15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 office@polishassistance.org 212-570-5560

Mission and Services

Polish Assistance Mission Statement

Polish Assistance mission is to provide assistance, primarily financial, to persons of Polish origin who are at risk or needy.

Our Criteria

With the help of donations from supporters such as you, we will continue to provide aid so that our elderly can live out their years with dignity.

Each applicant goes through an initial review process and is re-approved annually.  The official poverty guideline starts at $12,060 per person and $16,240 for a family of two. We sadly report that most applicants meet these criteria.

Once an applicant becomes our beneficiary, we are usually committing often to his/her support for their remaining lifetime as most of our recipients have little chance for quality of life improvement.  In most cases, these individuals are seniors with serious health issues that have no means of supporting themselves. We also provide aid to patients in a “long term acute care hospital”, the city’s safety-net provider of healthcare services.

Emergencies happen.  If the condition is temporary, we may give one-time assistance or for a very short time.

Our Core Values

  • Create sense of a strong community at the local level and as a global society
  • Encourage citizen community participation
  • Provide basis for positive change
  • Promote giving back
  • Respect the diversity of life
  • Treat every individual with dignity and respect