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The Safety Net is Torn

A visually impaired woman was brought to UJC, with no place to call home. For her and many others, there’s nowhere else to turn.

 

Your Gift Goes A Long Way

Help Mend the Safety Net!

UJC provided a circle of help, from securing benefits to finding housing, and obtaining food and clothing for the woman.

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The Need is Great

58%
of seniors on the Lower East Side live below the poverty line.
50%
do not speak English fluently, creating difficulties getting basic needs met.
30%
of the elderly population on the Lower East Side live alone, without a family support network.

 


Those who have worked as teachers, engineers, carpenters, contributing to the vitality of our city, are now alone, frail, frightened. Some are homebound without access to food or essential services. It’s not right. For them, the social safety net is torn.

UJC is Doing Something About it

We provide the essential services that seniors and others rely on — housing, meals, social services, and friendship — that make a life-changing difference for so many. We work timelessly day after day to provide the safety net for those who have none.

Our Impact This Year Alone:

Delivery

45,000 meals delivered to homebound people, rain or shine, snow or heat.

1,333,282
hours of care to those who needed help in their homes provided by 1,093 Home Health Aides.
538
reassurance telephone calls made to homebound seniors to ensure well-being.
240
at-risk members of the Lower East Side were able to remain there through our help.

Helping People Reclaim Their Lives

A young computer programmer, disabled in an auto accident, spent four years isolated and depressed. His mother asked UJC to help. After coaxing him out of his house, the UJC social worker helped him get retroactive Social Security benefits and the medical care he needed. Now, he is out in the world again, and married.

Help Us Mend the Safety Net

Your Donation Means So Much

Your donation underwrites critically needed services that help someone in our community weather a crisis or take another step toward self-sufficiency.

Or call 212-673-9328

Make checks payable to:

United Jewish Council of the East Side
235 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002