The counseling Angela received at The Floating Hospital enabled her to more effectively manage her anxiety and care for her daughter.
Many women living in shelters do not have access to the resources they need to care for themselves and their children. This is the situation Angela found herself in, when a lack of stable housing and support for her autistic daughter began to take a toll on her mental health.
In search of help, she found The Floating Hospital. This community health center in Queens provides care to New York City families in need, including those living in shelters and domestic violence safe houses, regardless of their ability to pay.
There, Angela was matched with a counselor who recognized the anxiety she was experiencing as a result of her living situation. The counselor helped her learn strategies for managing her anxiety, and provided support as she raised her daughter while living at the shelter.
This kind of holistic health care is an essential step for many women on the path to stability, and supports women like Angela as they work to secure permanent housing.
The Floating Hospital is a UNFCU Foundation grantee, sponsored to provide medical care to marginalized women and children.