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Why Give

Why Give to VNSNY?

Here in New York City, there are seniors, adults, and children who rely on home care and community-based care from VNSNY. Some are recovering from illness, injury, or surgery. Others participate in programs that help them develop parenting skills, advance their health and welfare, or manage chronic mental issues. In some cases, patients and families depend on us to help them die with dignity, in a comfortable environment.

However VNSNY touches their lives, many of these patients need care they cannot afford. Contributions from generous individuals and partners help make free and discounted home care services available to thousands of our under-and uninsured neighbors, and are critical in making possible VNSNY community-based programs that improve the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers.

When you give to VNSNY, your gift can:

  • Bring care to a homebound senior in need
  • Treat a sick, uninsured child who requires in-home nursing
  • Provide care to a terminally ill patient from a hospice aide
  • And more—many of our programs are highlighted in our latest Charitable Care and Community Benefit Report.

Make your gift to VNSNY today!

Charitable and Community Programs

Part of VNSNY’s founding mission 125 years ago was to provide a safety net for the most at-risk New Yorkers, and today we continue that mission by making charitable care and community benefit programs available to our vulnerable neighbors. Last year, these wide-ranging programs enriched the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, young and old, and provided free and discounted direct home care services to more than 8,500 under- and uninsured individuals.

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Your Support Changes Lives

Contributions enable VNSNY to provide expert, compassionate home- and community-based health care and life-changing programs to all New Yorkers, no matter their illness, injury, or ability to pay. A few individuals whose lives were impacted by these programs are highlighted in this section.

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Charitable Care and Community Impact Report

In 2017, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York—together with generous supporters, community partners, and VNSNY employees—provided nearly $47 million in charitable care and community benefit programs. These initiatives brought care and services to those who too often fall through the cracks—the chronically ill, the frail elderly, children, the poor, and the under- and uninsured.

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Meet Our Supporters

VNSNY’s supporters are passionate about improving the lives of New York’s most vulnerable, and their donations are critical to the success of many of VNSNY’s initiatives. These profiles capture the compassion and empathy that characterize all of VNSNY’s thousands of donors.

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Make a Difference Today

Bringing this level of care and support to our neighbors who need help is made possible with the charitable support of others. You can help make sure that the familiar knock of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York will be heard at the door of any New York area family who needs us by making a gift today.

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Changing Communities by Caring for Families

The Nurse-Family Partnership provides care to at-risk young mothers and their infants, but its benefits are felt throughout families and across the community.
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Home Care Takes a Team

A VNSNY nurse advocates for her patient, allowing her to stay at home instead of being hospitalized for a pressure ulcer.
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Rescuing Children in Crisis

By responding quickly and connecting effectively, a social worker with VNSNY’s Mobile Crisis Team helps a Bronx teenager cope with anxiety.

Going Above and Beyond for All New Yorkers