COVID-19 Response


From Our CEO

  • A Message from Our CEO 
    At RiseBoro, we care deeply about the safety, security, and well-being of the communities we serve and our employees.  Read more
  • No Matter The Odds Communication
    For nearly 5 decades, RiseBoro's service and commitment to the communities of Brooklyn and beyond has been dependent on you— we can't do this alone.  Read more
  • RiseBoro Responds
    It's important to us to make sure our communities, staff, partners and others have the information and resources they need during these times. Read our latest 'RiseBoro Responds' communication here to get informed, involved and inspired.

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Program Updates

We are monitoring latest information on COVID-19 and are revising our programs and services as needed to continue to help while adhering to the latest guidelines.  Read more...

Current program changes include:

  • Congregate and group services at Senior Centers are suspended until further notice. "Grab and Go" meals will be provided at each center (check your local center for schedule).
  • Our Youth Center and school-based programs are closed to the public and our Youth and Education programs are transitioning to a remote learning and support model, which will be in place by Monday 3/23.
  • Our Empowerment services are seeing clients remotely and by appointment only.
  • Our Case Management services are seeing clients remotely and by appointment only.
  • Our Housing services are seeing tenants remotely and by appointment only.
  • Our Health Promotion and Food Justice services are seeing clients remotely and by appointment only.
  • Our Meals-On-Wheels and Homecare programs continue to operate as normal.

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How You Can Help

  • We are currently accepting food donations, which we redistribute to the community.  Learn more here or email us at
  • General PPE Donations: Our Home Health Aides at RiseBoro Homecare are critical in helping seniors stay safe and healthy in their homes. To support them we are currently accepting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donations, which we distribute to our Home Health Aides.  Learn more.
  • Homemade Mask Donations: If you or someone you know can sew, we need your help to protect Brooklyn's essential workers! Learn more.
  • Friendly Visit Volunteers: RiseBoro provides our most socially isolated seniors with a "Friendly Visitor" volunteer that spends time providing companionship. With COVID-19 we've changed the visits to calls but they are still important! Learn more about volunteering.
  • Donate now and designate it for 'COVID Response' and we will be sure to use your donation toward helping the most vulnerable during this health crisis.
  • Want to volunteer? There are lots of ways to help! Contact us at

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Bright Spots

RiseBoro presents Bright Spots— moments of positivity during these challenging COVID-19 times.


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In the Community
for Good