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All of the following programs are based on the Life Skills Empowerment model developed by the Interfaith Assembly and New York Catholic Charities in 1989. Some are being offered by the Assembly in cooperation with program partners, and others are being offered by our partners independently. There are currently over one dozen programs being offered using the LSEP program model.

The following Life Skills Empowerment Programs are being offered by the Assembly at the following sites:

Panim El Panim ("Face to Face") sponsored by Congregation Ansche Chesed and West End Presbyterian Church for men and women who are or have been homeless including those currently in very unstable circumstances : The program has been offered once a year on Manhattan's upper west side since the spring of 2008 and as of the fall of 2013 will be offered every spring and every fall. The program is supported by a coalition of upper west side congregations and has additional program support from the Collegiate Church of New York. For more information on this program contact the Interfaith Assembly at 212-316-3171 or by email at info@iahh.org.

Living Well - for women who have become homeless as a result of domestic violence was first offered in the spring of 2011 with support from Presbyterian Women (PCUSA) and the Collegiate Church Corporation. The program is offered in the spring and the fall and is now jointly sponsored by the Assembly and Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries with additional support from the Collegiate Church of New York and First Presbyterian Church. . Please contact the Interfaith Assembly at (212) 316-3171 or by email at info@iahh.org for more information.

Homecoming for military veterans who are or have been homeless was first offered in the fall of 2012 with support from the Collegiate Church of New York. The program is now offered in the spring and fall in partnership with Metro Baptist Church and program support from the Collegiate Church. All program mentors are themselves military veterans as well. . Please contact the Interfaith Assembly at (212) 316-3171 or by email at info@iahh.org for more information.

Living Proud - for LGBT homeless youth is the newest program being offered by the Interfaith Assembly and its partners. Scheduled to begin in April of 2014, the program is being hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church in Greenwich Village with major support from the Achelis Foundation and additional program support from the Collegiate Church of New York. . Please contact the Interfaith Assembly at (212) 316-3171 or by email at info@iahh.org for more information.

Coming Home Brooklyn - for men and women returning from incarceration was established in the spring of 2011 in partnership with the ComALERT office of the Brooklyn DA's office. The program is open to Brooklyn residents just returning from incarceration with a drug related offense. The Assembly serves as an advisory agency to this effort . Please contact John Chaney, ComALERT Director at (718) 250-3282 for more information.

The following Life Skills Empowerment Programs are being offered independently by the Assembly's partners at the following sites:

The Education Outreach Program has been offered by New York Catholic Charities since its founding in 1990 1011 First Avenue in Manhattan. Classes of up to 15 individuals run every Spring and Fall. Over 50 graduations have been held for this program so far with over 500 graduates. For more information call (212)371-1000.

St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church 46 West 16th Street in Manhattan. This program now known as L-STEP is the second longest running of the programs based on the LSEP model. Classes of up to 15 individuals run every Spring and Fall. If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the Educational Outreach Program at this location please call the parish office at (212)627-2100.

Coming Home (Bronxville)- for men and women returning from incarceration was developed with the assistance of the Assembly in the fall of 2009 and is now offered independently by The Reformed Church of Bronxville once a year. the most recent program offering was for women returning from prison with a history of domestic violence. . Please call (914) 377-6776 for more information.

Coming Home (Riverside)- for men and women returning from incarceration is the third program for this population based on the LSEP model. The program is sponsored by the Riverside Church and has been offered in the spring and the fall since the fall of 2012. . Please call(212) 870-6700 for more information.