The past winter we worked closely with Part of the Solution (POTS) a community center in the Bronx, New York to protect their unsheltered members through freezing and sub-freezing nights on the streets.
We spent time talking with POTS team members Taina, Christopher, and Christina – looking to understand how Sheltersuits fit into their mission of providing their community with help and hope.
New York City witnessed an all-time high of people experiencing homelessness in February 2021, with 20,822 single adults sleeping in New York City shelters each night. It’s a staggering figure that still doesn’t account for the thousands more staying on the streets or in shelters run by other agencies. For those living on the streets, it was a particularly cold and snowy month; with one of the biggest snowstorms, the city had seen in five years.