Cash Assistance Program for COVID-19 Bereaved Families in Financial Distress

Households who lost a breadwinner or caregiver to COVID-19 may be eligible for emergency cash assistance, through Montefiore’s Family Resilience Fund supported by the Robin Hood Foundation.


Eligibility criteria include:

  • Family must be referred by a licensed clinician (physician, NP, PA, social worker, or psychologist)
  • Death from COVID-19 of a breadwinner or caretaker in the household
  • At least one child/youth/young adult age 26 or younger resides in and is financially dependent on the household
  • Family is experiencing financial distress (e.g. difficulty paying for housing, food, utilities, health copays, significant financial debt)
  • Family must reside in the Bronx, Lower Hudson Valley, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Manhattan.


Families that are referred will be assessed by a social worker to confirm eligibility.


For questions about the program, please email