Home/Community, Donations & Fundraising/Rep. Maloney press conference, April 17th, 2021

At a press conference outside of our Queensbridge clinic today, Saturday, April 17th, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney announced that she had secured $4,320,500 for The Floating Hospital in the American Rescue Plan.

The resources will help us expand services and access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities.

We’re beyond grateful to Rep. Maloney for her relentless championing of our work. At the press conference, additional remarks were delivered by:

  • Donovan Richards, Queens Borough President 
  • April Simpson, Queensbridge Tenants Association President
  • Stephanie Chauncey, Queensbridge Tenants Association Vice President
  • Ellen Barker, Executive Director, The Floating Hospital
  • Sreeta Karl Quintana, Director of Clinic Operations

The location of the press conference was notable, in that Rep. Maloney secured the necessary funding to open the Queensbridge clinic.

stephanie chauncey
donavan richards
rep. maloney with clinic staff

Since 1866, The Floating Hospital has been the largest provider of healthcare and education to families living with homelessness. Based in Long Island City, it provides comprehensive primary, dental and behavioral-health services, and health-education to patients living in more than 300 shelters and domestic violence safe houses throughout New York City.

In 2021, The Floating Hospital moved into a new modern main clinic in Long Island City, and continue to support patients in satellite clinics at family homeless shelters and public housing complexes in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.


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