Category: Fundraising


Good Health Shuttle appeal update

By Ellen Barker, Executive Director To date, you have raised $35,000 for The Floating Hospital’s Good Health Shuttle! Over the past year, during a time of tremendous upheaval and uncertainty, The Floating Hospital continued to provide needy New York City families with a safety net of comprehensive and compassionate healthcare and other essential support. Through […]
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Going with the flow: The Floating Hospital’s new clinic is a study in foot traffic

By Lana Bortolot When The Floating Hospital opens its new clinic, staffers can expect their Fitbits to get a workout. Occupying three floors, the clinic – 1.5 times larger than the current location – will require a considerable amount of footwork to keep patients flowing through the various areas of care. The new clinic will […]
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The Floating Hospital Receives $50,000 Grant from Direct Relief to Maintain its Status as a Queens-based Safety Net

The Floating Hospital received $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization, Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The Floating Hospital, whose main clinic is in Long Island City, will use the funds to help its efforts as the Queens community hub in the fight against coronavirus. […]
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The Floating Hospital receives New York Community Trust (NYCT) emergency funds

The New York Community Trust (NYCT) has granted The Floating Hospital emergency funds. The NYCT  funding will allow us to continue providing “essential healthcare” for our patients. Many of them are homeless or otherwise disenfranchised during the coronavirus pandemic. The Floating Hospital operates a family-centric model. This means we transport parents and their young children […]
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Local girls fundraise for The Floating Hospital with crocheted hearts

Two local girls crocheted hearts to sell as a fundraiser for The Floating Hospital. Aya and Lily are both seven years old from Long Island City, and started their project in time for Valentines Day. The girls’ moms, Beatriz and Rebecca, have a longstanding relationship with The Floating Hospital. Both have volunteered at Candy Cane […]
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UNFCU Foundation Grant 2020

The United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) Foundation announced its list of UNFCU grant recipients for 2020, which included The Floating Hospital. The UNFCU Foundation are longtime supporters. Recently, they awarded The Floating Hospital $50,000 to provide mental health services to over 1,000 women and girls. In addition The Floating Hospital committed to helping at […]
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New building – same Floating Hospital

In 2020, The Floating Hospital will move to a new building. But, we’re not moving far! Our new home is at the corner of 41st Avenue and 21st Street in Long Island City, only seven minutes’ walk from our current main clinic.  With a history of more than 150 years, this isn’t our first […]
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Camp RiseUp 2019 in review

Since the middle of the 20th century, good health has been associated with doctors, dentists and therapists. However, more modern Americans are viewing health in a much more holistic framework – a complex formula that includes every aspect of a person’s life. Camp RiseUp brings this to some of New York’s homeless families. For The […]
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