COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families

by Children's Aid
Play Video
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
COVID-19 Relief for NYC's Refugee Families
Feb 16, 2021

When Hardships Compounded, the Sotos Weren't Alone

When refugees come to New York City, one of the most promising aspects of life here is the wide array of opportunities. But when COVID-19 swept the city, those opportunities were replaced by continuous hardship.

Mr. and Mrs. Soto* have three children, one of whom is a 1-year-old enrolled in our home-based early childhood program. The father was the sole provider, and was working in a restaurant to support his family. Due to COVID-19, he lost his job, and the family found themselves in a financial pinch.

Then, by late April 2020, the father contracted COVID-19. He thought the virus had subsided because he had a mild experience with the disease, but soon after, he woke up with swelling and a lot of pain in his legs. He had not been eligible for medical insurance, so he did not seek medical attention immediately. After some days with his condition worsening, he went to the hospital where he was admitted for several days. Thankfully, he was able to make a recovery and was eventually released.

Then, the medical bills came.

The family is Spanish speaking and needed help interpreting the bills and navigating the payment process, which Children’s Aid was able to provide. We also walked the family through the process of applying for financial hardship assistance from the hospital, and helped them discover that Mr. Soto was actually eligible for emergency Medicaid coverage.

With all of the extra expense and disruption, the family did not have enough money to afford food. The family received emergency food assistance from our pandemic relief efforts, and was able to get through this hard time knowing that they were not alone. They continue to receive educational services for their youngest through our early childhood program. 

Thank you for supporting families just like these, reminding them that New York City is, and always will be, a place where opportunity is never out of reach. 

*An alias name and picture are being used to protect the safety and security of our clients.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

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
$5,122 raised of $10,000 goal
 
113 donations
$4,878 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Children's Aid has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.