POTS clients have little or no access to high-quality masks. This is important for the homeless who are not usually able to practice social distancing. POTS is asking volunteers to make and donate cloth masks to help us encourage safe practices for our Bronx neighbors. Since late March, POTS has distributed approximately 25,000 masks to its clients. Join the POTS Makes Masks effort (#POTSMakesMasks) and become a part of the solution!

The Recipe: A quarterly Newsletter

We proudly present our new quarterly newsletter, the Recipe. Please click here to enjoy these stories from our shared community and as always, thank you for being a part of the solution.

Emergency Response Appeal

Like all New Yorkers, the POTS community is confronting harsh new realities. But for our more than 30,000 clients, the pandemic means an exacerbation of instabilities many already face in their lives. The loss of a job, difficulties applying for public benefits, and other new challenges aggravate existing problems like food or housing instability, lack of child care, limited healthcare access, and behavioral health problems, among others.

We are finding we must address our community’s needs in new ways—and at new levels. This requires making an investment in the people we’ve committed to help since 1982. POTS has just launched an Emergency Response Appeal with a goal of raising $500,000 by June 30. To contribute to this campaign, you can click here or e-mail.

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