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The good news keeps rolling in for the Good Health Shuttle

The Floating Hospital was featured on Good Day New York’s “Hero of the Day” segment for its Good Health Shuttle fleet of passenger vans that provides free shelter-to-clinic transportation for families living in temporary housing. The shuttle eliminates barriers to accessing care by ensuring patients make their medical appointments. The program recently received grant support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Pfizer Foundation, both of whom aim to promote healthcare equities for medically underserved populations. We thank them for helping our patient families get to the doctor, safely, securely, and with dignity.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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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 dive into the specifics of why, and the different benefits of different vegetables through tasting sessions in our teaching kitchen.

Camp Rise Up: 5th Annual Teen Summer Camp

Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
Main Clinic LIC

Our 5th Annual Teen Summer Camp! A weeklong day camp for 12–15-year old’s currently residing in shelters. The focus will be on, puberty, sexual education, and life skills. Free of charge camp rise up will offer teens a chance to enjoy themselves in a new and tranquil environment. During a fun, activity-packed week, campers stretch their minds and their bodies.

Back to School!

Wednesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 9th
Main Clinic LIC

School is back in session! Today’s event includes school supply giveaways for our patients. School supplies include backpacks, pens, pencils, and lots of books! We can’t wait to send our patients off to school the right way!

Gratitude for Rescue Workers

Monday, September 12th
Main Clinic LIC

A rescue worker is someone who works to bring people out of danger, attack, and harm. Today we show our gratitude for rescue workers. Children will make and sign thank you cards for EMT workers!

Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, September 15th
Main Clinic LIC

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed in September every year, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Today we will provide our patients with stress management activities such as: self-affirmations, adult coloring, mental health trivia and giveaways!

Yoga for Patients

September, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Main Clinic LIC

The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and body. Today’s event we will have yoga in the waiting room led by our health educators.

Contraception Presentation

September 19th-22nd
Main Clinic LIC

Contraception is the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse. Today we will offer our patients a presentation discussing the options, alternatives, and efficiency of forms of contraception.

Broadway in the Boros 2022

Friday, Sept 23rd 1:00pm-2:00pm
Kaufman Astoria Studio

Broadway in The Boros is coming to Kaufman Astoria in Queens on Sept. 23, NYC! 🎭🎶 Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is bringing back its popular ‘Broadway in the Boros’ series, which features live performances in New York City neighborhoods outside Manhattan by cast members and musicians of current Broadway musicals, this September and October. All ‘Broadway in the Boros’ events take place Fridays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, rain or shine.

Puberty Night

Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20
Main Clinic LIC

Having trouble starting the puberty conversation with your kids? Bring them to the Education Room at The Floating Hospital and our educators will help you get the discussion started. Together we will discuss physical, mental, and emotional changes during puberty, offer a Q&A session and trivia with prizes. After we will offer a free pizza dinner!

VIRTUAL TOUR

A RESPONSIVE BUILDING FOR A BUSTLING AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY

The Floating Hospital: A new home for a new model of healthcare

Get an insider’s preview of our flagship clinic, designed to accommodate increased services and patient capacity—all in the world of pandemic protocols. Filled with light and color, every foot of the space responds to the needs of patients and staff. The clinic will allow us to provide the quality of care that is our hallmark—and bring an enhanced family healthcare experience to our community.

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NEWS

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CRAIN’S DIVERSITY CHAMPIONS AWARD

JUNE 16, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

The Floating Hospital is honored to receive the Diversity Champions Award from Crain’s New York, as part of their Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards (paywall).

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THE FLOATING HOSPITAL X PICKLEBALL

MAY 17, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

At the inaugural New York Pickleball Open, The Floating Hospital’s health educators will learn how to play the game, so they can in turn teach it to campers at Camp Rise Up.

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REP. MALONEY PREVIEWS ASTORIA VACCINE CENTER

APRIL 14, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

Rep. Carolyn Maloney appeared on PIX11 news to preview a Covid vaccine and testing center at Astoria Houses, for which she obtained funding. The Floating Hospital will manage vaccinations and testing at the center.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

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.

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