Community Programs

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is committed to meeting the public health and home health care needs of New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay. The organization has a long tradition of community benefit and charitable care established by its founder, Lilian Wald, in 1893—and it continues to this day.

The 2011 Community Service Plan highlights VNSNY's commitment to support the city's underserved and most vulnerable populations, while providing descriptions of the innovative programs that bring relief and hope to so many.

In 2010, VNSNY provided $27.5 million in charitable care and community benefit, which included $12.7 million to deliver direct home health care services to more than 5,000 underinsured and uninsured New Yorkers.

Community benefit dollars provide critical support to a host of invaluable health, educational, research and community initiatives. This support helps VNSNY stay true to its mission to deliver care to New Yorkers in need—people who might otherwise have been denied care, from the very young to the very old, in every neighborhood of New York City, as well as Nassau and parts of Westchester counties. We also work hard to develop initiatives to improve the quailty of our care and produce excellent outcomes. 



To learn more about our Community Programs, please call 212-609-1525.