Join us and ensure that help is here for people facing homelessness and poverty in this difficult time.
Each year, HELP USA serves 30,000 people facing the challenges of homelessness and poverty. The coronavirus crisis has been particularly hard on members of these underserved groups.
Many of our residents and clients have lost their income and have little savings to rely on. The youth in our shelters are struggling to adapt to remote learning while their parents are juggling childcare and job responsibilities. And many of those we serve have disabilities and pre-existing conditions, making them particularly vulnerable to the health effects of the coronavirus.
How You Can Help
Each day HELP USA’s staff works hard to support vulnerable people during this ever-evolving crisis. With your support, they will be able to continue this critical work. By making a gift today, you can help us provide:
Enhancing our infrastructure so youth can complete their schoolwork remotely
Sanitation & Safety
Protective equipment and deep cleaning services to keep our community healthy
Basic supplies for families like canned food, toiletries, baby formula, and diapers
Emergency housing and rental assistance for people who have lost their incomes
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.