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Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care

May 21, 2017
Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care

One in three homeless children placed in foster care is younger than a year old, according to a new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. “Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care,” explores data about homeless children, their families and foster care. It highlights the needs and raises questions…

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7 Victims Name Priests Who Sexually Abused Them as Children

May 18, 2017
7 Victims Name Priests Who Sexually Abused Them as Children

More than 100 victims who were abused as children by priests of the Archdiocese of New York have settled their cases through a new sexual abuse survivor compensation fund, with some victims receiving settlements of $150,000 to $350,000, the Times reports.

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Poverty rampant among NYC’s foreign-born seniors: Center for an Urban Future

May 18, 2017
Poverty rampant among NYC’s foreign-born seniors: Center for an Urban Future

Nearly half the city’s senior population in 2015 was foreign born, an almost 12 percentage-point jump from 2000, according to a report to be released by the Center for an Urban Future, amNew York writes.

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Crown Heights Homeless Shelter Can’t Move In Any New Families, Judge Rules

May 17, 2017
Crown Heights Homeless Shelter Can’t Move In Any New Families, Judge Rules

A day after a Crown Heights homeless shelter opened its doors to 10 families, opponents successfully convinced a judge to temporarily block any new residents from entering, DNAinfo reports.

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Youth in foster care need you – and not in the way you think

May 17, 2017
Youth in foster care need you – and not in the way you think

For national foster care month, Dawn Saffayeh, executive director of HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, debunks some of the misconceptions about what youth in foster care actually need.

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De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

May 17, 2017
De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

Beyond community board meetings, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has been scrambling behind the scenes to enlist influential New Yorkers to help marshal support for its plan to open 90 homeless shelters across New York City, the Times reports.

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The right path to affordable housing

May 17, 2017
The right path to affordable housing

Rafael Cestero, the former commissioner of New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, writes in the Daily News that the mayor’s affordable housing plan is right where it should be, three years in.

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Day Care Owner Hopes to Put Families First in City Council Bid

May 16, 2017
Day Care Owner Hopes to Put Families First in City Council Bid

Moreen King, the owner of two Brooklyn day care centers, is running for the City Council seat in District 41, which covers parts of Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, East Flatbush and Crown Heights, according to DNAinfo.

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Family Shelter Opens on Rogers Avenue Amid Opposition From Locals

May 16, 2017
Family Shelter Opens on Rogers Avenue Amid Opposition From Locals

Despite opposition from neighbors preparing to file a lawsuit, homeless families have already started moving into a new shelter on Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights, city officials said, DNAinfo writes. Also, see where this shelter fits in the Mayor’s plan to open 90 homeless shelters.

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NYPD formally launches neighborhood summits program

May 16, 2017
NYPD formally launches neighborhood summits program

In a move aimed at bringing street cops closer to the people they serve, the NYPD formally kicked off a series of small community meetings around the city as a crucial part of the neighborhood policing strategy, according to am New York.

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Chelsea STD Clinic To Reopen As Infection Rates Soar

May 16, 2017
Chelsea STD Clinic To Reopen As Infection Rates Soar

As STD rates in New York City went up, the city-run sexual health clinic in Chelsea has been under construction. A city-run sexual health clinic in Chelsea that’s been closed for more than two years will re-open later this year as the city sees a…

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