Free Transportation

One Ride Closer to Health

Access to convenient and affordable transportation helps remove a major barrier to healthcare for homeless families and families living in domestic violence safe houses. The vans provide discreet and comfortable transportation for our patients, eliminating the stress and financial burden of navigating the New York City public transportation system through unfamiliar neighborhoods with children in tow.

Our Fleet

Our fleet of passenger vans provides free transportation for patients from more than 200 family shelters, domestic violence safe houses, and public housing complexes in all five boroughs of New York City.

On average, we make nearly 100 trips per day. We are the only healthcare charity in New York City to offer this important service at the scale that we do.

The Floating Hospital’s van service is a vital service for our patients. However, maintaining and operating a fleet of vans in New York City is expensive, costing us more than a million dollars each year.

Annually, we spend:


on vehicle registration and insurance


on gasoline


on maintenance

With your support, we can continue to provide healthcare access to the families that need it the most.