For the past 153 years, the Havens Relief Fund Society has been meeting the temporary financial emergency needs of individuals and families in New York City, one person and crisis at a time.

Through our unique grant making approach, Havens provides modest, one-time grants to bring hope and dignity to people during their most desperate times. 

Since its inception in 1871, Havens has disbursed more than $44 million dollars in grants — providing aid in times of dire crisis to approximately 172,000 individuals and families living in the five boroughs of New York.

Learn who we help, and how you can help us to reach more!

Please note: Havens does not accept unsolicited requests for individual support.