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“Trying to Control Nerves That Conjure Up Threats”

January 21, 2014

Since 2010, Khristina Olivo, who lives in Yonkers, has received mental health counseling from Westchester Jewish Community Services, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of the organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Case… Read more

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“For an Immigrant, a New Home Brings Comfort but Also Isolation”

January 15, 2014

In 2013, after five years on a waiting list, Yefim Zadov was approved for an apartment in a new affordable-housing complex for the elderly owned by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of seve… Read more

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“Dreaming a Dream for a Daughter Talented in Art”

January 10, 2014

Since she was 6 years old, a Brooklyn high school student has received treatment from a counselor at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of seven organizations supported by The New … Read more

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“When the Loss of a Job Feels Like the End of Life”

January 7, 2014

Gail Dubins turned to Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of seven agencies supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. Met Council provided her with $1,151 to cover one month’s rent l… Read more

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“Lower East Side Students Have a Gift of Uniforms, and Better Focus”

January 3, 2014

The Education Alliance, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of the seven agencies supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, drew $4,500 from the fund to buy uniform shirts for 184 middle-school students in the program. Read more

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“College, Not Just for Himself, but for His Son”

December 31, 2013

Through the Educational Alliance, a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, single father Giovanni Classen received $500 from the Neediest Cases Fund to buy winter coats for himself and his infant, as well as baby supplies. Read more

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“New Home Offers Hope After Years of Devastation”

December 27, 2013

Kenneth Silver says a social worker for the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, helped obtain $961 from the Neediest Cases Fund to buy him a bed, bedding and other household basics. Read more

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“In Their Trailer, a Man Takes Care of His Father”

December 19, 2013

In May, a volunteer from the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island was in the area knocking on doors, and referred Edward Beers to a social worker from UJA-Federation of New York's network agency Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. The Metropolitan… Read more

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“After Losing His Mother and His Health, a Man Takes Shaky Steps to Recovery”

December 18, 2013

To ease his financial struggles, the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of the organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, drew $300 from the fund to p… Read more

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“Struggling to Cope With the Memories of a Child’s Brief Life ”

December 14, 2013

Ms. Zarate approached her social worker, Anona King, for help. Ms. King works at Westchester Jewish Community Services, a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York. Ms. Zarate was able to acquire $750 to apply toward whittling down her friend’s credit c… Read more