To provide immediate relief and long term solutions for the most vulnerable members of our community by preventing, combating, and reducing homelessness within the Capital Region.
HATAS was formed in 1927 with the mission to end homelessness within Albany County and the Capital Region.
We provide relief by meeting the immediate need for shelter, food and clothing in addition to addressing the long-term need for affordable housing and sustainable employment. Over the course of 2015, HATAS assisted over 12,500 persons seeking assistance within the Capital Region.
We employ a holistic wrap-around approach in caring for our neighbors in need and we serve all persons with dignity and respect. HATAS works in concert with our partners in service to eliminate redundancies and to increase the quality and variety of services available within the Capital Region.
Meet Our Team
Liz Hitt, Executive Director Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (518) 463-2124 x 229
Maria Grillo, Deputy Director Contact: email@example.com (518) 463-2124 x 230
Brian Shea, Director of Finance Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (518) 463-2124 x 227
Rachel Alexander, Housing Team Leader Contact: email@example.com (518) 463-2124 x 209
Doug Vine, Mental Health Team Leader Contact: Douglas.Vine@omh.ny.gov (518) 549-644
Nancy Kelly, Development Coordinator Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (518) 463-2124 x 243
Board of Directors
President, Cathy Sliwinski, JD
Vice President, Jaye Kremer
Secretary, Tawana Davis
Treasurer, Thomas McGuire
Member at Large, Mark Aronowitz
Geoffrey Cannon, JD
Adam Cooper, JD
Rebecca Franklin, CPA
Liz Hitt, Executive Director
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on the generous support of our community to fulfill our mission.
Many people provide support through contributions of time, money, and items from our wish list. We couldn't do what we do without this support, and for that, we thank you.
If you are not yet a HATAS supporter, there has never been a better time to get involved. We have made so much progress so far, but there is still a long road ahead. Be part of something bigger than yourself and experience the rewards of helping your neighbors and your community.
We thank you for your contribution and your hard work!
Together we have built something amazing and it has been truly wonderful to share our success that has only been made possible by your contributions of time and talent.