In 2017, NYC City Council wrote a report outlining the policy of even distribution—fair sharing—of public services, both beneficial and least desirable. Communities of color and lower socioeconomic status, such as Harlem and East Harlem, have historically been the dumping ground for services unwanted in other communities. It is time to distribute these services evenly [...]
The Greater Harlem Coalition Town Hall on Thursday, March 28th, at 7 pm at The Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 55 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027 (between Lenox/5th).
Wherever OASAS has sited opioid treatment programs, we find more drug/alcohol-related arrests. Not only that: size matters. The larger the OASAS licensed opioid program, the more likely the community is to have high rates of drug/alcohol arrests.
Save the date for Thursday, March 28th, 2019. The Greater Calvary Church, 124th Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue.
Map indicating NY State Assembly district, substance abuse facilities are most concentrated in assembly districts representing Central and East Harlem and lower Washington Heights.
A map highlighting the high concentration of substance abuse facilities in Harlem and Washington Heights
Harlem is proportionally oversaturated with social services, including substance abuse, homeless shelters, halfway houses, mental health services.
As far back as April 2008, Community Board 10 of Central Harlem established a resolution calling for a moratorium on dumping social service facilities, supporting the "fair share" of these types of services throughout the city. Moratorium on Drug Treatment FacilitiesDownload Moratorium on Expansion of Central HarlemDownload
The people of this community who have endured tough times in prior decades are now enjoying a reawakening of what Harlem has to offer
Executive Committee meeting of Community Board 10 the members voted unanimously to rescind the CB vote taken at the General Board meeting in May 2018 allowing Mount Sinai to erect a health facility at 160 West 124th Street New York, New York 10027.