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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 Community Impact Report.

Make your gift to VNSNY today!

Charitable and Community Programs

Part of VNSNY’s founding mission 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 delivered free and discounted direct home care services to those in need.

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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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Community Impact Report

Each year, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York—together with generous supporters, community partners, and VNSNY employees—provides tens of millions of dollars in charitable care and community benefit programs. These initiatives bring 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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Keeping Chinatown Elders Safe and Connected

Many members of VNSNY’s Chinatown Community Center and Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community were left isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Si-Yo Musical Phone Pal™ program, Chinatown residents were able to connect to each other and their heritage through the universal language of music.
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Educating and Empowering Young Mothers and Their Children

First time mother Lila needed some help when her baby’s father became COVID-positive. Luckily, as a participant in the VNSNY Nurse-Family Partnership, Lila was able to have one-on-one telehealth visits with a nurse, to help her and her baby stay healthy and meet their goals.
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Caring for COVID Patients in Need

Claude, a previously healthy young father, spent nearly two months in the hospital with COVID-19, including 20 days critically ill on a ventilator and in kidney failure. Thanks to the doctors and the VNSNY clinicians who visited him at home Claude is back to his active life with his family, playing with the kids and getting out for car rides.

Going Above and Beyond for All New Yorkers