Disaster Response and Recovery

The Shorefront YM-YWHA is located in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn and has served as the epicenter of disaster relief for all of the south Brooklyn neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy since October 29, 2012. We have and will continue to work with residents, businesses and community groups throughout the Coney Island Peninsula and beyond--Sea Gate, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach and Canarsie. The Shorefront Y remains committed to this work for as long as it takes to ensure that our community receives the help they need and life in our neighborhoods emerges even stronger than before.

Currently, we have partnered with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) to provide our community members with information and support for emergency preparedness and recovery efforts. We have created a support group for Superstorm Sandy survivors to come together to learn about current resources, share experiences as well as provide each other with emotional support promoting self-advocacy towards recovery. We are proud to host many workshops to educate community members in becoming more resilient by being prepared in the face of future disasters.

NY Times Neediest Cases and Editorial

  • Still Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

    On the night of Oct. 29, 2012, Linda Vergara looked out the front door of her home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, and thought: “This is not good. We better get out of here.”... Click to read more

    On the night of Oct. 29, 2012, Linda Vergara looked out the front door of her home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, and thought: “This is not good. We better get out of here.”... Click to read more

  • 4 Years After Hurricane Sandy, 2 Households Still Wait to Go Home

    Although Hurricane Sandy hit New York on Oct. 29, 2012, the nightmare that came with it has lasted four years for the Rodriguez family. They, like tens of thousands of others in New York and New Jersey, lost their homes in the disaster...Click to read more

    Although Hurricane Sandy hit New York on Oct. 29, 2012, the nightmare that came with it has lasted four years for the Rodriguez family. They, like tens of thousands of others in New York and New Jersey, lost their homes in the disaster...Click to read more

For more information, please contact Christina Ali, Disaster Response and Recovery Coordinator | christinaa@shorefronty.org | 718-646-1444 ext. 356

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Superstorm Sandy Support Group

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Superstorm Sandy Support Group

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Superstorm Sandy Support Group

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Superstorm Sandy Support Group

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We have created a survey that we encourage anyone affected by Sandy to complete because the information provided by the community can become a deciding factor in how city, state and federal agencies provide recovery resources to these coastal communities.