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Out of Foster Care -- and Into What?

Aug 31, 2011

Photos by Marissa Miller Anthony Boyd, 22, Armstrong Pelzer, 26, and Joseph Branca, 22, all attend college, have part-time jobs and live at Schafer Hall, a supportive housing facility for former

 

In Tough Times, Food Stamps Leave Many Hungry

Aug 29, 2011

Photo by Just Food NYC As monthly benefits run out, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers turn to food pantries. William Henry expends a lot of energy to try to stretch

 

Helping Parents Behind Bars Be Parents

Aug 23, 2011

Photo by Jason Lewis Gerald Harrison, an inmate at Ossining Correctional Facility, met with his family as he graduated from a parenting class at the prison. A seven-year-old girl jumps up and

 

Cuts to City Day Care Still Worry Parents

Jun 13, 2011

Photo by Women's eNews Protesters rallied against cuts to city daycare programs in March. Although some of the cuts have since been restored, many advocates say the Bloomberg administration's proposed reductions

 

Spending Cuts Could Threaten Women's Progress

Mar 22, 2011

Photo by Ed Yourdon An overwhelming percentage of caregivers are women -- one reason women will be hit particularly hard by proposed cuts in social service spending. March may be women’s history

 

Council Hopes to Block Service Cuts to Protect Children

Dec 22, 2010

Photo by New York City Council Administration for Children's Services Commissioner John Mattingly has defended cuts to the agency in the face of questions from skeptical City Council members. Administration for Children's

 

Council Starts Silver Alert System

Sep 17, 2010

Photo (cc) About 300 times a year in the five boroughs, a senior with Alzheimer's Disease goes missing, says Jed Levine, executive vice president of the Alzheimer's Association in New York

 

Advocates Contest AIDS Caseworker Cuts

May 19, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 William Alatriste Robert Doar, commissioner of the city Human Resources Administration, testifies Tuesday on proposed cuts in programs for people with HIV/AIDS. Valida Henry sat over a bowl of