Amidst these challenging times, wonderful things are happening throughout AHRC New York City. Staff everywhere are stepping up and exceeding expectations. They are developing new and innovative programs, reaching out to assist families, and helping one another. Individuals supported are meeting these challenging times with grace and appreciation. There are many selfless and heroic acts in which people are engaged. These stories are inspirational at a time when we all need inspiration. Essential Connections will document these stories. We hope you will find them uplifting. Together we will all get through this.