Connect to Care
The Jewish Community Is Here For You
Today, many of us find ourselves in need of support — even those of us who never expected to need assistance. But the Jewish community is here.
People turn to our beneficiary agencies for help. These agencies serve people with a variety of needs including:
- rent subsidies.
- legal services.
- housing services.
- programmatic services including day camps, scholarships, medical and health insurance, emergency cash assistance, and job training.
- disaster assistance.
In 2008, UJA-Federation of New York created Connect to Care, an initiative that capitalizes on our unique capacity to respond to a wide range of community-wide, national and world-wide disasters. Connect to Care uses our vast network of agencies to leverage the services and strengths of many of the New York area’s most prestigious and effective human-service agencies, Jewish community centers as well as essential relationships with hundreds of nonprofits world-wide -- allowing us to mobilize on a moment’s notice.
Connect to Care has been expanded from its inception during the economic crisis to include Partners in Care, Single Step and the Hubs, a Centennial anti-poverty initiative.
In addition, Connect to Care is operating throughout New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, and in far away places such as Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, to address emergency human service needs. Connect to Care provides access to a wide range of services, including:
- Employment and career-transition services.
- Financial consulting, debt counseling, and budget assistance.
- Legal services.
- Medical care and services.
- Supportive counseling and Jewish spiritual care.
From its inception through December 31, 2012, we have helped more than 40,000 people through Connect to Care.