Resolution J969-2013

Commending Bailey House in New York City upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary on March 28, 2013

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  • Mar 25, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Bailey House in New York City upon the
occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary on March 28, 2013

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and  individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Bailey House upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary; this
auspicious occasion will be celebrated at Bailey House's Annual  Auction
and Gala to be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Founded  in  1983  as the AIDS Resource Center, for 30 years
Bailey House has been providing housing and support services to homeless
men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in New York City; and
  WHEREAS, Bailey House addresses the fundamental human needs  of  hous-
ing,  food, safety, and delivers comprehensive and compassionate support
services, including access to healthcare,  counseling,  support  groups,
and substance abuse treatment; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1984,  Bailey House launched the nation's first scatter-
site housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, with a few  apartments  in
Manhattan's  Chelsea  and  Greenwich  Village neighborhoods; in 1986, it
opened Bailey-Holt House, the nation's first  congregate  residence  for
people  living with AIDS, offering residents supportive services includ-
ing case management  and  healthcare  coordination,  quality  meals  and
nutrition  education,  mental  health  and  substance  abuse counseling,
support groups and therapeutic recreation; and
  WHEREAS, In 1995, the organization changed its name to Bailey House in
honor of Reverend Mead Miner Bailey, one of its founders; and
  WHEREAS, Bailey House founded the East Harlem Service Center in  1997,
providing  bilingual  drop-in services, as well as job training, housing
placement and substance abuse services to HIV-positive  individuals;  in
2001  it founded Schafer Hall, a 91-unit supportive housing residence in
East Harlem for single-parent families impacted by HIV/AIDS; and
  WHEREAS, Under the  outstanding  leadership  of  its  Chief  Executive
Director,  Regina  Quattrochi,  Bailey  House currently provides scatter
site and congregate housing to  hundreds  of  men,  women  and  children
living  with HIV/AIDS in neighborhoods throughout New York City; it also
provides a wide range of  support  services  to  New  York  City's  most
vulnerable  people  with  HIV,  including  Project FIRST, which provides
housing placement and  short-term  rental  assistance  to  HIV-positive,
formerly incarcerated adults; and
  WHEREAS,  Bailey House's programs have been cited as best practices by
the U.S. Department of Housing  and  Urban  Development,  the  Substance
Abuse  and  Mental Health Services Administration and the New York State
AIDS Institute; its scatter site and congregate housing models have been
adopted and replicated worldwide; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion of celebrating its 30th  Anniversary
presents a unique opportunity for this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to Bailey House; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our  atten-
tion,  it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Bailey House upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniver-
sary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bailey House.

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