This weekend, there was a large protest in Sunset Park to oppose the opening of 3 homeless shelters within blocks of each other. The group took a side trip to a men's shelter on 49th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. There, they were greeted by a shelter resident who revealed that he and the other residents feel abandoned because they are not receiving services to help them, like job assistance. He also mentions that the food is horrible.
These sentiments echo those of a shelter resident in Floral Park.
From what I understand, an exchange of information took place and at least 2 protesters are working on getting this man help.