Our supporters and Board of Trustees stepped up to make our 2018 end-of-year campaign a success—we have reached our goal of raising $200,000 for immigrants this holiday season! The funds raised will enable us to continue providing immigrants and other New Yorkers facing homelessness with comprehensive and innovative health care, housing, and employment services.
Immigrants are a vital part of New York City’s culture and economy. Yet due to factors like language barriers, stigma, and fear of accessing services, foreign-born New Yorkers can face healthcare, housing, and employment challenges.
For example, two-thirds of healthcare providers report a reluctance among immigrant patients to seek medical care due to fear of deportation and stigma. Nearly one third of immigrant workers earn less than $25,000 a year, and immigrants are three times more likely to live in overcrowded conditions than native-born New Yorkers.
The funding, which includes a $30,000 match from our generous Board of Trustees, will help Project Renewal address these obstacles and change lives. The success of the campaign shows that New York values diversity and inclusivity.