COVID-19 Stories of Hope From (Volume Four)

April 20, 2020
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Once a week, we will share quick updates from our affiliates who are still supporting various communities in need across New York City. Hear from our affiliates as they mention how COVID-19 has impacted their programs and services, and how they're still remaining hopeful about God continuing to work in our city.


Avail NYC


Avail NYC, which helps women and men who are facing unexpected pregnancies together, pivoted to online support starting on March 17. By being innovative and flexible, the Avail staff is now offering virtual counseling services across various programs and understanding their clients' needs. To date, Avail has now supported more than 70 clients! Hear from Chris Whitford, CEO of Avail, below.


Dream Center


Dream Center has continued to provide food to low-income communities in the Chelsea and East Harlem neighborhoods. Together, volunteers follow safe social distancing protocols to deliver and drop off groceries. The need is so great, they still need support providing enough pantry items. See a recent update about the increasing need for non-perishable pantry items.

In just three weeks we have gone from delivering to 300 families to just over 2,200 families this past week and we are...

Posted by Dream Center NYC on Sunday, April 12, 2020


Center for All Abilities


Center for All Abilities knows that remaining in touch with their neurodiverse students is even more important during COVID-19. Like many educators, Center for All Abilities mentors now connect with their students virtually. Students have been creative in sharing how to stay safe during COVID-19. Hear an update from Joanna Tan, Outshine Program Director, who shares how Center for All Abilities is building and maintaining relationships.


Support our 60+ affiliates during COVID-19 by giving to the Hope for New York Relief Fund. Your gift will go toward critical relief grants and resources to sustain our affiliates, many of who are still still serving neighbors in need across all five boroughs.