We have been on the forefront of unfettered healthcare since our inception in the 1860s, when we started our mission by serving child laborers, tenement families and the waves of immigrants who would eventually build this country into what it is today. We have always sought out those who need us most.
Our focus now is on those families who live in homeless shelters, motels, doubled-up with friends and family, and domestic violence safe houses. They are the “hidden” homeless among us — thousands of families with nothing but a room or two at best, and our charity care acts as one of the few remaining safety nets for these vulnerable New Yorkers.
Through the generosity of our supporters, The Floating Hospital offers both physical and emotional well-being to these families. From doctors to dentists, cardiologists and counselors, our team proudly serves everyone who comes to us for care. Most importantly, we provide what insurance doesn’t – health education, transportation, case management as well as necessities like meals, clothing, diapers, feminine products, and strollers.
We do whatever it takes to keep our families afloat.
Our staff and Board, many of whom were patients of The Floating Hospital at one time in their lives, or live in the communities we serve, understand our families and take the time to hear about their lives, their challenges, and their aspirations. Acting as a team with our patients at the center, The Floating Hospital offers support to them at every stage of their lives. We tailor our treatment and recommendations to their lifestyles. We care.