The River Fund's mission "to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty" encompasses food and non-food needs of people living under constant 'pressure of relentless material hardships'-which is now recognized as a better way to understand what "poverty" means in our society. People need the basic necessities of food, shelter and a sense of self-dignity. The circumstances that create persistent shortages of critical resources in people's lives and cause them to face episodes of acute deprivation vary dramatically-ranging from the obvious, such as lack of sufficient income, to the overwhelming, like poor health or severe work-limiting health conditions.
The Mets have designated eight grassroots community-based organizations as official Mets Community Partners. Each group receives a two-year commitment from the Mets to support their endeavors through a variety of ways.
CAPS is Long Island's leading non-profit dedicated to the prevention of bullying, child abuse, and neglect, and the only volunteer organization that works directly with children and youth in New York's Nassau and Suffolk elementary, middle, and high schools.
Queens Community House (QCH) serves residents of all ages, races and ethnicities while supporting the viability of Queens as a whole. QCH was formed in 1975 (as Forest Hills Community House) to help heal a neighborhood conflict, and its reach has expanded over the years to serve nearby communities. Today, we offer a comprehensive network of services at 25 program sites across the borough, allowing us to impact individuals, families, and entire communities.
Each year, our programs help thousands of Queens residents to thrive in school and make healthy life choices, to succeed in educating themselves and become engaged neighbors, to stabilize their housing situations, and to make the most of their senior year
New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantry and hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program. We then go further to address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services through the help of Help 365, which assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and Project Dignity, which connects homeless visitors to resources. The third vital element in our whole-person approach is education offered through our Live Healthy! program. Live Healthy! teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living, as well as provides them with the skills necessary to make healthier choices for their families.
The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters is a network of food and service programs for the poor that provide a wide range of services to feed, clothe, counsel, and alleviate physical and emotional hunger in a dignified and supportive manner. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters takes a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that eradicate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters supports a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. There are more than 40 non-profit Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Safe Havens, Drop In Centers and Shelters supported by St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters serve over 1.2 million meals each year.
Our mission is to strengthen children and families with skills, opportunities, and emotional support to build healthy, successful lives. We take a holistic approach, realizing that children don't grow in isolation, but rather as a part of families and communities, and we offer services that support each child's whole cognitive, social-emotional, and physical well-being as the building blocks for a healthier society. We also offer programs that serve parents and other caregivers so that they become able to handle challenges on their own.
BCS celebrates the strength of the human spirit. Our mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face, as we strive to ensure opportunity for all to learn, grow and contribute to One Brooklyn Community. To achieve this mission, we offer comprehensive and holistic services, including: Early childhood education, youth development services and educationally-rich after-school programs, Counseling for at-risk families, Treatment, recovery and job training to support the life goals of adults living with mental illness, Person-centered rehabilitation/community living support for adults with developmental disabilities and disaster recovery case management and relief services.
The Central Family Life Center, Inc. (CFLC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and environment of Staten Island residents. The CFLC was established in 1979 under the aegis of the First Central Baptist Church, led by Rev. Dr. Calvin Rice, and it continues today under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Demetrius Carolina. The 10,000 square foot facility is the only minority-led community center of its kind on Staten Island, and it houses many critical social services programs for the borough's diverse residents.