COVID-19 Newsletters Spring-Summer 2020 Newsletter Updates

A Letter from Our CEO

As I write this letter, New York City is more than two months’ into stay at home mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protests have erupted worldwide over the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of the police. The anger and frustration are real, especially for the communities we serve.

Together, we’re providing the tools and care for them to heal and thrive.

The staff have risen to the challenge and adapted to new ways of providing service and maintaining agency operations. I am honored to work with such committed and dedicated individuals.

Behind the scenes, we continue to move forward on two major projects, albeit with expected delays. First, we are developing a third True Colors Supportive Housing site that will provide supportive housing for 50 homeless LGBTQ young adults.

Second, we are preparing for major renovations at our Intergenerational Residence, a one-hundred-year-old building. The upgrades include modernized building systems to add energy efficiency, renovated staff offices and community spaces, and increased accessibility features for seniors.

We look forward to updating you on our progress. Please sign up for email news at

On behalf of our staff, board and residents, thank you for your donations of meals, masks, cleaning supplies, toys for the young children, puzzles for the seniors, and monetary contributions. Your generosity is life-changing for homeless families and individuals.

Stay healthy and safe,
Jeannette K. Ruffins
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. Read more in the Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter


Newsletters Spring-Summer 2020 Newsletter Updates

Newsletter & Impact Report


  • 2019 impact: How you empowered homeless young families, older adults and LGBTQ youth
  • Resident stories
  • Program highlights
  • How you can continue to support our vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • And a thank you to the generous corporations, foundations and individuals who supported our work in 2019
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Newsletter and Impact Report 2019-2020
Newsletters Spring-Summer 2020 Newsletter Updates

Honor Roll of Donors

Although West End Residences receives government funding, it falls short of meeting the needs for high-quality, affirming programming and care. Thank you to following corporations, foundations and individuals for your generous support in 2019.

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2019 Honor Roll of Donors