Help us support single mothers and their children during this time of need.
For over 20 years the Jeremiah Program has achieved success through its’ flexibility, creativity, and resolve. In the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, 40% of all families are headed by single women. Over 9,000 children in Brownsville (54% of children) are growing up in poverty, including nearly 3,000 children under age five (Citizens Committee for Children of New York, 2017).
Although single moms represent a large portion of the Brownsville community they are strong determined women who are motivated to create a better life for their children.
COVID-19 has also left so many of our families struggling to survive on purely takeout. Many of our families do not have cars, and grocery delivery services do not accept public assistance. As a result, they are forced to rely on overpriced suppliers and unhealthy food distributors. Your support will provide nutritional options for families experiencing food insecurity and emergency resources.
These are unprecedented times, that will require unprecedented leadership and the courage of our families as they navigate the new economic terrain with significantly less than they had last week.
With your help, we will continue to work together to help address the current crisis.