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For more than 100 years, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has provided critical responses that help New Yorkers in poverty cope with immediate crises and struggles with daily life. UJA-Federation of New York is proud to be one of seven charities supported by the Neediest Cases Fund. Through our network of nonprofits we provide assistance to New Yorkers who need it most.

From November to January, The New York Times features stories about the courage and hardship of individuals and families helped by the Neediest Cases Fund.

We’re pleased to share here the stories highlighting clients from nonprofits across UJA-Federation’s network.

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“Forced to Leave Odessa as a Girl, and Yearning for the Life She Knew Then”

November 21, 2016

Holocaust survivor Lyubov Bilik receives support from UJA-Federation of New York partners Selfhelp Community Services and JASA. Read more

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“4 Years After Hurricane Sandy, 2 Households Still Wait to Go Home”

November 21, 2016

The Rodriguez family and Elena Trama, who struggled four years after Hurricane Sandy devastated their Brooklyn homes, receive help from Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, a UJA-Federation of New York partner. Read more

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“Racing Toward a Better Future”

November 17, 2016

Tatiana Ricardo, a single mom of four children, including two who have special needs, received support through The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a UJA-Federation of New York partner. Read more

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“Still Recovering From Hurricane Sandy”

January 22, 2016

Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, a UJA-Federation of New York beneficiary agency, helped Linda Vergara in the years since Hurricane Sandy. Read more

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“Battling His Depression, a Caregiver Enlists a Companion”

January 6, 2016

The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, both beneficiary agencies of UJA-Federation of New York, helped Harry Solomon, 70, with rent when he struggled to make ends meet. Read more

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“In America, a Man Discovers His Jewish Heritage”

January 1, 2016

The Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency, provided needed support to Aleksey Bikov when he got laid off. Read more

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“Finding His Way Forward, With Help From Landmarks and Family”

December 25, 2015

After Ivan Hidalgo, who is legally blind, broke his leg, Jewish Association Serving the Aging, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, replaced his 25-year-old mattress. Read more

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“Faith Is Sustaining Family Through Mother’s Tumor”

December 15, 2015

See how Samuel Field Y, a UJA-Federation of New York beneficiary agency, made summers a better experience for Victoria Gonzalez, who has a brain tumor, and her two young sons. Read more

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“15 Years After Vicious Attack, Planning a Return to the Ring”

December 13, 2015

An attack left Viktor Sinyuts with an amputated leg and unable to work. For help, Viktor turned to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a UJA-Federation of New York beneficiary agency. Read more

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“A Pitch, a Swing and a Family’s Medical Nightmare”

December 10, 2015

After Robert Matos, 14, fell ill and landed in the hospital, his mother missed work, and was then unable to pay the rent. Mosholu Monteifiore Community Center, a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency, stepped in to help with Neediest Cases funds. Read more