Assemblyman Hikind takes great satisfaction in advocating and obtaining funding
for a number of local organizations and grass-roots groups that provide valuable
and essential services to our community, often on a volunteer basis. “The scope
of assistance offered is very impressive, ranging from food packages, food pantries
and free soup kitchens to support groups for emotional issues, to financial aid and
comfort to hospital patients and their families,” the Assemblyman said. “It makes
me extremely proud to be part of a community that is second to none when it comes
to acts of kindness and compassion.”
Some of the groups that the Assemblyman has assisted include:
A T.I.M.E. – offers advocacy, education, guidance, research and
support to Jewish infertile couples in a culturally sensitive manner.
M.A.S.K. – provides support for parents of children in conflict
through a confidential hotline, parent support groups, school liaison, private
consultation and referrals.
CHESED SHEL EMES – takes care of the needs of any
deceased member of the Jewish community, regardless of affiliation, from the time
of expiration through burial and unveiling of tombstone.
REFUAH RESOURCES – refers patients to medical professionals
best suited to treat them to ensure that they are correctly diagnosed and receive the
right treatment, giving them the best chance for a successful outcome.
BORO PARK JCC – provides critically needed quality social services
to the most needy in our community, including Medicaid and Food Stamp applications,
crisis intervention funds, food vouchers and food packages, employment, housing programs
and government entitlements.
BONEI OLAM - has developed a dedicated network of doctors and fertility
centers across the world, offering financial and emotional assistance for all aspects of fertility
CHAI LIFELINE – addresses the full spectrum of needs of children and
their families who are suffering from illness and trauma, encompassing logistical, social,
financial, and recreational issues. Their motto is ‘fighting illness with love.”
MASBIA – operates a communal soup kitchen which daily serves freshly
cooked, warm and hearty meals to anyone in need in a dignified, restaurant-like atmosphere.
SHEMA KOLAINU – offers a broad spectrum of educational and therapy
programs to children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities in a warm and
BIKUR CHOLIM OF BORO PARK – performs a wide range of activities
to provide comfort and support to people who are ill, homebound, isolated or otherwise in
distress, including financial aid, referrals, family crisis intervention and social services.
HASC – provides an extensive network of supportive services to individuals
with special needs, from infancy through adulthood, including early intervention, preschool and
school-age programs, and an award-winning summer camp.
P’TACH – assists parents in providing Jewish secondary education for
children with learning disabilities through profiles, services, applications and publications.
MEKIMI – enriches the lives of children and young adults suffering from
serious and long-term illness by spreading hope and joy through live entertainment, a DVD
library, outings, barbecues, boat cruises, carnivals, and an annual family weekend retreat.
SPARKS – offers comprehensive services to meet the needs of women
suffering from postpartum depression, including educational classes, support groups,
low-cost psychiatric care and medication, sliding scale psychotherapy, in-home support
and a supervised respite residence for women and their babies.
YAD EPHRAIM – helps to ease the burden of hospital patients and their
relatives by providing them with hot, appetizing Sabbath and holiday meals and seeing to
their other needs, bringing warmth, sustenance and renewed strength to exhausted families.
TOMCHEI SHABBOS – prepares and delivers thousands of food packages
on a weekly basis to needy families throughout the community.
NACHAS HEALTHNET – administers social services and health insurance
plans to low-income families and children, as well as life-saving medical screenings for seniors
and a range of support services for Holocaust survivors.
PESHA ELIAS BIKUR CHOLIM D’BOBOV – is dedicated to meeting the
needs of the ill and infirm, addressing housing, health care and daily living requirements of
BORO PARK SHOMRIM & FLATBUSH SHOMRIM – operate volunteer
civilian patrols that work closely with the police to combat crime and help keep our communities