There are three CI programs that provide food and shelter to local residents in need. Community Lunch, with 130 volunteers this year, served lunch to 2900 people at a local church. Forty five volunteer members of Project for the Homeless supervised 2 homeless shelters for 8 months that gave a place to sleep to 45 residents. Twenty Habitat for Humanity volunteers partnered with local groups to restore houses damaged in Hurricane Sandy. A fourth program, Advocacy Coaltion advocates for residents in need of social services including housing, employment and health insurance and provides referrals to appropriate agencies. In addition, Community Impact operates a food pantry at Ford Hall on W114th St on Mondays and Thursdays.
More information on the emergency programs are found on this page http://communityimpact.columbia.edu/our-programs/emergency-services
If you are a local organization that is interested in partnering with our volunteer groups please contact our program advisor Lucia Rutter firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that while our programs serve critical needs in our area, Communtiy Impact is not an instant emergency service provider. If you or a loved one are in distress or danger and are located in the United States, please contact Public Safety at (212) 854-5555 or dial 911 immediately. If you are located outside the United States, please contact your local emergency services provider.