Jackie Ebron

Many Lifelines Under One Umbrella

Staff Writer
She may not have a lot, but 80-something-year-old Helen Stechler insists upon serving chilled Poland Spring water and a bowl of bright orange cantaloupe to her impromptu guests, as they enter her brand new studio apartment in Manhattan ’s Upper West Side. Stechler, who escaped the Nazi death marches in her teenage years, is now able to live comfortably among friends and even enjoys a special bond with Maryanne Pasquariello, her housing director.

A Safety Net Of Her Own


Assistant Managing Editor
On any given day, you can find Jackie Ebron answering the calls of the most desperate New Yorkers, navigating through despair, hunger, poverty and illness to try to restore some calm and dignity to their lives.
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