2021 New Year Message from Our Executive Director

KHCC was not founded to provide emergency services - we invest in the human condition and catalyze community advancement through education, opportunities, and support. However, we respond nimbly when our community is in crisis.

Our day to day is about supporting working families to not just get by, but to support them as they thrive - through early childhood education, expansive afterschool programming for youth with special needs and those typically developing, career and college cultivation and preparedness. Yet, our emergency services are ever present when someone falls on hard times, finds themselves needing food, mental health services, housing assistance. 

2020 revealed how long and how tough circumstances have been for our community in that security and planning for the future disappeared in the blink of an eye. Through our “Day In The Life” video, I share my experience working alongside my dedicated team of colleagues to pull resources together and support families impacted by COVID-19. When the pandemic struck, KHCC was able to meet the overwhelming needs of the community by quickly scaling the services of our food pantry, trauma therapy program, and case management program, KHCConnect. January’s resolutions to save, eat healthier, self-care, buy your own place, take a vacation and so many others - feel miles away today. So many families are in pain, loss and desperate for a brighter day. 

The human condition reminds us that only together we bring about that brighter day. As we look at resolutions for the 2021, we invest, we rebuild! Thank you for investing in what we will make a reality. To continue your support, please donate or email development@khcc-nyc.org to learn about how to get involved, become a volunteer, and/or schedule a tour of our site(s).

Wishing you a healthy holiday season, and a joyous New Year! 


Margaret Della