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

 If you are a local organization that is interested in partnering with our volunteer groups please contact our program advisor Lucia Rutter 

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.