Ángel Franco/The New York Times

Ángel Franco/The New York Times

The New York Times shared how Harry Solomon, 70, copes with his depression through the loving bond with his service dog, Lucky. When Harry was struggling to make ends meet the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and UJA-Federation of New York stepped in to help with rent.  Read Harry and Lucky’s story here.

Harry is one of the tens of thousands of New Yorkers whom Met Council case workers aid, sustain, and empower to overcome poverty’s challenges on their pathway to self-sufficiency.

For more than 100 years, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has provided direct assistance to struggling New Yorkers. Each profile illustrates the stories of those who benefited from the fund and shows the difference that even a modest amount of money can make.


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