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Vision

A world where women distance themselves from poverty by smoothing out the navigation process to locate resources long available but often hidden from view.

Mission

To bring women and families currently in homeless shelters or low-income communities the necessary tools to liberate themselves from the poverty cycle. This is accomplished by providing basic necessities for daily survival to vocational training to create self-sufficient citizens.

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Story

The Rise Of Broken Women (RBW) is a multicultural 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides homeless women with the necessities of daily life such as feminine hygiene products while empowering through training in relevant industries that allows women to regain control of the narratives of their lives.

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Our Impact

We have served over 15,500 individuals experiencing homelessness, including women, men, and children.  This ensures that almost 20% of the New York City homeless population has basic necessities met as they strive to extricate themselves from the cycle of poverty. We have distributed 18,000 pads, 29,200 tampons, 15,773 pairs of undergarments, 316 bras, 5,100 pairs of socks, 20,000 articles of clothing, and 12,300 bottles of toiletries to meet the basic needs of people looking to extricate themselves from the cycle of poverty.

We have also ensured that over 45,613 masks, 20,000 boxes of gloves, and 8,000 bottles of hand sanitizers into homeless shelters and low-income communities since the pandemic caused a city-wide lockdown in New York City. This ensures that those who do not have the means to stay healthy will be able to protect themselves during this crisis.

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Team Members

Our team is passionate about helping people who are homeless. And we understand that what we do will impact their lives.

Founder | CEO

Charlee Newman

Founder | CEO
Co-Founder | COO | CFO

Abigail Silver

Co-Founder | COO | CFO
Administrator

Dorothy Bradshaw

Administrator
President | Media Productions

Da'Shawn Pretlow

President | Media Productions
Transportation Captain

Luther Garrison

Transportation Captain

Board Members

Director | Education | Training

Sonia Toledo

Director | Education | Training
Health and Wellness| Advocate

Jeannine Kasper

Health and Wellness| Advocate
Director | Event Entertainment

Kevin Meggett

Director | Event Entertainment
Advocacy Director

Alyssa Cesarini

Advocacy Director
Director | Product Design

Joyce Suggs

Director | Product Design
Social Media Producer | Director

Tariq Nelson

Social Media Producer | Director
Director | Finance

Vanda Jamison

Director | Finance
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Tina Lee Jones

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Advisory Board Members

Rachel Paige Goldstein

Agent of Change – Events / Operations

Amer Jandali

Community Outreach Future, Founder – Logistics

 

Scott Brooks

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Francine Steadman Krulak

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Susan Gilman

Finance and Legal, Consultant

 

Our Partial Client Listing

Helen’s House

Franklin Women’s Shelter

Bronx Acacia Cluster II

Eldert Lane Women Shelter

Queens Drop In Center

126th Street Shelter

Samuel Proctor Schelter

New Broadway Shelter

Flatlands Family Residence

Starbright Family Residence

Siena House Shelter

Brooklyn Women’s Shelter

Safe Horizon

Main Chance Drop In Center

Bronx Family Network

Broadway Family Plaza

Susan’s Place

Theresa’s Haven

Zawadi House Shelter

Help USA-Hamilton Place Family Residence

Callaway Family Residence