– Speaks about her role as CEO & President of WIN (formerly Women In Need).
– “We are the largest provider of shelters and supportive housing to homeless families in NYC…families are the forgotten face of homelessness in NYC.”
– “80% of people in shelters right now in NYC are families…20% of people in shelters are under five years of age.”
– “Our job at WIN is to help these families to break the cycle of homelessness…families we serve are mostly headed by women, a big percentage being single moms. 43% of our moms are working. They ended up in shelters because they are working but don’t have enough money to pay the rent.”
About Christine Quinn
Christine Quinn is the President and CEO of Win today http://winnyc.org/ today, the largest nonprofit serving homeless women and their families in New York City. Quinn is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in public service focused on improving the lives of New Yorkers. As the former Speaker of the New York City Council and a long-time Council Member, she has been widely recognized as one of the most influential elected officials in New York City history and a leader in housing and homeless advocacy. Most recently, she served as Special Advisor to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo where she helped lead the successful effort to pass the country’s toughest law addressing rape and sexual assault on college campuses. Quinn was a resident at Harvard University’s prestigious Institute of Politics during the Spring 2015 semester. Quinn began her career in New York as a tenant and housing organizer, running the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development’s Housing Justice Campaign.
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