Adults & Household Supports

An older man of Asian descent using power tools and machinery in a workshop setting.

From unexpected medical bills and increased housing costs, to layoffs and income loss, too many New Yorkers face economic shocks and significant barriers that trap them in a cycle of poverty. Robin Hood’s Adults & Household Supports team works to provide the building blocks of stability and opportunity.

By the Numbers



The average length of a stay in the NYC shelter system for families with children



The NYC unemployment rate, nearly twice the national average

+ 40


Percent of New Yorkers who do not have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency expense

Grantee Spotlight: West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Learn more about how our grantee WSCAH is supporting New Yorkers while innovating in emergency food distribution.

Our Strategy

We fund and support our grantee organizations and partners to:

  • Address critical basic needs: We support emergency food provision, enrollment in critical poverty-reducing benefits, and immigration and eviction legal services.
  • Provide housing and homelessness prevention: We advocate for affordable housing, pathways from shelter to permanent housing, and eviction prevention.
  • Support workforce development: We fund programs that provide skills training and connections to well-paying careers.
  • Improve health outcomes: We invest in programs addressing chronic conditions that disproportionately impact low-income New Yorkers.