Xavier Mission’s response to the coronavirus was profiled by Catholic Charities in May.


‘Xavier Mission Confronts the Challenge of Coronavirus’

By Jim Sliney Jr

Xavier Mission provides services and opportunities for New Yorkers in need with a focus on empowerment and self-sufficiency. They deliver this with direct provisions of food, clothing, and shelter, as well as group support, mentoring, and financial assistance.

But how has the Coronavirus impacted their ability to deliver their services?

Xavier Mission serves especially vulnerable people who don’t always have access to routine medical care, so their challenge right now is to ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers to whatever extent possible, while continuing to provide their vital services. To ensure this they have relied on the guidelines set forth by the NYS Dept. of Health and Mental Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

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