Discover the extraordinary work of The Floating Hospital in our new film that brings to life the impact of our services on the lives of those we serve.

Amid a crisis where homelessness has reached alarming levels, exacerbated by domestic violence and a lack of affordable housing, we understand that healthcare alone is not enough. That’s why we go above and beyond, breaking down barriers and addressing the fundamental needs of families in need, providing support in every way we can.
Join us in watching this remarkable film that reveals the transformative power of compassion and dedication in creating a brighter, healthier future for those who need it most.

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Cooking class

Every Wednesday
Main Clinic LIC

During Cooking Class Wednesdays, our health education team teaches nutrition midday in the best way possible – through food preparation classes. Lessons are designed to demonstrate ways to provide nutritious and tasty fare regardless of available cooking facilities. No cook breakfast, anyone? Patients only.

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Veggie Taste Test Tuesday

Every Tuesday
Main Clinic LIC

We all know that vegetables are important in a nutritious diet. Our health education team will show how they can be cost-efficient, easy to prepare, and delicious through cooking demos and tastings throughout the day.


De-stress Day for patients

Wednesday, October 11th

Main Clinic LIC

Prioritize your mental well-being and discover therapeutic activities that help alleviate stress and rejuvenate your mind. Unwind and stretch with our guided yoga sessions. Rediscover the joy of coloring and let your creative spirit soar! Engage in mindful practices that center your thoughts and feelings. Dive into relaxation activities designed to help you disconnect from the hustle and bustle. Discover how the power of scent can relax, invigorate and balance your emotions. Let’s celebrate the importance of mental well-being together!

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Thursday, October 19th

This October 19th, we’re proudly wearing purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our vibrant attire is more than just a color; it’s a commitment to spark meaningful conversations and extend our support to those affected by domestic violence. Stand with us. Wear purple. Spread awareness. Seeking information, resources or assistance? Please visit New York State’s Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence for guidance.

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Halloween classes & fun for patients!

October 19-31st
Main Clinic LIC

Little ghosts and goblins will have a spook-tacular time as they dive into a work of enchanting crafts and eerie activities. They’ll craft their very own Jello brains, bones and guts, and fill up Halloween baggies with treats that are more delightful than frightful. Their crafty little hands will be busy with an array of Halloween-themed arts and crafts too. Mark you cauldrons…erm, calendars!

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Halloween costume giveaway*

Monday, October 23rd
Main Clinic LIC

We’re getting ready for some magical Halloween transformations. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful donors we’re thrilled to announce our annual Halloween costume giveaway 2023. Little witches, superheroes, pop stars and every enchanting creature in between will be picking out their perfect outfit for their Halloween adventures. It’s an event that bursts with joy, fun and the spirit of giving. Let the costume magic begin!

*for patients and while supplies last


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Creating Free Access to Healthcare in NYC for Over 150 Years


Nonprofits are the backbone of positive change and community uplift.

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Against the Tide


The history of New York City could be told through the history of The Floating Hospital. Read our story in Irish America magazine.

Tameka Cooke

“I went home to die”


Tameka Cooke turns her life around (with the help of The Floating Hospital) after cancer upended her world.


The Floating Hospital remains unchanged in its commitment to provide care, regardless of ability to pay, to New York City’s most vulnerable residents, homeless families living in family shelters and domestic violence safe houses. For them we are an island of stability in their often turbulent, and ever-changing, world. Your support matters and makes a difference.


Provides a healthy lunch for a family of four


Provides one tank of gas for our Good Health Shuttle that transports people to their medical appointments


$250 enables a woman to receive the screenings and physical exams needed for employment or school.

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