Helping Holocaust Survivors and the Homebound Elderly

A year has passed since our lives were abruptly turned upside down and, through it all, the Y has been a source of hope, strength, and care for our neighbors.

While many adults lost their jobs and students shifted to remote learning, the elderly became isolated and often unable to take care of their most basic necessities. The Y’s social workers and staff regularly reached out to check in on their wellbeing and address their needs — home healthcare, transportation to medical appointments, meals, social services, and emotional support.

As soon as the COVID-19 vaccine was available to the elderly in our community, the Y sprang into action, helping Holocaust survivors and local seniors get vaccinated, while the Wein House also became one of the first sites to administer the vaccine onsite to its residents.

The Y is committed to helping homebound older adults age in place with dignity — as we continue to connect people of all ages to critical support and vital resources.

Your gift helps make that happen. When you support the Y, you are literally helping save lives. Please donate today.

Thank you for your ongoing generosity and ensuring we can take care of our neighbors in need.

We wish you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy Passover, as we celebrate the freedom of our ancestors and hope for a free and just world for all.

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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