Our Impact

The UOCNYC was founded in 1990 as the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program. In 2014, we became the Urban Outreach Center, recognizing that the breadth of vulnerability extends beyond homelessness alone. Since opening our doors to provide social services to the most vulnerable populations of New York City, we now directly serve nearly 30,000 people each year and reach countless more. We see a vast demographic and cultural diversity of guests from all 5 boroughs and New Jersey.



pounds of food distributed each year

From produce grown in our urban rooftop garden to hot meals to a monthly pantry box, we help support the emergency food needs of thousands of New Yorkers. 



Years Serving nyc

We are proud of our long history of serving vulnerable New Yorkers with the dignity, compassion, and material resources that they need to thrive. 



Vulnerable new yorkers served each year

Every year, the Urban Outreach Center is on the forefront of serving a disproportionate number of those New Yorkers experiencing food and housing-insecurity. 


Demographics of Guests

Percentage of total guests by ethnicity.

Geographic Region Served

Percentage of total guests by borough.

Guest Gender Breakdown

Percentage of total guests by gender.

Guest Age Breakdown

Percentage of total guests by age.