Jay S. Levy, Social Worker, LH Press Author & Homeless Advocate will donate a portion of book proceeds to National charities that support the laudable ideal of ending homelessness. Thus far more than 33% ($4194.00) of book related profits have been given to national (U.S.) charities. 

History of Book(s) Donations

Thus far the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Coalition for the Homeless, National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, Western Mass Regional Network to End Homelessness, and the International Street medicine Symposium via Street Medicine Institute are the organizations that have been chosen to receive charitable donations!                                         

  • September – December 2010 Contribution: $542.12 to NAEH
  • January 2011 – February 2011 Contribution: $100.16 to NAEH
  • March 2011 – July 2011 Contribution: $100.10 to NAEH
  • August 2011 – January 2012 Contribution: $195.21 to NAEH
  • February 2012 – July 2012 Contribution: $117 to NCH
  • August 2012 – January 2013 Contribution: $127 to NCH
  • February 2013 – July 2013: $90 to NCH + $50 to NHCHC = $140
  • August 2013 – November 2013: $212 (NCH + WMNEH) $60 (20 HOHF booklets to SMI) = $272
  • December 2013 – January 2014: $143 to NCH
  • February 2014 – March 2014: $46.41 to NAEH
  • April 2014 – August 2014: $110 to NCH
  • September 2014 – January 2015: $110 to NCH + $50 to WMNEH = $160
  • February 2015 – March 2015: $384 to STCC Ovations Conference via 128 HOHF Booklets
  • April 2015 – August 2015: $100 to NCH
  • September 2015 – May 2016: $100 to NCH
  • June 2016 – January 2017: $113 to NAEH
  • February 2017 – March 2017: $113 to NCH
  • April 2017-November 2017: $62 to NCH
  • December 2017 – March 2018: $261 to SMI
  • April 2018 – July 2018: S100 to NCH
  • August 2018 – January 2019: $100 to NHCHC
  • February 2019 – May 2019: $200 to NHCHC
  • June 2019 – August 2019:  $150 to NCH
  • September 2019:  $87.50 to NHCHC
  • October 2019 – January 2020: $100 to SMI
  • February 2020 – April 2020: $50.50 to NCH
  • May 2020 – June 2020 – $149 to SMI

National Alliance to End Homelessness:  $1107 (First Donation 12/21/2010)

National Coalition for the Homeless: $1545.50 (First donation on 2/17/2012)

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council: $437.50 (First donation 3/15/2013)

Western Mass Regional Network to End Homelessness: $150 (First Donation on 10/28/13)

Street Medicine Institute: $421 (First Donation on 10/2013)

STCC Ovations Conference: $384 (HOHF Booklets donated on 3/6/15)

Total Contributions: $4194.00

Special Thanks to everyone who purchased Cross-Cultural Dialogues, PGHOHF, HNPP & HOHF, and thereby made a contribution to the cause! 



16 thoughts on “Donations”

  1. I would like to thank Jay Levy for selecting the National Alliance to End Homelessness as the first recipient of his generosity. We are honored to have your support. Thank you!

  2. Jay,

    Thank you so much for the contribution you made to support the National Alliance to End Homelessness on December 20th that did exceed $500! We are honored to be the recipient of your generosity. I wish you the best of luck with the book!

    Many thanks,

    Elizabeth Doherty
    Development Coordinator
    National Alliance to End Homelessness

  3. Since the publication of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways (Released 9/8/2010)… I’ve donated a total of $642.28 to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. A special thanks to everyone who has bought the book. It is your support that made the donation a reality!

  4. Hi Jay,
    Wonderful talk last evening! This morning’s Wall Street Journal has an article about homeless veterans in the editorial section. Makes your point about needing housing to support the services.

    Jane & Willard (Bill) Shattuck

    1. Thanks Jane! I really enjoyed the annual meeting and learning more about OFH. It was great sharing my experiences of the homeless world with others. Much appreciated, Jay

  5. My Pleasure! Special thanks to everyone who purchased Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways and/or Homeless Outreach & Housing First. You made these donations possible! So far we’ve donated $902.59 to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

  6. Hi Jay,

    Thanks so much for your support of the National Coalition for the Homeless! This year we have received $100 in contributions from you. We are all happy that your books are educating folks, and we are honored to count you as a member and partner in our work to Bring America Home!

    Megan Hustings
    Administrative Officer
    National Coalition for the Homeless

  7. Hi Jay! Thanks so much for your amazing pledge this past giving/holiday season! By educating folks through these great books you have written, you have also raised over $200 for the National Coalition for the Homeless! We’re so lucky to have such great advocates, like yourself, in our national network working to end homelessness!

    All our best,
    Megan Hustings
    National Coalition for the Homeless

  8. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council ( is always pleased to work with you Jay. Our attendees at our national conference find your book and further dialogue with you to be valuable beyond your financial contributions. With that said, we are extremely grateful for your presence and your generosity throughout the years. I echo the sentiments of the many other wonderful organizations above: You are a tremendous advocate for the clients we serve and the work we all strive to perfect.


    Wade Munday
    National Health Care for the Homeless Council

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