BE THE LIGHT
The world has been shaken by the suffering this pandemic has brought, and New York City is unfortunately at its epicenter—with our low-income immigrant communities being hardest hit.
What we are doing
Our city’s unprecedented crisis has brought hardship and heartbreak in every way imaginable. The financial burden of COVID-19 on the country, but especially on New Yorkers, is devastating; and we already see that even more than the 14,000+ people annually who we regularly serve will need our help.
Our team has been working around the clock to continue to provide many of our essential services virtually. Additionally, we are responding to our community’s new real-time needs by amplifying essential communication around critical issues such as the eviction moratorium and expansions to unemployment insurance eligibility.
We have also created our own hotline to better support our community members with non-health related emergencies and to ensure every community member can access critical cash support to meet their basic needs immediately.
On top of this, we are meeting with elected officials to advocate for the need to fill the gaps in existing financial relief plans, like for immigrants left out of the federal stimulus support.
How you can help
Please help us expand our capacity to reach the growing number of vulnerable people in our city. Unfortunately, the number of people who need our help is dramatically increasing every day. Your support will help us provide urgently needed additional resources to help our community access emergency financial assistance both for everyday living expenses and for new needs like burial costs, enroll in and maintain health insurance, and preserve their rights in areas like housing and immigration through this time of turmoil. Please help us serve our neighbors and our city in the face of this unprecedented need.
Thank you for your support and compassion during these difficult times.