Join us to support youth and families facing homelessness and poverty during the coming school year and beyond.
An Ongoing Crisis
As the current economic crisis continues, the nation is on the brink of a homelessness emergency at a scale never seen before. Many temporary benefits from the federal government have expired and millions of Americans are finding themselves unable to afford necessities for their families.
HELP USA has been there for families facing homelessness and poverty for almost 35 years, and this is one of the largest challenges we have faced. Today, we serve 30,000 people each year, and we expect that number to increase as more people find themselves in danger of losing their homes.
We are committed to helping our most vulnerable neighbors throughout this crisis, but we need your support. Join us to ensure that Americans facing homelessness have essential support when they need it most.
Each day HELP USA’s staff works hard to support vulnerable people. With your help, we will be able to continue this critical work.
Health & Safety
We our providing for the everyday needs of our residents, offering personal protective equipment and deep cleaning services at shelters and residences and distributing food, toiletries, and other necessities.
Our team is using every tool we have to keep those who are struggling in safe homes. We are providing emergency rental assistance, finding new homes for those facing homelessness, and building affordable housing.
We are giving vulnerable people the tools to escape the cycle of poverty, offering youth the technology and resources they need to attend school remotely, and helping adults maintain or increase their income.
Meet Shireen, an Essential Worker Facing Homelessness
It’s hard to imagine what it takes for healthcare workers to show up to work each day during the coronavirus crisis. It’s even harder to imagine that some of them are homeless.
Shireen* works as a nursing assistant in Northern Manhattan and is a resident of HELP USA’s Bronx Morris Shelter. During the pandemic, her biggest challenge has been helping her children complete their schoolwork remotely while working longer hours to fill in for ill coworkers.
*Name and likeness have been altered to protect client privacy.
We’re thankful to the many members of our community who have stepped up to help during the coronavirus crisis. There’s still so much work to be done, which is why we’re asking you to join us today. This is just some of what your support can provide:
All costs are approximate. Funds will be directed to where they are needed most.