Lincoln Square Business Improvement District
We work closely with the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District which has primary responsibility for the Malls between 60th and 70th Streets.
Best known for the beloved “men in blue” of its Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) program, The Doe Fund is one of New York City’s leading human services providers for homeless and formerly incarcerated people. Since 2003, these hardworking individuals — who can be seen each day in their trademark blue uniforms, cleaning 150 miles of city streets — have been providing horticultural maintenance, supplemental sanitation, and watering services to the Broadway Mall landscape. This paid transitional work is the first step these individuals take in RWA, a holistic program that also offers safe, secure, drug-free housing; comprehensive support services; occupational training; and educational opportunities. Participants “graduate” from RWA when they have obtained permanent, full-time employment, maintained their sobriety, and have secured self-supported housing, returning to their communities as taxpaying, responsible citizens and to their families as contributing parents.