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We are a non-profit organization that empowers communities to end homelessness through community planning, program data, supportive housing, and awareness-building.

Our Vision

All people have access to safe, affordable housing and the social supports to remain housed.

Our Mission

To collaborate with and support our communities towards the creation of systems that end and prevent homelessness.

CARES will lead grant-funded projects that align with our core mission. These special projects must have the potential to benefit those living in poverty and/or to aid homeless service providers in our local communities.  All proposed projects are reviewed by the CARES board and contingent upon approval.

City of Albany Poverty Reduction Initiative (CAPRI)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project

Department of Health (Medicaid/Medicare Redesign Team (MRT) with the University at Albany

CARES in Numbers

We have 2 central office in Albany, NY.

We have 32 employees on the CARES team.

We act as Collaborative Applicant for 9 Continuums of Care (CoCs) in New York and the Planning Lead for 1 CoC.

We act as HMIS System Administrators for 12 CoCs in New York.

We support Coordinated Entry in 11 CoCs with our newly formed Coordinated Entry Unit

We provide supportive housing for 24 households in CARES’ Housing and 70 households in our scattered site program

Combined, these CoCs cover 37 counties, both rural and urban, and geographically cover approximately 65% of New York State.*

*Source: NYS Department of Health Statistics