Our mission at New Yorkers For Children has always been to fill in the gaps within New York City’s child welfare system; working towards ensuring that no youth in foster care falls through the cracks.
Since the onset of COVID-19, we have seen unprecedented need across the board among youth in foster care and those who have aged out, ages 18-26.
Our COVID-related emergency grants range from about $100 to $750 - depending on need - and go towards rent, utility bills, groceries, household items such as cleaning supplies; and where applicable, baby food and diapers.
No donation is too small. Together, we can be the safety net for New York City youth in and aged out of foster care for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.