Your fundraising will help us continue to provide vital resources for the formerly homeless and incarcerated men we help each and every day.
The Doe Fund works to develop innovative programs to empower formerly homeless and low-income individuals. Our award-winning Ready, Willing & Able program was created in 1990, based on the premise that work works and inspired by the notion that helping the homeless is more than just a handout. Our program participants are paid an hourly wage for providing their valuable street cleaning services. With more than 3,000 graduates since the program's inception, we know that a real opportunity is more effective than temporary assistance such as a hot meal or a bed to sleep in for a night.
Since Ready, Willing & Able's inception, The Doe Fund's programs have greatly expanded to include services for individuals with HIV and AIDS, a number of permanent affordable housing projects and a new criminal justice program.
Cleaning and caring for more than 150 miles of streets every day, the "men in blue" of Ready, Willing & Able make New York City a cleaner, greener, and safer city for all of us who live and work here. The "men in blue" help to transform our vibrant city as they transform their lives--each sweep of the broom brings them one step closer to their future as self-sufficient and contributing members of society.