“We can meaningfully change the trajectory of families’ lives by partnering with communities to make sure there is easy access to the support and resources families need to thrive.”
Lo que necesita saber sobre: ¿Cómo familias con hijos indocumentados pueden acceder a cuidado de niños gratuito en NYC?
El programa “Promise NYC”, de $10 millones de dólares, tiene como objetivo atender a 600 niños entre enero y junio de 2023. La ciudad ha contratado a cuatro organizaciones comunitarias que se encargarán de seleccionar a las familias inmigrantes que necesiten ayuda para el cuidado de sus hijos.
The $10 million program comes as the city looks to provide additional support for tens of thousands of asylum seekers who’ve arrived in the five boroughs in recent months.
Supporters of the legislation, which would require the city to fund the placement of mental health professionals on-site at all homeless shelters with children, say it would increase access to care for families experiencing the crisis of housing insecurity. But some advocates worry it could inadvertently ensnare more low-income families in the child welfare system.
‘As a young woman who has been in and out of the foster care system my whole life, I’ve had to face many challenging situations alone before my Fair Futures Coach Jaime changed my life entirely.’
“Having housing and a place to call home gives one hope and stability, which is essential, especially when you grew up in a system that gave you neither.”
‘Four out of five families who enroll in prevention programs complete them. And, once they complete services, these families are five times less likely to experience another report of abuse and/or neglect in the near term. Prevention services have also helped to safely reduce our utilization of foster care. Currently, there are less than 8,000 children in foster care, down from over twice that much a decade ago.’
Andrew Hevesi and David Hansell |
‘Primary prevention—working with families further upstream to avoid child safety issues altogether—represents the future of child welfare services, but thus far the city is going it alone, with no financial support from the state or federal governments.’
Joyce McMillan and Jessica Prince |
‘There is an assumption in our culture that underlies all of this coverage—that without constant surveillance, Black parents are a danger to their own children. These articles are not based on facts.’