From the desk of Commonpoint Queens CEO Danielle Ellman:
I recently found out that April 28th is National Superhero Day and was very excited! I am so lucky to be surrounded by superheroes every day. Superheroes are all around us but sometimes we miss or overlook their specialness.
Being a superhero isn’t only leaping tall buildings or being able to fly, it’s about being there for people day in and day out. Last week we celebrated and recognized our volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week – they are all superheroes.
The staff who are working in our emergency childcare REC centers are superheroes. They provide a safe, fun, caring environment for the children of our frontline medical personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.
Calming anxiety and advocating for clients is the social worker’s power. Teachers share their power of knowledge. Counselors use their power of boundless enthusiasm to help people find jobs. Superheroes provide teletherapy, keep kids on track to graduate high school and go to college, provide medical care to homebound seniors, they support our most vulnerable.
Most superheroes work under the radar. Superheroes don’t look for applause but they deserve a standing ovation.
Wishing you good health,
Chief Executive Officer
- If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call our emergency hotline at (929) 255-6060 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or complete our online emergency assistance form.
- Emergency cash assistance providing financial support to people seeking to get themselves and their families back on their feet. Contact [email protected]
- Free, remote, one-on-one, financial coaching, in partnership with the Financial Coaching Corps of the Community Service Society of NY. Discuss how best to manage your finances during the COVID-19 crisis. We can assist you in identifying your financial options and develop long-term, financial wellness skills. For more information or to make an appointment email [email protected]
- Emergency food packages are available from our Digital Food Pantry Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. A driver’s license/non-driver ID number and date of birth are required.
- Curbside pantry pick-up will be available from the Tanenbaum Family Pool, 58-25 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck, NY 11362. Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. To schedule a pick-up email [email protected] or call 718-423-6111