The senior community at the New Jewish Home are largely confined to wheelchairs, but continue to retain strong cognitive capabilities. These seniors are often unable to leave home due to limited mobility or the long distance from their families, and are therefore susceptible to social isolation. Working closely with hospital staff and volunteer coordinators, NYJL’s Senior Friends plan and organize engaging activities to enrich residents’ daily lives and provide a greater sense of community.
On Monday, December 7, NYJL’s Advocates for Public Policy welcomed elected officials and community partners to NYJL’s annual (virtual) Legislative Breakfast and introduced the organization’s 2020–2021 advocacy agenda focusing on mental health, food insecurity and domestic violence. This event specifically highlighted how COVID-19 has exacerbated the public health crisis of domestic violence and explored ways […]
Interview between Kaitlyn Krouse, NET Committee and Haley Mitchell, PIP Committee and Learn Fresh Junior Board Member If you are interested in learning more about nonprofit board service please sign up to attend the next NET NonProfit Mixer on Tuesday, December 8, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Haley Mitchell is originally from Powder Springs, GA, and […]
After the recent installation of Internet access at Good Shepherd Services’ facilities, NYJL’s virtual workshops present a ‘New View’ for youth clients. When the pandemic suddenly disrupted daily life and required everyone to limit physical contact, technology immediately became a necessary resource–to continue education programs, maintain employment, apply for unemployment assistance, attend doctor’s visits without […]
On August 4, 2020, the New York Junior League joined Advocates for Children of New York and other organizations in New York City to send a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio asking that he prioritize the educational needs of students who are homeless, as part of the city’s plans for reopening schools this fall. […]