Answering the Call

Answering the Call is the quarterly newsletter from helpNYC. We profile our Neighbors that inspire us, send out calls to action to help our Neighbors in need, and share our message. Please sign up for our email list to receive our next issue of Answering the Call.

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November 27, 2019 11:00a

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a loyal subscriber to our email list. I’m so grateful that you’re apart of the helpNYC community. Everyone counts at helpNYC: our board members, our volunteers, our partners, and our neighbors in need. Everyone one is essential to our work and our great city. Read More.

November 11, 2019 11:00a

This morning I woke up to a text message from my dear friend Jahaira. The text message was a link to a YouTube video and I hesitantly clicked the link, knowing that I would be watching some embarrassing video that she later would say, “Thats so you, Josh!” I was pleasantly surprised when I saw my very own Jahaira, standing behind a podium in the preview of that YouTube video. Read More

Manhattan Together, a collaboration of direct service providers and non-profits, are asking New Yorkers in all five boroughs of New York City that have Psych-ER experience as a patient or a friend/family of a patient to fill out a short survey. If you would please take 5-10 minutes to fill out this survey it would be a great help to them. Take the Survey.

Through my personal recovery journey, I learned that being of service to another person in need is the fastest and easiest way to solve my problems. I had this wealth of information that I had collected over the years and would tap into it to help friends that needed help. I noticed that my friends were asking for the same type of information over and over again. I gathered my information and put together some “street sheets” to share with my friends and that ignited an idea to establish a website accessible to everyone. Read More