During this unprecedented health crisis, LSSNY has continued to help those in need — the formerly homeless, the addicted, the newcomer, the individual living with mental illness, the food-insecure family. We’ve continued educating the children in our schools, brought comfort and support to children in foster care, and helped underserved families deal with the added pressures of the pandemic. We do this because it is our mission, it is our duty, and it is the reason we have been serving low-income New Yorkers for more than 130 years.
“We hear of the work and sacrifices of the medical community and our first responders. But what about the maintenance worker who is sanitizing a program site or the case manager who works in the SRO or the childcare provider who works in the group home? All of these individuals are low-paid but critical to address the needs of those in care. Deemed essential, they toil in anonymity, quietly caring for those in need. We owe them our gratitude.”
— LSSNY’s CEO, Dr. Damyn Kelly
“The coronavirus isn’t a joke.” Listen to the heartbreaking voice of a child who lost his parent to Covid-19. He is a member of our Early LIFE family. Please watch his short public service announcement and heed his call to #StayHome and #StaySafe.
“I have always told staff that they were essential and that it was because of them that we existed. So as a result, when the governor announced the Stay in Place order…calling our workers essential, I immediately sent out an email to the staff saying the governor has recognized what I’ve been telling you since the beginning.”
— LSSNY’s CEO, Dr. Damyn Kelly, at FPWA’s Courageous Conversation Series: Addressing Trauma During Times of Crisis
Thank you for supporting LSSNY. You have our prayers and support for your and your loved ones’ continued health. We also offer our condolences to those who have lost loved ones and friends.
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