Caring Neighbors Fund
Brooklyn is home to the two neighborhoods in the city with the highest percentage of residents 65 and older; twenty-five percent of people in Brooklyn live below the poverty line, and the highest infant mortality rates in the city are in Brooklyn.
The Caring Neighbors Fund assists vulnerable Brooklyn families and individuals with immediate need for a social safety net and seeks to provide access to health and mental health services. Its goals are to:
- Offer paths out of poverty by supporting the work of emergency food providers and human services agencies.
- Provide access to care for unaddressed physical or mental health needs in accessible community settings.
- Ensure that homeless individuals and families can access safe temporary shelter and support services.
Recently Funded Caring Neighbors Projects