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Hurricane Sandy Funding

Funds have provided relief to hard hit areas including Long Beach, the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Red Hook and Staten Island in New York as well as to communities along the New Jersey Coast from Keansburg to Brick to Atlantic City.

Americares has provided more than $3 million in funding to partner organizations in New York (63%), New Jersey (28%) and Connecticut (8%). Of the more than $3 million, 71% of the funds went to programming in mental health and case management and the restoration of health services. Funds have provided relief to hard hit areas including Long Beach, the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Red Hook and Staten Island in New York as well as to communities along the New Jersey Coast from Keansburg to Brick to Atlantic City.

Partner Grant Amount   Objective Location
Action Center for Education and Community Development $66,314   To provide art therapy programming for 150 children and group counseling for their caregivers. NY
Alliance Center for Independent Living $10,399   To develop emergency preparedness workshops and purchase emergency supplies for persons with disabilities.   NJ
American Red Cross $8,000   To provide 500 Thanksgiving meals served at Nassau Community College’s emergency shelter.   NY
AmeriCares Free Clinics $34,767   To support the AmeriCares Mobile Clinic at clinics in the Rockaways and Long Beach impacted by Hurricane Sandy.   CT
Caregivers of New Jersey $137,834   To hire 2 disaster case managers focused on disabled and elderly Hurricane Sandy survivors in Ocean County.   NJ
Children’s Health Fund $110,975   To support mobile mental health care for children and families in Gerritsen Beach.   NY
City University of New York  $7,452   To supply moisture meters for the safe rebuilding of Hurricane Sandy damaged homes.   NY
Community Agency for Senior Citizens $10,500   To cover food, supplies and transportation for low-income clients at 3 senior centers in Staten Island responding to Hurricane Sandy.   NY
Community Health Action of Staten Island $6,800   To provide emergency food, first aid, cleaning supplies and to fund the replacement of lost medications and durable medical equipment.   NY
Community Health Action of Staten Island $35,000   To fund mobile health unit staff and operations in Midlan Beach, New Dorp Beach and Oakwood.    NY
Community Health Care Association of New York State  $91,300   To develop a Rapid Damage Data Collection Tool targeting New York-based Federally Qualified Health Centers responding to disasters.   NY
Coney Island Hospital – Ida G. Israel Community Health Center $168,000   To purchase a mobile medical unit for Coney Island residents.   NY
CPC Behavioral Health Care $154,960   To provide psychiatric services and medication for Hurricane Sandy survivors and to fund staff Mental Health First Aid training.   NJ
Food First $20,000   To purchase equipment and supplies for agency serving families impacted by HIV/AIDS flooded during Hurricane Sandy.   NY
HomeFront $5,000   To assess needs of low-income, medically compromised homeowners in Connecticut and New York.   CT
HomeFront  $150,000   To repair 20 homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy of low-income, health-compromised individuals in Connecticut and Westchester County.   CT
HomeFront  $50,000   To repair 7 homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy of low-income, health-compromised individuals in Connecticut.   CT
Institute for Family Health $16,318   To purchase supplies and computer equipment for a clinic serving homeless youth flooded during Hurricane Sandy.   NY
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island $63,302   To hire a Russian-speaking licensed social worker to provide counseling services to storm survivors. NY
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island $40,640   To hire a Russian-speaking case manager focused on connecting low-income Hurricane Sandy survivors to resources.   NY
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island $5,000   To provide immediate cash assistance through gift cards for Hurricane Sandy survivors.   NY
Jewish Family Services, Atlantic County $96,500   To fund a case manager focused on linking low-income Hurricane Sandy survivors to resources.   NJ
Jewish Family Services, Atlantic County $75,000   To fund a nurse case manager and project manager to link storm survivors with acute medical needs to health services in Atlantic County.   NJ
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center $94,700   To provide emergency power to a Federally Qualified Health Center damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways.   NY
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center $159,400   To fund free medical care for uninsured patients at 3 clinic sites impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways and Red Hook.   NY
Keep Norwalk Beautiful $439   To purchase cleaning supplies for volunteers working in apartments flooded during Hurricane Sandy.   CT
Keep Norwalk Beautiful $910   To supply volunteers with tools for clean-up projects on beaches damaged by Hurricane Sandy.   CT
Lacey United Methodist Church $38,000   To support staff overseeing muck out and home repair in Ocean County.   NJ
Long Beach Medical Center $250,000   To provide operational support for the Family Care Center following severe damage to the Long Beach Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy.   NY
Long Beach Township Office of Emergency Management $12,000   To replace emergency management computer equipment destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.   NJ
Long Island Communities of Practice $55,000   To procure, distribute and install wheelchairs, ramps and other durable medical equipment fpr for disabled individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy.   NJ
Long Island Communities of Practice $5,000   To fund outreach to disabled storm survivors in Long Island.   NY
Lutheran Family Health Services $89,707   To provide therapy and group counseling to storm survivors in Coney Island. NY
Pediatric Disaster Coalition in Partnership with Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital $174,570   To design and implement a Pediatric Disaster Mental Health Intervention to empower pediatricians and health professionals to identify post-disaster mental health issues in children.   NY
Physicians for a National Health Program $2,800   To fund the delivery of medications by volunteer physicians and nurses to home-bound Hurricane Sandy survivors in Staten Island.   NY
Physicians for a National Health Program $24,600   To fund the delivery of medications by volunteer physicians and nurses to home-bound Hurricane Sandy survivors in Coney Island and Red Hook.   NY
Physicians for a National Health Program $5,576   To fund the delivery of medications by volunteer physicians and nurses to home-bound Hurricane Sandy survivors in Far Rockaway.   NY
Portlight Strategies $38,312   To purchase portable ramps for persons with disabilities whose homes were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.   NJ
Preferred Behavioral Health of New Jersey $3,720   To send two clinicians to Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.   NJ
Project Hospitality $65,000   To hire a health referral counselor to link storm survivors to care at the Midland Avenue Relief Center in Staten Island. NY
Project Hospitality $15,000   To supply durable medical equipment, medication, mattresses and food for Hurricane Sandy survivors in addition to funding a storm caseworker.   NY
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities $37,192   To fund counseling and case management for Hurricane Sandy survivors in Ocean County.   NJ
Rockaway Point Volunteer Emergency Services $3,000   To purchase medical supplies and batteries for emergency first responders.   NY
Rockaway Resue Alliance Shore Soup Project $100,000   To fund urban gardening programs and healthy food access for storm survivors in the Rockaways.   NY
The Floating Hospital $130,734   To track patient outcomes for Floating Hospital’s homeless patient base impacted by Hurricane Sandy.   NY
Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth and Young Adults Program $98,040   To develop and enact a program that is addressing mental health issues of children impacted by Sandy in school-based initiatives.   NJ
United States Sierra Leonean Association $4,227   To stock an emergency food pantry in Staten Island.   NY
United States Sierra Leonean Association $5,000   To fund cleaning supplies for volunteer teams assisting homeowners after the storm.   NY
Urban Neighborhood Services $140,000   To fund a community health worker project in Coney Island linking low-income Hurricane Sandy survivors to medical care and social supports.   NY
World Cares Center $61,210   To compensate staff overseeing muck out and mold remediation in the Rockaways and Staten Island.   NY
World Cares Center $71,000   To purchase sleeping bags for Hurricane Sandy survivors in Staten Island and to fund the muck-out of homes in Far Rockaway.   NY
World Cares Center $58,600   To fund equipment and supplies for mold remediation activities in homes in Staten Island and the Rockaways flooded during Hurricane Sandy.   NY
YMCA of Greater New York $71,500   To provide skills-based therapy for students in Staten Island directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy.   NY