Our Mission

The Children’s Rescue Fund’s core purpose is to serve the homeless population with the services required to assist and empower them to become independent. This in turn will transition them into becoming self sufficient, motivated and productive citizens to obtain permanent housing as well as ensuring their children’s rights to education and healthcare. 

Donations & Contributions


Providing us with your time is as precious to us as it is to you. If you have a passion for helping people in need and would like to volunteer your time we sponsor events throughout the year in which you can lend a helping hand.

School Supplies

Knowledge is power and school supplies are an excellent choice of a donation. We provide onsite daycare services that aid in a child’s early stages of learning and development and receiving the necessary supplies will enable the children to be equipped for enriched classroom lessons.

Non-Perishable Foods

Non perishable food donations are welcomed. (Due to food allergens please contact us for additional info)

Monetary Contributions

Monetary donations are an excellent way to help fund the programs we offer. Have a look at our Help & Contribute page found at the top of our website’s homepage to see the many ways you can lend a helping hand.


Donating toys to the Children’s Rescue Fund is another excellent contributory plus because having fun provides laughter and also aids in a child’s fine motor functions and abstract brain usage in addition to balance in a child’s life. As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.


If you are a professional or freelancer with skills that you would like to provide your services as a contribution we highly welcome you. From computer skills, resume development, a course on women’s health tips or even if you would like to host a yoga class, we are open to the various services you provide. Contact us to discuss how you can contribute.

Career & Internship Opportunities

The Children’s Rescue Fund is constantly looking to employ excellence & talent with people who share similar values.

We have a very rewarding and competitive employee benefit package with perks that will surely get you started on a successful career path.

The Children’s Rescue Fund [CRF] seeks to employ talent that is suited to the population we serve. Our temporary shelter programs focus on vulnerable families in need of rehabilitation and empowerment services, where we provide support and assistance to displaced families desirous of independent living. Our transitional residences are Cluster and Tier II models, and are located throughout the Bronx, with one building in lower Manhattan. If you are interested in a career of service to others, and wish to pursue a profession in that realm, then you should submit your resume to: HR@Icahnhouse.org. Here are openings that may be suitable to you:


– Comptroller
Manage staff in Fiscal department to ensure Agencies financial and compliance responsibilities are adhered to and in agreement with government and private fund regulations. Provide support to internal divisions while maintaining fiscal oversight for the Agency as a whole.

– Social Worker
Coordination and delivery of mental health and related services to aid in the development process of homeless families. Responsibilities to thoroughly assess families’ long-term goals and collaborate with case managers to develop goals and community linkages to successfully achieve objectives.

– Senior Caseworker
Provide casework services to aid in transitioning families to an independent life. Expertise includes assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, referrals and advocacy in ensuring an efficient social service plan to support successful relocations. Assisting Casework Supervisor in providing guidance to social service staff is also a necessary part of this position.

– Caseworker
Provide assessment counseling, crisis intervention, referral, and advocacy services to, support social services plans and, advance successful relocation of families to permanent housing.

– Housing Relocation Specialist
Identify, research, and disseminate information on housing resources and facilities beneficial to the smooth relocation of families in our temporary shelter apartments.

– Operations Specialist
Work with Operations Manager to ensure a 300-unit transitional residence is a safe and habitable environment at all times. In addition, provide new families with an overview of the program and the Agency’s rules as it pertains to residing in the transitional setting.

– Maintenance
Responsible for routine and preventative maintenance for building interiors and exteriors including plumbing, electrical, and code compliance systems, as well as snow removal.

– Safety Monitor
Directly responsible for monitoring site activities and ensuring civility amongst residents, visitors and staff of each facility. Responsible for controlling access to facilities and reporting all conditions deemed hazardous or harmful to those we serve, the Agency, and facility. This job is subject to specified shifts and some extended hours.

– Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Assist in the operations of the Human Resources Department by contributing to the overall practices and objectives of the department, and organization as a


The Children’s Rescue Fund [CRF] works closely with many colleges in hosting students as they develop their educational portfolios and advance to worthwhile careers. All students interested in interning with our Agency are therefore encouraged to contact their respective schools for requisite permissions and all credit-bearing criteria to garner relevant information on internship opportunities available to you. CRF Internship placements are unpaid and open to college undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program. Departments open to internship placements are:

  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Fiscal and Accounting
  • Social Services sectors
  • Information Technology