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

Mission/Vision/Values

Polish Assistance Mission Statement
Polish Assistance’s mission is to provide assistance, primarily financial, to persons of Polish origin who are at risk or needy in times of unforeseen hardship.

Our Vision
We’re about changing lives.
People have rights to basic necessities. Our vision is to make a positive impact on the community we serve by consistently expanding our assistance to those in need in the Polish American community until we live in a world where every person has an acceptable standard of living and is financially independent.
We’re all about giving back.
We share our gifts with those who suffer in our community
We care for those who look to us in their time of greatest need.

Our Core Values
Respect the diversity of life
Treat every individual with dignity and respect
Provide basis for positive change

Create sense of a strong community at the local level and as a global society
Polish Assistance is important because it provides a public benefit
People’s health and safety are essential for long term improvement in their quality of life and ability to effectively participate in their communities.
By engaging and participating in community life, Polish Assistance has a positive impact on the community
Polish Assistance exists to maximize resources available and finds solutions for those in need
Polish Assistance demonstrates caring attitude and demonstrates compassionate support
We seek to assist as many people as our financial resources support
We tie our activities directly to our mission, and we are vigilant about accountability
All of our services are based on best way to support people in need.
Respect for elders
Upholds Polish culture and tradition
Accountability to members, donors and recipients