2020 North Fork Women president Christine P’Simer

This has been an extremely unusual year for all of us. With the threat of coronavirus and the stress of being separated from friends and families, we all feel a sense of some fear, anxiety and loneliness. I don’t know about you, but there are times when I wish I could do what bears do every year – hibernate. But of course our bodies will not adapt to a long restful period that might get us through the winter.

And so, we persist!

Since 1992, our organization has provided assistance to our lesbian community. Our mission, NFWFWF is committed to health advocacy and education, and develops activities and programs to foster the social and community life of lesbians on the North Fork, has been our guide.

As such, the board of North Fork Women dedicates itself to building a safe, healthy and active community. We provide grants for women in medical or financial need as we have done since the inception of our organization. Our Help Her program provides non-emergency aid to our members who need a ride, assistance at home or other types of help. We provide LifeLine subscriptions to members so they can live alone with the confidence that support is on the way if they fall or are hurt. We instituted our ‘Connection Series’ to bring our members together via Zoom for some entertaining and insightful discussions. We will add our most recent Astraea grant of $2,000 to local Covid relief to help those affected by the pandemic.

Donate today to lend a hand to lesbians on the North Fork

Our members have been very supportive of North Fork Women, and we are extremely grateful for that. We realize we have asked for your help quite often this year, as we have not been able to raise money through our regular NFWFWF events. Your generosity has helped us ensure that our community members were able to get our help whenever they needed it.

Once again, we are asking for your financial assistance. As this year comes to an end and the giving season begins, we hope you will find it in your hearts to contribute one more time to North Fork Women through our annual appeal. We want to know that we can begin next year with enough money to continue our work helping the North Fork lesbian community stay healthy, active and secure. A donation in any amount will help our organization and the lesbians we support, so please give what you can.

Donate today by using the form on this page. You can also mail a check to NFWFWF, PO Box 804, Greenport, NY 11944. Know that your donation will be used to alleviate stress and hardship for members who are in need.

Have a happy and healthy holiday season. The Board of North Fork Women is very grateful for your continued support.


Christine P'Simer

Christine P’Simer
North Fork Women for Women Fund