Since Hurricane Sandy hit the shores of New York, the Marks JCH has mobilized to help meet the needs of our community in this time of crisis. Our staff are available onsite at the J to help navigating the maze of benefits available to those in need. We are providing crisis counseling, entitlement assistance, translation services, advocacy, job placement, case management, senior center lunch program, referrals to many onsite services at the J, including help for people struggling with domestic violence and elder abuse, reassurance calls and visits to our older adults, including many Holocaust survivors, emergency childcare and much, much more. We continue to work in partnership with other community agencies to send volunteers to local shelters and to the areas hardest hit by Sandy, including Brighton Beach, Coney Island and the Rockaways.
- Help with navigating the FEMA application process and appeals
- Access and referrals to housing resources
- Psychological and emotional support referrals for individuals, families and children (by appointment)
- Free legal consultation from New York Legal Assistance Group (by appointment)
- Emergency childcare services
- Scholarship assistance for pre-school, afterschool and summer camp
- Pro bono services from Bensonhurst Business Club members
- Current Information on disaster related programs, including application deadlines
For any information, interested individuals may contact Alla Itkina, Hurricane Assistance Center Director at 718-943-6357.
If you would like to donate funds to provide monetary assistance to those who need help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy through the Marks JCH please CLICK HERE.
Marks JCH Staff
The Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst is a beneficiary of UJA-Federation’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. To make a donation to the Fund, go to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.