Here in New York City, there are children, adults, and seniors 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:
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 improved 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.