New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is dedicated to helping New York's seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization.
24 Hour Emergency and Crisis Intervention Service
NYFSC has a long and successful history of providing 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency services for New York City’s elderly. A poignant example of such interventions, occurred on and after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, during which NYFSC’s staff immediately mobilized to deliver crisis intervention and emergency support services to the many elderly residents of the ground zero area, who were seriously affected by the catastrophe. NYFSC shared those experiences with the United States Department of Health and Human Services to assist in the development of social service plans for the nation’s seniors, in the event of future disasters.
NYFSC’s President, Linda Hoffman, distributed grants to reimburse elderly residents of ground zero for the cost of unexpected expenditures for necessities, such as air filter machines, cell phones and medications, due to the World Trade Center attack. These grants were made possible through a contribution received by NYFSC, from Magnolia Management, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland.
NYFSC received special recognition for providing vitally needed services for the elderly residents of ground zero, both on and after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack.