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NYP: 1.5 million homeless public school students

by Habiba Alcindor The New York Post cited a statistic that more than 1.5 million public school students across the country experienced homelessness at some point during 2017-2018. The Floating Hospital has always centered its healthcare mission around impoverished children and their families. Recently this mission has grown in importance due to the rising number […]
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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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The rarity of charitable healthcare

The Floating Hospital provides charitable, supportive patient-centered and trauma informed care services to families living in NYC’s homeless shelters and domestic violence safe houses. We share – with many others – the concern about financial mismanagement in the homeless services sector, raised by The New York Post in an editorial last week. But not all […]
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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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NYT: The Most Checked-Out Books

The New York Times published a list of the top ten most checked-out books of all time, in the history of New York Public Library. The list is part of NYPL’s 125th anniversary celebration. Although not quite as old as The Floating Hospital’s 154 years, NYPL has worked out what books have a special place […]
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THR: ‘Supergirl’ star, Melissa Benoist: “I Am a Survivor of Domestic Violence”

In a video on Instagram, the star of The CW’s Supergirl series, Melissa Benoist, goes into detail about her domestic abuse survival.  Supergirl as a victim According to The Hollywood Reporter, Benoist outlines how the relationship started as friendship. From there it became emotionally manipulative. Her partner displayed intense jealousy, which affected her work and […]
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Candy Cane Lane 2019 – annual holiday drive

Candy Cane Lane 2019 is almost upon us! Candy Cane Lane is The Floating Hospital’s annual holiday drive. We collect toys, books, gift cards, coats, and other winter clothes, for children and teens living in homeless shelters. This is the tenth year of Candy Cane Lane. What started as a one day event, has gracefully […]
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Generous Thanksgiving donation from UNFCU

The Floating Hospital welcomed a generous gift from our friends at United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU). While many look forward to Thanksgiving, families in New York City’s homeless shelters may not feel as jovial. Typically, the holiday implies warmth and family. So, it’s easy to see why they might find it difficult. These are […]
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NYT: 114,000 Homeless Students in NYC

A new piece of investigative reporting from the New York Times, highlights the struggles of homeless students in New York. The article identifies more than 114,000 students, across all levels of schooling, who are homeless. These students live in homeless shelters, or “doubled up,” which means they temporarily live with family or friends, which, in […]
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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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