READY provides financial support, board service and partnership services to The Door—A Center of Alternatives. The Door offers NYC youth ages 12-24 dedicated comprehensive support services including education, career pathways, arts and recreation, crisis services for runaway and homeless youth, healthcare and mental healthcare, counseling, legal and immigration services, and supportive housing – all for free and confidentially.
An example is a young woman who came to The Door homeless and having dropped out of high school with few employment skills who through The Door was connected to stable housing, has completed her high school equivalency, intensive career training and certification to become a plumber, and secured her first apartment. Celebrating their 50th year in 2022, The Door’s impact can be felt when you walk through their doors at the corner of Broome Street & Sixth Avenue in lower Manhattan. Connecting over 10 thousand members annually, The Door is a very special place and a powerful organization to support. Meet us for a tour in-person or virtually, and reach out to explore partnership opportunities and ways to engage. And bring your clean, gently worn clothing and housing items!