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Poverty is not only caused by a lack of resources, but by a lack of relationships. Second Wind (SW) builds friendships with people the community has forgotten. Volunteer staff members from our Homeless Crisis Alleviation Team (HCA) regularly visit "Loaves and Fishes" and "The Jungle" to interact with the homeless population. Distributing needed supplies keeps interactions consistent and allows time for trust to develop. When people are ready, SW assists those who desire a changed lifestyle. SW’s HCA has assisted in housing several men and women through friendship and advocacy.


Each year we raise money to specifically support our Homeless Crisis Alleviation Work. If you want to donate to this designated account please write HCA on the memo line of your check or select the option in the donation drop down in the online donation form.  Any money raised over our annual budgeted amount will go towards transitional costs to assist those just entering into housing at The Cottages from homelessness. 

Checks: Please make checks payable to Second Wind Cottages,1435 Elmira Rd. Newfield, NY 14867. 


Credit Card/Bank Transfer: If you would like to donate using a credit card, through a bank transfer, or to make a recurring donation, please click here.



Amazon Smile: If you would like to have .5% of your purchases on Amazon automatically donated to Second Wind at no extra cost to you, please click here.

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