We have united 150+ Harlem based organizations to work for a vibrant, tolerant, clean, and safe Harlem where families, visitors, businesses, and all residents can thrive. To this end, we rely on data analysis to expose how New York State and New York City have packed excessive concentration of Drug Treatment, Harm Reduction, Adult-only Shelters, Mental Health Services into Harlem and other neighborhoods of color resulting in a concentration of people struggling with mental health, homelessness, and addiction.
Our goal is to balance compassion with the demand that all communities take their fair share. We want to end the decades-long practice of packing programs in this historic neighborhood while supporting our neighbors who continue to struggle with disproportionate, systemic, and generational health, economic, social, and safety disparities.
Explore how multiple government agencies simultaneously used Harlem as a containment zone below:
These services are densely located on 125th Street, where renowned Black Cultural Institutions are placed. Sadly, Harlem is the Black Cultural Capital, but decades of structural racism has relegated it as NYC’s containment zone.
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