On Tuesday, November 24th at 9 p.m., New Evangelization Television (NET TV) will premiere its original production Shelter in the City, a 90-minute eye-opening documentary on homelessness in the New York metropolitan area.
In recent years, the number of New Yorkers without a home has reached an all time high. According to the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, as of September 2015 there were 59,305 homeless people in the city, the highest level ever recorded since the Great Depression.
“Why does the wealthiest city in the world have so many people living on the streets? What can we do to help them? These are questions I asked myself which prompted the production of Shelter in the City,” said Terence Donnellan, director and producer of NET TV’s new documentary.
Shelter in the City touches upon the social aspect of homelessness. It shares the testimony of a parent whose experience hits close to home, and provides insights from experts who share their knowledge, experience and perspective. Featured interviews include advocate for the homeless and Executive Director of Care for the Homeless, Bobby Watts; Executive Director of NYC Rescue Mission, Craig Mayes; and Economist and Professor at St. Johns University, Charles Clark.
The moving documentary also features organizations whose mission is to strengthen the fabric of communities by offering resources to those hit by the reality of homelessness in NYC. These include Covenant House, Fortune Society, and Providence House.
Shelter in the City is produced by NET TV, a cable network featuring news and information with a Catholic point of view, which is available in the New York area on Time Warner Cable, channel 97, Cablevision, channel 30, and nationally on Verizon FIOS on Demand. Viewers can also watch the programming live on NET TV’s website at www.netny.tv/watchnow.
Click here to watch the trailer of Shelter in the City.