The UOCNYC was founded in 1990 as the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program, as a mission of Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood Church. 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.