN. Many guests in the shelter have very few personal items, but he wanted what they did have to be stored in a safe and organized space. Steven also brought men's clothing and non-perishable food donations to the shelter. Steven hopes the shelves give guests a space to call their own, even in a temporary home.
The Youth Advisory Board is
Gearing Up for Fall!
If you are or know of a High School student who would like to Get INNvolved contact Dana Lopez at or 516-486-8506 x136. Meetings begin in October and are held monthly at the Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead.
Click here for details!
Members of the Youth Advisory Board take
"Unselfies" in support of The INN
September 10th - INN Golf Classic
October 3 - Fall Open House
October 23 - INN Luncheon
For more information or to register for any of our upcoming events, click here
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