During the coronavirus crisis, HELP USA is serving the most vulnerable Americans.

Join us and ensure that help is here for people facing homelessness and poverty in this difficult time.

The Challenge

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

Emergency Essentials

Basic supplies for families like canned food, toiletries, baby formula, and diapers

Financial Relief

Emergency housing and rental assistance for people who have lost their incomes

Help homeless families get through this crisis.


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.

Join Us

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.

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BNY Mellon, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust
Altria Group, Anonymous, Cruz Family Foundation, Jessica & Andrew Guff, Marc Altheim, Nancy Seaman & Alan Schwartz, Robin Hood, Schaina and Josephina Lurje Memorial Foundation, The George Link, Jr. Foundation, The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Walmart Foundation
Aaron Wong, A Better Life Foundation, AECOM Tishman, Amerihealth Caritas Services, Andrew H & Ann R Tisch Foundation, Anne Keating, Anonymous, Ariel Property Advisors, Brown & Weinrab, PLLC, Charity H2C, Cigna, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Daniel Watts, Deborah Heimowitz, Donald Capoccia, Gail Cannold, George & Joan Hornig, GLAM4GOOD, Iris Smith, Jeffrey Sachs, Jerome Simon, Jessica Velmans, Kenneth Cole, Kim Seybert, Kristin Mannion, Lee & Stephanie Spiegel, Lisa & Michael Shultz Foundation, Lloyd Trotter, Madeline Cuomo, Manuela Zanzi, Maria Cuomo Cole, Moore Capital Management, Shane Dinneen, Shirlene Sasmath, Suzanne Sobel, The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Unilever, WCPG