The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color, who have suffered higher rates of infection and mortality. The current public health and economic crisis has also exacerbated the many challenges these communities already face on a daily basis as a result of poverty, structural inequality, and systemic racism.
Throughout these troubling times, we have continued to provide uninterrupted access to critical services and resources to ensure that those most at risk are able to overcome the challenges of mental health and addiction disorders, chronic health conditions, poverty, housing insecurity and homelessness, food inequality, economic hardship and unemployment, educational barriers, cultural alienation, among others.
ATTENTION: We offer the COVID-19 vaccine through our Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) at La Casa de Salud. Visit lacasadesalud.org for info and appointments.
Overall Impact and Outcomes
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Acacia Network and its 100+ affiliates continued to provide integrated care to vulnerable communities across four boroughs in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse in New York State, as well as Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.
Our 2020 Pandemic Response By the Numbers
Brooklyn By the Numbers
Our footprint in Brooklyn consists of permanent affordable housing, homeless shelters for single adults and families, social services, mental health and addiction services, and supportive housing for individuals with mental health and/or addiction disorders.
Queens By the Numbers
Our footprint in Queens consists of integrated primary and behavioral care and addiction services, as well as homeless shelters for single adults and families, supportive housing for individuals with mental health and/or addiction disorders, and senior services for adults 60 and older.
Puerto Rico By the Numbers
In 2020, Acacia Network continued to solidify our presence in Puerto Rico through our earthquake relief efforts, which included visits to underserved communities to carry out informational workshops, wellness initiatives, and music & artistic interventions, and to provide critical supplies & equipment. Our efforts later pivoted to COVID-19 relief, as the pandemic further exacerbated health and economic disparities across the Island.