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Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families

by Children's Aid
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Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families
Coronavirus Relief for NYC's Children and Families

Summary

New York City's low-income communities are now the world's hardest hit group by the COVID-19 pandemic. This "epicenter within the epicenter" is experiencing the highest rates of the city's more than 175,000 infections, and is struggling with the fact that a pandemic has just worsened the already existing realities of living in poverty. In response, we're providing COVID-19 testing and treatment options, permanent housing to displaced youth in foster care, food boxes to hungry families, and more.

$50,000
total goal
$13,124
remaining
691
donors
2
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
3
months

Challenge

The challenges our families living in poverty have always faced - financial hardship, job insecurity, hunger, homelessness, and limited access to health and mental health care - are now even more destabilizing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And because low-income families have less ability to work remotely, live in more crowded spaces, and have higher rates of pre-existing health conditions, their COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates have skyrocketed.

Solution

Our health clinics are testing symptomatic young people for COVID-19 and providing treatment options, and are offering other non-coronavirus health services to relieve overburdened hospitals. For our nearly 700 youth in foster care, we are conducting in-person and virtual home visits, and securing permanent housing for anyone who is at risk for homelessness. We're also distributing food boxes to hungry families, offering remote counseling, and providing virtual academic enrichment services.

Long-Term Impact

In the long-term, our COVID-19 health services will save lives, and our non-coronavirus health services will help prevent our local hospitals from collapsing. Our foster care staff will help our youth avoid losing their homes, and continue to protect them from cycles of abuse and neglect. The food packages will help our families survive through periods of hunger, and the virtual counseling to traumatized individuals will safeguard their emotional well-being until we get through this pandemic.

Resources

https:/​/​www.childrensaidnyc.org/​
Losing Independence During a Pandemic
Serving our Community through Healthy Foods
Staff Help Families Overcome COVID-19 Challenges
Responding to Clients' Need in the Bronx

Organization Information

Children's Aid

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @childrensaidnyc
Project Leader:
Danny Stern
New York, NY United States
$36,876 raised of $50,000 goal
 
747 donations
$13,124 to go
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