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Church in Action

Ways to Help During Covid-19 Pandemic

Ways to Help During Covid-19 Pandemic

We continue to be the church in action that is seeking ways to support those struggling and suffering as we shelter in place. The following is a list of organizations which are delivering various services to those feeling the greatest impact of the Covid-19 crisis, including the staffs of local hospitals and members of the essential workforce, as well as under-resourced and vulnerable populations, in our city and across our diocese.

CAMBA: a multi-service Brooklyn-based agency with which St. Ann’s partners through our monthly Sandwich Sunday program and Toys for Joy at Christmas time. CAMBA operates several homeless shelters, supportive housing, health services and other projects.

Breaking Ground: providing permanent supportive housing to homeless New Yorkers, including the former resident of our church front step.

CHiPs: a soup kitchen and shelter for homeless women and their children here in Brooklyn.

City Harvest: NYC’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers.

North Brooklyn Angels: co-founded by Ascension Church in Greenpoint and funded in part by Episcopal Ministries of Long Island, the NBA Angelmobile’s mission is to bring hot meals to hungry people in underserved parts of Brooklyn.

Episcopal Health Services/St John’s Hospital: an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island serving some of the most vulnerable and often invisible people.

West Brooklyn Waterfront Aid: a grassroots community organization supporting our neighbors in Brooklyn who are most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Their mission is to assist the at-risk population, alleviate food insecurity, combat the effects of physical distancing, and demonstrate solidarity with our community.

Carribean Equality Project: a Queens-based non-profit organization that empowers and serves LGBTQ+ people of Caribbean origin and descent. Several of St. Ann’s parishioners are CEP leaders.

The Okra Project: a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally-specific meals and resources to the community.

Ali Forney Center: a community center helping LGBTQ+ homeless youth in NYC, most between sixteen and twenty-four years old. They provide a continuum of supportive services to help their clients thrive and prepare them for independent living.

Audre Lorde Project: a Brooklyn-based community organizing center for LGBTQ+ people of color. They concentrate on community organizing and radical nonviolent work around issues such as AIDS and HIV activism, pro-immigrant activism, and prison reform.

Black Women’s Blueprint: a national human rights and civil rights membership organization working to develop a culture where women of the African diaspora are fully empowered and where gender and race disparities are erased.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project: focused on promoting leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world.

One Hundred Black Men of New York: an organization dedicated to achieving meaningful gains for the Black community. Their initiatives focus on education through mentoring, wealth building strategies, fostering economic development and raising awareness of health issues affecting Black communities.

HOPE Program: empowering New Yorkers to build sustainable futures through comprehensive career assistance. They provide training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services, internships and job placement with long-term support.

Rural Migrant Ministry: an organization that serves and advocates for and with farmworkers throughout New York State, including in Eastern Long Island where our diocese has converted the former Grace Church in Riverhead into a community center (Centro Franciscano).

Brooklyn Bail Fund: an organization dedicated to securing the freedom of New Yorkers who would otherwise be detained pretrial due to their inability to post bail. They are committed to challenging the criminalization of race, poverty and immigration status.

Children of Promise, NYC: an after-school program and summer day camp specifically designed to meet the needs of children with incarcerated parents.

Brooklyn Book Bodega: BBB’s mission is to increase the number of 100+ book homes for kids 0-18 in NYC. They provide access to and ownership of books and inspire a passion for learning through free events and literacy-based community programming.

Brooklyn Community Foundation: Through the Brooklyn Covid-19 Response Fund, BCF is making grants and offering targeted support for local organizations serving the most vulnerable and hardest hit communities.

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