NYC has its first case of COVID-19. A women who recently traveled to Iran, and tested positive, is under quarantine and observation at home in Manhattan. There is no additional advice from health officials at this time, other than to

Stories of Recovery - Puerto Rico Evacuees

Israel had to leave his job in May 2018, when his wife began experiencing life-threatening pregnancy complications that resulted in frequent hospitalizations and bed rest. Without income, Israel returned to NYDIS on several occasions for maternity wear, summer clothes

Stories of Recovery - Puerto Rico Evacuees

Milagros B. is a U.S. Army veteran and single mother of four children, ages 9, 10, 11, and 13. Her family lost all their belongings when Maria hit their home on the eastern side of Puerto Rico and caused the

In July, NYDIS' Senior Caseworker, Boris, met with Ms. Cepeda in her home on Staten Island. Ms. Cepeda lived and worked in San Juan, Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The storm caused severe damage to Ms. Cepeda's

Puerto Rico OVAD Meeting in Playa (Anasco)

On August 16th, our executive director, Peter B. Gudaitis was in Playa (Añasco)where NYDIS, TeamPlaya Añasco, Proyecto Refugio por Barrio Playaand Municipio de Añasco co-hosting a wonderful meeting of Organizaciones Voluntarias Activas en Desastres - PR VOAD leaders from across the Island. Thanks to Team Playa for an awesome