Support Initiatives

New York City has been the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, with 170,000 confirmed cases and over 13,000 deaths.

Particularly vulnerable to the ravages of the pandemic and the ensuing economic collapse are members of low income and minority communities. Such groups suffered from rampant discrimination and lack of access to services long before the advent of COVID-19. Now, the coronavirus crisis is making their plight exponentially worse. 

Nido de Esperanza, a New York City-based non profit organisation, has taken upon itself to use its resources and networks in order to support migrant families in the city and provide them with food and other supplies. 

Founded in 2016, Nido de Esperanza centers its work around the provision of help to low income and migrant mothers throughout the child’s first 1,000 days - beginning in pregnancy and up until the child reaches turns three. 

Nido de Esperanza operate in Washington Heights - a Manhattan neighborhood populated predominantly by Hispanic immigrants, many of whom are undocumented. They intend to open two more branches of the organisation in majority-Hispanic neighborhoods in the Bronx. 

Among other services, the organisation provides personal support and coaching in preparing for all stages of having a child, as well as providing critical supplies and food when necessary. They also conduct English language courses and offer a growing variety of workshops and training programs. 

The organisation has also been providing crucial help to Hispanic and immigrant communities during the COVID-19 crisis, using its Washington Heights location to distribute foods and other goods to those in need.

Please visit Nido de Esperanza’s website to make a donation, support its fundraising efforts or, if you are located in the NYC area - explore volunteer opportunities. 

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Call to Action
Support immigrants in NYC through COVID-19