Our main clinic reopens today, Monday, June 14, in its new location at 21-01 41st Avenue in Long Island City.
On Queens Plaza North, the pharmacy is still open, as is the Community Outreach Center where we’re administering Covid vaccinations.

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It was a tough year for families navigating both a pandemic and remote learning. It was even more challenging for the 114,000* New York City school students living with homelessness, who lacked the technology and a stable home in which they could keep up with their schoolwork.

At Camp Rise Up, youth ages 12-15 living with homelessness get to experience all the joy summer has to offer: fun outdoor and creative activities, making new friends and learning essential life-skills that promote self-care, self-reliance and self-confidence, in a beautiful rural environment.

Camp Rise Up provides a respite and unburdens youth of the unique set of responsibilities that come with being homeless. Away from the city and the stresses of shelter living, it’s a rare, unencumbered opportunity for them to learn about the natural world and themselves. Camp may only last a week, but the effects can last a lifetime.

*New York Times

“I was mad at my mom for signing me up. But, as the days passed, everybody started to feel like a family to me.”

-KEVIN, 13

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Your donation today ensures that campers will have everything they need this summer to fully participate in this one-of-a-kind experience.

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The Floating Hospital Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c) not for profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

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