‘Bailey House Blog’ Archives

Posted on 11/01/2013 at 11:30 am

Our Food Pantry & the Cuts to the SNAP Program

On Wednesday I watched 150 people line up at our food pantry – mostly poor, elderly women, many of whom feed their extended family of adult children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews; but also men living with AIDS, women with babies and the disabled. With the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cuts that go into effect today, [...]

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Posted on 10/30/2013 at 10:07 am

The human side of Post-Sandy

Dedicated to Freddie Hughes One year ago, Bailey-Holt House on Christopher Street was hit with a 10 ft. water surge that took out the basement and 1st floor, the elevator, security systems, heat and hot water.  Bailey House staff and residents worked through the night to secure rooms, salvage files and ensure that the 44 [...]

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Posted on 10/16/2013 at 1:12 pm

What government default could mean for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS

In 14 days, millions of New Yorkers, including hundreds of Bailey House clients, will be expecting their SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSD (Social Security Disability) benefits to arrive by electronic transfer into their accounts.  These benefits, which range from $900 to $1,200 monthly, pay for daily survival – groceries, rent, non-reimbursed medication costs, Metro [...]

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Posted on 09/11/2013 at 11:58 am

Remembering 9/11

September 11 is a day few New Yorkers will ever forget. For those of us at Bailey House it was a time of coming together to get through that horrible, terrifying day and the weeks after when threats of Anthrax loomed and, as a friend of mine said, “Even white powder on a discarded jelly [...]

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Posted on 08/12/2013 at 5:01 pm

Spotlight on Mental Health

This article was written in response to Sunday’s New York Times piece on Discrimination in Healthcare. As we learn more about what drives disease incidence like HIV infection, it’s clear we must move from a system that blames and stigmatizes individuals to one that addresses the complex reasons why people get and stay sick. Untreated [...]

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Posted on 06/26/2013 at 2:16 pm

Bailey House Celebrates the Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional in the case of United States v Windsor. Signed into law in 1996 by President Clinton, DOMA meant that the Federal Government did not recognize any same-sex marriages, even if they were legal in certain [...]

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Posted on 04/05/2013 at 11:04 am

Bailey House Announces $1.12M Grant to Provide Housing for Homeless HIV+ Youth

Bailey House, the landmark agency that has provided housing and supportive services to people impacted by HIV/AIDS for the past 30 years, has been awarded a $1.12M grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) program to expand its groundbreaking STARS (Success Through Accessing [...]

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Posted on 02/13/2013 at 7:19 am

Announcing “Health Matters”: A Collaboration Between Bailey House & CIDNY

Bailey House, which has served low-income homeless and unstably housed men, women and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS since 1983 and The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY), a leading advocate for people with disabilities that has worked for over 30 years to remove physical and social barriers and to ensure [...]

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Posted on 12/27/2012 at 1:29 pm

As we dangle off the fiscal cliff

The Bailey House Top 10 Champions and Scoundrels for 2012 2012 was a year packed with triumph and disasters from political conventions and Hurricane Sandy to HIV activists doing civil disobedience in the buff in Congressman Boehner’s office.  This was also a year filled with bittersweet memories of the early epidemic and Act-Up in David [...]

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Posted on 12/20/2012 at 7:47 am

What would the Mayans do?

On Friday 12/21/12, some predict the end of the world, citing the end of the Mayan calendar. Others say that the Mayan calendar is infinite and that 12/21 signifies not the end but a new beginning. Perhaps the Mayans were saying change is good and that sometimes we have to let go of the box, [...]

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