The New Wave Help Center

The New Wave Help Center / La Nueva Ola is an initiative founded in partnership between the Puerto Rican Family Institute and the Hope for Families and Children Foundation. The main purpose of this initiative is to help support the large migrating Puerto Rican community affected by the devastating effects of the Hurricane Maria. These families suffer the loss of their homes, their belongings, their jobs and in many cases they lost loved ones who could not endure the tragedy and devastation in the Island. The migration to the NYC area brings about the need to provide these families the essential care and services to help them transition to a stable and safe home.


The program participants are assisted by the staff and volunteers at the New wave with much needed:

  • Health Care Services enrollment

  • Housing referrals to partner agencies and NYC assistance

  • Food stamps aid

  • School registration assistance for their children

  • Elderly care referral assistance

  • Clothing / Coats

  • Medical supplies referrals

  • Food Vouchers redeemable at participating local supermarkets


Recognizing that these families are also impacted emotionally with much needed mental health therapy services, the Puerto Rican Family Institute is able to offer mental health care via their clinics. In addition, these families are also offered the Head Start Program services for their children to learn and develop.  Overall these services are life changing needs to bring together hope, stability, and prosperity.


The Center welcomes donations from the local NYC communities as well as volunteers to help support the program continuity and success. All qualifying donations will be granted corresponding tax deduction as part of the 501-c 3 contribution.


The mission of the New Wave Help Center is extensive to all new immigrants knocking on the doors for assistance and guidance.

For additional information please call 646.992.4930, 212.924.6320 or write an email to: or


If you wish to make any monetary donation, you may do so via check or credit card.



 Please make check payable to The Hope for Families & Children Foundation

In the memo line, write Hope PRFI New Wave Relief


Mail/bring to: The Hope for Families & Children Foundation

145 West 15th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011

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If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to HFFC in support of PRFI , we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 days of your donation.


To request a refund, call +1 (212) 414-7836. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card. If you did not make your donation using this website, please get in touch with the corporate office of Hope For Families and Children Foundation through which the donation was made to learn about applicable refund policies.