These pictures show property of shelter residents at the 48th street shelter taken from residents who were not there for a night and trashed the next morning. The shelter has a practice of trashing the property of anyone who is not there for a night. They have storage bins for resident’s property but those bins will be emptied and trashed if you are not there for a night. Some residents are not there because they are at the hospital, or a job, or for any other reason.
Below see pictures documenting the process of shelter staff trashing residents property, as well as an incident report from one of many residents who had their property trashed after going to the hospital.
Note left on bed the first night a resident is not at their bed
Property of residents put in trash bags and piled in corner of shelter the same night
Property gone from corner the next morning
Property Thrown in trash the morning after the resident was not at the shelter that night
Resident digging through the trash looking for their property
Incident report from resident at 48th Street Shelter