Who We Are

Thank you to everyone who attended our Manhattan Borough President Candidates’ Forum.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Greater Harlem Coalition (GHC) is a grassroots alliance of block associations, tenant associations, small businesses, faith-based organizations, and community groups who have united to support the safety and wellbeing of all who live, work, pray, visit, shop, and study in Harlem – by reversing decades of social, medical, and economic inequities fueled by the excessive concentration of addiction treatment, mental health, and homeless shelters in our community.

Through political engagement, policy advocacy, and community initiatives, GHC is raising awareness and demanding government and private treatment providers deliver substance rehabilitation, mental health, and homeless services in small settings in all New York communities. The GHC also demands a substantial reduction in the density and capacity of addiction programs in our oversaturated community. Currently, the disproportionate density of programs in Harlem undermines patient success rates and draws illegal drug dealers to our streets.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Raise Awareness

On 2019, GHC led a protest in front of Mount Sinai Hospital

Organize in-person and online events and distribute relevant news and data to our members and to social media to raise awareness. To see past events, click here

Political Advocacy

Councilwomen Diana Ayala led Mayor De Blasio in his visit to 125th street on Nov 2020

Author letters to elected officials and issue public statements to political forums. Organize events to advocate our agenda, such as forums for district attorney candidates. See our past letters to New York officials

Data and Analysis

Data reveals districts with no opioid treatment facilities

Increase transparency of government agency data by making FOIL requests and analyzing the data. To see our past data visualization and analysis, click here