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Mission Statement

Jericho Project's mission is to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change, fosters sustainable independence and motivates men and women to reach their greatest potential. Our national model combines supportive housing, customized counseling, and ongoing aftercare. This comprehensive model enables at-risk and homeless people to succeed in jobs, reunite with their families and lead fulfilling lives.

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Jericho's nationally-recognized program model combines supportive housing with individualized relapse prevention counseling, family reunification support, vocational and educational programming, and ongoing aftercare. For more than a quarter of a century the vast amount of Jericho residents have maintained their sobriety while making remarkable personal achievements, with 95% of residents who have transitioned to independent lives maintaining their sobriety and housing stability.

By the end of 2010 Jericho Project will provide 330 units of supportive housing to formerly homeless men and women and families in New York City. Jericho owns and operates one congregate residence in Central Harlem and four in the Bronx, which provide 174 single room occupancies units with shared kitchens and bathrooms and 79 small studio apartments, as well as a 47-unit Supportive Apartment Program, also in the Bronx.

In 2009 Jericho expanded its Supportive Apartment Program to include 20 units for homeless veterans (Veterans Supportive Apartments). This year Jericho will further expand its Supportive Apartment Program to include 30 units for families.

In addition, Jericho is currently constructing two new veterans congregate residences-- the first new supportive housing programs for veterans in New York City in 15 years -- that will provide 132 units of housing to homeless and low-income veterans by 2011.

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