Community Access: We Still Need Your Help

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Dear Friends,

We extend heartfelt thanks to all of you who responded to our call for help.  Thankfully, on Friday and Saturday, power was restored in all nine of our buildings in Lower Manhattan where several hundred tenants were living without heat and electricity after the storm.  Environmental clean up crews from Alabama and South Carolina are now working at three sites that were badly flooded. 

We continue to provide extra support to the individuals and families who live in all of our buildings—many of whom are senior citizens, individuals recovering from psychiatric disabilities, and people with special needs.


Because of your generous donations after Hurricane Sandy, the tenants were given food baskets, warm meals, blankets and other critically needed items.  Our emergency need for food has passed.  Thank you for your support.

As you will see from the photos we are sharing on Facebook below, the storm has destroyed and damaged facilities to the extent that it will take months of hard work to build, repair and recover.  Your financial support would be greatly appreciated as we move forward to restore all our programs.  You can make a tax deductible contribution online by clicking here.

A special thank you to the dozens of individuals and families in New York and caring neighbors around the country (including the Girl Scouts in Kentucky!) who have reached out to help during this challenging time.  We are grateful to everyone for their deeds, thoughts, and prayers.

All the best,

Steve Coe
Chief Executive Officer

Our GC building's kitchen and pantries suffered massive flooding.

MasterChef, Luca Manfe, and his wife Cate helped out by preparing a hot meal for tenants on Thursday.


Community Access is one of New York City’s oldest and largest nonprofits dedicated to providing housing, education, job training, hot meals, counseling, pet therapy, and art workshops for New Yorkers overcoming mental illness and homelessness.

Our mailing address is:

Community Access, Inc.

2 Washington Street

9th Floor

New York, NY 10004


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